Musha Care Foundation

School Teacher & Construction Worker

Mutare, Zimbabwe show on map
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. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

About the Program

We offers summer community service trips for students who are looking for adventure travel and community service along with cultural and language immersion. Students can be part of a  4-week program in Zimbabwe.They will work with the Beulah Heights School and 78 less privileged children within Mutare and as a construction worker. 

In this agricultural-farming region, your group will live with trained host families and work on a construction-based service project. With your mornings spent on the work site and your afternoons spent volunteering in schools, teaching English, or playing soccer, you will have countless opportunities to learn about your african hosts.

The volunteer placement area is safe and secure to accommodate volunteers and most of the community members are friendly to volunteers and have hosted many missionaries from oversea at the school.

The program start with in orientation where you explore the lnyati Eco Game Reserve and Mukuvisi Woodlands on an adventure, canoeing, sight seeing, and mountain  climbing lnyanga Forest. You'll bond with your group and prepare for a life-changing immersion experience in the rolling hills in Rusape and  Mutare  for the service and homestay portion of your program.

Typical day

With your mornings spent on the work site and your afternoons spent volunteering in schools, teaching English, or playing soccer your estimated timetable looks like the following:

07.15 - 7.45am Breakfast at the Host Family

08.00 - 12.00 Work at the project site

12.00 - 13.00 Visit the local community and attend to cultural insight

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 17.00 Construction Site Painiting, repairs and landscaping


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.

Free-time activities

I would highly recommend going to see the local traditional events like music,weddings,funerals and local chief meetings on the weekends and learn a lot about culture activities practiced in Zimbabwe with the local community.

I would definitely advice on visiting Zimbabwe ruins if given the opportunity.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Communication Skill
Language skill
Interpersonal ability to adapt to new culture
Self motivation
Professionalism.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 18:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Musha Care Foundation (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 Musha Care Foundation
Tuition includes all expenses for each student or volunteer except flights and personal spending money.
  • In Country Supervision
  • Airport pickup
  • Food 
  • Accommodation
  • Local travel
  • Internet
  • Induction and supervision
Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

Volunteers will be picked at the Harare lnternational Airport by the local staff and transfered to the project site and host accommodation.

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay with the host family for cultural immersion and will be provided with a comfortable home environment and secure place.They will have shared bedrooms and with other volunteers staying with host family.They will be a hot shower and good toilet facilities.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be provided with a 3 meal which include traditional meals and vegetarian dishes.

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
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 696
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 696
Average fees
$ 174 /week

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 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 Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Zimbabwe  Mutare, 11 Metheun Road

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