Pre and Primary School Assistant

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Provide teaching support to children and teach English languages skills
Experience the culture through eyes of the children and the community you are helping
Inter-cultural exchange which benefits both - locals and international volunteers
Support the need of the kids
Visit Zanzibar as a pefect island with white-sand beaches, touch sky blue waters on this island
Assist the teachers and help kids in a nice beach town community to gain more language skills. Bring your own ideas and immerse yourself in the Tanzanian culture. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Volunteers play an integral role in achieving the goals of this project. Speaking English are getting more and more important due to rising tourist numbers especially on the island.

Your job is going to be as a consultant for the English teachers in the schools: You are going to support them in their subject and if you are very confident with the language and you show dedication, you can also support other teachers in several different subjects. Create small exercises for your students, make them smile while they are learning and think of appreciation in the children’s eyes.
You will assist a local teacher at the class or can also create your own lessons if you feel able to do it. Volunteers are needed from around the world. As long as you have a good English level, we are very happy to get your support for the kids!

Typical day

Every day is special. By working with kids every day is special and different. We would like to help you to get an overview about a typical volunteer day:

  • 7:30/8:00: typical breakfast with the other volunteers
  • taking a bus to go to the project
  • 9:00: starting with your volunteering tasks
  • 1:00 pm: ending volunteering
afternoon: hanging out with other volunteers, doing activities such as sightseeing, shopping, safari, exploring the island and water sports like surfing and many else!

Free-time activities

Besides your time on the project you are able to spend your free-time. You can enjoy activitites like swimming, diving, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach etc. Zanzibar offers many opportunities for surfing, especially for kite-surfing.

At the beach there are many spots for tours on a boat (for example delphin tours) but also spots for exploring the island by itself.

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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer houser
  • 2 meals a day from Monday to Friday
Airport Pickup at Zanzibar International Airport
We can organize the pick-up and our team member will pick you up at Zanzibar International Airport.
You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room. You will share a bathroom with other volunteers. The program is about 5 minutes from your accommodation. Since several schools work in a network, you may have to travel by public transportation on other days, to another location. Our contact persons will help you with the coordination.
Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Typical breakfast and dinner are included from Monday till Friday.
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 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


Details on arrival

You can start the project very flexible, each Monday. Arriving day is Sunday or on an individual day in arrangement. You will get an pick-up at the airport in Zanzibar. It takes 1 1/2 hour to get to the accommodation from the airport.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$215 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee 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 Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Pre and Primary School Assistant

Assist the teachers and help kids in a nice beach town community to gain more language skills. Bring your own ideas and immerse yourself in the Tanzanian culture.


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