What is Teaching & Community work in Zanzibar all about?
Why choose this Teaching & Community Volunteer project?
- Get involved in the local nursery, primary and secondary schools, tourism training schools and local environmental programmes to aid community development.
- Assist teachers and contribute to the local effort of providing children and adults with better education, especially by helping them improve their English language.
- Add the experience to your CV/Resume and stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.
Role of the Teaching Volunteer
As a volunteer, you will assist teachers in providing better education to children, especially in improving their English language. You will teach English, singing and dancing, develop creative skills such as painting and drawing, and get involved with after-school sports for preschool children. There will be some special refurbishment days scheduled at the schools too as they are quite run down.
For adults, training in all areas of language, computing, administration and hospitality skills helps locals to get work within the growing tourism industry. Any specific skills brought by volunteers are valuable. You will also be involved in a community marine project in the town. This entails keeping the beach clean and planting local trees.
There may also be an opportunity for you to get involved at the local Primary School, depending on needs at the time and your skills if you have prior teaching experience. Should you have teaching experience and/or skills and wish to get involved in teaching at the local Primary School, please let us have your Department of Education Certificates, CV and any other relevant Certificates or qualifications before you arrive so that we can put this in place for you if possible.
What skills do I need to be a Teaching Volunteer in Zanzibar?
Volunteers with a keen interest in education and who work well with children are sought for this project. For those wishing to lead lessons, a teaching qualification will be needed. We do recommend carrying out your TEFL/TESOL before your arrival, as this will greatly improve your ability to teach English. Volunteers are asked to respect local culture, religious celebrations and dress appropriately. If you have good English skills and a passion to teach then this project is for you. You will be asked to send your CV/resume before being accepted onto this project.
Travel during COVID times
The health and safety of our travelers and our local communities remain central to our plans for reopening countries and projects. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been adapting our programs and protocols to protect all those involved, and ask for everyone’s patience and collaboration as new rules are implemented in-country. For all projects, new standards of sanitation, procedures and social behaviors are in place, including new health and hygiene protocols and social distancing practices. You can read more here. Each location may be slightly different in the way they operate. We encourage you to inquire to your placement advisor to learn more about your specific project as you plan for your responsible return to travel!
RECRUITING FOR SPRING 2022
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Assist a local team with supporting disadvantaged children with their education
Discover the natural beauty of Zanzibar
To pursue your interest in education outside of your home setting
Where will I work in Zanzibar?
The island of Zanzibar, just off the Tanzanian coast, is where our projects are based. This archipelago is famous for amazing powder white beaches with crystal clear waters and a lush tropical island. Zanzibar is famous for its spice plantations, with which it was a hub of trade between Asia, Africa and the West. At the heart of Zanzibar Town is the old Stone Town, with its labyrinthine alleyways and fascinating architecture. Jambiani, where you will spend most of your time as a volunteer, is a village located on the southern part of Zanzibar’s beautiful and quiet east coast. About an hour’s drive from Stone Town of Zanzibar, Jambiani is a long village stretched along the coastline, with stunning and long white-sand beaches where it will seem like you can walk forever. Here you will find a community operating at a leisurely pace amidst the sunny, tropical climate. You will witness incredible sunrises and enjoy the warm waters, but more importantly, gain a deep insight into life on the island and an array of experiences you will treasure for a long time.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2-12 weeks
- Cost: £1370 / $2139 for 2 weeks
£185 / $288 per week for additional weeks
- Requirements: Age 17+
- Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Working hours: Monday Friday, 08:30 – 18:00
- Project availability: Spring 2021
- Arrival day: Monday
What is included
- Accommodation: Shared room in a volunteer house.
- Food: 3 meals per day – except on the weekends (only breakfast is provided on Saturdays and Sundays)
- Airport pickup and drop off
- Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site
- Orientation & project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
- Use of a bicycle for your stay
- Activities: Staff help organise weekend activities. (Activity price may be extra)
What is not included
- Visas – please note that a volunteer visa for Tanzania costs approximately $300 on top of the entry visa ($50 to $100 depending on your nationality)
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Weekend lunches and dinners
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
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Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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