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There are few greater gifts than investing in someone’s future through education. Live the tropical island dream while teaching English, caring for children, and sharing your skills. You may arrive as a stranger to Jambiani, but you will most definitely leave as a friend.

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  • African Impact’s volunteer teaching project in the village of Jambiani supports the local nursery schools in providing free, structured, interactive and creative English and Maths classes as well as free English classes to adults which highly increases their employment prospects.
  • As a teaching volunteer in Jambiani you will also be involved in women’s and kid’s activity groups, as well as working with local boys and girls sports training sessions.
  • Projects have also included providing water pipelines to two primary schools , allowing children to have clean running drinking water for the first time, raising money to feed the children porridge every morning, teaching Primary School teachers English, and organizing swimming lessons for local children.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
Zanzibar
Priced From Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

“I can feel our connection to the community and the mutual respect is invaluable. Working with kids, seeing them grow and get excited about what you’re teaching them is enough to make your day every day!”  Duncan Tossell, Zanzibar Programme Manager

 “Working on the education project in Zanzibar is far more than just teaching children, adults and women’s groups. It is about becoming part of such a welcoming community and feeling like you belong; it’s a home away from home and that is a special feeling.” Sarah Bolger, East Africa Development Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks - 2016 USD 1540 GBP 842 EUR 1095 AUD 1852
3 Weeks - 2016 USD 1955 GBP 1068 EUR 1389 AUD 2351
4 Weeks - 2016 USD 2370 GBP 1295 EUR 1684 AUD 2849
5 Weeks - 2016 USD 2998 GBP 1638 EUR 2130 AUD 3604
6 Weeks - 2016 USD 3389 GBP 1852 EUR 2408 AUD 4074
7 Weeks - 2016 USD 3780 GBP 2066 EUR 2686 AUD 4544
8 Weeks - 2016 USD 4171 GBP 2279 EUR 2963 AUD 5014

Project Start Dates

This project starts every two weeks on a Monday. Start dates for 2016 are as follows: 4 January | 18 January | 1 February | 15 February |29 February | 14 March | 28 March | 11 April | 25 April | 9 May | 23 May | 6 June | 20 June | 4 July | 18 July | 1 August | 15 August | 29 August | 12 September | 26 September | 10 October | 24 October | 7 November | 21 November | 5 December

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Teaching

Teaching

Volunteer work opportunities will not only involve you teaching children and students but also teachers and other community leaders. Five Nursery School classes in the morning and - 10 Adult English classes each afternoon requires a lot of energy and passion. You will be part of an ever growing educational initiative which will bring you much fulfillment as you teach local children and adults to read, write and speak English.

 
 
 
Women and kids

Women and Kids

As a volunteer in Zanzibar you will also help to strengthen and promote women's empowerment in the village through additional English classes that are held in the afternoon for older women in the community. Volunteer work will also have you hands-on at our afternoon Kids Club where you will play with children in the community of all ages, do arts & crafts, story reading and card games.

 
 
 
Community development

Community Development

African Impact volunteers work alongside local volunteers and community members to clear the land where our new school, the Jambiani Educational Community Center will be built. We remove vegetation and coral rocks, build access roads, dig the soil for the foundation to be built and then help concrete the floors and walls

 
 
 
Conservation

Conservation

Not only will you be teaching, but keeping the beach and village environmentally clean is also an important role you will play in setting an example to others. You may also assist in improving educational facilities in the community by painting schools, planting trees or helping to build new structures.

 
 
 
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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer events

Volunteer Events

You can enjoy a dessert night every Thursday evening with your fellow volunteers being the guest chef and once a week volunteers will be assigned the fun task of hosting a games night. or other entertainment. Traditional local meals are quite an experience, which you will enjoy at one of the Nursery School Teachers homes, contributing to support their income.

 
 
 
Sporting activities

Sporting Activities

Zanzibar is not all about the delicious food! As the volunteer accommodation looks onto the turquoise Indian Ocean it is the ideal setting to enjoy walks on the beach, jogging, yoga or exercise at sunrise and football training as the sun goes down.

 
 
 
Water sports

Water Sports

Zanzibar is the perfect location for incredible snorkeling experiences, swimming with the sea-life, boat rides, scuba diving, kitesurfing and dhow and ngalawa sailing.

 
 
 
Cultural conservation tours

Cultural & Conservation Tours

Zanzibar provides a plethora of tourist attractions and activities to explore. From city and spice tours to the Jozani Forest and Stone Town, you will not run out of exciting options during your volunteer stay in Zanzibar. Stone Town is the cultural heart of Zanzibar and is a place of winding alleys, mosques and bustling bazaars where you can enjoy some great shopping.

