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Teaching Volunteering Program in Zimbabwe

Do you dream of traveling to Zimbabwe, immersing yourself in local cultures, and making a positive impact on young minds? Are you passionate about teaching and find joy in seeing children's eyes light up when they learn something new? This teaching English program in Zimbabwe is a perfect fit for you!

Zimbabwe is truly breathtaking, with its stunning landscapes that include iconic attractions like Victoria Falls and Matobo National Park. Here, you'll encounter diverse

scenery and unforgettable wildlife experiences. But it's not just about the natural beauty—Zimbabwe's cultural richness adds another layer of fascination. Ancient traditions coexist harmoniously with the vibrant pulse of modern city life, offering a unique and captivating experience for visitors.

English fluency is proving to be more and more vital due to the growing tourism industries in Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, there is a huge scarcity of funding, resources and quality English subject teacher. Due to this, many children in Zimbabwe lack essential English reading and writing skills. This is where your help comes in!

By joining volunteer teaching English program in Zimbabwe, you will make a significant impact on the present and future lives of underprivileged Zimbabwean children. You will have the opportunity to help students learn and sharpen their English language skills that will bring job opportunities.

This teaching program is indeed a life-changing experience for you. If you want to make a positive impact in the lives of these children and create a literate Zimbabwe, contact GCR about this exciting chance today.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

In this project, volunteers work closely with the local community and teachers to boost children's education. As a volunteer teacher in Zimbabwe, you'll have the chance to teach in Kindergarten, Pre-school, Primary schools, or Secondary schools, based on your interests and abilities.

Your role will include working alongside teachers to develop lesson plans, providing support in the classroom, helping students understand the content, and occasionally serving as a substitute teacher. Additionally, you'll handle various administrative tasks related to school activities. You'll be working Monday to Friday, engaging in activities such as teaching math and English and interacting with children through play.

In addition to your primary responsibilities, you'll also have the enjoyable task of organizing educational games, songs, and sports activities to enrich the children's experience. As a volunteer, you'll play a vital role in supporting the educational journey of children of all ages, ultimately providing them with a brighter future. At the end of each day, you can take pride in knowing that your efforts are helping to pave a better path for children in need.

Skills and Qualifications

Volunteering in Zimbabwe's Teaching Program is open to individuals aged 18 and above, with no formal teaching experience or qualifications required. What we value most is your passion for teaching and making a positive impact on the future of young people.

Patience is essential for this role, as you'll be working with children of various ages and learning abilities. We encourage you to take initiative in addressing classroom challenges and assisting wherever necessary. Your dedication and willingness to help are what make a difference in the lives of these children.

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 Teaching
  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.

Learn more about our comprehensive safety measure available for you in Uganda.

Frequently Asked Questions- FAQ

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 Teaching Project in Zimbabwe?

Empowerment : By volunteering, you have the chance to empower children with essential knowledge and skills that can significantly impact their future opportunities and success.

Community Engagement: You'll actively engage with the local community and teachers, fostering strong connections and collaboration to support children's education.

Flexibility: Whether you prefer working with younger or older students, the Teaching Project offers flexibility to teach in Kindergarten, Pre-school, Primary, or Secondary schools based on your interests and skills.

Enriching Experience: Organizing educational games, songs, and sports activities adds richness to the children's learning experience while providing you with rewarding and enjoyable tasks.

Contributing to a Brighter Future: Your efforts as a volunteer contribute directly to shaping a brighter future for children in need, leaving a lasting impact on their educational journey and overall well-being.