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Musha Care Foundation

Women Education Assistant

Mutare, Zimbabwe

We need your support in Zimbabwe to empower less privileged women. On the project you do not need experience or training.

The project

The  aim of this program is to empower the less privileged women with income-generating projects, education and skills training.

 At many of the centers, women are able to learn sewing, tailoring, candle-making and jewelry-making through subsidized courses. 

The women also need to have access to finance and small business management courses, enabling them to start their own craft-making or tailoring businesses to generate an income and provide for their families.

Not all of the women suffer from HIV/AIDS and some have joined the centers to help improve their overall living situation and learn vital skills to help become self sufficient.

Volunteer work

As a volunteer you will work closely with centers which support women affected by HIV/AIDS in providing counseling, guidance, and sometimes childcare in Sakubva Township in Mutare.

If you have skills in arts and craft-making and an interest in supporting women to become self-sufficient, this project will be a good fit for you.

As a volunteer, you will assist in a range of areas, including counseling, skill-training and campaign/education development.

While volunteering with us , you may also have the opportunity to help on outreach work within the wider local communities and slum areas Sakubva Townships.

Orientation

Orientation is hosted by our local team in Harare or Mutare. 

Orientation begins on your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Zimbabwe – Introduction to Zimbabwe,  Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in the country, Introduction to your project and placement. 

The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once your orientation is complete, you will be transported to your homestay and introduced to your host family.

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast with the host family.

8.30 AM - 2.00 PM Volunteers travel to their placements and meet with the placement staff. Work and hours at the placement are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at. There is usually a morning tea break and lunch break.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to their homestays, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.

7.00 PM - 8.00 PM Dinner with the host family.

Please note, this schedule  vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Details on Arrival

Volunteer programs begin on the 1st and 15th of every month. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 4 weeks to 11 weeks.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation

If you are traveling in Zimbabwe prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Harare  the day before your program orientation

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore, wider Zimbabwe tourist areas. 

Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield (i.e.Chinhoyi Caves, Imre Safari or lnyati Eco Game Reserve), or to embark on a safari. Saturday or Sunday is a religious day of rest. If you wish, you can accompany your host family to their local church, as a Zimbabwe church service is a unique and special experience for many volunteers.

Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Physical fitness
Innovative
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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

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WHAT IT COVERS

  •  24/7 in-country support 
  • Airport pick-up and drop out
  • Program orientation 
  • Volunteer placement 
  • Accommodation 
  • Meals
  • Internet
Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport
After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Harare International Airport (HRE) in Harare. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation. 

Accommodation
Volunteers are accommodated in homestays or  local host families, who have been​ ​approved by our local ​team in Zimbabwe. 

Volunteers can expect to share a bedroom​ ​​with two to four other volunteers, comprised of single beds and bunk beds with​ ​bedding provided. 

Living is comfortable and most home-stays have electricity,​ ​running water and western bathrooms. ​I​t is important to note that​ ​there are often power outages and water shortages​, and ​​volunteers need to be prepared to have the occasional bucket shower or​​ ​some time without power.​ 

Some rural homes​, ​​and all home-stays in Rusape, do not have electricity or running water​. In these locations you​ ​​can expect to find​ ​squat/long-drop toilets​.​

Our local team give your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to​ ​stay with a host family, providing you with a​ ​unique opportunity to learn about the​ ​way of life, meet local people, try local food, speak the local language and​ ​engage in local customs and traditions​.​​
Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which is served at the homestays or Host family accommodation. Breakfast generally consists of (tea), toast, fruit and sometimes porridge. A typical lunch can include vegetables with rice, occasional meat and fruit. Dinner usually includes traditional food, such as sadza (corn meal) and alongside meat and vegetables. 

Bottled water is readily available and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 per week for this (2 liters per day). If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
Internet Access
Good 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)
$570.00
5 weeks
$713.00
6 weeks
$855.00
7 weeks
$998.00
8 weeks
$1,140.00
9 weeks
$1,283.00
11 weeks (max. stay)
$1,568.00
Average fees
$143.00/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.
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.
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