Assist in teaching in schools

Depending on your confidence and skillset, you can either assist teachers or take your own lessons. Either way, you will be making a real difference.

Volunteering is the absolute focus of our trips. We work with government schools which are in desperate need of support and volunteers travelling with us provide this. You will have the opportunity to either assist teachers in taking lessons or deliver your own lessons for the children. The children are very eager to learn and relish the opportunity to experience different teaching methods and varying lessons. We provide you with guidance regarding the types of lessons you can plan, dependent on the project you will be visiting and the age of the children you will be teaching. It is a very different experience to attending or teaching at schools in the UK as there are very limited resources - some classes don't even have desks or chairs, which is something we are working hard to address. Not only will you provide teaching support, you will have the time to interact with the children, talk to them and just do simple things like playing games. Interaction of this sort is more meaningful than many people would imagine, as a large number of the children in the area we work do not have the family structure and guidance that we, here in the UK, are accustomed to. Outside of your volunteer work, we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Zanzibar, with a weekend adventure and a number of different cultural activities. This is a life-changing experience and we are sure that you will return from your trip a different person.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
16 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Other Skills
A can-do attitude and a desire to make a difference are the most important qualities that volunteers need. We believe that every volunteer has something to offer on our trips, regardless of skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

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Assist in teaching in schools Ocean Safari Increasing sporting activity for the children Welcome to the school Spice tour Adventure weekend accommodation College trip to Zanzibar Lesson time at Fuoni Stunning beaches Beautiful Zanzibar Engagement with the children The boys at Fuoni School Games with the students Improvement of school facilities Working in the community

Free-time activities

We will take you to see the beautiful and interesting sites of Zanzibar; you have never seen such stunning beaches! We will also introduce you to the culture of the area as much as possible, with various cultural activities on offer.



What's included?
The trip cost covers most aspects required during the trip. This includes food, accommodation, all in-country travel, in-country guides, project work and volunteer travel insurance. The costs that are not included are visas, flights, medical expenses before you travel and spending money for the trip. There is an additional cost should you decide to go on an adventure weekend. See the website for more information.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

We provide all travel required from and to the airport whilst in Zanzibar and we also provide all the travel to and from the projects and the adventure weekend.


Volunteers stay at a hotel in Stone Town. Facilities are more basic than you may be used to but the rooms are comfortable and have the necessary western amenities.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day and will get to sample the local cuisine. Fruit is a big part of the Zanzibari diet and it is fantastically fresh! Your meals with consist of a staple such as pasta or potato along with vegetables and fresh fish or meat.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Zanzibar/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. African Adventures will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 African Adventures during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Tanzania

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Tanzania. Please check the visa regulations for Tanzania.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Tanzania and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Tanzania.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Tanzania.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Dar Es Salam International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.
What can you do in leisure-time in Tanzania while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Tanzania upfront.
Stone Town, Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania