Volunteering and Travel Opportunities Zanzibar


  • Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and explore several culture and tourism sites.
  • Gain a unique perspective on local culture while volunteering with community projects that help bring education to the local people.
  • Give a little of your time to Zanzibar and take away a truly immersive experience that few travelers encounter.


Taking in the sights, taking pictures, taking a ferry, taking your time … no wonder they call it taking a vacation. Instead of always taking something away when you travel, why not give something back? There’s no better cultural immersion than to earn respect by working side by side with locals.

The options are endless in Zanzibar; pick one you’re passionate about and leave the land, animals or people better off than before you arrived. The bonus is you may find you take away more from your travel than ever before. All of our volunteer projects in Zanzibar have been formulated by our team, to give our self funding volunteers the most meaningful of experiences.

As a volunteer in Zanzibar, you will experience traditional life and participate in daily activities such as marine and environment conservation, teaching children, women empowerment assisting in the setting up family gardens, youth health talks, as well as medical program and outreach programs and so many other activities.

Important Information

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland Tanzania, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island.

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  • Josephine Kemp recommends this program
    Feb 04, 2024

    Go Volunteer Africa was the best choice and its best and most affordable volunteer company

    We have just come back from our amazing trip to Tanzania. Leaving on the ferry to our first stop, then a bus ride to the fantastic village of --- it was right by the beach and the kids went to get us coconuts while we watched the local rugby game at the school.

    We went to church, all dressed up in our kitenge on the Sunday, we all introduced ourselves and sang with the choir. After the kids took us around the beach and showed us the fish, we came back to a feast!

    Tanzania has been an eye-opening experience for us. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time there and made some amazing friends with the other volunteers and staff alike. The medical camp is right on the beach which means we have amazing views of the sunset. All the staff are very welcoming and the locals are friendly and always willing to teach you some swahili.

    Joanna & I, had one of the most enjoyable and exciting times of our lives. We have learnt a lot about the healthcare in Africa and doing rounds at the hospital which was very useful to us. Overall Tanzania is an amazing place to be a Go Volunteer Africa volunteer and we have had a brilliant time here. Traveling with Go Volunteer Africa was the best choice and its best and most affordable volunteer company

    How this program can be improved?

    More information be provided before arrival of participants.