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African Impact

Street Address: 6 Carlton Close

Locality: Fish Hoek

Region: South Africa


Heping in Rehabilitation of Elderly in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls
Duration of Program
2 to 52 Weeks
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
17 Years+
Project Review

A small establishment where the old people of the community go to live when their families can no longer take care of them, it is very a unmaintained place due to the lack of funding. It currently houses only 14 elderly people because it cannot sustain any more. African Impact welcomes volunteers to support this program.

Major Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities: 

    Major responsibilities of the volunteers:

    • The refurbishment of the property
    • Securing the perimeter by erecting a wall
    • Spend time with the elderly playing board games
    • Reading to those who have impaired vision
    • Assist in their vegetable garden to ensure they have abudant access to nutritional foods
Cost/Program Fee
USD 1415 for 2 Weeks

What program fee Includes

    Program fee covers:

    • All transfers to and from Victoria Falls Airport upon your arrival and departure
    • Orientation program
    • Full board and lodging which includes 3 meals a day
    • Unlimited tea, coffee and juice throughout the day
    • Laundry service during your stay
    • The service of a cleaner to attend to your room each day

    Program fee does not cover:

    • All items of a personal nature, such as curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
    • Flights to Victoria Falls International Airport
    • Email and telephone calls made during your placement (charged out at cost)
    • Any excursions over and above your planned itinerary in Zimbabwe e.g. visit to the Victoria Falls
    • Personal insurance cover for the duration of your placement, which must include cover for repatriation

Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and have good communication skills.

Arrangements for Room/Food

You will be housed at Hunters Lodge situated in the residential area of Victoria Falls. It is a quiet and peaceful property for you to make your home during your stay with us. It is fully furnished with a large lounge and dining room, satellite TV, braai area and swimming pool. The lodge is staffed with cooks and laundry/cleaning ladies. All bedding is provided so you will not need to bring a sleeping bag with you. It may however be useful in the colder months (June-September). You will be sharing a room with two or three fellow volunteers. Members of staff will be based at the lodge full time to assist with any queries. All your meals will be provided for you at the lodge.

Application Process

For detailed information on the application process feel free to contact us at:

Any Missing Important Information

    On arrival at the Victoria Falls project, the following orientation will take place:

    • You will receive your volunteer\'s manual which includes information that will help with your integration into the project, as well as give you further tips for your involvement at the Victoria Falls programme
    • Introduction to all senior project staff and heads of department
    • Familiarization of the work areas
    • Familiarization with all duties you will be involved in

    Throughout your stay at your placement you will have the support and guidance of experienced field-workers and coordinators. They are part of our greater African Impact support team, and will provide you with competent 24-hour field support and assistance.