Musha Care Foundation

Music lnstructor

Mutare, Zimbabwe show on map
We'd love to hear from volunteers with musical instruments and capabilities to share and play music with our children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

About the program

As a volunteer on the Music project in Zimbabwe, you will contribute to the development of music education in disadvantaged schools in Mutare. Volunteers have the option of teaching in elementary schools or high schools and work with students to develop an awareness and appreciation of music and teaching students how to play a musical instrument.

The project both focuses on traditional Zimbabwean local music and incorporates the cultural influences of volunteers from all over the world.

For volunteers who prefer to work with kindergartens the option is also available. High school students will assist music teachers in secondary schools. You will help teach children how to play various instruments, mainly the piano, recorder, and guitar. The children are aged between 12 and 18. There are also older students who study music as a part of their external examinations. At certain times you may be required to do individual tutoring with these students to sharpen their knowledge and skills for the theoretical and practical aspects of their examinations.

If you would like to work with elementary school children, you will work in a primary school where the goal is to use music as a method to enhance math and reading skills. You will be required to prepare songs or use musical instruments to reinforce the lessons taught by the teachers. It is therefore important to work closely with the teachers to learn about the topics of the lessons and decide how best to incorporate the musical aspect.

Volunteers who are skilled in teaching singing can use their skills in conducting rehearsals with the school choir. We encourage volunteers to also use their singing and instrumental skills to teach the children songs so they can perform at the school’s devotional sessions.

Volunteers will acquire new skills and learn new local songs from the local community.

Typical day

Volunteer Timetable

07.15 - 07.45am  Breakfast at Host Family

08.00 - 09.00am  Teaching Music at Preschool 

09.00 - 13.00pm  Teaching Music at Primary School 

13.00 - 14.00pm  Lunch

14.00 - 16.00pm  Teaching Music at Local Community

16.00 - 17.00pm  Learning Local Culture 

Free-time activities

  • Volunteers are encouraged to visit the local music concert and share their experience with local musicians.
  • We will organise cultural functions for volunteers to visit within the local community and facilitate integration in the local norms and values. 
  • Volunteers are recommended to visit the tourist resorts areas like Bvumba Nature Resorts where they will see lots of biodiversity species and see the Mozambique Border through a view point mountain in Bvumba. The Inyati Eco Game Reserve offers lots of animal game viewing and canoeing for the volunteers.


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
Self Motivation
Self lnnovation
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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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.
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On-site services

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • In Country Supervision
  • Airport Pickup and Drop out
  • Internet
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Local Travel to Project Site
  • Admin Fees
Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

Airport pick-up, orientation meeting, initial project visit


In Zimbabwe, volunteers will stay in comfortable and friendly accommodation at a volunteer house or home stay.

The accommodation depends 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 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.
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

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, 81 Second Street

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