ZANZIBAR: Summer Volunteer Vacations

Zanzibar Summer Volunteer Vacations
Zanzibar Summer Volunteer Vacations

Join our Zanzibar summer volunteer vacations and discover the colors Of Zanzibar with Go Volunteer Africa, one of the best volunteer travel operators providing the best programs. There are four main areas where you can apply during your Zanzibar summer volunteer vacations, all most a focus on community development.

During your summer volunteer placement in Zanzibar, you can teach, work on medical/healthcare project, help children or contribute to a positive future for wildlife by joining marine conservation initiatives. Usually summer volunteer projects last a minimum of 1-4 weeks whilst you can stay for up to 6 months.

Go Volunteer Africa offers placements for skilled and non-skilled volunteers and placements are perfect if you are studying medicine / healthcare or would just like to help people and marine life. This is a great way to gain work experience in a wide range of areas like education, teaching, sports coaching, marine conservation, medicine, nursing and dental work and get to experience life in this exotic island.

Zanzibar Summer Vacations
Zanzibar Summer Vacations


Volunteer with Animals in Zanzibar: Spend time soaking up the sun, living on the spectacular coast and helping whales, dolphins and other wildlife species. Join our wildlife conservation projects in Zanzibar working in research teams which aim to help wild animals. These projects are perfect if you are passionate about animals and marine lie or if you would just like to do something different, everyday will be different. You will be working with local scientists and conservationists monitoring wildlife, cleaning beaches, assisting research, working with local communities, checking tourist numbers, making reports and also going out into the ocean to see whales and dolphins up close. You will live in our beautiful beach bungalows seconds away from the beach – an added bonus!

Medical Placements in Zanzibar: If you are a skilled healthcare professional then volunteering on medical projects in Zanzibar can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! These placements are perfect if you are currently training for a career, or you are already working in this industry. When applying we shall need you to provide proof of education and qualifications. For non-skilled workers there are awareness placements available to join where you can help prevent the spread of HIV/Aids.

Zanzibar Summer Volunteer Vacations
Zanzibar Summer Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer on Community Outreach Projects: Go Volunteer Africa provides material support to those people in Zanzibar who are unable to and care for themselves. This may include the elderly, orphans, the disabled, prisoners, and those afflicted or affect by HIV and AIDS. Our volunteers and local teams arrange Home or School Visits Supplying sanitation sanitary kits to village school girls.

Teaching Volunteer  Opportunities:  The main focus is providing education to hundreds of children in poor communities in Zanzibar. Village schools provide Languages, Math, health lessons to children 3yrs-18yrs old. The schools provide not only needed education but opportunities for sports activities, health talks, feeding center and meeting place for the community. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the orphans to receive quality education. Volunteers support the local teachers; encourage students to learn and play and instill pride in their schooling.

Volunteer on Community Development Projects: You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.


Availability: Summer holiday
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Family of any size can participate
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, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Zanzibar City, Nungwi, Paje
Language: English

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Fill Volunteer Application Form here or Make an inquiry here