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Teaching & Community Support in Zanzibar

Live the tropical island dream while volunteering with children, teaching English, and using your skills to contribute to community development on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. You will become part of the community by teaching children at local schools, teaching adult English classes, promoting gender equality, and assisting with local conservation initiatives.

This volunteer program is ideal for people who want to volunteer with children and teach adults in a small beach community


  • Teach children, young adults, and women within the local community
  • Create interactive educational games and sports activities for nursery school children to help promote positive early childhood development
  • Assist in developing educational facilities to help improve the learning environment for children in the community
  • Get even closer to the people and culture of Zanzibar by learning some Swahili, the local language
  • Empower the women of Jambiani by working together on education, health, and income-generating projects
  • Live in a small beach community on Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar
  • Experience unforgettable island adventures such as swimming with dolphins, going on sunset cruises in a traditional Dhow, and going on a tour of a tropical spice farm

About the Destination

Zanzibar is a tropical island paradise with an East African twist. It is an archipelago of 2 main islands and more than 50 smaller islands and islets off the coast of Tanzania. The main islands are Unguja Island (commonly referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. Zanzibar is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in Africa and famous for its unique culture and fragrant spice farms.

Visiting the famous spice farms is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Zanzibar. You can see how vanilla, cinnamon, and cocoa is grown and even take a traditional cooking lesson or learn how to make coconut milk! Of course, no trip to Zanzibar would be complete without wandering through the rugged, romantic streets of Stone Town and swimming with whale sharks around Mafia Island.

During your time as a volunteer in Zanzibar, you will stay with other volunteers in a private beach house in Jambiani, a laid back coastal village about 1 hour from Stone Town. The house is surrounded by white sandy beaches and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Zanzibar is the perfect place to “get off the grid” and experience the tropical charm of East Africa while doing good.

Dates & Rates

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Our project fee includes:
  • Accommodation throughout your stay
  • 3 meals a day cooked by a local chef (weekdays only)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport to and from project
  • 24/7 support from experienced international and local staff
  • Full orientation to ensure you contribute responsibly
  • Project equipment and resources
Our project fee excludes:
  • Flights (we can assist you with this)
  • Travel insurance (we can assist you with this)
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours not on the itinerary
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs

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

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