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Environmental Conservation Assistant

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1 - 12 weken  ·  Leeftijd 16 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Experience the real Zanzibar life
  • Get to know some of the most beautiful places in Zanzibar and help the local women
  • bring in your ideas and develop projects
  • Experience an unforgettable time
  • Enjoy your time

Vooral geschikt voor

Leeftijd 16+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

Over het programma

Support a women's group with beach-clean ups, water filtration and tree planting on the way to financial independence in Zanzibar

Our project in Zanzibar focuses on addressing environmental issues and promoting women's empowerment in a holistic manner. These two themes are deeply interconnected through a series of projects that not only benefit the local women's group but also serve as income-generating activities, ...

Over het programma

Our project in Zanzibar focuses on addressing environmental issues and promoting women's empowerment in a holistic manner. These two themes are deeply interconnected through a series of projects that not only benefit the local women's group but also serve as income-generating activities, contributing to sustainable development in the region.

One of the primary environmental challenges we address is plastic pollution, which poses a significant threat to Zanzibar's marine life and coastal ecosystems. To combat this issue, the women's group takes proactive steps such as organizing regular beach cleanups and conducting educational workshops to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation.

Additionally, access to clean drinking water is a pressing issue exacerbated by the island's geographical constraints and rising sea levels. To address this, the women's group has installed water filtration systems and provides clean water to the community. Through innovative initiatives like selling water to tourists and hotels and implementing a refill system, they not only generate income but also actively reduce single-use plastic waste.

Furthermore, the women's group is deeply involved in tree planting initiatives to counter deforestation. The fruits and herbs harvested from these trees are utilized to produce eco-friendly products like soaps and shampoos, creating additional employment opportunities for women. Moreover, the group supports local kindergartens by providing them with homegrown fruits, promoting healthy living and sustainability from a young age.

Volunteers play a crucial role in all these projects, actively participating in tasks such as water bottling, plastic waste collection, tree planting, workshop preparation, and marketing efforts. The women's group warmly welcomes new project ideas and values the input and contributions of volunteers, having previously implemented several successful suggestions from them.

Situated in the serene fishing village of Kizimkazi in southern Zanzibar, our project location offers volunteers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the local community. The volunteer house, located just a short walk from the women's group headquarters and close to the beach, provides a tranquil setting surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Volunteers will primarily collaborate with members of the women's group and project manager Bonnie, fostering open-mindedness and a deep engagement with the community.


Plant a Palmtree

Planting palms has several positive effects on the environment. Firstly, they contribute to biodiversity conservation by creating habitats for various plant and animal species. Secondly, they play a crucial role in the carbon cycle by absorbing CO2 and producing oxygen, thus improving air quality. Thirdly, palms can help prevent erosion and stabilize soil, as their root systems assist in retaining water and protecting soil structure.

The women's group gains financial autonomy through the sale of palms, experiencing not just economic success but also sustainable empowerment. The generated income provides the women with financial independence, promotes self-determination, and enables active participation in economic processes. The sale of palms serves as more than just a means of income; it becomes an instrument for the sustainable empowerment of women within their community.

The women's group is involved in not only selling palms but also cultivating and selling vegetables. In addition to agricultural produce, they create sustainable products such as soap and shampoo from various crops. These diverse activities not only provide a varied source of income but also promote sustainable development. The women utilize their agricultural knowledge not just for selling raw products but also for crafting environmentally friendly goods, enhancing not only their economic stability but also strengthening their community.

Beach Cleanup

Regular beach cleanups have a positive impact on the environment by helping to reduce ocean pollution and protect the marine ecosystem. Removing debris, especially plastic waste, through beach cleanups contributes to preserving biodiversity by safeguarding habitats for marine life. Furthermore, these initiatives raise awareness within communities about environmental issues, promoting eco-conscious behavior and fostering long-term changes in waste management practices.

Over the past year, the participation in beach cleanups has significantly increased, with a notable involvement from schools, kindergartens, hotels, and restaurants. This surge in community engagement has fostered a strong sense of togetherness. The collective efforts of diverse groups working towards a cleaner environment have not only contributed to a more pristine coastline but have also cultivated a powerful sense of community spirit.

