Musha Care Foundation

Care and Community Support

Mutare, Zimbabwe show on map
Help in a community project, working alongside locals and helping counseling and homework for the orphans living in Sakubva Mutare. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteers are to provide, social support, and speech therapy that you can do as part of your internship requirement, gap year or career break, or just to get some practical work experience abroad in a different culture.Your role and the types of work/activities you are given may vary and may depend on certain factors such as what’s required at the time that you're there. 

Volunteerd will spend time during the day counseling the orphans, adolescent groups and teenagers.

Volunteers will run programs that support the widows from the community.  

Make the afternoons fun and exciting for these lovely children by playing games, helping them with homework and just being there to give them the attention that they so appreciate.

After-school drama or sports

 - Take some time out after school to set up after school sports or drama clubs, the children love it and it's a great way to get to know them better in a relaxed and fun environment.
Other community projects – Volunteers can teach sustainable agriculture and farming to the less privileged families.


Typical day

A TYPICAL DAY:

07:30    Breakfast
07:50    Leave for project
08:00    Arrive at project
12:00    Lunch (this can differ day to day)
12:30    Back to work
16:00    Finish for the day at your project
16:30    Arrive home, shower, relax
18:30    Dinner
19:00    Relax , watch DVD’s, read, contemplate the meaning of life


EXTRA ACTIVITIES YOU MAY BE ABLE TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR PROJECT:
You may also have the opportunity to provide help and support to the local community through the various afternoon activities we have to offer. This is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the African culture, but most importantly to give a caring hand to the local community. The activities could range from helping out at:


Details on Arrival

THE PROGRAM
Programs start every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, with arrival Sunday prior to the program start at HIA (Harare International Airport).The program is all year round.
Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and driven to the volunteer house or coordinator’s place.During 1-3 days, depending on the length of your voluntary work, you will get a general briefing. These first days will offer you glimpses into the Shona  language, as well as Zimbabwe's various cultures, religions, and local ways of life. 
This introduction will be held in Mutare, Harare or Gweru depending on your work area.

Free-time activities

Safari Bookings: Volunteers who want to go on safari during their stay in Zimbabwe will receive a decent discount through our affiliation partner.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Program Requirements

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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Time-Management
Leadership
Communication skills when talking to people of all ages
Ability to work with people different from you
Work Ethic
Flexibility
Problem-Solving
Planning:
Creativity
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Musha Care Foundation.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Musha Care Foundation (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Accommodation

Food
Airport Pickup
Internet
Admin Costs
Induction and Orientation

Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

Upon arrival, all volunteers will be picked up at the airport by the volunteer coordinator in Zimbabwe. He will give you a brief orientation and update on the current events and status of our projects. He will then bring you to your volunteer location. You can be placed in groups and we will not split you up if you come with a partner or friends.

Accommodation
Accommodation Option No 1 Ann Bruce Home stay(self catering) 

Volunteer will stay on thier won at local homestay and will be provided with a good accommodation and internet and self catering.

Accommodation Option 2 You can stay with Host family 

Volunteers usually stay with the host family who are experienced with hosting international volunteers..You will get a single room or share a room with another volunteer. All meals will be covered when staying with your host family.Most of our meals are vegetarian, including African dishes, potatoes, rice, and beans. On occasion, we may help volunteers to do take aways or eat at local western tailor made restaurant in Mutare.
Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

3 Meals a day and drinks will be provided for the volunteers by the host family.The meals will consist of vegetarian dishes and African dishes.

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 Harare International Airport (HRE) in Harare. We assist you to find cheap flights to Zimbabwe.
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 Zimbabwe provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Zimbabwe you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Zimbabwe.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 784
5 weeks
$ 980
6 weeks
$ 1,176
7 weeks
$ 1,372
8 weeks
$ 1,568
9 weeks
$ 1,764
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,352
Average fees
$ 196 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Mutare/Zimbabwe between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Zimbabwe.
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 Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Zimbabwe  Mutare, 11 Metheun Road

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