VOLUNTEER

TEACHING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN ZANZIBAR

As a volunteer in Zanzibar, you will live like a local and immerse yourself in the welcoming beach community teaching basic English vocabulary, handwriting and teamwork skills to nursery school children, young adults and woman’s groups.

We will be offering start dates on this program from June 2019. Sign up to be notified when we are accepting volunteers.

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ABOUT THE DESTINATION

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise, an island just off the coast of Tanzania that is rich in culture, history, and also home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in Eastern Africa.

You’ll be based in a small coastal town called Jambiani where the main source of income is tourism.

Volunteers pose for a photo on beautiful white beaches in Zanzibar

View of your accommodation right on the beach front!

Volunteers pose with students in a typical Jambiani classroom.

PROGRAM GOALS AND HIGHLIGHTS

With the goal of reducing unemployment and poverty on the island, you’ll teach English classes to children, young adults, and woman’s empowerment groups. You’ll assist with environmental cleanups and developments.

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You’ll help provide education support to children, young adults and women within the community

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Assist in improving educational facilities within the community to help improve the learning environment for the children in the village

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In the quest to help with the development of nursery school kids, you’ll help make creative and exciting learning methods and sports games

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Live like a local and immerse yourself in this welcoming beach community

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You’ll have a chance to try a new language and learn Swahili!

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

You’ll get to experience incredible travel opportunities and activities during your free time in Zanzibar.

BEACH BBQS

Enjoy stunning sunsets and BBQs on the beach with fellow volunteers

SEE GIANT TURTLES

Visit Prison Island to see giant turtles

EPIC SNORKELING

Snorkelling & scuba diving at the breathtaking Mnemba Atoll

STONE TOWN CITY TOURS

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town on a City Tour or the famous Spice Tour

HIKE MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Challenge yourself on a five-day hike up Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak!

Water Sports

Swimming with sea-life, boat rides, scuba diving, kitesurfing and dhow and ngalawa sailing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long can I volunteer for?

You can choose between 2 – 12 weeks. We recommend longer periods to allow yourself time to fully immersive yourself in the Zanzibar way of life!

Where is Jambiani?

The beautiful coastal village of Jambiani is just an hour away from Stone Town. You will be greeted with stunning white sandy beaches that run along the entire coast, scattered with coconut palm trees and warm and friendly locals.

How does accommodation work?

You’ll live in a private beach house that steps right out onto the sea front! The area itself is known for its world-class snorkelling, scuba-diving and marine-spotting opportunities.

What will I be doing during my stay?

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Teach English to nursery school children, young adults and woman’s empowerment groups.

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Get hands-on at our afternoon kids club by playing interactive games with the children in the community.

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Help to improve the educational facilities at schools within the community as well as in our our own outdoor education center.

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Beach and village clean-ups, planting trees, making eco-bricks, recycling or up-cycling to keep the environment clean and safe for everyone.

Why Volunteer with TravelBud

Real, Measurable change

Volunteering funds go directly into the running and upliftment of the local community. We track and publish key milestones and value responsible, sustainable volunteering.

We've volunteered ourselves

When you’re dealing with our enrollments and support team, you’ll always be speaking to someone who has volunteered themselves. You’ll get first hand advice on making the most of your experience.

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Pre-departure support

We assist you with all planning, packing, visas, costs, documentation, booking flights and answering any questions you might have.
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24/7 in-country support

If you need any assistance or advice, or in the event of an emergency, we’ll be on hand! Our in-country partners are available and on-hand at anytime.

We will be offering start dates on this program from June 2019. Sign up to be notified when we are accepting volunteers.

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