African Adventures has teamed up with University of Graz to offer its students a unique opportunity to volunteer in Zanzibar – and you’re invited to join!
African Adventures is a unique volunteer travel company, dedicated to improving lives in the UK and Africa through volunteering. We work with three schools near Stone Town in Zanzibar which help improve the lives of the thousands of children who attend them.
University of Graz’s 10-night trip takes place on 8th September 2022, where you’ll spend five days supporting with teaching at one of our partner schools. You can choose to provide one-on-one support, or teach whole classes of students, enabling you to develop new skills and dedicate your time to a valuable cause.
Book your place on University of Graz's trip today!
why get involved?
African Adventures started working in Zanzibar in 2014, after we formed our first partnerships with community projects near Stone Town.
African Adventures started working in Zanzibar in 2014, after we formed our first partnerships with community projects near Stone Town. Today, we support three schools in Zanzibar. We currently have partnerships with 26 community projects across Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar, and support more than 22,000 children.
As a volunteer, you can help our partner projects improve the quality of education and extend their outreach by providing vital support with teaching.
Away from volunteering, you’ll have the opportunity to discover everything that Zanzibar has to offer on our Zanzibar Islands Adventure Day. Get up close and personal with vibrant sea life, tropical birds and giant tortoises as you explore Zanzibar’s pristine waters and incredible beaches, before soaking up the varied history of Prison Island.
As no trips took place in 2020 because of the Coronavirus outbreak, your support will be needed more than ever in 2022. So, start your African Adventure today!
the volunteer role
You can make a real difference as a Teaching Volunteer.
Classrooms at our partner schools are overcrowded and under-resourced. As a Teaching Assistant, you’ll help set and mark homework, deliver lessons and support small groups of students with their work.
Core subjects include English, maths, science, geography, religious studies and sport.
There are lots of resources on the My African Adventure online portal to help you prepare for this role.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous island off the east coast of Tanzania. Stone Town, near to where our partner schools are located, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has a population of around 16,000. Known as the ‘Spice Island’, Zanzibar is alive with incredible smells and sounds to enrich the senses. However, behind the tourism and the picture-perfect scenery lies a different story. Life can be very difficult and a large percentage of the population is surviving on less than 75p per day. We are working with our partner schools to improve their facilities and provide additional teaching support.
Where You'll Stay
The group will stay at a hotel in Stone Town, comprising two buildings, which is located just a short walk from the ferry terminal and Forodhani Gardens. There are 32 rooms which can accommodate 71 guests. It has a mixture of single, double, twin, triple, and family rooms, and each room is en-suite. There is a roof terrace where guests can relax in the evenings, and WiFi is available at the hotel. The hotel is staffed 24 hours a day, and a security guard is on duty overnight. There is also a restaurant, electricity, and outside areas for relaxing.
8th September 2022 (subject to flights)
£195.00 to secure your place
£500.00 due by 15th January 2022
£500.00 due by 15th April 2022
£505.00 due by 1st July 2022
What’s Not Included?
If the trip is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you will receive a full refund of your trip costs from African Adventures, so you can book with confidence.
If a volunteer falls unwell on one of our trips, including with suspected Coronavirus, the cost of medical treatment and, if required, repatriation is covered under the personal travel insurance policy included in the cost of your place.
We pride ourselves on our personalised and friendly approach, and we want to be there to support you at every stage of the adventure. Our fantastic online facility, My African Adventure, contains a wealth of information relating to your destination and how to best prepare for your trip. And, if you cannot find the information that you are looking for, we are always at the end of the phone and email to help you out.
No, but the most rewarding experiences rarely are! You are likely to be stepping out of your comfort zone, meeting new people, travelling to a new country, in a different environment and with a different culture.
This will be an exciting challenge for you but you will have plenty of support whilst you are away. Our trained Trip Leaders and Trip Hosts will be there to look after you and your fellow volunteers.
If you’ve not been to this part of the world before, you’ll need some vaccinations before you go.
Please visit your doctor or travel nurse for advice regarding which vaccinations you need. You can also visit www.travelhealthpro.org.uk or www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for helpful information relating to each of our volunteering destinations.
Most vaccinations needed are available on the NHS. However, you will need to pay for the Yellow Fever vaccination and antimalarial tablets. More information is available on the My African Adventure portal.
In a word, yes! Of course, there are risks with any form of travel, whether you’re going to Los Angeles, Lima or London but hundreds of thousands of Britons travel to Africa every year and the majority of visits are trouble free.
At African Adventures, we have organised trips for over 5,000 volunteers and hold a wealth of experience. From pre-departure support and in-country orientations to knowing nearby hospitals and medical centres, we know how to deliver a safe and exciting experience. We are accredited by reputable travel bodies (see Trusted and Experienced) and we follow Foreign & Commonwealth (FCO) advice at all times; www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Volunteers stay in single-sex, shared accommodation for the duration of the programme. In Zanzibar, the group will stay in a basic hotel.
All accommodations have showers, flushing toilets and lockable rooms.
Further information (including pictures) is available on My African Adventure, our online portal accessible once you have signed up.
No; African Adventures is a social enterprise.
We do, however, also have a charity arm called African Adventures Foundation and some volunteers choose to fundraise for our charity on their return from Africa. Because African Adventures Ltd covers any associated costs, African Adventures Foundation is able to ensure that 100% of the money donated is sent to where it is needed most, meaning that real impact can be made. Visit aaf.african-adventures.co.uk for more information.