Volunteering Comoros! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to the island of Comoros. We’re excited to announce that Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer opportunities in Comoros will open up early 2023. To register to be a volunteer, or to reserve space on our volunteer team in January 2023, please fill the placement reservation form and submit it.
The Comoros are a set of little-known islands in the ocean just off of Mozambique in East Africa. Few people know about them let alone decide to volunteer in the Comoros. For anyone looking to do something different and making a difference, this is a golden opportunity.
VOLUNTEERING IN COMOROS
Volunteering in Comoros is a rare opportunity for most of humanitarian travelers. If you want to drop off the face of the Earth for a bit or if you want outrageous locals to pass the time with then book your volunteer placement now with our Comoros Volunteer program.
Those who make it here will tell you it lives up to the paradise hype: banana and palm trees, ylang-ylang, and the scent of cloves on the air. As a volunteer in Comoros with Go Volunteer Africa, your help will be needed in the following:
Volunteering Comoros – Community Development: As volunteer in Comoros, you can help out with building a school, setting up a water treatment facility, cleaning the beaches or planting trees. You can also help in protecting the beaches when the green turtles come to lay their eggs.
Volunteering Comoros – Education & Teaching: teacher placement or acting as a teaching assistant in a local school or an adult education program. Teaching English, sports, and life skills to children can ensure that they have a bright future ahead.
Volunteering Comoros – Social Welfare: working with under-privileged children, working with a women’s co-op, or working in a hospital or outreach project.
Volunteering Comoros – Marine & Wildlife Conservation: Studying coral reefs and the marine life that inhabits them can make a difference in oceanic conservation for years to come. The islands of Grand Comore and Moheli receive thousands of whales and dolphins every single year. You can play your part in protecting these majestic creatures from boats as you partake in whale watching.
There is no shortage of amazing volunteer projects in Comoros that you can be a part of while also enjoying your time in the sun and the sand. We are always on the lookout for those with a heart for others and the skills to serve them. If you think this may be you and are interested in volunteering in Comoros, book your volunteer trip to Comoros now.
COMOROS FAST FACTS
The Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is an archipelagic country in the Indian Ocean, at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa. It shares maritime borders with Madagascar and Mayotte to the southeast, Tanzania to the northwest, Mozambique to the west, and the Seychelles to the northeast.
Its capital and largest city is Moroni. The religion of the majority of the population, and the official state religion, is Sunni Islam. As a member of the Arab League, it is the only country in the Arab world which is entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.
At 1,861 km2 (719 sq mi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the fourth-smallest African nation by area. Its population, excluding Mayotte, is estimated at 850,886 residents as of 2019. As a nation formed at a crossroads of different civilizations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse culture and history.
The sovereign state consists of three major islands and numerous smaller islands, all in the volcanic Comoro Islands. The major islands are commonly known by their French names: northwesternmost Grande Comore (Ngazidja), Mohéli (Mwali), and Anjouan (Ndzwani).
The country also claims a fourth major island, southeasternmost Mayotte (Maore), although Mayotte voted against independence from France in 1974. Since that referendum Mayotte has never been administered by an independent Comoros government, and continues to be administered by France as an overseas department.
There are several locations where you can join our volunteer programs including Moroni city, at the semi-autonomous island Ngazidja and more rural villages of this beautiful island, sometimes you might be working in outreach teams travelling to the other islands helping remote communities. Moroni is the largest city, federal capital, and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros. Moroni means “at the river”.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Moroni. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Comoros will meet you on arrival at airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Comoros you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
All visitors to Comoros are required to have a visa. Nationals of any country can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 45 days. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months and return or onward tickets
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now
HOW TO APPLY
Go Volunteer Africa will launch volunteer programs in Comoros in 2023. Reserve your placement below. If you have any questions about Comoros volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here