Teaching and Community Work in Zanzibar

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


TanzaniaZanzibar, Zanzibar NATZ


The Project

Volunteer in Tanzania on a project based on the island of Zanzibar, located just off Africa's Tanzanian coast. The project works with a number of different institutions where you will be volunteering on a combination of different activities. Work with pre-schools, primary and secondary schools supporting local teachers in educating and playing with children as there are often too many children to accommodate at one time, and shortages of staff and facilities. You can also get involved with teaching not only English, but also computer and life skills to adults at the local tourism training institute, helping them get work. You may also have the chance to get involved with the local beach and marine conservation program. The focus of your project will depend on the time of year you visit and the school holidays, but there is plenty of work all year round.

Why the project needs you

Despite being one of the Indian Ocean's most renowned tropical paradises, Zanzibar's local communities are severely affected by unemployment and lack of education and training. There are many possibilities to impact the lives of those affected by these problems, by getting involved in the local nursery, primary and secondary schools, tourism training schools and local environmental programmes to aid community development. You will find that most of the facilities have meagre and ill-equipped facilities, but a wealth of children with a desire to learn. As a volunteer, you will assist teachers and contribute to our effort of providing children and adults with a better education, especially by aiding them in the English language.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment


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