Kiziwater

Kiziwater is a project that filters water, offering not just clean drinking water but also establishing a source of income through sales. The refill system helps decrease the use of single-us bottles. Kiziwater originates from a natural groundwater source and undergoes filtration without the use of electricity or chemicals, employing a certified nanofilter.

This sustainable water source not only ensures purity but also reflects an environmentally conscious approach. Moreover, the sale of Kiziwater serves as a source of income for women, contributing to their financial empowerment. It represents a holistic initiative that combines ecological responsibility with economic opportunities for the community.

The work within the women's group is characterized by the frequent implementation of new projects. We encourage all volunteers to contribute their ideas and skills. In the first few days, individual discussions will be held with volunteers to explore the various opportunities for involvement. If you have ideas, please feel free to share them with us, and together we can discuss how they could be implemented.


Visa Requirements for Volunteering in Zanzibar:

Tanzania offers two primary visa options – the Online Visa Platform and the On-Arrival Visa Platform. With the shift to the Online Visa System, volunteers are advised to utilize the online platform for application, as visas are no longer issued at embassies. Eligibility and Application Process: While the On-Arrival Visa is an option for certain nationalities, volunteers are encouraged to apply online through the Official Tanzania Immigration website to streamline the process. Choosing the Right Visa: Most volunteers will require an Ordinary Visa, suitable for tourism, leisure, and volunteering activities. American passport holders must apply for a Multiple Entry Visa. 

Prepare to pay the applicable visa fee, which varies depending on the type of visa you require. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months with sufficient unused visa pages before applying for a visa.


Medical Tips:

When traveling to Zanzibar, it's important to note that a yellow fever vaccination is no longer required for entry. However, it's advisable to stay informed about the latest entry requirements and health regulations before your trip.

Regarding malaria prophylaxis, it's essential to emphasize that the decision to take preventive medication is a personal one and should be discussed with a healthcare professional. Malaria prophylaxis may vary depending on individual risk factors, medical history, and travel itinerary. Therefore, seeking advice from a medical expert before your trip is recommended to make an informed decision.

In addition to malaria precautions, there are several general medical tips to consider while in Zanzibar:

  1. Stay hydrated: The tropical climate of Zanzibar can lead to increased perspiration and fluid loss. Drink plenty of bottled or purified water to stay hydrated, especially during outdoor activities.
  2. Protect yourself from the sun: Zanzibar experiences strong sunlight year-round. Use sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, and seek shade during peak sunlight hours to prevent sunburn and heat-related illnesses.
  3. Prevent insect bites: Mosquitoes are prevalent in Zanzibar, particularly during the rainy season. Wear long-sleeved clothing and pants at night, and sleep under a mosquito net to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses. Mosquito nets are provided in the volunteer house.
  4. Seek medical attention if needed: If you experience any symptoms of illness or injury during your stay in Zanzibar, seek medical attention promptly. There are healthcare facilities and clinics available on the island, but the quality and availability of services may vary.
By following these general medical tips and staying proactive about your health, you can minimize the risk of encountering healthrelated issues during your time in Zanzibar and enjoy a safe and memorable trip.

What else?
It is not necessary to bring gifts for the locals when visiting Zanzibar. However, if volunteers wish to bring something, the residents of Kizimkazi, for example, greatly appreciate clothing donations for children. Before embarking on your journey, you can also support the project by promoting it on social media platforms.


And most importantly, it will be an amazing experience, so be open, have fun, and enjoy every moment!



Dagelijkse activiteiten

**A Day in the Life of a Green Zanzibar Volunteer:**

Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, as the sun gently rises over the picturesque landscape of southern Zanzibar. As a Green Zanzibar volunteer, your day begins with the promise of both meaningful project work and the exploration of ...

Dagelijkse activiteiten

**A Day in the Life of a Green Zanzibar Volunteer:**

Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, as the sun gently rises over the picturesque landscape of southern Zanzibar. As a Green Zanzibar volunteer, your day begins with the promise of both meaningful project work and the exploration of this vibrant island.

