Work with the the less privileged families in local communities of Sakubva and Chikanga.
About the Program
You will be in contact with 46 children from the less privileged homes
in Sakubva and Chikanga communities in Mutare. Other days you will
visit the less privileged children and share their life experiences with
As a participant on this project you will be working with children that may have been abandoned and abused. It will be your role as a volunteer to support the staff by engaging the children in many different activities. Volunteers are encouraged to gear their activities towards helping the children with homework and any other fun and useful activities.
Specifically volunteers will do the following activities:
08.00-10.00am Assisting with general tasks such feeding and playing
11.00-12.00pm Project Site Visitation and Assessing the conditions and needs of the children
12.00-13.00pm Assisting cooking and doing laundry for the less privileged children
13.00-14.00pm Serving Lunch and sharing stories with families
14.00-15.00pm Sharing of counseling and therapy methods with local staff to improve current practices
15.00-16.00pm Providing career development session with youth girls and boys
16.00-17.00pm Raising awareness of social issues in local communities
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.
Volunteers can visit tourist areas like Vumba Nature Ruins, Nyanga Botanical Garden, and Zimbabwe Ruins. The volunteers will do mountain climbing and visit Victoria Falls and Hwange National Parks.
Upon arrival, all volunteers will be picked up at the airport by the volunteer coordinator in Zimbabwe. He will give you a brief orientation and update on the current events and status of our projects. He will then bring you to your volunteer location. You can be placed in groups and we will not split you up if you come with a partner or friends.
Volunteers are accommodated with host families who can cook for them and provide bedding for them. The volunteers will sleep in well comfortable bedrooms with separate bathroom and showers. Volunteers will enjoy outdoor sitting gazebo and will have a separate kitchen to cook on their own.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by the host family who is also on hand to provide care and support to all our volunteers. Volunteer can enjoy Zimbabwean dishes which are African and could experience different flavours and meals during their Zimbabwean stay.