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Childcare Volunteer Program in Zimbabwe

Are you ready to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children in Zimbabwe? Would you like to contribute to creating a better world by sharing your love and passion with these vulnerable children? Your dedication to this project goes beyond gaining valuable life experiences; it actively contributes to creating a better world.

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.

Despite Zimbabwe's natural abundance, the nation has witnessed a significant decline in recreational services and infrastructure over the past decade. This downturn has resulted in children being limited to miserable environments with limited access to essential recreational services.

Join in this unique opportunity as a volunteer to interact with children through creative indoor and outdoor play sessions. Collaborate with the local team to plan engaging activities, utilizing both traditional games and locally available resources to create play equipment.

Seize this opportunity to make a meaningful impact. Your participation in the project will leave a lasting impression on the positive development of children. Reach out today to begin planning your trip to Zimbabwe!

Skills and Qualifications

You don't need specific training or experience to join our childcare volunteering program in Zimbabwe. We welcome everyone, regardless of formal qualifications. The main characteristics needed are flexibility and patience, especially when working with children. If you have a genuine love for children and want to make a positive impact on their lives, we'd love to have you join us as a volunteer.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Join our meaningful childcare volunteering program in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where you can fulfill your dreams of making a meaningful difference in the lives of local children and youth. As a dedicated volunteer, you'll be involved in various activities, including teaching at a kindergarten, organizing engaging extracurricular activities, sports and much more.

Your role includes assisting with homework, ensuring child safety, and offering support throughout their educational journey. Our program aims to empower children and youth by fostering educational growth and introducing additional activities, which are crucial for the overall development of a child.

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to engage with children through creative indoor and outdoor play sessions, offering a welcome break from difficult circumstances. Collaborating with the local team, you'll design compelling activities using traditional games and locally available resources to create play equipment.

When you arrive in Zimbabwe, our local staff picks you at the airport and transport to accommodation. The next morning, our local staff gives you an orientation about country, safety, project, rules and regulations of the project, etc.

After orientation, you will be taken to your respective placement, introduced to local staffs and children. There is not such a fixed daily schedule as volunteering works vary every day. Here is sample daily schedule:

First Day : On your first day of volunteering program, 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 is as follows:

7.00 to 7.30 AM : Breakfast at the accommodation.

7.45 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.

12.00 PM: Lunch

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

Volunteer in Zimbabwe: Dates and Fees

Dates: Zimbabwe

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.

Our Fees

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.

    Duration Orphanage
  1 week   $285
  2 Weeks   $385
  3 Weeks   $462
  4 Weeks   $660
  5 Weeks   $770
  6 Weeks   $924
  7 Weeks   $1,078
  8 Weeks   $1,232
  9 Weeks   $1,386
  10 Weeks   $1,540
  11 Weeks   $1,694
  12 Weeks   $1,848

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • 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.<
Program 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.
  • Flights

The program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the pro-gram to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the volun-teer abroad in Kenya program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses.

Accommodation and Meal

During your volunteer program in Zimbabwe, you'll stay in a comfortable volunteer house located in a safe and quiet neighborhood. The house, accommodating up to 20 volunteers, is conveniently situated with a 5-minute walk to the nearest store and a 20-minute walk to the town center. Amenities include western-style toilets, air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a laundry service at $5 per bag.

Learn more about accommodation and meal in Zimbabwe.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While volunteering in Zimbabwe, your evenings and weekends are open for exploring the wonders of the Victoria Falls area. Seize the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreational activities, from the tranquil Zambezi River Sunset Cruise to the exhilarating Bungee Jump or Victoria Falls Gorge Swing. Contribute to ethical wildlife tourism with an Elephant Encounter, embark on a Zip-Line Canopy Tour, or savor the cultural experience of a Boma Dinner featuring an African dance show. The options are diverse, including a Helicopter Flight Over Falls, a Zambezi Canoe Tour, and thrilling White-water Rafting.

Safety and In Country Support

Ensuring your safety is our top priority while volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We meticulously vet every aspect of your trip, providing pre-trip guidance, selecting secure destinations, and collaborating only with trusted local partners. Our dedicated in-country team is on the ground to offer unparalleled guidance and support, working tirelessly to ensure you have an amazing and secure experience abroad.

Read more about the safety and in-country support GCR provides.

Frequently Asked Questions- FAQ

Have a few questions about your Zimbabwe volunteer opportunity? We’ve got some answers for you!

Arrival and departure

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.

Why Volunteer in Zimbabwe's Childcare Project?

Make a Positive Impact : By volunteering in Zimbabwe's childcare project, you can create a safe and nurturing environment where vulnerable children can thrive, bringing about significant changes in their lives as well as your own.

Dedicate Your Time: Dedicate yourself to supporting disadvantaged children by offering guidance, care, and emotional support, helping to improve their overall well-being and development.

Build Meaningful Relationships: Engage actively in daily activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and organizing recreational activities, to establish strong bonds with the children and contribute to their growth and happiness.

Teach Life Skills: Enhance the program with creative activities that develop valuable life skills of the needy children for the future.