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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 Marine Conservation and Rainforest & Coastal Conservation. Volunteer work in Zanzibar is based in the local beachside and rural communities of Matemwe and Jozani. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 133,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Zanzibar.

  • 2 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $565 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 Matemwe or Jozani

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $565
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in Matemwe & Jozani
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Bliss out on white sandy beaches

Volunteer opportunities in Zanzibar

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $635

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

Help support the conservation of endangered marine life and coral reefs in Zanzibar. Assist marine biologists at a turtle hatchery and with coastal conservation efforts, such as monitoring and protecting the reef.

Protects animals and conserves the environment

5-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $565

  • 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.

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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
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