Children’s Home Volunteering in Zimbabwe

The Children’s Home Volunteering in Zimbabwe project supports an orphanage that acts as a safe house for abused and vulnerable children in Victoria Falls.  Many of these kids have come from from unwanted pregnancies or worse and have nowhere to call home.  Their stories are heartbreaking, but their bright smiles are enough to shine a light on all the possibilities of their futures now that they have a loving home to care for them.  Volunteers on this project play a critical role in providing compassion, friendship, and educational support.

Children’s Home Volunteering in Zimbabwe is a challenging, yet life-changing opportunity for volunteers seeking a chance to make a positive impact on the lives of children who need it the most.  The kids range in age from under 2 to 17 and have all been brought to the children’s home to give them a better future.

There is a wide range of ways that volunteers can help the kids at the home.  Telling them stories about your home country, reading to them, helping them with their homework, and playing with them helps to create a happy life despite starting off under such unfortunate circumstances.  The children often want to learn about the volunteers’ home, music, sports, and social life activities.  This gives them a glimpse into the world outside their city and can encourage them to pursue their dreams.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for the Children’s Home Volunteering in Zimbabwe project covers your room and full board in either a host family house or volunteer dorm-style facilities depending on the location of your placement.

  • Shared, single-sex dorm room in the volunteer house or with a host family if requested
  • 3 meals per day provided by an in-house cook
  • Filtered drinking water is not available so volunteers are encouraged to bring a water filter/purifier to avoid having to purchase bottled water (and reduce plastic consumption!)
  • Limited WiFi is available for email and communications (streaming/downloading prohibited)



As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

1 week$395
2 weeks$540
4 weeks$870
Prices for projects in Zimbabwe are in US dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (

Included: 3 meals per day (upon arrival at project) • Shared room in volunteer house or home-stay • Local transportation for project activities • 24/7 local support • Dedicated field officer at project •

NOT Included: Flights • Vaccinations • Visas • Travel insurance • Extra activities • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

For project duration not listed, please Contact Us.


All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.


Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Zimbabwe have the opportunity to pre-book various exciting activities.  Victoria Falls is the perfect place to check off lots of items on your adventure bucket list!  Click the buttons below for more information.

Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls  Safari & Cultural Tours at Victoria Falls


Special Considerations | Children’s Home Volunteering in Zimbabwe


For special considerations regarding all projects in Zimbabwe, please visit the Zimbabwe page.

Criminal Record Check

GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children.  Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee).  U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.

The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.