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Go Volunteer Africa allows you to give back to communities in Zanzibar while exploring the amazing diversity and rich cultural history of this stunningly beautiful island in Africa. Whether you are interested in teaching volunteer workchildcare volunteer workconservation volunteer workhealthcare volunteer work or sports coaching volunteer work, Go Volunteer Africa has volunteer work in Zanzibar that is suitable for you.

Go Volunteer Africa provides safe, affordable and meaningful volunteer placements in Zanzibar. Volunteering  in Zanzibar with Go Volunteer Africa is a fantastic way for travelers to be able to give back to communities in need. Hundreds of travelers, volunteer in Zanzibar every year with us, working on an incredible range of development and social-economic projects.


Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago 23 -mile hop from Tanzania mainland off the coast of East Africa. Although it is officially part of Tanzania, in almost all aspects—politics, religion, culture, food—life there is different. Zanzibar isn’t like the Tanzania mainland.


Zanzibar’s reputation as an island paradise is not an exaggeration- the island is beautiful. Zanzibar group of islands – two large ones being –Ungoja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba plus other small islands.


On its main island, Unguja, is the Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace.


Most Zanzibaris consider themselves Zanzibari rather than Tanzanian, and their territory has its own leader and governing bodies. Mainland Tanzania is a mix of Christian, Muslim, and indigenous groups, but Zanzibar, which the Sultanate of Oman ruled for centuries, is almost entirely Muslim.


Zanzibar is a paradise with soft-sand, white beaches and shimmering azure waters. If you are a beach or sun lover and you have a thing for snorkeling, Zanzibar is your destination.


But, the Zanzibar Archipelago is so much more than romantic coastlines and blissful sunsets – these islands offer a kaleidoscope of sights, smells and tastes which feed your soul and leave you wanting to return again.


This archipelago is renowned for clear warm waters, coral reefs and rich marine diversity making it a perfect under-water destination for snorkelling and diving.


Go Volunteer Africa, the leading top best volunteer travel organization offers the most rewarding, exciting, extremely affordable volunteer Zanzibar programs that any volunteer traveler can have in Africa.


Volunteer Zanzibar projects offered by Go Volunteer Africa are so vast and varied and each provides a different meaningful life changing experience.



Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.



Exercusions, day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the famous honeymoon island. There is a lot to see and do in Zanzibar.





§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  Travel & medical advice & documentation

§  Advice on visas & equipment advice




§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  3 meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour HQ backup

§  Free GVA t-shirt






  • Immerse yourself in island life
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life



Airport pickup


Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family


Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.


We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.