ZANZIBAR: Orphanage Volunteer Work

Zanzibar Orphanage Volunteer Work
Zanzibar Orphanage Volunteer Work

Planning to volunteer abroad with an orphanage or childcare program? Go Volunteer Africa offers Zanzibar orphanage volunteer work for individuals/couples/families/groups and students who love children to make great contribution and bring changes in their lives. Doing a orphanage volunteer work in Zanzibar will also help you to get immersed in the local Zanzibari culture.

Zanzibari people are known to be friendly; this is one of the best reasons to work as a volunteer in Zanzibar. Doing orphanage volunteer work in Zanzibar is a great opportunity to learn a new culture from inside out. This volunteer project can be quite emotional when you see poverty close you but you will be able to help and you will be given full training and support when participating. You won’t be alone either, there will be volunteers from all over the world helping too.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Teaching English (3-4 hour a day)
  • Helping the children with their homework and monitoring their academic progress etc.
  • Assisting the children with their daily routine before and after school (i.e. brushing teeth, getting dressed)
  • Accompanying the children to school and picking them up
  • Organizing games, arts and crafts and singing and dancing activities and any other creative educational extracurricular activities
  • Taking kids on educational tours around Zanzibar (Tanzania mainland)
  • Help in food cooking, distribution, kitchen and garden.
  • Help with administration.

Volunteering with our Zanzibar Orphanage Volunteer Work is a memorable life moments which you give back to the community. By joining Zanzibar orphanage volunteering project you get the chance to improve the life of underprivileged children,  care for them and support them.

PROJECT LOCATION:

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.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

All international flights land in  Zanzibar City. If your flight takes you into Dar es Salaam rather than to Zanzibar, you can opt to take a ferry or flight to the island.

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar. A member of staff from our local partner organization from Arusha will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers. Zanzibar 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 orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Zanzibar you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

The children living at the orphanage home really need love & care, just like other children. Every child needs love, kindness, attention and care. When the little human beings are born, they should be surrounded by loving people. But unfortunately, life dictates its harsh laws, and many children do not have anyone close who would care. We need volunteers for this project because having volunteers with them at all time makes them happy and they feel that they have somebody taking care of them.

At orphanage care project in Zanzibar, there are many areas where volunteers can use their education and skills to contribute to the life changing experience for our children. Go Volunteer Africa facilitates opportunities for individuals, students, groups and gap-year students to volunteer in Zanzibar.

Go Volunteer Africa organizes and arranges adventure holidays, wildlife programs, language and cultural experience programs and meaningful volunteer opportunities across Zanzibar. Go Volunteer Africa places volunteers and interns in schools, hospital, and orphanage in Zanzibar. You can even sign up for an adventure safari or tour in Tanzania (mainland).

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 Zanzibar volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Zanzibar. 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:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a beautiful coastal volunteer house accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodation is neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self 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 Tanzania must obtain a visa from one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival. Almost all that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival. Visa must be paid with notes of USD 50 or USD 100. The length of stay is determined at ports of entry.

All volunteers are required to apply for class “C” resident permit in Tanzania after your arrival in Tanzania and this is your responsibility. You will enter Tanzania with a tourist visa and apply the permit next day. You must apply the permit in the Immigration Bureau in Dar Es salaam, Arusha or Zanzibar city. Our country coordinator in Tanzania will help you during the application process.

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.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Zanzibar/Tanzania has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 6 to 17 yrs if traveling with parent/guardian
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Zanzibar
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

4 Weeks
$760
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop Off (Can be arranged on request)
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Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop Off (Can be arranged on request)
Apply Now

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. Have an inquiry? Contact Us