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.


  • 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 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.


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 Tanzania. 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).


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: Orphanage Volunteer Accommodation (Host Families or volunteer house, if you prefer so)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Zanzibar
Language: English

Get Started

Fill Volunteer Application Form here or Make an inquiry here