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Volunteer · VO-35

Zanzibar Community

2 to 8 weeks
18 to 85 years old
4.8(35 reviews)

Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Tanzania’s active lifestyle whilst making a real difference to local communities. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in a slice of island paradise, assisting with preschool teaching and community development. Picture yourself teaching English to children, students, teachers and community leaders, promoting women empowerment in the village, improving educational facilities for better learning, snorkelling and diving off Zanzibar Island, tasting the delicious tropical fruits and contributing to important, real-world community outreach projects.  

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with local project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to community development with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from airport pickup, project transport, volunteer accommodation, provided meals, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable change on Zanzibar’s preschool teaching and community development, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on education whilst channelling that genuine East African way of living at the same time. 


Volunteer placement

Volunteer accommodation

Return airport transfer


‘Welcome to Zanzibar’ orientation

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Personal Travel Concierge

Pre-Departure Guide

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$200 Global Tour Voucher

NEW FOR 2020

$250 off your next trip

Trip details

Our Zanzibar Community Volunteer trip in Tanzania is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment, and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement and meals to accommodation and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Zanzibar with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the East African lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport transfers to accommodation.

Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Explore the magical caves, dive and snorkel off the island, escape to the mainland Tanzania and head on a safari instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Zanzibar and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting impact on community development.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, $300 USD visa (payable upon entry), vaccinations, criminal background check, dinner on Wednesday night at a local restaurant, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Zanzibar International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Jambiani. Relax, settle in and meet some of the other volunteers.

Trip location

You'll be volunteering in Jambiani, a group of villages part of Zanzibar.

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Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

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