 
 
 
Organised trips in africa

Organised Trips in Africa

Our travel partner Africa & You has put together some fantastic travel and safari packages for our volunteers that will see you exploring this beautiful continent and having some incredible adventures! Choose from safaris off the beaten track, mountain bike tours, hiking tours or cultural tours. Take a look at some of these packages on the DOWNLOADS tab above.

 
 
 
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About Zanzibar

About zanzibar

About the Destination

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise, an island just off the coast of Tanzania which is rich with culture, history, and also is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in Eastern Africa. When you think of crystal turquoise oceans and endless white sandy beaches, Zanzibar is it.

Life is simple here for tourists; sun, sea and sunsets each night, but many don’t get to experience what life is like for the locals, the struggles they face living on a remote island with limited access to resources and job opportunities and you will see this every day during your time volunteering and be part of creating better opportunities for the locals.

The bustling city of Stone Town is where you will fly into and the area itself is a hub of activity, with traders selling spices, fruits and fish caught fresh that day on every street corner, while also boasting the impressive title of a World Heritage Site.

Just an hour away – and an adventurous drive through Zanzibar’s remote jungle roads with our enthusiastic staff members - volunteers will soon find themselves in the villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi where you will live. These are rural traditional villages that lay on the stunning white sandy beaches that run along the Southern Coast of the island, scattered with palmtrees, coconuts and the incredible friendly and warm locals. Life is much quieter here than in Stone Town and as fishing villages, many of the local villagers have little to no formal education, as well as limited opportunities for their children to access the English language and create brighter futures for themselves.

Living directly on the beach in cozy beach-houses that back onto these villages, the area itself is known for its world-class snorkeling, scuba-diving and marine-spotting opportunities. Whether you’re jumping into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to explore the coral reefs, snorkeling with the resident dolphins in the area or sunning yourself on the beach, Zanzibar is the perfect location to ‘get off the grid’, while also making long-lasting and sustainable changes for the local people.

 

 

 

 
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Feedback from our volunteers

Vaitiare Maramba, New Zealand

AMAZING. Lifetime experience. Shows what it is like to be happy with so little. and how lucky we are and not to take things for granted.

 

Nora Daoudi, Belgium

My experience here in Zanzibar has been hard work on the land, ecobricking and a lot of teaching and prepping, but I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it. You go through everything here with other volunteers, which allows to make friends from all over the world. But the best part of this, are the local people you meet. Everybody is extremely welcoming, you can't go around the village without being greeted and welcomed. The people here are so nice, you feel right at home!

 
 
 

Hannah Cheater, UK

I have just got back from the best month of my life, and that is not an exaggeration! At first I was thinking of only spending 2 weeks in Jambiani, but I am SO glad I booked 4 weeks instead. 2 weeks would not have been enough and everyone who was there for that long wished they had longer. Jambiani is absolutely beautiful and everyone is SO friendly and SO genuine.

After a month of life literally ON the beach, you really get to know the people, (both the adults and the children) and the village as though it is home. It is so strange returning to the western world, I don't know what to do with myself. Not once did I feel unsafe, unhappy or bored, it was paradise and the trip of a lifetime.

I have had the time of my life and I cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much African Impact!

 
 
 

Andrea Valdivieso, Chile

I can't describe what it meant for me to volunteer for the project in Zanzibar. Volunteering in such a beautiful place also makes you want to stay or come back. I made friends, met wonderful people and the best of all, I was so immersed in what I did, I felt I was a part of the Jambiani Village Community, I felt like a local. WONDERFUL PROJECT, WONDERFUL PEOPLE!

 
 
 

Jonathon Tunney, UK

Having already volunteered here i knew what i was getting in terms of the location, culture and generally the people. I feel that just working with the people of both Jambiani and Kizamkazi gave me a fresh outlook on life specifically about how we approach live. I went away last time with this and i hoped to see it again and i have!

 

Pippa Mistry-Norman, UK

I volunteered on this project for 2 weeks and have just got back. The work teaching adults and nursery school children is so rewarding. The island is beautiful and gives a really nice working environment. You won't meet more friendly people anywhere else, so I would really recommend anyone who is thinking of volunteering in Zanzibar to do it - but for 3 weeks at least, because a fortnight is just too short!!! Thank you African Impact!

 
 
 
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OPTIONAL TOUR: The Great Migration Serengeti Tour

OPTIONAL TOUR: Mikumi National Park

OPTIONAL TOUR: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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Teaching & Community Support, Zanzibar

Tanzania

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

There are few greater gifts than investing in someone’s future through education. Live the tropical island dream while teaching English, caring for children, and sharing your skills. You may arrive as a stranger to Jambiani, but you will most definitely leave as a friend.

