Volunteer in Zimbabwe
About the program in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe we have 5 Volunteering Programs available including teaching English, kindergarten, conservation and feeding projects. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs. You can join from a short term 1 week program up to 4 weeks, maybe you want to volunteer in Ethiopia or volunteer in Japan in any of our other program also check out the latest article on how to volunteer in China.
Zimbabwe Program Summary
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Harare International Airport
Locations: Rusape in Zimbabwe
Duration: Join from 1-4 weeks
Age: Join from 18 years old
Prices: Our prices are one of the most affordable for quality programs and there are no registration or application fees with us just one fixed fee!
Why Join with GapXperience ?
- Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
- Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
- Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
- Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
- Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
- Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
- Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
- Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location
You will be staying on the outskirts of Rusape. Specifically, in Cheneke Village, Tandi located in the Manicaland province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Rusape, you will have access to local shops and other things that you may visit in your spare time. You may also take the opportunity to visit historic and natural sites such as Victoria Falls and surrounding reserves around the country.
You can join this program from 1 to 4 weeks in Rusape in Zimbabwe. The program starts every Monday. You can combine any of the projects in Zimbabwe. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish.
There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 4 weeks and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects as you like!
* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays
The program starts with an airport pickup at Harare International Airport. Transport to your program will be organised and is included.
Arrive on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
Option A – Saturday: 10:00
Option B – Saturday: 14:00
Option C – Sunday: 10:00
Option D – Sunday: 14:00
Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.
Accommodation and Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.
Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.
Requirements to Join
- Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
- Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
- You need to have your own travel insurance
- Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
the volunteer projects in Zimbabwe
You have the option to start your program with the Culture Week, where you will get familiar with the culture and people of Zimbabwe. There are different projects available and you can build your own program on the application form.
Here are the programs in Zimbabwe :
Learn more about Zimbabwe, bond with new friends, and immerse yourself in the culture. This is your kick start week into a new country and its way of life. This week will take you around to important locations related to Zimbabwe’s history and culture. It will feature orientation to memorial sites and places of interest, which will help you easily integrate into the local culture and give you everything you need to settle into this beautiful part of the world.
Meet a new generation of eager students and help improve their English as a community teacher in Zimbabwe. Teach in the Rusape township schools and help the students broaden their minds. Enjoy a fulfilling experience! Local teachers will provide guidance and lesson plans for you based on their curriculum, but you will also have the chance to take part in informal group activities involving games, colouring, books, toys etc, all with the goal of improving the local children’s English.
Experience Zimbabwe and its local conservation efforts by working with an environmental club in various areas around Rusape. You will have a chance to be involved in teaching classes on environmental conservation, tree planting in surrounding mountainous grassy areas, managing local water resources, and more! This program is part of an important effort to preserve the local environment and offer environmental services to the community.
Take the opportunity to work in local kindergartens around the Rusape township and teach children English in a personal way. With many schools in the area, you have a chance to help young children to learn and grow creatively. This is a great way to learn more about Zimbabwean culture while giving back to the community at the same time. You will work together with the local staff to take care of the children, teach English and organize fun activities with them!
Agriculture & Feeding
Be a part of improving the health & nutrition of local villagers by getting healthy food into their homes. You will be working in community gardens, teaching agricultural lessons at local schools, and improving the locals nutrition intake through our village gardens. You will also have the hands on task to cook and serve nourishing food from this nutritious garden to the local villagers!
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 in Zimbabwe
Prices in Pounds
455 Pounds per week
Prices in US$
675 US$ per week
Prices in Euro
495 Euro per 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
Why book with GapXperience
How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
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 different currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.
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