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HIV AIDS Support Volunteering Program in Zimbabwe

Do you have a strong desire to enhance the well-being of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS? Are you motivated to play a part in lowering and eventually eradicating the infection rate? If your answer is yes, then our HIV/AIDS Support Volunteer Program is the perfect fit for you!

Zimbabwe is a beautiful country with natural wonders like Victoria Falls and Matobo National Park. You can explore diverse landscapes and wildlife encounters. Additionally, Zimbabwe offers rich cultural experiences where ancient traditions meet modern city life.

Zimbabwe is struggling with a widespread HIV epidemic, particularly in remote rural areas. The healthcare facilities in these regions face significant shortages of both manpower and resources. This shortage hampers efforts to effectively combat HIV/AIDS and provide necessary care to those affected. Volunteers play a critical role in filling these gaps and supporting ongoing initiatives to address the HIV crisis in Zimbabwe.

This volunteering opportunity focuses on preventing HIV/AIDS transmission and supporting individuals already living with the infection. Our partners are committed to improving adolescent reproductive health and increasing awareness about disease prevention. We're seeking volunteers to help dispel misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and encourage positive behavioral changes through open discussions within the community.

This project offers a chance to bring hope and care to marginalized individuals while allowing you to explore and experience the beauty of one of the world's most captivating countries.

This program in Zimbabwe aims to help thousands of children affected by HIV/AIDS by offering education and support. About one-quarter of Zimbabwean children are orphaned because of HIV/AIDS, with approximately 170,000 affected by the disease. They live in extreme poverty and urgently need support. Located in the beautiful Victoria Falls region, international volunteers have a special chance to assist these children. The program involves brightening the lives of HIV/AIDS-affected children, organizing educational activities, playing sports, staying with host families, and exploring Victoria Falls and the Big Five.

The program makes a big difference for children facing the challenges of HIV/AIDS. It provides a safe place, education, and support. Through school clubs and sports activities, especially soccer, the program has helped over 600 children and youth. Its aim is to help even more in the future, educating children about the disease, prevention, and empowering them to live fulfilling lives despite the tough circumstances.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific education or prior experience is required to participate in this HIV/AIDS project. However, volunteers should possess qualities such as kindness, patience, flexibility, and a strong compassion for individuals facing poverty and HIV AIDS infection. A genuine passion for assisting others and contributing to the betterment of the world is essential for those looking to join this project.

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

Program Dates

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 HIV Projects
  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 reside in a comfortable volunteer house nestled in a safe and peaceful neighborhood. The house, capable of accommodating up to 20 volunteers, is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from the nearest store and a 20-minute walk from the town center. Amenities include western-style toilets, air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a laundry service available at $5 per bag.

Learn more about accommodation and meal in Zimbabwe.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While volunteering in Zimbabwe, you'll have evenings and weekends free to explore the wonders of the Victoria Falls area. Take advantage of various recreational activities, ranging from serene Zambezi River Sunset Cruises to adrenaline-pumping adventures like Bungee Jumping or the Victoria Falls Gorge Swing. Enjoy Elephant Encounter, experience a Zip-Line Canopy Tour, or enjoy a cultural Boma Dinner with an African dance show.

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our utmost priority during your volunteering experience in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We carefully assess every aspect of your trip, offering pre-trip guidance, selecting secure destinations, and partnering only with trusted local organizations. Our dedicated in-country team is always available to provide unparalleled guidance and support.

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

Frequently Asked Questions- FAQ

Arrival and departure

You'll arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport for your volunteering experience. Please send your final flight details to our in-country coordinator. Our field coordinator will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. However, please note that we do not provide airport departure service. Before traveling, please ensure you consult your country's visa regulations and requirements.


Before volunteering in Zimbabwe, it's crucial to get proper vaccinations due to Africa's high rates of epidemics and communicable diseases. Please schedule an appointment with your travel doctor. Recommended vaccines for this destination include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza. Please visit CDC website for more detail information.

Why Volunteer in the HIV AIDS Project in Zimbabwe?

Make a Real Difference : Volunteering in the HIV/AIDS project in Zimbabwe offers a chance to directly impact the lives of individuals affected by the disease. Your contribution can help improve access to care, raise awareness, and provide support to those in need.

Raise Awareness: By participating in the project, you can play a crucial role in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS within communities. Educating people about the risks, prevention methods, and destigmatizing the disease are essential steps in combating its spread.

Support Local Organizations: Volunteering in Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS project means supporting local organizations dedicated to fighting the disease. Your involvement helps these organizations reach a larger number of HIV-infected individuals and provides additional resources for treatment and care.

Build Meaningful Relationships: Volunteering offers the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with HIV-infected patients. By offering care, support, and guidance, you can make a positive impact on their lives and foster a sense of belonging and inclusion in society.