Teaching & Community Support, Zanzibar

Live the tropical island dream while teaching English, caring for children and sharing your skills in incredible Zanzibar. Immerse yourself in the warm community of Jambiani and make long-term contributions through teaching, promoting gender equality, developing the community centre and assisting with local conservation initiatives.

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU'LL GET TO:

  • Alongside a great project team, help provide education support to children, young adults and women within the community
  • Become part of this welcoming beach community
  • Create exciting educational games as well as sports for nursery school children to help with their important development
  • Assist in improving educational facilities within the community to help improve the learning environment for the children in the village
  • Have the chance to try a new language and learn some Swahili
  • Empower the local women of Jambiani by working together on education, health and income generating projects
  • Swim with dolphins in their natural environment, an experience you will never forget!
  • Snorkel and scuba dive in some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs

Volunteer Reviews

“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!” Nora Daoudi, Belgium

“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. 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. Thank you so much African Impact!” Hannah Cheater, UK

Dates & Rates

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
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.

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. When you think of crystal, turquoise oceans and endless white sandy beaches, Zanzibar is it.

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 from Stone Town is the beautiful coastal village of Jambiani, where your home will be during your stay. 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.

Living 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. Whether you’re jumping into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to explore the coral reefs, snorkelling with the resident dolphins or sunning yourself on the beach, Zanzibar is the perfect location to ‘get off the grid’, while also making long-lasting and sustainable change for the local people.

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