Cimg9384
  • African Impact’s volunteer teaching project in the village of Jambiani supports the local nursery schools in providing free, structured, interactive and creative English and Maths classes as well as free English classes to adults which highly increases their employment prospects.
  • As a teaching volunteer in Jambiani you will also be involved in women’s and kid’s activity groups, as well as working with local boys and girls sports training sessions.
  • Projects have also included providing water pipelines to two primary schools , allowing children to have clean running drinking water for the first time, raising money to feed the children porridge every morning, teaching Primary School teachers English, and organizing swimming lessons for local children.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
Zanzibar
Priced From Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

“I can feel our connection to the community and the mutual respect is invaluable. Working with kids, seeing them grow and get excited about what you’re teaching them is enough to make your day every day!”  Duncan Tossell, Zanzibar Programme Manager

 “Working on the education project in Zanzibar is far more than just teaching children, adults and women’s groups. It is about becoming part of such a welcoming community and feeling like you belong; it’s a home away from home and that is a special feeling.” Sarah Bolger, East Africa Development Manager

Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 842| € 1095| US$ 1540| AU$ 1852|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks - 2016 USD 1540 GBP 842 EUR 1095 AUD 1852
3 Weeks - 2016 USD 1955 GBP 1068 EUR 1389 AUD 2351
4 Weeks - 2016 USD 2370 GBP 1295 EUR 1684 AUD 2849
5 Weeks - 2016 USD 2998 GBP 1638 EUR 2130 AUD 3604
6 Weeks - 2016 USD 3389 GBP 1852 EUR 2408 AUD 4074
7 Weeks - 2016 USD 3780 GBP 2066 EUR 2686 AUD 4544
8 Weeks - 2016 USD 4171 GBP 2279 EUR 2963 AUD 5014

Project Start Dates

This project starts every two weeks on a Monday. Start dates for 2016 are as follows: 4 January | 18 January | 1 February | 15 February |29 February | 14 March | 28 March | 11 April | 25 April | 9 May | 23 May | 6 June | 20 June | 4 July | 18 July | 1 August | 15 August | 29 August | 12 September | 26 September | 10 October | 24 October | 7 November | 21 November | 5 December

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Teaching

Teaching

Volunteer work opportunities will not only involve you teaching children and students but also teachers and other community leaders. Five Nursery School classes in the morning and - 10 Adult English classes each afternoon requires a lot of energy and passion. You will be part of an ever growing educational initiative which will bring you much fulfillment as you teach local children and adults to read, write and speak English.

 
 
 
Women and kids

Women and Kids

As a volunteer in Zanzibar you will also help to strengthen and promote women's empowerment in the village through additional English classes that are held in the afternoon for older women in the community. Volunteer work will also have you hands-on at our afternoon Kids Club where you will play with children in the community of all ages, do arts & crafts, story reading and card games.

 
 
 
Community development

Community Development

African Impact volunteers work alongside local volunteers and community members to clear the land where our new school, the Jambiani Educational Community Center will be built. We remove vegetation and coral rocks, build access roads, dig the soil for the foundation to be built and then help concrete the floors and walls

 
 
 
Conservation

Conservation

Not only will you be teaching, but keeping the beach and village environmentally clean is also an important role you will play in setting an example to others. You may also assist in improving educational facilities in the community by painting schools, planting trees or helping to build new structures.

 
 
 
Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer events

Volunteer Events

You can enjoy a dessert night every Thursday evening with your fellow volunteers being the guest chef and once a week volunteers will be assigned the fun task of hosting a games night. or other entertainment. Traditional local meals are quite an experience, which you will enjoy at one of the Nursery School Teachers homes, contributing to support their income.

 
 
 
Sporting activities

Sporting Activities

Zanzibar is not all about the delicious food! As the volunteer accommodation looks onto the turquoise Indian Ocean it is the ideal setting to enjoy walks on the beach, jogging, yoga or exercise at sunrise and football training as the sun goes down.

 
 
 
Water sports

Water Sports

Zanzibar is the perfect location for incredible snorkeling experiences, swimming with the sea-life, boat rides, scuba diving, kitesurfing and dhow and ngalawa sailing.

 
 
 
Cultural conservation tours

Cultural & Conservation Tours

Zanzibar provides a plethora of tourist attractions and activities to explore. From city and spice tours to the Jozani Forest and Stone Town, you will not run out of exciting options during your volunteer stay in Zanzibar. Stone Town is the cultural heart of Zanzibar and is a place of winding alleys, mosques and bustling bazaars where you can enjoy some great shopping.

