Volunteering Mozambique

Volunteering Mozambique

Volunteering Mozambique! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Mozambique. From Tofo’s rustic unspoilt beaches to it’s vibrant marine life and colorful culture, everyone will enjoy this exotic paradise of Mozambique.

Our volunteering Mozambique will introduce participants to palm-fringed beaches and wide expanses of powdery white sand and communities famous for world-class scuba-diving and magnificent creatures that live here – whale sharks and turtles.

Mozambique Volunteer Trip

Mozambique is one of Africa’s up and coming hot spots, with stunning, white-sand beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Few destinations on earth can compare to Mozambique. As one of Africa’s most-loved locations, Mozambique offers something unique to those wishing to explore a ‘different’ side to the continent: gone are the game drives and desert tours; in their place, sleepy beach resorts are found beside big, bustling cities such as the nation’s capital, Maputo.

VOLUNTEERING MOZAMBIQUE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coach sports and games
  • Go diving off the waters of Tofo
  • Unwind in Ilha de Mozambique
  • Explore the Gorongosa National Park
  • Work with childcare & medical projects
  • Work with our arts  and culture projects
  • Work with women empowerment projects
  • Dive in the waters of the Quirimbas archipelago
  • Enjoy swimming with the dolphins in Mozambique
  • Get involved in our environment conservation project.
  • Visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region

Mozambique Volunteer Trip

By joining Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering Mozambique program, you will have the rare and exquisite opportunity to make a positive impact in the local communities while enjoying your holiday in the paradise.  Go snorkeling around the Bazaruto Archipelago, sail on a dhow through mangrove channels, laze under the palms, or simply sip an espresso at one of Maputo’s lively cafes.

MOZAMBIQUE FAST FACTS

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique is a country located in Southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Eswatini (Swaziland) and South Africa to the southwest. The sovereign state is separated from the Comoros, Mayotte and Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital and largest city of Mozambique is Maputo (known as Lourenço Marques from 1876 to 1976).

Mozambique is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources. The country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but industry is growing, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing and aluminium and petroleum production. The tourism sector is also expanding.

Volunteering Mozambique

South Africa is Mozambique’s main trading partner and source of foreign direct investment, while Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and Spain are also among the country’s most important economic partners. Since 2001, Mozambique’s annual average GDP growth has been among the world’s highest. However, the country is still one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world, ranking low in GDP per capita, human development, measures of inequality and average life expectancy.

The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, which is spoken mostly as a second language by about half the population. Common native languages include Tsonga, Makhuwa, Sena, and Swahili. The country’s population of around 29 million is composed of overwhelmingly Bantu people.  The largest religion in Mozambique is Christianity, with significant minorities following Islam and African traditional religions.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Our Mozambique volunteer trips starts and ends in Maputo the capital and largest city of Mozambique. Projects are based across the country with major locations being Maputo , Maputo City and Inhambane provinces

Maputo Province / City – the province excludes the city of Maputo (which comprises a separate province). The province has an area of 22,693 km² and a population of 1,968,906 (2017 census). Its capital is the city of Matola.

Maputo is the capital and most populous city of Mozambique. The city is named after chief Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of Tsonga people. Located near the southern end of the country, it is positioned within 120 km (75 miles) of the Eswatini and South Africa borders. The Maputo metropolitan area includes the neighboring city of Matola, and has a total population of 2,717,437. Maputo is a port city, with an economy centered on commerce.

Inhambane is located on the coast in the southern part of the country. It has an area of 68,615 km2 and a population of 1,488,676 (2017 census). The provincial capital is also called Inhambane. The climate is tropical throughout, more humid along the coast and dryer inland. The coast has a number of mangrove swamps.

The province is the second largest grower of cashews (after Nampula), and also produces coconut and citrus fruit (inspiring Mozambique’s most famous poet Craveirinha to write of “The Tasty Tangerines of Inhambane”). The long coastline supports much fishing. The Inhambane Bay area is of some interest for tourism, with a number of beaches, and one of the last remaining populations of dugong in Mozambique.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Maputo International Airport in Maputo city or Inhambane International Airport in Inhambane. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Mozambique 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 These airports services numerous international carriers. Mozambique has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

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 Mozambique 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.

VOLUNTEERING MOZAMBIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

Mozambique is a little known country but Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide range of volunteer travel opportunities in Mozambique. The main objective of our Mozambique volunteer trip program is to help more people gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering abroad can give but also to enjoy their holidays. Our volunteer projects in Mozambique offer unique possibilities of helping in a various communities across the country.

Mozambique volunteer work placements will range from teaching, childcare, sports, youth empowerment, conservation and/or women’s empowerment programs. Bring your enthusiasm, team spirit and flexibility to work where needed while volunteering and living at the heart of a community.

Your day to day involvement will depend upon the main focus of the program at the time of our visit, however, volunteers can typically expect to be involved within a range of activities. Mozambique is one of Africa’s hidden gems, with stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands, Mozambique is sure to catch your imagination and is country that you’ll never forget.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

No particular experience required to get involved in our volunteer work in Mozambique. 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.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Mozambique volunteer trip.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Mozambique. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

For volunteers participating on our Mozambique trip, accommodation will be provided in beach volunteer house which is basic but comfortable. 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 and you have access to a kitchen to prepare your meals. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

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!

VISAS:

Visitors to Mozambique unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries can obtain a visa on arrival at all border posts or from one of the Mozambican diplomatic missions. This visa is valid for 30 days. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

INSURANCE:

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 Mozambique. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax in the camp and surroundings, watch the marine-life, read or sit around the beach socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

Community, Teaching & Social Projects
Weekly
$360
Per Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Marine & Wildlife Conservation
Weekly
$700
Per Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Medical & Healthcare Project
Weekly
$400
Per Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Apply Now

Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • 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

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