Adult Teaching Assistant

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Coordinator | Samantha
Coordinator | Samantha
Assist adults at this training center with English lessons, music, computer classes and more by working together with local staff on Zanzibar. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

About the Program

Education is an ongoing challenge on Zanzibar and keeping up with modern times a challenge in most schools. Few people receive up to date computer training or are being taught English on a professional level in the existing school system. The English taught at the primary and secondary schools is often very basic as the teachers themselves have limited English skills.

With tourism being the fastest growing source of work and income for Zanzibaris, the skill to speak proper English can make a huge difference to find paid work. More and more people see the need to improve their English skills but also their computer skills or perhaps see a future in making, recording and producing music.  

The Adult Education center has 200+ students a year partaking in courses such as; English Language, Computer courses (basic and advanced), Music courses (piano, guitar), Music Producing courses and has new plans to add Tourism courses and Videography, Tour guide, and Secondary studies e.g Commerce, Bookkeeping, Math and English.

The center uses facilities in a building in one of the suburbs of Stone Town where the team of 5 teachers, 2 producers and 3 supporting admin staff provide the variety of courses to students in the age group of 18-50 years. The facilities include 4 classrooms, a computer lab with 10 computers and a state of the art recording studio.

Under the guidance of local principal Musa there is a clear vision to grow the center and provide services to a larger group of people and to increase their variety of courses and classes. 

Typical day

Average volunteer working hours are 5-7 hours per day and include the following tasks.

  • Teaching basic English
  • Assisting the recording studio
  • Offering computer classes
  • Development of new courses and classes
  • Interacting with teachers and students
  • General community involvement

Free-time activities

A lot of different activities can be found in the neighborhood of Zanzibar. Go sailing or scubadiving or choose one of the other activities on water! You can take a Zanzibar cook and spices tour where you can make a traditional meal and eat it yourself. Furthermore you can go diving, cycling, there is a yoga center where you can practice your flexibility or do a culture tour and find out the real Zanzibar.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
A pro-active and independent attitude is required. You also need to be flexible and respect the local customs.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Khaya Volunteer Projects

Personal collection upon arrival at the airport or harbour of Stone Town - Accommodation in shared rooms in our volunteer house - All meals are included - Financial contribution to the project - Guidance during your sta by our volunteer coordinators

Airport Pickup at Zanzibar International Airport

You will be picked up at the airport. Just tell us your arrival time and one of our coordinators will be ready to pick you up and will bring you to your accommodation!


You will be staying in the area of Chukwani just outside Stone Town in our shared volunteer house. The house is secure with a guard and boundary walls. We also have our cook who will provide 3 meals a day for you, but if you like to show what you can do in the kitchen she loves to learn from you as well.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

We provide 3 local meals a day which include dishes such as meat, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Zanzibaris love their home made chips (fries), rice dishes and chapatis (indian pancakes), so try new things and experience Zanzibar what it is famous for; spices and good food.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 685
3 weeks
$ 925
4 weeks
$ 1,175
6 weeks
$ 1,685
8 weeks
$ 2,195
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,215
Average fees
$ 305 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Khaya Volunteer Projects will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Khaya Volunteer Projects during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Adult Teaching Assistant

Assist adults at this training center with English lessons, music, computer classes and more by working together with local staff on Zanzibar.


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