Volunteering Morocco! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Morocco. Go Volunteer Africa offers affordable volunteer programs in the Kingdom of Morocco throughout the year.
The volunteering Morocco program offers a range of opportunities from Teaching English and French, Childcare, games and sports and a special group volunteering trip that happens during the holy month of Ramadan.
VOLUNTEERING MOROCCO PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
As a volunteer in Morocco, you will have an opportunity to work with local people to address immediate social issues. You’ll enjoy learning about the history and culture of this beautiful country that you’ve always dreamed about as you lend your unique passion and experience working side-by-side with members of your new community.
MOROCCO FAST FACTS
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the northwestern most country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south.
Morocco also claims the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, and several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. It spans an area of 446,300 km2 (172,300 sq mi) or 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi), with a population of roughly 37 million.
Its official and predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber; the Moroccan dialect of Arabic and French are also widely spoken. Moroccan identity and culture is a vibrant mix of Berber, Arab, and European cultures. Its capital is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca.
Morocco’s strategic location near the mouth of the Mediterranean drew renewed European interest; in 1912, France and Spain divided the country into respective protectorates, reserving an international zone in Tangier. Following intermittent riots and revolts against colonial rule, in 1956 Morocco regained its independence and reunified.
Since independence, Morocco has remained relatively stable. It has the fifth-largest economy in Africa and wields significant influence in both Africa and the Arab world; it is considered a middle power in global affairs and holds membership in the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the African Union.
Morocco claims ownership of the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, which it has designated its Southern Provinces. In 1975, after Spain agreed to decolonize the territory and cede its control to Morocco and Mauritania, a guerrilla war broke out between those powers and some of the local inhabitants.
In 1979, Mauritania relinquished its claim to the area, but the war continued to rage. In 1991, a ceasefire agreement was reached, but the issue of sovereignty remained unresolved. Today, Morocco occupies two-thirds of the territory, and efforts to resolve the dispute have thus far failed to break the political deadlock.
VOLUNTEERING MOROCCO WORK
Every year we host hundreds of volunteers from all over the world in our Morocco volunteer projects and we place them in communities where their help is really needed. You can join our volunteer projects in Morocco as a solo traveler anytime of the year and you meet many other solo travelers or you can join our group volunteer trips in March, July, August, October and December.
Volunteer in the UNESCO world heritage spice city of Marrakech. Join our volunteer group visiting a variety of meaningful sustainable projects which need your help throughout the beautiful country.
Fully supported and fully escorted you will enjoy projects as diverse as feeding the homeless, looking after babies, playing with ex-street kids, supporting children with disabilities and painting and decorating community centers.
Go Volunteer Africa volunteers in Morocco teach English, French and Life Skills to under-served teens and young adults. For solo, independent and private travelers, you can apply anytime, but for those interested in our group trips, you have to apply well in advance to secure your placement.
After volunteering in Morocco for the day, you’ll be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 support.
Go Volunteer Africa also offers Arabic Language Study Program for English Speakers in Morocco. Moroccan traditional pottery and painting experience. This program is only offered in Rabat, Morocco and Go Volunteer Africa is committed to help you explore and learn Arabic as a foreign language as well as providing a truly unique Moroccan cultural experience.
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and the country’s seventh largest city. It is also the capital city of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra administrative region. Rabat is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, opposite Salé, the city’s main commuter town. We also do have volunteer placements in Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Rabat–Salé International Airport in Sale. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Morocco will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering and adventure This airport services numerous international carriers. Morocco has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer trip orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Morocco you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing and the adventures.
No particular experience required to get involved in our volunteer work in Morocco. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
For volunteers working with our volunteering Morocco program, accommodation will be provided in volunteer guest house which is basic but comfortable. Accommodation can also be organized with a host family for deeper culture immersion experience. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves nature, marine and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
A foreign national wishing to enter Morocco must obtain a visa unless they are a citizen of one of the countries eligible for visa exemption. Nationals of several countries and territories can enter Morocco visa-free for up to 90 days (unless otherwise noted) – Learn more.
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
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Morocco. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax, go for treks and road trips, read or sit around socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
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