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Teaching French Volunteer Program in Morocco

Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Jun 7, 2021

French serves as a second language in many educated communities in Morocco, and while it is considered an unofficial third language after Arabic and Berber, it is the primary language of commerce and economics in Morocco. A strong grasp of the French language is required for jobs in these sectors, but language lessons are out of reach for many people in low-income communities.

You’ll work with underprivileged children and adults, teaching French and information technology. Volunteer tasks include running small workshops, assisting local teachers and organising educational games and activities. You can lead classes on your own or teach in volunteer pairs.

Teaching French volunteer in Morocco with IVHQ

Volunteers who wish to join the Teaching French project must be fluent in French.

Volunteers are also able to teach English. If you can speak French and English, and are willing to volunteer teaching both languages, please include that in your application.

Please note this project has a minimum duration of 2 weeks.

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Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from AU$419 for 1 week
  • Help to teach French to children and adults

  • Volunteer as lead teacher or in volunteer pairs

  • Suited to volunteers interested in education and teaching French

  • Volunteer for up to five hours per day

Destination Highlights
Morocco at a glance
  • Based in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca and Sale

  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support

  • Accommodation in a local homestay

  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Morocco each month

Fill out the quick form below to find out what the Covid-19 restrictions and visa requirements are for Morocco, based on your country of residence.

The IVHQ Morocco volunteer program is based in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. ​Volunteers are required to fly into Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA), which is a 18 to 20 hour flight from most major airports in Australia. Volunteer projects are located in Rabat, Casablanca and Sale.​​

Volunteer programs begin on the first and third Monday of each month. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks, although the Teaching English and Teaching French projects have a minimum duration of 2 weeks.

The program orientation begins the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Rabat on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Rabat International Airport (RBA). Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.Australian travellers do not require a visa to enter Morocco for a duration of 90 days.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Rabat, Casablanca or Sale (location will depend on proximity to your specific placement). Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are travelling in Morocco prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up at the Rabat Ville Train Station in Rabat on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our Moroccan team at the volunteer base in Rabat. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date. Orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Morocco – Introduction to Morocco, Moroccan Customs, Rules and Expectations, Language Lessons, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Morocco, 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 socialising.

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

8.00 AM Breakfast at the homestay.

9.00 PM - 10.00 AM Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. Work and hours are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at. There is a tea break and lunch break with times varying depending on the placement.

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel home, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.

8.00 PM Dinner at the homestay.

Please note, this schedule can vary depending on the particular project the volunteer in participating on. Volunteers taking Arabic or French language lessons spend half the day volunteering and the other half of the day taking language lessons.

Volunteers are accommodated in a homestay where you will live with a local family and other volunteers. These families receive money from your program fee for support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with a family, as this is an opportunity to learn the Moroccan way of life, meet local people, eat local food, speak the local language (Darija: the Moroccan Arabic dialect) and engage in local customs and traditions. Living is basic, yet still comfortable, and most homestays have electricity and running water. Volunteers can expect to share a room with other volunteers, however in some homestays volunteers have their own rooms. Bedding is provided, but it is recommended that volunteers bring their own sleeping bag if you wish to travel on the weekends, along with a towel and toiletries. It is important to note that Moroccan homes have a shared living environment in which Sdaders (Moroccan couches) are used as beds within the homes, while also used during the day for sitting and dining.

WiFi is available in the majority of the homestays in Morocco. To keep connected, you can also purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone.

Influenced by African, Arab, Moorish and Berber cuisines, Moroccan cooking blends Mediterranean fruits and vegetables with spices, typically imported. A typical Moroccan meal begins with a series of hot and cold salads, followed by a tagine (Moroccan stew) and bread is eaten with every meal. Lamb or chicken dishes are common, as is couscous topped with meat and vegetables. The consumption of pork and alcohol are prohibited, as per Muslim dietary restrictions and drinking mint tea is a daily tradition. Volunteers in Morocco are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Bottled water is readily available in Morocco and volunteers should budget approximately AU$6 per week for this (2 litres 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.

