Come and assist our local workmen to build a school and community buildings.
About the Program
Musha Care is currently working with local schools outside the town of Mutare. The school is currently run in an old building where there are no windows and four classes are all taught in one room. Therefore, our goal is to build a proper building for the primary and secondary school. This will enable children from local community and the surrounding communities to get proper education otherwise unavailable to them. The new building will provide volunteers with a space where they can work in a professional and well-structured environment.
Volunteers work alongside a local builder, who will teach you all the necessary building and construction skills to enable you to take part fully in the construction process, and assist with all levels of building. The buildings are made using traditional methods and locally sourced materials. The construction techniques are simple to master and are ideal for sites with limited resources. No electricity is required at the site and everything is done by hand!
This is a long-term project that will last 6 months to a year. Once the school is completed it will be staffed and run solely by Musha Care volunteers. We have already received a wonderful welcome from this community, who really see the value of having the volunteers here. We are excited for this opportunity to contribute to the community in such a lasting way and eager to have volunteers join the effort!
Volunteers do not need any building experience to take part in this project, although anyone who does have any relevant skills is welcome and will get a role assigned.
Volunteers will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community. Please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a long period if you choose to volunteer for a shorter period.
Whether you are a on summer vacation, on a gap year, or a career break, if you want to get your hands dirty and see physical results volunteering overseas, our Building project in Mutare Zimbabwe may be ideal.
Monday to Friday:
07.00 - 08.00am Breakfast at host accommodation
08.30 - 13.00pm Work at project site
13.00 - 14.00pm Lunch
14.00 - 15.00pm Cultural insight visit and sightseeing
15.00 - 16.00pm Project planning meeting
Programs start every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, with arrival Sunday prior to the program start at HIA (Harare International Airport).This programs are available all year round.
Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and driven to the volunteer house or coordinator’s place.During 1-3 days, depending on the length of your voluntary work, you will get a general briefing. These first days will offer you glimpses into the Shona language, as well as Zimbabwe's various cultures, religions, and local ways of life.
This introduction will be held in Mutare, Harare depending on your work area.
Volunteer are recommended to visit tourist sight seeing areas like Bvumba Nature Resorts where they will see endangered species and View Point for the Mozambique Side.
They will love the beautiful lodges and botanical garden in Bvumba and also visit Leopard Rock Hotel and rest and relax in the beautiful side of Mutare.
They will visit Inyati Eco Game Reserve about 126 km away from Mutare with wild animals, they can play with cubs and enjoy canoeing in that ranch of Headlands.
Volunteers will be picked at the Harare International Airport by the local coordinator and will be driven 3 hours away to Mutare and then will be debriefed about their program by the local staff.
The volunteer will be provide with accommodation by the host family in Zimbabwe. They will share a bedroom with two separate beds and the food will be provided by the local host family. The host family has experience of hosting many volunteers from overseas.
The host accommodation is close the the Mutare town where banks and ATMs are available.The host will provide internet for the volunteers to communicate with their relatives and friends back home.
Volunteers will get 3 meals a day and local drinks will be provided by the host family.The water is clean in Mutare and volunteers will be recommended to buy bottled water for their own costs if they prefer.