**Morning: Dive into the Project:**
After a wholesome breakfast at 8 AM, join the passionate women's group in their eco-conscious endeavors. Your morning may involve actively participating in reforestation projects, working on the water filtration initiative, or environmental workshops. Engage with the community, share ideas, and witness the positive impact firsthand.

**Midday: Lunch and Cultural Immersion:**
Relax and savor a delicious lunch, a taste of the local cuisine, around 12 PM. Connect with locals, learn about their traditions, and broaden your cultural understanding.

**Afternoon: Leisure and Exploration:**
The typical workday allows for ample free time starting around 3 PM. This is your opportunity to explore the stunning beaches, vibrant markets, or historic sites. Whether you choose to relax by the shore or venture into the heart of Zanzibar, the afternoon is yours to discover the island's wonders. Return to your lodgings for a cozy evening. Gather around a bonfire on the beach, exchange cultural insights with fellow volunteers, and marvel at the starlit sky. Share laughter and forge friendships that transcend borders.

**Why Apply?**
This is not just a volunteer opportunity; it's a chance to be part of a transformative journey. By joining Green Zanzibar, you contribute to meaningful projects during the typical working hours from 9 AM to 3 PM, leaving you with afternoons free to explore and immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this enchanting island. Apply now and become a catalyst for positive change in both Zanzibar and your own life. Embrace the adventure, make a difference, and discover the magic of Green Zanzibar! Apply today for an experience that goes beyond volunteering—it's a life-enriching journey.

Your first day:
After your arrival, we will pick you up from the airport as volunteers. Please inform us about your flight details approximately one week in advance, including the arrival time. Depending on the time of day, there will be an opportunity to exchange money on the way to Kizimkazi. It is advisable to carry some Tanzanian Shillings (TSH) as there are no ATMs in Kizimkazi itself. However, in the neighboring village of Paje, you can withdraw money using Visa or Mastercard.

On the first day, we will assist you in obtaining a local SIM card, which can be topped up with credit for internet usage and local calls. We recommend keeping your home WhatsApp number to ensure low-cost calls back home. Most local mobile networks also offer Mobilemoney as a payment method, which is widely available throughout Zanzibar.

Once you have settled into your rooms and become familiar with the accommodation and surroundings, we will discuss the start of the project together. It's important that you become familiar with the goals and tasks and address any questions that may arise during the work. We will support you in quickly integrating and contributing to the project. It is our priority that you feel comfortable from the beginning and enjoy your time here to the fullest.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Zanzibar offers many leisure activities;

Snorkeling
Diving 
Chilling on the beach
Horseback riding on the beach (in the north)
Surfing (in the East)
Spice Tours

Thanks to our close cooperation with Rafiki Tours, many other tourist activities can also be undertaken at an affordable price. For example, ...

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Zanzibar offers many leisure activities;

Snorkeling
Diving 
Chilling on the beach
Horseback riding on the beach (in the north)
Surfing (in the East)
Spice Tours

Thanks to our close cooperation with Rafiki Tours, many other tourist activities can also be undertaken at an affordable price. For example, safaris on the mainland

A popular mode of transportation on the island is the public DalaDala, allowing travelers to reach many destinations for just a few Tanzanian Shillings (TSH). Riding the DalaDala is often an experience in itself, providing volunteers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and daily life of the residents. 

Alternatively, volunteers can rent a scooter to explore the island at their own pace. We are happy to assist with the rental process, but it's important to have an international driver's license. 

Whether you're exploring the historic Stone Town, relaxing on the beautiful beaches, or embarking on adventure activities such as snorkeling, diving, or spice tours, we are here to provide guidance and ensure that your stay on Zanzibar is unforgettable.

Voorwaarden

Voorwaarden

Minimum leeftijd: 16 jaar

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 16 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.

Taalkennis

Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)

Nationaliteitsbeperkingen

Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.

Tijdsinzet

Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 15:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Green Zanzibar

The fee includes support from a person within the NGO, accommodation, airport pickup and breakfast.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Zanzibar International Airport

A complimentary airport pick-up service is provided at no cost. All that is required is the flight number and arrival time. Upon arrival, a driver will be stationed at the terminal exit holding a name sign to greet the volunteer. The volunteer will then be transported to their accommodation in Kizimkazi, where they will be welcomed by project coordinators and given the opportunity to settle into their room.

Accomodatie

The volunteer houses are situated on a property with a paradisiacal garden and numerous relaxation spots. The single rooms are approximately 20 square meters in size and feature a private bathroom. Amenities include a double bed, a shelf or wardrobe, a safe for valuables, a fan, and a mosquito net. Additionally, the rooms offer a ground-floor terrace and a balcony on the second floor for volunteers to relax. The property is secluded and located just 2 to 5 minutes' walk from the beach. The women's group project house is approximately a 10-minute walk away.

Eten & Drank

The breakfast comprises fresh fruits, some of which are grown on-site. Additionally, traditional Chapati, juices, and coffee are offered. Breakfast is included in the price. Other meals can be purchased on the property grounds, with a wide selection available. As Kizimkazi is a fishing village, seafood is prominent on the menu, alongside other dishes. Vegetarian options such as cooked bananas, soups, salads, and much more are also available. Prices for lunch and dinner are affordable.

Internet toegang

Beperkte toegang op de project site

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Vlucht tickets

De dichtste luchthaven is Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Tanzania. VIND GOEDKOPE VLUCHTEN

Reisverzekering

Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Tanzania biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde. KRIJG EEN OFFERTE

Vaccinaties

Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Tanzania dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Tanzania. VACCINATIE CHECKER

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Flexible Start Dates and Personalized Arrival Experience:

Embark on your journey with Green Zanzibar as a volunteer at a time that suits you best—our program offers flexibility, and you can join at any time. Once you decide to be a part of our initiative, your adventure begins with a seamless and personalized arrival process.

Airport Pickup and Transfer: Upon your arrival at the airport, our dedicated team will be there to welcome you. Enjoy the warm hospitality of Zanzibar from the moment you step off the plane. You will be promptly picked up and transported to your accommodation.

Initial Days for Orientation: The first few days are exclusively dedicated to your orientation. We understand the importance of a smooth transition, so you'll receive personalized attention and guidance. Our team will help you settle into your new surroundings, acquaint you with the local culture, and provide detailed information about the projects you'll be involved in.

Personalized Support: Throughout the orientation period, you'll have a dedicated support system to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. We want you to feel comfortable and prepared for the enriching experience that lies ahead.

Immersive Introduction to Zanzibar: As part of your orientation, you'll also have the opportunity to explore the local area, visit key landmarks, and become familiar with the community you'll be working alongside. This immersive introduction ensures that you not only understand your role in the projects but also feel connected to the vibrant surroundings.

Why Start Your Journey with Us? At Green Zanzibar, we believe in providing a seamless and personalized experience for our volunteers. Begin your journey at a time that suits your schedule, and let us guide you through the initial days with care and attention. Join us for an adventure that starts with a warm welcome and a commitment to making a positive impact on both the community and yourself. Apply now and be part of a transformative experience in the heart of Zanzibar!

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei. jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.

Programmakosten

1 week (min. verblijf) 154€
2 weken 307€
3 weken 461€
4 weken 499€
8 weken 989€
12 weken (max. verblijf) 1.443€
Gemiddelde kosten 136€/week

Programmakosten

136€ per week 1 - 12 weken Leeftijd 16 - 50+

Betaalmethodes

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Duurtijd

1 - 12 weken

Waarborg

De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.


Finale betaling

Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Green Zanzibar gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.


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Green Zanzibar

Zeer goed 4.3 rating (12 beoordelingen)

NGO - opgericht in 2004

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Over de organisatie

Support a women's group in various nature conservation projects on Zanzibar

Ontmoet je organisatie

  •  Who we are?
    Tufahamiane, also known as Green Zanzibar, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004. We are driven by a dedicated women's group that has been actively advocating for environmental issues on Zanzibar for many years. Beyond our environmental efforts, we serve as a community hub not only for women but for families as well. We play a crucial role in women's empowerment, providing a platform for personal and collective growth.

  • What we do?
    Our focus extends to implementing environmental projects that not only benefit the ecosystem but also serve as income-generating opportunities for women. By intertwining environmental conservation with economic empowerment, we contribute to fostering independence among women. Our projects are well-recognized throughout Zanzibar, and we continually develop new initiatives to address emerging challenges.

