Ratidzo Trust

Social Community Outreach Assistant

Sanyati, Zimbabwe show on map

Agency | Ratidzo Trust

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!

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

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

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
A willingness to get involved and to be flexible
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

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, game park trip, return to Harare for
overnight hotel B&B and transfer to airport. (The cost of the trip does not include flights, insurance or visa $50).

The cost includes a donation used by the Trust for its work. If however you wish to raise any additional funds to put towards the work of the trust, this would be greatly appreciated.

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.
2 people sharing a room

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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,650.00
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1,650.00
Average fees
$825.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Sanyati/Zimbabwe between 2 weeks and 2 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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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