Experience rural life while working with us on our community projects supporting orphans & vulnerable families.
For this two weeks volunteer program we are looking for eager volunteers that would like to support us in the realisation of our community projects. You will be actively involved in reaching out to the community. If you would like to join our social project long term, please check out our other volunteer program. We are looking for long term support in the coordination of all our community empowerment projects.
Your work will involve assisting us with all our projects, these are many and varied and you will be working with and alongside locals.
1) Building refurbishment and repair, we have several buildings at our site including lodges, shops and outbuildings. We need to do work on many of them to get them ready for use by the trust. We could also be going into families homes and schools to help with maintenance and building projects.
2) Income generating projects, we run several projects at our centre including chickens, goats, rabbits and vegetable gardening. You will be shown how the projects work and how to look after the animals. You will help look after the animals and help set up the projects with families in the community.
3) At certain times of the year we are planning to hold holiday clubs for our sponsored orphaned children, you will be involved in running the club and interacting with the children and their families/guardians.
4) We will also be working with local schools and there could be the opportunity to work with the children assisting in classrooms and with games.
For the younger members there are many areas that you can help us with, playing with orphans, making bricks, looking after the animals etc
There will be other projects that we are working on and you could end up turning your hand to anything!
We are in a very rural area, most of the time we make up our own entertainment, chill out in the evenings around a fire, bbq (braai), exchange stories & play games. You can explore the local township and visit the local river
We will end the trip with 2 nights at a local game park, enjoying their beautiful lodges with warm showers! You will be able to book additional activities at the park, horse riding, canoeing, game drives etc
Harare Int Airport, overnight hotel in Harare, Drive to site is approx 3hrs
Accommodation is basic, there is a toilet and shower (cold water only), we can supply hot water for washing in.
2 people sharing a room
Please advise us of any dietary requirements. We generally eat from the land, using what we grow, poultry and livestock.