ZIMBABWE: Teaching Volunteer Project

Zimbabwe teaching volunteer project

Dedicating your time, energy, and skills as a participant at our Zimbabwe teaching volunteer project is a great way to spend your gap year, career break, or extended vacation. You can gain valuable work experience without any previous teaching experience, and you are not required to have a TEFL or TESOL qualification.

You can teach English, geography, mathematics, physical education and sports at community schools in Zimbabwe as a volunteer. When you join our Zimbabwe teaching volunteer project you’ll be given an active role in the classroom. You can also assist students with their homework.

Zimbabwe Teaching Volunteer Project

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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

The impact you will have on your students will be obvious as they start to develop their learning abilities, but you will also be part of a much larger network of volunteers, which is making a positive and ongoing contribution to the wider community in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Teaching Volunteer Project

PROJECT LOCATION

Our Zimbabwe volunteer trip starts and ends in Victoria Fall town. Victoria Falls is a town in western Zimbabwe and a gateway to the massive waterfall of the same name. Here, the Zambezi River plummets over a cliff and into the Boiling Pot before flowing through a series of gorges. The Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool, is on the edge of a sheer drop. Spanning the river is 1905 Victoria Falls Bridge. The surrounding Zambezi National Park is home to white rhinos and elephants.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Zimbabwe will meet you on arrival at the airport in and take you to the volunteer lodge which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Zimbabwe has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

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ORIENTATION

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house will be your base for volunteering while living in Zimbabwe. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.

PROJECT DETAILS

As a participant at Go Volunteer Africa’s Zimbabwe teaching volunteer project, you can take up the responsibility of teaching the children life skills and chores, gardening, painting, art dance and music; spend time with them in various extra activities like sports and games too.

Many volunteers also become actively involved in fundraising during their stay in Zimbabwe. You can also help the administration and be part of cleaning campaigns. Our Zimbabwe teaching volunteer project requires you to work between four to six hours per day from Monday to Friday.

Volunteer in Zimbabwe and work with local people to improve teaching methods and improve language skills of children. The government has made a significant push to improve the quality and accessibility of education in the country.  There is a shortage of quality teachers so the need is great in Zimbabwe for teaching volunteers.

Zimbabwe is making  significant improvements to its educational system, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for you to teach there! Education is prioritized in Zimbabwe as a means of rebuilding a nation devastated by years of poverty and repression but the quality of education often remains poor.

Teach in Zimbabwe and facilitate in-service training for local teachers through regular workshops. Share teaching resources and methodologies with local teachers and help them to strengthen the school’s department

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 Zimbabwe volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Zimbabwe. 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 volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

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 Zimbabwe must obtain a visa from one of the Zimbabwean diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Foreign citizens may apply for all types of visa (tourism, business, residence and study) online through the eVisa system. Visa fee can be paid online or on arrival. It takes an average of two working days to obtain an e-Visa. However the period may vary due to a number of factors. The e-Visa is valid for three months from the date of issue.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Zimbabwe 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! A wide range of leisure activities during your free time complement this unique volunteer experience. You can choose from horse riding, bird watching, swim in rivers and waterfalls. A visit to the museum completes you volunteer trip, while you also will enjoy exploring the stunning jungle forests.

PROJECT QUICK FACTS

Availability: All year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 16yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are encouraged to apply
Start 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: Victoria Falls
Language: English

IN A NUTSHELL

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

Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Zimbabwe. All volunteer programs in Zimbabwe 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.

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Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Zimbabwe. Most volunteer projects in Zimbabwe are located throughout the country in places like Victoria Falls, Harare and in more rural areas.

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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

2 Weeks
Two Weeks
$260
Minimum Duration
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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3 Weeks
Three Weeks
$360
Our Most Popular
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Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Any Extra Week
Weekly
$100
Any additional Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
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Program Fee Excludes:

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

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $120 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. 

HOW TO APPLY

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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