It’s said that the most important thing you can give to a child is your time. That’s especially true for underprivileged children. Volunteering in Zimbabwe at a school is one of the best ways to experience local culture and make a significant impact in a short time. Even if you’ve never taught before, this project provides the perfect opportunity to help improve a child’s life and education.
Volunteer Teaching in Zimbabwe
With over 300 students and only 10 local teachers, the student:teacher ratio is much higher than is ideal. This is where the Volunteer Teaching in Zimbabwe project comes in. Volunteers work directly with the teachers and local community to support the education of the children. They’ll work primarily with the kindergarten students focusing on English, math, and home economics. Volunteer teachers also help with serving lunch and ensuring the kids maintain proper health (hygeine) and safety practices.
In addition to teaching, the volunteers may be asked to provide their insight towards scheduling, planning, and administration of the school. This provides an opportunity to really help the school create standard processes that can make it run more efficiently with limited resources.
Room & Board
Your project fee for the Volunteer Teaching 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.
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.
This project incurs a discounted $150 application fee. Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.
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Special Considerations | Volunteer Teaching 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.