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Discover Volunteer Opportunities in Zanzibar

Our Volunteer work in Zanzibar encompasses helping communities and supporting the school. We have several projects and need volunteers with diverse expertise. Whether you’re passionate about education, empowerment or humanitarian aid, there’s a project waiting for you in Zanzibar.

Join us and have a life-changing experience where you can explore opportunities to impact our community in Zanzibar.

What our volunteers have to say

I had a lot of fun with the children and interacted with them in teaching but also playing. Also I connected to new people and learned about others stories and new opportunities.
Johnathan Wagner
I cant forget diverse, openminded and caring people in this Assalam community who I integrate all seconds of volunteering.
Nero- Cambotchia
Assalam was the place that my dreams come true. I learnt a lot of things about volunteering, teaching, and about Africa by living inside of it, not in the classroom while listening the professor.
Furkan Hasan-Turkey

Our Volunteer Programs

As an Individual

Individual Volunteer

Are you ready to make a difference?  Join our volunteer program today and make a meaningful positive impact whether in school or working in the community our volunteer program is waiting for you to get involved.

As a Family


Looking for a family adventure with purpose? Experience local culture, live securely in a community with a school  and work on different projects creating lasting memories while making a real difference.

As a group

Group vo;unteers

Come and join our group volunteer program and make impactful change. Live in a local community and work on meaning projectsfrom education to community work. Make a difference while bonding with your team. 

What is Volunteering like in Zanzibar, Tanzania?

Volunteering in Zanzibar, gives meaning to both yourself and the place you have visited.

We have hosted nearly 400 volunteers since the start of Assalam and our doors continue to be open for all.

Volunteering is a new way of traveling that is becoming increasingly popular around the world and creating impact.

Assalam Foundation has hosted more than 1100 volunteers through its many projects. Volunteers have taken part in our current projects as well as coming with their own skills and suggestions for programs. Assalam Foundation acts as an intermediary for people to make their ideas a reality and to distribute their aid

Why do you want to be a volunteer in Zanzibar?

Assalam Foundation involves volunteers in its projects and dreams. Most of the projects of Assalam Foundation are financed and furnished by volunteers. Volunteers can participate in the projects that Assalam Foundation approves and their role is in accordance with their abilities, interests and desires.

Volunteering in Zanzibar

Why volunteer in Zanzibar, Tanzania?

Voluntourism is an investment in our community and the people who live in it, in which they can make a difference and strengthens our community. During their time at Assalam, volunteers

  • learn a lot, especiallt about Africa and about the functions and operation of our system.
  • gain knowledge of local resources to solve community needs.
  • discover hidden talents that may change their view on their self worth.
  • help to support school, youth or community in different projects.
  • promotes personal growth and self esteem.
  • unite themselves with people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • gain professional experience and test out a career.
  • reduce stress and be healthier.

Where to Volunteer in Tanzania?

Volunteers are very essencial for Assalam, it engages volunteers in their projects and most of Assalam’s projects are funded by volunteers directly or indirectly. Volunteers can participate and contribute to the projects to the extent that it suits their abilities and interests. But mainly Assalam needs/locates volunteers in following areas:

  1. At Permaculture projects,
  2. At School, Madrasa and Children University as assistant teacher if they stay at least three months.
  3. At Construction Projects or Village cleanings
  4. At Fundraising, Marketing, Graphic Design and IT support.
  5. At Social Work and Humanitarian Aid, such as home visits and distribution of food, hygen packages.
  6. At Women Empowerment and Art Projects
  7. At Café&Shop projects
  8. At mobile library and Open cinema activities in the villages
  9. At Youth Center for Africamps as young leaders
  10. At kitchen or carpentry workshops, if they are talented in these fields.

What are the options for volunteering in Zanzibar, Tanzania?

There are two volunteering options at the Assalam Community Foundation: short and long term.

  1. A payment for accommodation and other expenses is expected from our short term volunteers. These volunteers are expected to spend 4 hours a day on volunteering actuvities. You can apply throughout the year to be a short-term volunteer.
  2. Long period volunteering lasts three months or more. For long term volunteering you have to follow our announcements on our social media accounts. We announce when we need a volunteer for a definite job with its description and terms.

Some requests

The Foundation demands from you to obey these expectations:

  • Understand and comply with the Foundation’s policies and procedures
  • Participate in all orientation and training programs
  • Behave appropriately and courteously with all staff, students and any other party or parties the foundation has relations with
  • Only undertake duties you’re authorized and always operate under the direction and supervision of executive staff
  • Be open and honest in all your dealings with the foundation
  • Comply with local laws at all times

On the ‘Volunteering Opportunities’ page, you will find all of our available volunteering programs. After going through a competitive selection process to ensure you are matched with the right project. You will begin by answering some eligibility questions and submitting your CV. We aim to get back to candidates within 10 working days after receiving your application.

Turkish citizens can get a visa on arrival in Zanzibar for $50, but green passport holders may be exempt. Zanzibar is very safe, so don’t worry about security. Traveling alone as a woman is not a problem.

Yes, because we are certain that everyone has a special ability inside, even if it is not discovered yet.

Maybe Zanzibar helps you to discover this ability, maybe you paint a house, clean the beach with children, but eventually you find something to do in any case.

Most often, we receive requests for volunteer support over 9 – 12 months. Occasionally, you may find opportunities that require a shorter time commitment of 1 – 3 months. But for less than three months you need to pay to the foundation.

Generally, we do not allow people under 18 to volunteer with us. However, if you have a responsible adult with you or are part of a school group we can make exceptions. Please just get in touch to discuss the details.

Our accommodations are custom-built volunteer houses to rooms right on the beach. Most needed comforts are provided, including showers, toilets, WiFi and electricity, as well as a variety of fun communal areas including roof terraces and beach dinners

We generally recommend that volunteers primarily concentrate on one programme. However, we always have loads going on, so you will have plenty of opportunities to get involved with a range of projects and activities.

Assalam Community Foundation forbids any participant to give any type of gift to anyone in our partnering communities. This includes but not limited to school materials, games, toys, clothes, sports materials, shoes, food items, technology, medicine, medical supplies, toiletries, or money.

Assalam Community Foundation

We are a young not-for-profit organization that works on behalf of a self-sufficient Africa.

Kizimkazi Mkunguni Village, P.O. 312 Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kizimkazi Mkunguni

+255 776 143 284 (EN-AR-TR)
+255 776 143 281 (SW)

[email protected]

© Copyright 2019 - Assalam Community Foundation | All Rights Reserved

Assalam Community Foundation

We are a young not-for-profit organization that
works on behalf of a self-sufficient Africa.

Kizimkazi Mkunguni Village, P.O. 312 Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kizimkazi Mkunguni

+255 776 143 284 (EN-AR-TR)
+255 776 143 281 (SW) 

[email protected]

© Copyright 2019 - Assalam Community Foundation | All Rights Reserved
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