Volunteer in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Zanzibar! Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the main island in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. One of the main reasons people choose Zanzibar is the climate – not many islands in the world compare to this with warm weather, stunning ocean and beautiful beaches. Go Volunteer Africa offers structured low cost volunteer opportunities in Zanzibar with local charities, marine conservation and animal sanctuaries.

Zanzibar – The ‘Spice Island

The archipelago of Zanzibar is a collection of two main islands and several smaller islands. Unguja Island is the most popular and many think this island alone is Zanzibar. It has earned the nickname of “The Spice Island” because of the long history of growing and trading in spices that dates back for centuries. The island’s most populous city is also called Zanzibar, but often referred to as “Stone Town” because of the many buildings built from coral stone.

Honeyteering Zanzibar

Whether you’re a solo traveler or with a family, on your summer holiday or you plan to travel to Zanzibar for vacation, Go Volunteer Africa has something for you in Zanzibar. Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer in Zanzibar opportunities are for people of all ages and backgrounds which enables you to have an active part in helping develop a local community. We offer volunteer in Zanzibar projects for groups and individuals throughout the year.


Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience, with its fascinating history, incredible nature, enchanting sunset and magnificent beaches, altogether embraced by the scent of exotic spices. If you are looking for a peaceful yet active escape, Zanzibar is the perfect place to give rein to your wanderlust.

Volunteering in Zanzibar

The allure of Zanzibar is timeless. White sands and turquoise waters ring the island, and African, Indian, Arabic and Persian influences intertwine in Stone Town to form a rich cultural backdrop.  Zanzibar’s beaches are justifiably famous. Fine white sands edge clear turquoise waters, traditional Arabic dhows sail into the dawn, silhouetted against pastel-tinted skies. Coconut palms wave gently in the breeze. Whether as post-safari relaxation or as a stand-alone destination, the beaches on Zanzibar’s east coast and around its northern tip offer a quintessential tropical island paradise. 

Jozani is the largest area of indigenous forest on Zanzibar, and offers a glimpse of the vegetation that once covered much of the island. It is famous for its Zanzibar red colobus monkeys, an endangered species found only here. The forest is also home to other monkey species, plus duikers, bushbabies and over 40 species of birds. 

Jozani can easily be visited as a day trip from Zanzibar Town, or as a stop en route from town to the beaches. Allow a couple of hours to walk the forest trail and enjoy the nature. The waters off northeastern Zanzibar offer excellent diving, with rich coral reefs, wall and drift dives and a wonderful array of fish. There is also rewarding diving off-shore from Stone Town, with soft and hard corals and wreck dives.


With our volunteer in Zanzibar program in place we allow you to discover the wonders and adventures of Zanzibar, while doing meaningful and rewarding community development work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in Zanzibar, live and work amongst the locals and make a difference.

Zanzibar Orphanage Volunteer Work

As a volunteer in Zanzibar you will experience traditional life and participate in daily volunteer projects such as visiting elderly villagers and nursing homes to help the elderly, construction and building, teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the setting up vegetable gardens, youth health talks, high school English teaching, women empowering projects, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs and so many other activities.

Go Volunteer Africa runs a diverse range of volunteer projects, so whether you are a professional or a student, you will be able to find a volunteer project that suits your interests, experience or studies. You will be encouraged to take part in a flexible schedule which will include some or all the activities offered by the Zanzibar volunteering program. The exchange of ideas, experiences and culture is encouraged.


If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here

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