ZANZIBAR: Teaching Volunteer Work

Teaching Volunteer Program Zanzibar

Zanzibar teaching volunteer work is an enjoyable and satisfying experience where the volunteers get the opportunity to teach the students who eager to improve their conversational English skills and other subjects. Volunteers work primarily as instructors of English either in Zanzibari public or private schools. Volunteers may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and other extra-curricular project.

As a teaching volunteer working with Go Volunteer Africa in Zanzibar, you will be teaching either in public or private schools in rural and urban location. Through Zanzibar teaching volunteer work, you will be teaching English subject to school children for 2 to 4 classes of a day, each period goes for 45 minutes.


  • Paint educative murals
  • Share your love and care with children
  • Share your culture and empower children
  • Provide support for extracurricular activities
  • Teach English, and other subjects or organize games and arts

Volunteer will be teaching 5 days a week having Saturday and Sunday off and there are some public holidays too. Most of the school children in private school have good command of English but still they may need more practice.

Whereas government school children have moderate or beginners level English knowledge. Depending on school size children’s number in a class from private school could be expected 15 to 25. But in government schools in rural areas there can be more than 50 kids in a class.


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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 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.


By getting involved with Zanzibar teaching volunteer work, you can get an opportunity to get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Zanzibar. If you’re a native English speaker or with some teaching experience, you can be a valuable resource in the classrooms. With your English skills you could teach proper English pronunciation and usage. We currently have volunteer placements at teaching project in Zanzibar for children of all ages.

In the first week local teacher will assist you to conduct class and solve any language barrier if it appears during teaching. When the children become familiar with you, you will then be able to run class independently. All private and public school have curriculum, you can either follow Tanzania curriculum or you can apply your own skill.

If you have any additional skills in extra curricula activities like teaching games, music, painting, singing, dancing, yoga martial arts etc. then you are most welcome and encouraged to apply these skills during your placement with our Zanzibar teaching volunteer work. Go Volunteer Africa is the most popular volunteer travel Africa program provider for anyone looking for an affordable meaningful volunteer opportunity in Zanzibar.

 The application process is not complicated and volunteers do not need to apply far in advance. Go Volunteer Africa gives you all the support you’ll need to take the hassle out of arranging your volunteer work adventure in Zanzibar. Our volunteer programs in Zanzibar give you the chance to experience a different culture whilst contributing towards a worthwhile teaching, community, conservation, healthcare or sports project.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


Availability: School Year Calendar
Duration: Minimum 1 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are welcome
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 Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Zanzibar
Language: English


Volunteering in Zanzibar with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Zanzibar are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.

Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Zanzibar. All volunteer programs in Zanzibar are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.

Volunteer in Zanzibar

Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Zanzibar. Most volunteer projects in Zanzibar are located throughout the country and in more rural areas.

Volunteer in Zanzibar with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization. Volunteer Jobs in Zanzibar are available throughout the year. Do volunteer charity work in Zanzibar, empower communities and vulnerable individuals, change both your lives and the recipients’ of your generosity.


1 Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
3 meals a day
Airport Transfers
In-country support
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2 Weeks
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
3 meals a day
Airport Transfers
In-country support
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Any Extra Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
3 meals a day
Airport Transfers
In-country support
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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)


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. 


To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.

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