Youth Development Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Children are our future and it’s important that they’re given every opportunity to succeed in life.  Those kids who grow up in developing countries often lack access to extra-curricular activities to help promote their growth and development.  The Youth Development Volunteering in Zimbabwe project aims to combat that by providing children, teens, and young adults in Victoria Falls with the support they need to grow up and determine their own futures.

The Youth Development Volunteering in Zimbabwe project places volunteers at a youth center in Victoria Falls.  There they are tasked with helping to encourage the growth and development of local children and young adults.  Those attending the center range from age 5 to 25.

Volunteers will help the kids by providing various forms support and care.  They can assist with homework and learning, help them with sports, create other forms of extra-curricular activities, and reading to and helping the youngest kids with developing good hygiene habits and social skills will create a lasting impact.  Talking with the older teens and young adults about other cultures will help open them up to a bigger world and encourage them to follow their dreams.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for the Youth Development 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 | Youth Development 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.