Western Africa
Gambia Ghana Sierra Leone Togo
Middle Africa
Cameroon
Northern Africa
Egypt Morocco
Southern Africa
Botswana Namibia Cape Town / South Africa Swaziland
Eastern Africa
Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mozambique Seychelles South Sudan Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Middle East
Israel Lebanon
Southern Asia
India Maldives Nepal Sri Lanka
Eastern Asia
China Mongolia
South East Asia
Cambodia Bali / Indonesia Laos Borneo / Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Chiang Mai / Thailand Vietnam
North America
United States of America
Caribbean
Bahamas Cuba Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica Saint Lucia Trinidad and Tobago
Central America
Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama
Latin America
Argentina Bolivia Amazon Rainforest / Brazil Chile Colombia Galapagos / Ecuador Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela
Europe
Croatia Finland Germany Greece Hungary Italy Portugal Romania Spain
Oceania
Australia Fiji New Zealand
Humanitarian
Childcare Medical & Health Orphanages Sports Teaching & Education
Environment & Conversation
Animals & Wildlife Diving & Marine Conservation Environmental Protection Farming & Agriculture Round Trips & Camps
Made for Meaningful Travel

Volunteer World's mission has always been to ensure fairness, transparency and high quality within the meaningful travel industry. Due to its great usability & unique design, media claims Volunteer World to be the "AirBnB" for volunteer abroad opportunities - and we do not disagree on that!

Your Extra Layer of Security

Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to our:

Musha Care Foundation

Orphanage Care Assistant

You can volunteer on a care placement as part of a gap year, a summer vacation, a career break, as part of an extended vacation, or during your retirement.

About the Program

Care volunteers have the opportunity to work with orphans in an orphanage in Nyanga .The placement is safe and secure for volunteers and had the opportunity for them to experience the life of an African child. The homes provide full-time care for orphaned or abandoned children and are places where children are given friendship and support while they wait to be reunified with their relatives and community. The children who have made it to these homes and centers will benefit from the emotional support that volunteers have the time and energy to give. This is where your help is most needed. Volunteers also organize occasional trips out from the orphanage and sometimes assist with fundraising events.

The orphanage always provides a safe haven where children can be free to play and learn away from the stresses of their home or street lives.

Volunteers will meet and work with children ages 4 to 18 who are either former street children or otherwise at risk. 

Apart from fundamental childcare activities such as feeding and making sure all the children have suitable clothing and access to bathroom facilities, volunteers will find themselves getting involved in other essential activities.

 Volunteers will help children to learn to count, do homework, organize games or letting a child braid your hair, A Care volunteer  will make a difference to the quality of their daily lives.

The orphanage will give you an opportunity for volunteers to provide an extra dimension to the children’s education by giving them some informal English lessons. 

Volunteers will have a change to help an over-stretched local staff by talking care young children and the centre through also providing counseling and administrative duties assigned to them. And though the staffs are competent and professional, they lack the necessary resources to properly look after so many young children, and are grateful for volunteer help.

As Care Placement volunteers the opportunity is sure to be challenging but there will not be a single moment when you will doubt that you are needed and valued.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

Weekly Schedule

Mornings

  • Orphanage Work 
  • Preparing Breakfast
  • Preparing kids to go to school
  • Washing Laundry
  • Ironing Clothes for Children
  • Cleaning 

Afternoon

  • Lunch Preparing
  • Teaching Homework
  • Counseling
  • Supper Preparation
  • Essential activities
  • Playing games

Details on Arrival

THE PROGRAM
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.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Counselling and Social Work at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Hardworking
Sociable
Good communication
Self Motivated
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:00 - 18:30

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

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Volunteer have an opportunity to work in a tourist area which is popular with lots of mountains and good environment of ecotourism resorts places in Nyanga.

Volunteers are adviced to visit the most known tourist areas in Nyanga like Nyanga National Parks and other mountain areas,they will visit interesting places liek Trout beck Inn and play snooker and enjoy funny with the local community. Nyanga in Zimbabwe is a tourist destination for visitors from the developed world, this will make volunteer who love mountain climbing an ideal place and it has also a Nyanga National Parks for sigh seeing.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Contact & Reservation
$117
/week
$117
/week
4 - 11
weeks
4 - 11
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Included Services

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process - including all necessary payments. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to our:
Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Musha Care Foundation cancels your trip
Resolution Support
We cover your back no matter what happens
Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • Induction and Orientation
  • Accommodation 
  • Airport pickup
  • Internet
  • Local Travel
Airport Pickup at Harare

Volunteers will be picked at Harare International Airport by the local staff and taken to Mutare which is about 232km away from Harare.

Accommodation

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. Volunteers stay with host families to fully embrace the culture of the region. These homes provide the volunteer with living conditions make them feel at home.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

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. Food is a combination of traditional cuisine and basic American style. Meals can be made to a volunteer’s reasonable requests, but are limited by the local constraints. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$520.00
5 weeks
$180.00
6 weeks
$220.00
7 weeks
$260.00
8 weeks
$300.00
9 weeks
$340.00
11 weeks (max. stay)
$1,150.00
Average fees
$117.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Mutare/Zimbabwe between 4 weeks and 11 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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

Check out first

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?
Mutare, Mutare, Zimbabwe zoom="6"

You might be also interested in

After School Sport Coach
Mutare, Zimbabwe Musha Care Foundation NGO | Musha Care Foundation
Coaching is a great way to benefit the youth, while having fun and developing leadership skills yourself. 
 Care and Community Support
Mutare, Zimbabwe Musha Care Foundation NGO | Musha Care Foundation
Help in a community project, working alongside locals and helping counseling and homework for the orphans living in Sakubva Mutare.
School Teacher & Construction Worker
Mutare, Zimbabwe Musha Care Foundation NGO | Musha Care Foundation
For volunteers hoping to learn about shona culture, participating in a Zimbabwean immersion program is the way to go. Your classes will be taught completely in English.
Music lnstructor
Mutare, Zimbabwe Musha Care Foundation NGO | Musha Care Foundation
We'd love to hear from volunteers with musical instruments and capabilities to share and play music with our children.
Business Administration & Training Assistant
Mutare, Zimbabwe Musha Care Foundation NGO | Musha Care Foundation
On our business projects you will work alongside experienced professionals as well as less qualified individuals who will benefit from your guidance.
Documentary Film Producer
Mutare, Zimbabwe Musha Care Foundation NGO | Musha Care Foundation
We need a savvy handed videographer with digital marketing know how to promote our projects.
© Volunteer World