Have you been dreaming of visiting and volunteering in Africa? Would you love to help struggling communities? Are you interested to see the rushing waters of Africa’s Victoria Falls?
Join our meaningful volunteer opportunities in Zimbabwe to experience above all.
Victoria Falls, known to locals as The Smoke That Thunders, is a massive waterfall twice as tall as Niagra Falls, impressive enough to make the list of the top 7 natural wonders of the world.The falls are located in the beautiful
country of Zimbabwe,also home to the iconic wildlife known as the Top 5: Elephants, Leopards, Lions, Rhinos, and Cape Buffalo.
Unfortunately, though the town of Victoria Falls has a booming tourism industry, the surrounding rural communities haven’t benefitted much. Many people living in the area are struggling, in poverty, and lack access to basic necessities like electricity, running, water, and education for their children.
Volunteer in Zimbabwe and provide much-needed support working in an orphanage, providing childcare, and teaching English and other subjects to young students who otherwise might never receive any kind of education, at all. Make a difference and help children in need! Contact GCR to learn more about helping disadvantaged children in Zimbabwe!
Available Volunteer Programs in Zimbabwe
Whether you want to work with orphans or share your passion for education, we have volunteer programs in Zimbabwe that’s perfect for you. Keep reading to find a cause that speaks to you:
Our orphanage volunteer program supports 24 children affected by poverty, disease, and parental loss. Offering all-inclusive care, it focuses on their physical, emotional, and educational needs. International volunteers are invited to contribute through teaching, organizing events, providing emotional support, and assisting with daily chores. The orphanage includes a youth empowerment club, a farm, and two schools.
This program focuses on assisting children and youth through teaching at a Kindergarten and organizing extracurricular activities for various age groups. The aim is to empower them by providing educational support and engaging programs. Ideal for international volunteers seeking a meaningful impact, the program is set in a stunning location, adding to its appeal.
Global Crossroad urgently seeks volunteers for its Volunteer Teaching in Zimbabwe program. The primary focus is on teaching English to children from low-income families who lack access to private classes. By joining this program, volunteers can share their passion for English, make a positive impact on disadvantaged communities, and gain valuable teaching experience. Essential qualities include strong English skills and patience. Join now to contribute to a meaningful cause in Zimbabwe.
Volunteers are currently being sought to offer vital assistance to a hospital in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where medical resources are scarce, and communities lack access to basic necessities. Responsibilities include administrative duties, basic treatments, patient support, and participation in health awareness programs. While volunteers gain valuable insights into the healthcare system, flexibility and a positive mindset are essential. Despite the challenges, the experience is rewarding for those committed to making a positive difference in healthcare in Zimbabwe.
This program aims to address the high HIV prevalence in Victoria Falls by focusing on providing sexual and reproductive health education to children and youth, particularly those living in abject poverty. Volunteers have the opportunity to make a significant impact by extending a compassionate hand to this vulnerable population.
Make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children in Victoria Falls by volunteering with Global Crossroad for sports coaching. Volunteers play a crucial role in helping talented youth explore their potential in sports, fostering personal growth and contributing to the local economy. Choose from full-time or part-time coaching options, with opportunities to work with orphans, teach in schools, dance, or assist in public healthcare. Whether it's a short-term or long-term volunteering, you can make a meaningful difference in the community.
In addition to the above projects, we also offer family Volunteering, alternative spring break, high school volunteering, college/university volunteering and many other programs. Contact Global Crossroad for further information.
Volunteer in Zimbabwe :Program Dates and Fees
Global Crossroad’s programs always begin on Monday of every week of the year. If you have some travel constraints, we can of course let you start on any day that fits.
Global Crossroad has been a trusted and reputable leader for volunteering abroad since 2003. Our goal is to provide the highest quality volunteer experiences with the lowest fees, making these opportunities available to everyone, including students. Anyone can be part of our programs, and have a positive impact without paying high fees.
We are always fully transparent with our costs, which we divide into two parts:
Registration fee of $299. This money goes directly to paying our daily running costs, or our overhead costs for running an organization.
Zimbabwe volunteering projects’ weekly fee- this part is paid directly to your host family (via the country coordinator) in order to cover food and accommodations. These payments are direct, and involve no ‘middlemen’, or third parties.
Additional per week $154.00
Project fees include:
- Meals i.e breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Monday to Friday. Breakfast only will be provided Saturdays and Sundays.
- Accommodation at our Volunteer House.
- Project based transport.
- Return airport transfers.
- Orientation upon arrival.
- 24/7 emergency in country staff support.
- Internet access
Project fees Exclude:
- Lunches and dinners Saturdays and Sundays.
- Laundry services charged at USD$10.00 per bag upon request.
- Bottled water and any beverages.
- Leisure activities which can be arranged separately.
- Medical or Health insurance cover.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering in Zimbabwe, you will be staying at our clean, comfortable, and secure volunteer house in a safe, quiet neighborhood of Victoria Falls Town. Up to 20 volunteers can stay in the house at a time in 4 bedrooms. There are three shared bathrooms, air conditioning, and free WiFi for checking emails and using social media.
You will share a living and dining area complete with cable tv, and a kitchen that is fully equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, etc. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to you daily as part of your volunteer fee. The volunteer house is a 20-minute walk into the town center, and 5 minutes to a convenience store. Laundry service is available at $5 a bag.
Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs
Have a few questions about your Zimbabwe volunteer opportunity? We’ve got some answers for you!
You will fly into Victoria Falls’ own international airport. Please send your final flight details to our in-country coordinator, and we’ll have someone waiting for you when you land. However, we do not offer airport departure service.
*Please consult your country’s visa regulations and requirements prior to travel.
Make sure you get proper vaccinations prior to your departure as Africa has high rates of epidemics and communicable diseases. Please make an appointment you’re your travel doctor before volunteering in Zimbabwe. Recommended vaccines to travel to this destination include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Please visit CDC website for more detail information.
Contact GCR today to learn more about volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe!
Volunteer Opportunities Available in Other Countries
Other than this Zimbabwe volunteer program, GCR offers great volunteering opportunities in many countries cross the world.
Check out some of the most popular destinations below.
- Volunteer in Ghana
- Volunteer in Kenya
- Volunteer in South Africa
- Volunteer in Tanzania
- Volunteer in Uganda