When volunteering abroad there are few places more perfect than Zanzibar. The coastline offers clear, white sandy beaches with stunning coral reefs for unforgettable snorkeling experiences. The volunteer house, Grand Bungalows, is situated in the small village of Jambiani directly on the beach, with the bedrooms set back in the garden. The lounge area is used for lesson preparation, meal times and relaxation, and is a mere 5 feet from the sea. There is a lot of space to catch a sun-bathe or have some alone time too. You will mostly go to project locations by bicycle, which means the Nursery School children will meet you on the road and cheer you into class. The locals are warm, friendly people and the children will love to show you their homes.
There are a number of National Parks to visit as well as forest area with beautiful birdlife and indigenous monkeys. Zanzibar is also popular for its variety of spices. You can participate in spice tours & visit spice farms, owned for generations locally. The estuaries are perfect for canoeing around to see turtles, tropical bird life and watching another stunning African sunset. Volunteer work opportunities abound in both community and conservation matters. With delicious foods, tropical fruits, blue waters, endless adventures and a welcoming community – you cannot go wrong by participating in the volunteer work opportunities in Zanzibar.