“This was such a wonderful experience that it’s hard to accurately verbalize what I gained and how it changed me. Morocco has so much to offer, from minutia (freshly squeezed orange juice, only 4MAD!) to the glamourous and exotic (hikes through the High Atlas, stargazing in the Sahara, surfing beside camels in Essaouria) there is never a dull moment on these programs. The host families couldn’t have been more welcoming and warm, the local staff were accommodating, the work placement was rewarding, the other volunteers were adventurous and interesting. This is not an all-work-no-play program, so if that is what one is looking for in a placement, Morocco might not be the right country; however, if one were seeking a stimulating adventure and an exciting volunteer experience, IVHQ Morocco is the ideal place for it.” - Mariah Moore (Teaching English Volunteer in Morocco)

Read more reviews from IVHQ volunteers in Morocco here


Duration Program Fee
1 week $310 AU$419
2 weeks $580 AU$784
3 weeks $770 AU$1,041
4 weeks $960 AU$1,299
5 weeks $1,150 AU$1,556
6 weeks $1,340 AU$1,813
8 weeks $1,720 AU$2,327
10 weeks $2,000 AU$2,706
12 weeks $2,280 AU$3,085
16 weeks $2,840 AU$3,842
20 weeks $3,400 AU$4,600
24 weeks $3,960 AU$5,358
  • All programs attract a Registration Fee from US$299 (approximately AU$404) on top of the Program Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your program start date*). A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in AUD.
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • * Terms and Conditions do apply
What extra costs will I have?
  • Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs, in-country trips or tours.
  • Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program
  • Arabic/French lessons (optional)
  • Spending money - Volunteers in Morocco generally find US$40 to be sufficient for weekly expenses
Registration Fee
What it covers
  • Most affordable program fees
  • Expert support from a program specialist
  • Full MyIVHQ account access
  • Online volunteer training
  • Comprehensive preparation tools
  • IVHQ alumni rewards
Program Fee
What it covers
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Program orientation
  • Volunteer placement
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Discounts on language lessons

During the weekends, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of Rabat and Morocco. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield to destinations, such as Marrakech, Merzouga (Dunes), Tinghir (Ksabah), Fes, Meknes (imperial cities), Volubilis (Roman), Tanger, and south of Europe (Gibraltar, Andalusia, Portugal, south of Spain).

See our Morocco Travel and Tours page to learn more about the volunteer travel options available in Morocco!

Capital Rabat
Population 32.52 million
Languages Arabic and Berber
Currency Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Time zone UTC±00:00

Weather and climate: Morocco has a Mediterranean climate that is generally hot and dry for most of the year, with cooler, yet still mild, temperatures and rainfall during the winter months between November and March. Morocco has widely varying terrain and the climate varies greatly throughout the country. Temperatures can be incredibly high in the southern and south eastern desert areas whereas, the temperature drops considerably in the higher lying mountainous areas, even dropping to freezing point at night. In Rabat, temperatures reach an average high of 27°C (80.6°F) in the summer months and an average high of 17°C (62.6°F) in the winter months. Temperatures can drop to an average of 7°C (44.6°F) in the winter and it is generally always cold in the evenings throughout the year.

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate on this program, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 18, IVHQ offers alternative volunteer opportunities for teens. Visit our High School Volunteer Abroad page to learn more.

All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to IVHQ’s local team on arrival in Morocco. Additional requirements apply for Teaching French, Women’s Education and Ramadan volunteers, please read the project description below.

It is not a prerequisite for volunteers to speak Arabic or French, however volunteer work can sometimes be restricted for those with limited Arabic and/or French language skills. Volunteers on the Teaching French project must be fluent in French. Volunteers can take advantage of Arabic and French lessons offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers by our program staff in Morocco.

Free Interactive Volunteer Training - All volunteers are encouraged to complete our interactive pre-departure training, which is available exclusively to registered IVHQ volunteers. The training is designed to build an understanding of important aspects that need to be considered before embarking on an IVHQ program. It helps volunteers to prepare in the right way by providing advice on what it takes to be a safe, responsible and valuable volunteer. Try a sample of the training here.

Our local team in Morocco offer Arabic and French lessons to volunteers, which can be organised and paid for in advance through IVHQ. Lessons are tailored to each volunteer’s current level of Arabic or French. Past volunteers feel that taking these lessons can help you immensely with your day to day volunteer work and communicating with local people.

  • 10 Hour Package – US$265 (approximately AU$358)
  • 20 Hour Package – US$535 (approximately AU$723)
  • 30 Hour Package – US$800 (approximately AU$1082)
  • 40 Hour Package – US$1065 (approximately AU$1441)

Please make a note in your application or contact your IVHQ Program Manager after you have registered for the program if you would like to add language lessons to your Morocco volunteerp experience.

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