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Volunteer in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Zanzibar

Live the island life on International Volunteer HQ’s Zanzibar volunteer abroad program, located off the coast of Tanzania in Africa. Choose from two trusted Zanzibar volunteer projects, including Turtle Conservation and Rainforest & Coastal Conservation. Volunteer work in Zanzibar is based in the local beachside and rural communities of Nungwi and Jozani. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Zanzibar.

  • 2 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from CA$700 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Volunteers are hosted together in dormitory-style accommodation

  • Projects based in the beautiful communities of Nungwi or Jozani

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from CA$700
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in Nungwi & Jozani
Bliss out on white sandy beaches
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Zanzibar

Protects animals and conserves the environment

5-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$700

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Wednesday
  • Based at a volunteer forest camp
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help protect Zanzibar's rainforest as well as some of its most endangered species, including the Red Colobus Monkeys, snakes, lizards, tortoises and chameleons. You’ll also tackle coastal erosion on the island and provide environmental education to local children so that these initiatives can continue for future generations to come.

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$791

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Wednesday
  • Based at a turtle sanctuary
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help support the conservation of endangered marine turtles in Zanzibar. Assisting with nursing and treating injured sea turtles, collecting food and feeding turtles, cleaning the lagoon and pools, you’ll be able to make a real difference in the lives of these at-risk creatures.

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