Documentary Film Producer

Overview Requirements What's included Dates & Fees Reviews
founded in 2001
Coordinator | Andrew
Coordinator | Andrew
We need a savvy handed videographer with digital marketing know how to promote our projects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

About the Program

We have community based programs in Mutare with a mission to enhance child development through foster program and education support care system for the 50 less privileged families.The programs are in Sakubva Township which is outside Mutare. 

As a volunteer, you will be expected to produce and promote short video documentaries that can be uploaded online and shared with our project partners. As volunteer you will work with the in country supervisor who will be directing your workplan in Mutare.

Your Tasks

  • Produce short compelling video content about the community projects in Mutare
  • Visit project sites in Hob house, Sakubva, Chikanga and Fern valley. 
  • You can plan, produce & film video content about the projects
  • Create Youtube channels for all projects sites
  • Market Youtube content online through social media and website
  • Market Youtube content to offline partners and wider community

You will enjoy the filming and documentary through learning which challenges the child and woman in Africa face on their daily lives.

Background check up on work placement had been done to assess whether they are credible to host volunteers.

Volunteers can bring their own equipment like laptop, video camera and other digital items for the documentary program.

Typical day

Weekly Schedule

You will usually work 40 hours a week, but the weekends are free.

Monday to Wednesday:

08.00 to 16.00hrs - You will visit project sites and do some video filming.

Thursday to Friday: 

08.00 to 16.00hrs - You will produce and develop videos with the video material you got from the days before.

Free-time activities

Volunteers are adviced to visit tourist resorts areas and nature sight seeing places like Bvumba Nature Resorts, Botanical Garden and a local museum in the city centre of Mutare.

They can see local scenery and attractive species of local artifacts and paintings at a local museum in Mutare.


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)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at University or High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Good communication skills
- Interpersonal relationship
- Self Motivation
- Confidence
- Minimum Supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • In country supervision
  • Airport pickup
  • Induction and orientation
  • Food
  • Accommodation 
  • Internet 
  • Local travel expenses to project sites
  • Admin costs
Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

Volunteers will be provided with Airport pick-up, an orientation meeting and an initial project visit.


Background checks have been performed on all work placements and accommodation placements by MCT staff to ensure they are credible and capable of hosting volunteers safely and securely.

In Zimbabwe, volunteers will stay in either volunteer houses or home stays depending on the time of the year, location of volunteering and duration of the volunteer’s stay.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals per day, 7 days per week at the volunteer house or host family.

Internet Access
Good 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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Zimbabwe you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Zimbabwe.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Programs start every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, with arrival Sunday prior to the program start at HIA (Harare International Airport).This programs are available 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  depending on your work area.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,391
9 weeks
$ 2,782
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,617
Average fees
$ 325 /week

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.
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.

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