 
 
 
Organised trips in africa

Organised Trips in Africa

Our travel partner Africa & You has put together some fantastic travel and safari packages for our volunteers that will see you exploring this beautiful continent and having some incredible adventures! Choose from safaris off the beaten track, mountain bike tours, hiking tours or cultural tours. Take a look at some of these packages on the DOWNLOADS tab above.

 
 
 
Back to Top

About Zanzibar

About zanzibar

About the Destination

Zanzibar is a tropical paradise, an island just off the coast of Tanzania which is rich with culture, history, and also is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in Eastern Africa. When you think of crystal turquoise oceans and endless white sandy beaches, Zanzibar is it.

Life is simple here for tourists; sun, sea and sunsets each night, but many don’t get to experience what life is like for the locals, the struggles they face living on a remote island with limited access to resources and job opportunities and you will see this every day during your time volunteering and be part of creating better opportunities for the locals.

The bustling city of Stone Town is where you will fly into and the area itself is a hub of activity, with traders selling spices, fruits and fish caught fresh that day on every street corner, while also boasting the impressive title of a World Heritage Site.

Just an hour away – and an adventurous drive through Zanzibar’s remote jungle roads with our enthusiastic staff members - volunteers will soon find themselves in the villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi where you will live. These are rural traditional villages that lay on the stunning white sandy beaches that run along the Southern Coast of the island, scattered with palmtrees, coconuts and the incredible friendly and warm locals. Life is much quieter here than in Stone Town and as fishing villages, many of the local villagers have little to no formal education, as well as limited opportunities for their children to access the English language and create brighter futures for themselves.

Living directly on the beach in cozy beach-houses that back onto these villages, the area itself is known for its world-class snorkeling, scuba-diving and marine-spotting opportunities. Whether you’re jumping into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to explore the coral reefs, snorkeling with the resident dolphins in the area or sunning yourself on the beach, Zanzibar is the perfect location to ‘get off the grid’, while also making long-lasting and sustainable changes for the local people.

 

 

 

 
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Feedback from our volunteers

Vaitiare Maramba, New Zealand

AMAZING. Lifetime experience. Shows what it is like to be happy with so little. and how lucky we are and not to take things for granted.

 

Nora Daoudi, Belgium

My experience here in Zanzibar has been hard work on the land, ecobricking and a lot of teaching and prepping, but I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it. You go through everything here with other volunteers, which allows to make friends from all over the world. But the best part of this, are the local people you meet. Everybody is extremely welcoming, you can't go around the village without being greeted and welcomed. The people here are so nice, you feel right at home!

 
 
 

Hannah Cheater, UK

I have just got back from the best month of my life, and that is not an exaggeration! At first I was thinking of only spending 2 weeks in Jambiani, but I am SO glad I booked 4 weeks instead. 2 weeks would not have been enough and everyone who was there for that long wished they had longer. Jambiani is absolutely beautiful and everyone is SO friendly and SO genuine.

After a month of life literally ON the beach, you really get to know the people, (both the adults and the children) and the village as though it is home. It is so strange returning to the western world, I don't know what to do with myself. Not once did I feel unsafe, unhappy or bored, it was paradise and the trip of a lifetime.

I have had the time of my life and I cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much African Impact!

 
 
 

Andrea Valdivieso, Chile

I can't describe what it meant for me to volunteer for the project in Zanzibar. Volunteering in such a beautiful place also makes you want to stay or come back. I made friends, met wonderful people and the best of all, I was so immersed in what I did, I felt I was a part of the Jambiani Village Community, I felt like a local. WONDERFUL PROJECT, WONDERFUL PEOPLE!

 
 
 

Jonathon Tunney, UK

Having already volunteered here i knew what i was getting in terms of the location, culture and generally the people. I feel that just working with the people of both Jambiani and Kizamkazi gave me a fresh outlook on life specifically about how we approach live. I went away last time with this and i hoped to see it again and i have!

 

Pippa Mistry-Norman, UK

I volunteered on this project for 2 weeks and have just got back. The work teaching adults and nursery school children is so rewarding. The island is beautiful and gives a really nice working environment. You won't meet more friendly people anywhere else, so I would really recommend anyone who is thinking of volunteering in Zanzibar to do it - but for 3 weeks at least, because a fortnight is just too short!!! Thank you African Impact!

 
 
 
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OPTIONAL TOUR: Adventure trip to Lake Chala

 

 
 
 

OPTIONAL TOUR: Cycle Tour at Ngorongoro Crater

 

 
 
 

OPTIONAL TOUR: Elephant Corridor Hiking Safari

 

 
 
 

OPTIONAL TOUR: Aslilia Matemwe Escape

OPTIONAL TOUR: The Great Migration Serengeti Tour

OPTIONAL TOUR: Mikumi National Park

OPTIONAL TOUR: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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