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Volunteer Abroad in Zanzibar with IVHQ

Volunteer in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Zanzibar with International Volunteer HQ on meaningful volunteer projects, including Turtle Conservation and Rainforest & Coastal Conservation. Volunteers are based in Nungwi or Jozani with volunteer projects located in local beachside and rural communities. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation in Zanzibar.

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A quick look at volunteering in Zanzibar...

  • Volunteer trips in Zanzibar are available year-round with start dates every Wednesday
  • Choose from 2 meaningful volunteer projects
  • Volunteer opportunities based in Nungwi or Jozani
  • Volunteers are hosted together in dormitory-style accommodation
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Zanzibar each month
  • Program fees from US$540 (approximately £413) for 1 week
  • Airport pick-up and drop off, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 support included in your Zanzibar volunteer trip

Volunteer opportunities in Zanzibar

Protects animals and conserves the environment

5-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £413

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Wednesday of every month
  • 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 £466

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Wednesday of every month
  • 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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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Zanzibar to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Zanzibar will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Zanzibar with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!