Community Outreach Volunteer in Mozambique
There are many rural communities away from big cities whose residents cannot provide enough for their families. Many of them do not have a lot of money to maintain their property or eat much other than the food they grow themselves. There are also many orphans who do not have adequate food to eat and do not have a family to look after them.
In many third world countries, periods of food shortage occur which increase levels of malnutrition in children if they do not receive much needed support.
During your time volunteering on this project, you will be working in villages to provide meals to locals as well as preparing activities to engage the children in creative learning which will give them an experience they will greatly benefit from.
Aims & Objectives
- Support the communities and its villagers
- Develop the skills of local village children
- Provide you with an experience of local conditions in Mozambique
By being a part of community development in Mozambique, you can help to feed local villagers who do not have sufficient food for everyone in their family.
In this program, you will be cooking and serving food for local villages as well as arranging activities including games, singing, English lessons, sports, and art for the children. Your tasks here will vary depending on the needs of the village at the time.
Monday to Friday
Arrange activities with children
Prepare activities for the next day
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
You will be staying in a local village located just outside Xai Xai, the capital of the Gaza Province. Being less than an hour away from downtown Xai Xai, you’ll have access to many local shops, banks, grocery stores, cafes as well as surrounding beaches and towns including Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.
Accommodation & Food
You may be staying at our program centre or in a local homestay. The accommodation is shared and may accommodate anywhere from 4-8 people per room with shared bathrooms.
All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself, and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Please note that accommodation location may be changed if conditions require it.
All meals included Free beverages (Water,Coffee,Tea) Persons per room 4-8 WiFi in public areas (WiFi may be available depending upon accommodation location. Local SIM purchase is advised.)
Meals are inspired by the local cuisine which is rich in fish, cassava, nuts, paozinho, spices, seasoning, maize, millet, potatoes, rice, sorghum, fruits, and sugarcane. We provide 3 meals during weekdays (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) on the weekend at the program centre.
Local transport modes include buses, minibuses and taxis which can take you to around the local area and out to surrounding towns. Banks and ATMs with VISA and MasterCard are available. Our center has access to nearby ATMs, restaurants and local shops which are within walking distance.
Surroundings Xai Xai Beach 30 – 60 minutes away from our center or homestay. Many water sport activities are available in Xai Xai and surrounding beaches, these beaches are also a great place to relax. Wenela Tidal Pool 2 kilometres south of Xai Xai which has a natural tunnel and blow hole linking the pool to the Indian Ocean, or maybe you may go snorkelling along the coral reef which runs parallel to the Praia Do Xai-Xai beach.
Trip Country Info
Population: 28 million
Currency: Metical (MZN)
Time zone: CAT (UTC +2)
Mozambique is a country with a 1,000km long coastline adjacent to the Indian Ocean in Southeastern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
In 1500, the Portuguese established posts up and down the coast, starting with present day Ilha de Mozambique, where the Portuguese operated spice and slave routes from Mozambique up until 1891.
Following the end of World War 1, Portuguese investment in commercial, industrial, agricultural, educational, transportation, and health care infrastructure for the indigenous population started providing for better social and economic possibilities. This continued up to the country’s independence in 1975. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 rivers flowing into the Indian Ocean. The largest is the Zambezi, which provides access to central Africa. Mountain chains in the country’s interior form the backbone of the country.
Wildlife in the country’s national parks is attracting many visitors as it does in the neighbouring countries. Mozambique is known for its vibrant culture, a blend of African and Portuguese influences that translates into a fantastic music scene and excellent cuisine. There is something for everyone on offer here. Why not let yourself take it all in whilst taking part in one of our amazing volunteering experiences, which will help you develop personal skills that you will keep and use for the rest of your life.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance