Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

with African Adventures

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location Africa
start date Various Dates10 nights
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals a day (excluding weekend adventure days)
training providedTraining provided

Our partner projects have all been set up by members of the local community, and all volunteering work is led by them. We respond to their needs in the most effective way possible, by providing volunteers and financial aid to boost their development. By using this model of volunteering, we ensure that the work our volunteers do is meaningful and impactful.

Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

gap year project highlights Highlights

Assist with vital building or teaching work at our partner projects.
Explore Zanzibar's pristine waters, paradise beaches, and stunning marine wildlife on your weekend adventure activity.
Meet like-minded people your age from all over the UK.
We organise everything for you - including your flights, accommodation, and meals - and provide friendly and personalised support throughout each stage of your journey.
Prepare for your trip with our exclusive online portal, My African Adventure (My AA).

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

A typical day of volunteering runs as follows:

- In the morning, you'll enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before heading to one of our partner schools to assist with teaching, sports coaching, or building and renovation work.

- You'll break for lunch, during which you can relax in the shade or play with the children at the school.

- After lunch, you'll continue with your volunteering until approximately 3:30pm, when you'll be picked up by our in-country staff and taken back to your accommodation to freshen up.

- Before and after dinner, you can relax at your accommodation, or enjoy an afternoon activity as arranged with your Trip Host. Activities may include visiting a local market, using a local swimming pool, or exploring the local area.

This trip also includes an adventure activity at the weekend, which typically runs as follows:

- You'll travel to Fumba to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar’s west coast, before climbing aboard a traditional African dhow boat and heading for the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You'll snorkel through turquoise waters in search of tropical fish, and take in the idyllic surroundings.

- Next, you'll travel to Menai Bay in search of beautiful humpback and bottlenose dolphins, before enjoying a buffet lunch of seafood and 10 tropical fruits.

- After a gentle stroll around Kwale Island, you'll sail slowly back to Fumba.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

Our Youth Development Programme is open to anyone aged between 16-19. You must be a UK resident who is able to travel on the specified trip date. All volunteers over the age of 18 are subject to a DBS check before they depart on their trip.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Return indirect flights from London Heathrow
Specialist volunteer travel insurance
Single-sex shared accommodation
Three meals per day (except adventure weekend & transit days)
In-country transfers and daily return transport to projects
Orientation upon arrival, 24-hour in-country support and dedicated African Trip Host
Pre-planned project work
Programme Leader (travelling with group)
Cultural activities
Weekend adventure activity
Project development contribution
Access to our online portal, My AA, to help you prepare for your trip
African Adventures t-shirt


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