Volunteer in Mozambique
Volunteer in Mozambique with GapXperience. Choose from 4 meaningful project : Feeding Outreach, Kindergarten, Teaching English and Community Farming. You can combine the projects without extra costs also check out the latest article on how to volunteer in China.. You also have the option to start with the cultural orientation week. You can join from a short term 1 week program up to 4 weeks, or different locations such as volunteer in Ethiopia
Arrival: Maputo International Airport (MPM) on Sundays at 10.00 or 14.00
Start Dates 2019 : 7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December
Projects : 4 meaningful projects which can be combined
About the Program
You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at Maputo International Airport (MPM) on Sundays You can be picked up at 10:00 or at 14:00. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. You can join the program from 1 to 4 weeks. You can choose to start your program with the first week of your program is the cultural orientation week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. There are different projects available and you can also combine both projects at no extra cost!
Mozambique is a country with a 1,000km long coastline adjacent to the Indian Ocean in Southeastern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. In 1500, the Portuguese established posts up and down the coast, starting with present day Ilha de Mozambique, where the Portuguese operated spice and slave routes from Mozambique up until 1891. Following the end of World War 1, Portuguese investment in commercial, industrial, agricultural, educational, transportation, and health care infrastructure for the indigenous population started providing for better social and economic possibilities. This continued up to the country’s independence in 1975. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 rivers flowing into the Indian Ocean. The largest is the Zambezi, which provides access to central Africa. Mountain chains in the country’s interior form the backbone of the country.
You will be staying in Fidel Castro Village located just outside Xai Xai, the capital of the Gaza Province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Xai Xai, you’ll have access to many local shops, banks, grocery stores, cafes as well as surrounding beaches and towns including Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.
You have the option to start with the Culture Week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. This week is not compulsory but highly recommended.
There are several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!
- Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate.
- You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program.
- As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions.
Participants must have a clean criminal background check and give it to the coordinator on arrival, click here for details
Accommodation & Melas
You will stay in a single gender shared room in a volunteer house or homestay.
There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.
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About the Volunteer Projects
This week will take you around to important locations related to Mozambique’s history and culture. It will feature orientation to memorial sites and places of interest, which will help you to easily integrate into the local culture and give you everything you need to settle into this beautiful part of the world!
Experience rural Mozambique by working with the locals in order to plant crops, pick fruits and at the same time learn how they practice sustainable farming! This project is the perfect way to immerse yourself in a rural lifestyle. By spending time working with local farmers, you will be part of a rewarding experience that not many people get the chance to have.
By being a part of community development in Mozambique, you can help to feed local villagers who do not have sufficient food for everyone in their family. In this program, you will be cooking and serving food for local villages as well as arranging activities including games, singing, english lessons, sports, and art for the children.
Work in local kindergartens around the Xai Xai district and teach children basic English. You have the chance to encourage children to learn and grow creatively. This is a great place to learn more about Mozambican culture as well as giving something back to the community. You will work together with the local staff to take care of the children, teach English and organize activities.
Teaching in local schools in the district of Xai Xai will not only help the students broaden their minds, it will also be a fulfilling experience for you! Friendly school teachers will provide guidance and lesson plans for you based on their curriculum. You will have the chance to take part in informal group activities involving games, colouring, books, toys, all with the goal of improving the local’s English.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Program
Prices in Pounds
1 week : 465 Pounds
2 weeks : 665 Pounds
3 weeks : 865 Pounds
4 weeks : 1065 Pounds
Prices in US$
1 week : 695 US$
2 weeks : 895 US$
3 weeks : 1095 US$
4 weeks : 1295 US$
Prices in Euro
1 week : 495 Euro
2 weeks : 695 Euro
3 weeks : 895 Euro
4 weeks : 1095 Euro
There is an extra cost of £60/US$85/AU$105/€70 for culture week
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee
* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays
Why Book with GapXperience
How to Book your Program
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.