Zimbabwe OverviewTravel HighlightsProjectsApplication and Fees
Zimbabwe Quick Facts
Full Country Name: Republic of ZimbabweVolunteer Zimbabwe
Area: 390,580 sq km
Population: 12.75 million
Capital: Harare
Borders: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique
Religion: Christian and indigenous beliefs
Time Zone: Standard time is +2.00 in advance of Greenwich Mean Time
Languages: English is the official language, Shona and Sindebele along with other tribal dialects
Country Dialing Code: +263
Climate: Zimbabwe enjoys a wonderfully temperate climate year round.  The cool, dry months (May to October) have warm, sunny days and cold, clear nights.  The low lying areas of the south and the Zambezi Valley to the north and west, experience warm temperatures year round.  The rainy season lasts about three months, sometime between November and April.
Travel Highlights
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa which offers an astounding variety of natural beauty and spectacular scenery.  The country holds great appeal for active adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and those with an appreciative eye for exquisite beauty – from the majesty of the famous Victoria Falls to the giant marble like boulders of the Motopo Hills and the verdant mountains of the Eastern Highlands, from National Parks teeming with wildlife, to the Great Zimbabwe ancient ruins.

Victoria Falls is Zimbabwe’s most popular tourist destination and one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.  Their one mile and half wide curtain of water plunges deep into the Zambezi Gorge creating a cloud of mist that can be seen up to miles away.  The area is renowned for being the ‘adventure capital of Africa’, offering a variety of high adrenaline activities, including one of the wildest days of white water rafting on earth, and bungee jump into the Zambezi River gorge from the bridge linking Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Projects Available in Zimbabwe

Volunteering Teaching of disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the rural areas schools, orphanages and secondary schools
Volunteering with both domesticated or wildlife animals, children and communities in Africa.
Volunteers can be attached to a specialty group of professionals such as architects, engineers, pharmacists, mechanics etc
Help uplift the community through building and refurbishment projects and community development programs such as construction
Volunteering in the Medical center to help with vaccinations, immunization, treatment, counseling, education and protection of diseases and health care issues!
Make a real impact in women empowerment, legal aid, advocacy and basic human right issues.
Volunteer with organizations and centers that work with disadvantaged teenage girls.
Work with project that cares for environment, agriculture, permaculture, wetlands and natural resources management.
Internship opportunities for students and participants.
Enjoy cultural tours, adventure trips and safaris
Application and Fees

Program Cost
  • All airport pick up and drop off from the project
  • Work permit application and arrangements
  • Detailed Handbook for Volunteerism
  • Country and Project orientation programs including safety briefings
  • Full board and lodging stay, which includes all meals a day
  • Tour and Game drives (subject to project)
  • Assistance from Country coordinators
  • Certificate of Participation

What the fee excludes:

  • Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement which must include cover for repatriation
  • All transport to the destination (ie flights)
  • All items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
  • Email/internet and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks, Medications, and Entertainments
  • All visas for border crossings
  • Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary