Education Supporter in Rural Areas

founded in 2001
Coordinator | Andrew
Coordinator | Andrew


Experience the life and the culture in Zimbabwe
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us and making a difference.
Visit local areas for sightseeing,safari and Victoria Falls.
Our aim is to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a quality education system for children in schools all around Harare and other rural areas This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

We are  looking for volunteers from around the globe that want to make an impact on our children's education.

About the Program

One of our main focus is to develop the schools to meet the required standard of the education system in Zimbabwe.Most of the schools are underdeveloped and overcrowded with children in rural areas like Sanyati and Wedza.

We are looking for volunteers to support our schools around Harare and other rural areas.

The different Schools

In primary schools, the focus lies on improving the English skills of young children from the age of 3 to 13, so that they can progress on to secondary school. Children in primary schools usually speak very little English, so volunteers need to be able to connect with them using simple teaching methods. Along with teaching English, volunteers in primary schools volunteers can implement other activities into the daily timetable to engage the young minds in creative ways through role-playing, arts and crafts or taking part in stimulating learning games. 

In secondary school, volunteers can improve the standard of spoken and written English, of  pupils aged between 13 and 17. Volunteers can  deepen their knowledge on subjects like mathematics, geography, history, science, computer skills, life skills and so on. 

There are also opportunities for volunteers in both primary and secondary schools to run after-school sporting activities, as well as getting involved in wider community development program. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who are willing to teach any subject or to simply assist a teacher with his/her class. Our pupils truly love working with the volunteers, so be creative and they will definitely take part. 

We don't have a limit on the maximum length of staying in our project, it’s possible to stay with us as long as you want depending on the free time you have to share with us. Plenty of places available. 

  • We prefer volunteers to be 18 years +. 
  • No gender preference, all backgrounds and all nationalities welcome. 
  • Single, friends, couples welcome. If you want to volunteer as a family, run it by us first. 

We will make sure we find a class where you can fully utilize your skills, whether you are strong in languages, science or in singing songs with our children.

We will award a certificate of appreciation for end of program for volunteers

Typical day

Hours & Roster 

Volunteers typically teach or assist a teacher with classes from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm five days per week. Lunch is provided either by the school or the host family. The rest of the day is free for the volunteer to explore our beautiful region.

  • 7.50am School Opens
  • 8.00am Preparations of Lessons
  • 8.30am Teaching Subjects
  • 13.00pm Lunch
  • 14.00pm Story Telling and Playtime
  • 15.00pm Planning and preparation school programs.
  • 16.00pm End of day

Free-time activities

Volunteers are encouraged to visit safaris in Harare and Victoria Falls.

We will book volunteer some tourist areas of interest in Zimbabwe. We recomment volunteers to also visit local art and craft shops and exhibition during their spare time.

lf staying in rural areas they can visit mountains and do hiking and meet locals in cultural immersion.


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 Univerity and College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills

Language practise

Art project

Help with Eco project
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:30

Included Services

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Airport Pickup
Induction and Orientation
Local Travel

Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

The nearest airport is Harare International Airport where we will come to meet and pick you at the airport. The coordinator will organize staff to pick you up at the airport to your accommodation in Harare.


We offer you the possibility to stay with one of our host families and experience the Zimbabwean life from its roots. We personally know all of the families we place our volunteers with and we guarantee that you will be "feeling home" in no time. 

They provide comfortable beds in neat bedrooms which can be shared with other volunteers or can be offered without sharing.They have smart and clean toilets and bathrooms.Depending on where your host family lives, your journey to the school can be 5 to 40 minutes’  drive.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Most of the food will be based on African cuisines like sadza, Rice, vegetarian, and fruit salad with porridge, cereals, bread & chips but it’s possible for you to cook for yourself or cook for the family of your home stay

.We will provide with drinks and fresh water. The drinks are local made juices.We also provide you with your special dietary requirements with breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian dishes also are available.

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

Our program are available during school terms which are as following

First Term: January - March
  • Second Term: April- August
  • Third Term: September-December
And volunteers can choose any period to volunteer and usually you can enjoy your program if you stay longer for a school term.

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)
$ 696
5 weeks
$ 846
6 weeks
$ 996
7 weeks
$ 1,146
8 weeks
$ 1,296
9 weeks
$ 1,446
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,896
Average fees
$ 166 /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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