ZANZIBAR: Women Empowerment Volunteer Work

Zanzibar Women Empowerment Volunteer Work
Zanzibar Women Empowerment Volunteer Work

The Zanzibar women empowerment project focuses on women and children from the worst affected areas of the island. Zanzibar women empowerment volunteer work aims to develop a systematic approach to uplift the women in the society and provide a secure future to the children through various programs and activities.

Zanzibar women empowerment volunteer work contributes to a sustainable project which will yield long-term results for the individual and the community as a whole. The goal of the project is provide a steady foundation for the woman on her road to stability.


  • You can participate in Adult education (English, Reading & Writing)
  • You can train computer literacy to girls
  • You can carry out Skills training and health workshops
  • You can enable women to form their own businesses
  • You can help women become financially independent

Zanzibar women empowerment volunteer work duties include teaching basic language, computer skills, adult literacy classes and vocational skills, mentoring women to build their confidence, conducting women’s health care workshops and guidance on income generating resources. Based on your skill set, you can also provide informal training in creative skills like beauty therapy, computing, sewing, embroidery and knitting.


Many women survivors of conflict are living in miserable and vulnerable conditions, putting their health, development and life at risk. The Zanzibar women empowerment project looks to tackle inequality and improve the quality of life for women in marginalized communities by providing economic stability.

This women empowerment volunteer program in Zanzibar has a number of projects that aim to transform the livelihoods of Zanzibar women through education, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The volunteer projects helps women aged between 18 and 35 to become economically self sufficient, providing them with the space and support to develop their business ideas, learn new vocational skills and join a community of supportive women.

Volunteers in Zanzibar working on the empowerment program are encouraged to share their existing knowledge and skills with the women on the project. Volunteers can lead workshops in business skills, IT, administration, financial literacy, people management and customer care.

Go Volunteer Africa has been leading volunteering opportunities since 2009. You can join a group or bring a group of your own, most of our volunteering projects across Africa are designed for solo travelers. Our volunteers projects are established in collaboration with the host community, so we know we are addressing a real need and genuinely making a difference to those communities’ lives – but if you have an idea for a project please do let us know!

Go Volunteer Africa combines community development, service learning, and fun filled adventures! We work on many different projects which support the advancement of education, healthcare and the relief of poverty by focusing on education, Agriculture, health, environment and social development.


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 12 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, 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
Language: English

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