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Musha Care Foundation

Organic Farming and Gardening Assistant

No previous experience is required, so you may join this project on a gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation as a family.

The Beulah Mission School and farm is located just fifteen minutes away from the Mutare.As a volunteer, you will be responsible for helping to maintain all aspects of the school agriculture farm including, crop growing, and land management. The school agriculture and farm produces a variety of crops, including small quantities of  carrots, onions,  and sweet potatoes The farm is also home to  chickens.

Volunteers will  assist with arranging school trips to the school agriculture farm to educate local children. Children are then educated on the process of growing crops in a sustainable environment. They also learn how to take care of animals and how to identify seeds. Volunteers receive training from local specialists in the different techniques involved and have an agricultural text-book which is part of the curriculum to use with the school children.

Due to the heat and the physical nature of the work, volunteers on the farm typically work from 8am to 12 noon. Those who want to work in the afternoons are encouraged to help out at the local  school garden.

In the future we hope to develop the garden into a sustainable, organic farm and we will continue to work closely with the local community, passing on a vital awareness of conservation issues to a new generation of African children.

This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you 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 longer period.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Typical day

Typical Day for Volunteer

Mornings 8am-12pm

Organic Farming techniques

Planting and growing vegetables

Developing organic manures 

Teaching organic farming to children both primary and secondary students


Mid day 12-13.00hrs
Volunteers will be working on project site with local teachers and students.

13.00-1400hrs
Lunch

14.00-16.00hrs
Organic farming practices Theory Lessons

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Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Agriculture at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Hard working
Self Motivation
Self determined
Physical Fit
Good communications skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Musha Care Foundation are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Volunteers are recommended to visit tourist areas for sight seeing,we have Nyanga Mountains for hiking,Mutare Museum for cultural insight,Bvumba Nature Resorts for viewing and they can also visit or join local sports for exercising in Sakubva and Chikanga in Mutare

Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
Accommodation
Food
Internet
Airport Pickup
 Local Travel

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
Volunteers will be picked at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe by coordinator.We use public transport and private  transport depending time of arrival and preference choice.

Airport Pickup can be by  Public Transport.We get a taxi from Harare International Airport to get a bus coach which will take us to Mutare about 232km from Harare which is usually about 3-4 hour travel with lots of pressure of african travel experiences.


Accommodation

Accommodation Option No 1 Ann Bruce Home stay(self catering)

Volunteer will stay on thier won at local homestay and will be provided with a good accommodation and internet and self catering.

Accommodation Option 2 You can stay with Host family

Volunteers usually stay with the host family who are experienced with hosting international volunteers..You will get a single room or share a room with another volunteer. All meals will be covered when staying with your host family.Most of our meals are vegetarian, including African dishes, potatoes, rice, and beans. On occasion, we may help volunteers to do take aways or eat at local western tailor made restaurant in Mutare.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteer will be provided with 3 meals a day and most of our meals are vegetarian, including African dishes, potatoes, rice, and beans. On occasion, we may help volunteers to do take aways or eat at local western tailor made restaurant in Mutare.Volunteers will be provided with local drinks and the water is good in Mutare.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$455.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$455.00

You can volunteer at the project site in Mutare/Zimbabwe between 4 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$114/week
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 Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Zimbabwe

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Zimbabwe. Please check the visa regulations for Zimbabwe.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Harare (HRE) in Harare. We assist you to find cheap flights to Zimbabwe.
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 Zimbabwe provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Zimbabwe you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Zimbabwe.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Zimbabwe while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
11 Metheun Road Murambi, Mutare, 263 Mutare, Zimbabwe

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