  • Where we work?
    Our organization is based in Zanzibar, offering volunteers a unique opportunity to engage with the local community. The warm-hearted members of the women's group provide an immersive experience of Zanzibar's life. As a volunteer, you have the chance to make a significant contribution to the development of the local community.

  • Our mission/vision
    Our organization is based in Zanzibar, offering volunteers a unique opportunity to engage with the local community. The warm-hearted members of the women's group provide an immersive experience of Zanzibar's life. As a volunteer, you have the chance to make a significant contribution to the development of the local community.

  • Our goals
    Tufahamiane/Green Zanzibar aims to create a sustainable and empowered community through environmental advocacy, women's empowerment, and income-generating initiatives. Our overarching goals include promoting environmental sustainability, fostering women's empowerment, and creating viable income sources for women through environmentally friendly projects.

  • Who are we looking for?
    We welcome volunteers who are passionate about environmental conservation, women's empowerment, and community development. Individuals with a commitment to making a positive impact and an openness to diverse cultural experiences will find a rewarding opportunity with us.

  • Why choose us?
    By choosing Tufahamiane/Green Zanzibar, you join a community-driven organization that values creativity, inclusivity, and sustainable development. We are open to new ideas and encourage volunteers to actively contribute to the growth of our projects.


  • Volunteer Contacts:
    Our three points of contact are here to support volunteers every step of the way, ensuring that their experience is not only enriching but also effective: 

    Bi Talha not only represents the organization but is also the heart of our women's group. As an experienced member, she will introduce volunteers to village life, answer everyday questions, and provide insights into the diverse culture of Zanzibar.

    Bonnie is the driving force behind our project activities. He will guide volunteers through specific tasks, coordinate projects, and is always open to exchanging ideas. His passion for implementing new concepts makes him an enthusiastic mentor for creative approaches.

    Jonas serves as a bridge between both worlds. Operating from Europe, he assists volunteers with travel preparations and offers advisory support. His intercultural competence helps build bridges between different backgrounds, ensuring smooth collaboration.

    These contacts not only embody the structure of our organization but are also personally committed to ensuring that volunteers not only fulfill tasks but also have a profound and positive experience within our community.

12 beoordelingen · rating4.3

Anita Brüll rating2.6

2024 at Environmental Conservation Assistant

I stayed with Green Zanzibar for 2 weeks. Unfortunately a few things were different than expected, like me being the only volunteer even though I got told there will be other people. The women group was really great and friendly, but the language barrier made it difficult to have really deep ...
Julia Bergsch rating1.6

2024 at Environmental Conservation Assistant

Das Programm war leider absolut nicht so, wie es beschrieben ist. Wir waren zu zweit, und sind mit hohen Erwartungen nach Kizimkazi gekommen. Leider wurden wir sehr enttäuscht. Eins der beiden Zimmer war nicht zumutbar, die Verständigung vor Ort war nicht möglich (da niemand gut Englisch ...
Julian Neumeier rating4.6

2023 at Environmental Conservation Assistant

During my time working with the people of Kizimkazi I truly felt fulfilled. I felt like really participating in making positive impact on the world. The people and other volunteers are great and absolutely enjoy what they do. ..
Christian Maurer rating4.4

2023 at Environmental Conservation Assistant

Eine wirklich empfehlenswerte Erfahrung. Die Menschen, die Natur, die Erlebnisse sind wirklich einmalig. Traut euch einfach! Ihr werdet es nicht bereuen. Tolles erlebnis *** english *** A truly recommendable experience. The people, the nature and the experiences are truly unique. Just take the ...
Tomas Hampel rating5

2023 at Environmental Conservation Assistant

I had the Chance to help them with the project Kiziwater. What I loved the most is that I was able to helped them with new ideas and saw the impact of what I did ...
Lukas Oberbeck rating4.8

2023 at Environmental Conservation Assistant

Zanzibar is such a beautiful island, so being a part in protecting its natural environment was really important to me. Green Zanzibar got me involved in tangible activities that made an immediate difference to the community. From participating in beach clean-ups to learning about the dangers of ...

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