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Volunteer in Zimbabwe!

Ready to make a positive impact in the lives of orphaned children in Africa? Imagine being part of the vibrant culture of Zimbabwe while contributing to a meaningful cause. Your commitment to this project not only promises valuable life experiences but also contributes to making the world a better place.

Zimbabwe, an enchanting destination, boasts natural wonders like Victoria Falls and Matobo National Park, offering diverse landscapes and opportunities for wildlife encounters.

Beyond its breathtaking scenery, the country has a rich cultural heritage, blending ancient traditions with modern city life. Explore Zimbabwe for a unique mix of awe-inspiring nature and vibrant cultural experiences.

However, Zimbabwe faces significant challenges, including extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, and limited opportunities, leading to a growing population of orphans. Orphanages in Zimbabwe struggle with resource and manpower shortages. Your assistance is invaluable in addressing these challenges. By offering genuine love, care, and attention to these children, you'll make a significant difference in their lives.

Your participation in the Zimbabwe orphanage project leaves a lasting impact on a society confronting numerous hardships. Joining this volunteer program is a wonderful way to share your love, passion, and efforts with the children in desperate need.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

The Orphanage in Zimbabwe serves as a compassionate haven for vulnerable children affected by poverty, disease, and parental loss. International volunteers have a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on these children's lives by dedicating their time, skills, and support. Activities range from teaching and organizing educational events to providing emotional support and assisting with daily chores.

Volunteers actively contribute to various tasks, including cooking, laundry, play/story time, cleaning, yard work, and farm-related activities such as planting, ploughing, weeding, and watering, particularly on Saturdays. This comprehensive approach is designed to positively influence the physical, emotional, and educational development of the children.

Skills and Qualifications

Participating in the orphanage volunteering program in Zimbabwe with Global Crossroad doesn't require specific training or prior experience. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of formal qualifications. The key attributes we seek are flexibility and patience, especially when working closely with children. A strong passion and affection for children, along with a genuine desire to enhance their lives and serve as a positive role model, are essential qualities needed.

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 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 the Orphanage Project in Zimbabwe?

Create Safe Haven for Orphan Children: Volunteers in our Zimbabwe orphanage project help establish a safe and nurturing environment for orphaned children to thrive. Your contributions positively impact both the children and your own life.

Devote Time to Make a Difference: This program lets you dedicate your time and energy to making a meaningful difference in the lives of orphaned children. By providing guidance, support, and care, you contribute to their development in healthy and purposeful conditions.

Active Involvement in Daily Life: Volunteers play a vital role in the daily routines of orphans in Zimbabwe, addressing resource limitations. From cooking and cleaning to mentoring and teaching, your involvement significantly improves their quality of life.

Support Orphanages' Mission: Your participation directly helps struggling orphanages in Zimbabwe reach more children in need. Your efforts empower these orphanages to provide proper care to a greater number of deprived children, ensuring a more normal childhood and a brighter future.

Contact GCR today to learn more about volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe!