Ratidzo Trust

Rural Community Development Assistant

Sanyati, Zimbabwe show on map

Agency | Ratidzo Trust

Work with us and the community assisting with our community projects supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

We are looking for volunteers that can assist us running our community projects long term.  Anyone that is eager to help coordinate and realise our empowerment projects is welcome to join us. If you would like to join us, but cannot stay for min 40 weeks, we offer a two weeks volunteer program as well! 


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 manage the projects. You will be involved in training others and setting 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.


There may well  be times in the year when you will be left in charge of the projects and asked to manage those working with you. 

Free-time activities

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
You will be given time to go and explore other areas of Zimbabwe, Vic falls, game parks etc.

Safari/Zoo

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Organisational skills
DIY
Handling animals
Good with children
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Ratidzo Trust (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Ratidzo Trust

Includes, transfer from airport, overnight hotel in Harare B&B, accommodation & food in Sanyati, return to Harare for
overnight hotel B&B and transfer to airport. (The cost of the trip does not include flights, insurance or visa).

We do ask that you raise additional funds to put towards the work of the trust

Included is a 2 night trip to a local game park, activities are bookable at the park.

Additional trips to other areas of Zimbabwe are at your own expense.

Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

Harare Int Airport, overnight hotel in Harare, Drive to site is approx 3hrs

Accommodation

Accommodation is basic, there is a toilet and shower (cold water only), we can supply hot water for washing in.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Please advise us of any dietary requirements. We generally eat from the land, using what we grow, poultry and livestock.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Harare International Airport (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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Zimbabwe you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Zimbabwe.
Costs (Prices in USD)
40 weeks (min. stay)
$2,800.00
41 weeks
$2,870.00
42 weeks
$2,940.00
43 weeks
$3,010.00
44 weeks
$3,080.00
45 weeks
$3,150.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$3,500.00
Average fees
$70.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Sanyati/Zimbabwe between 40 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Ratidzo Trust will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Zimbabwe.
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 Ratidzo Trust during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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