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Teaching at pre-school and elementary school in Zanzibar

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

English is an essential language in the region and important for securing future employment. The ability to speak English is of great benefit to the youth as it enables them to seek further education opportunities and employment, such as the tourism sector, which is one of the biggest options in the area.

  • Immerse yourself in a school in Zanzibar, assist the local teachers and take over lessons
  • Go on excursions in the area on your vacation days and get to know the island even better
  • Live with international volunteers and acquire new language skills
Buche jetzt dein Projekt

From 1,070.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


Support a pre-school and elementary school. These are some of the poorest schools, often located on the outskirts of the city and are extremely underfunded and understaffed. Schools can be located all over the island and are easily accessible by public transportation. Volunteers are greatly appreciated and make a huge difference to children’s learning.

Your tasks:
As a rule, lessons start at 08:30. Depending on your personal wishes and interests, you will support the daily work of the teachers wherever you are needed. This applies in particular to the subjects English, mathematics, history, geography, art, sport or biology. As some children need intensive individual support, you can also do one-to-one lessons with these children. In Tanzania, there is a prescribed curriculum and your ideas and creativity will be incorporated. Lessons usually end at 1 pm.


  • participation to a non-profit project
  • arranging all paper work for volunteer work in Tanzania
  • a travel agency can support you with flight bookings
  • airport transfer from/to accomodation at Zanzibar
  • permanently conctact via whatsapp or e-mail
  • 2 fresh meals a day during Monday – Friday
  • accomodation (volunteer house)
  • explore the island with other volunteers from all over the world
  • certificate

Living arrangements

You will stay at our volunteer houses with other volunteers together. An English speaking contact person is reachable on site. You will receive two fresh local meals from Monday – Friday. The accomodation is located 2 km from program site and 1,5 km from the beach. Together with the contact person you planning you personal program. You could also join other programs on more remote places which are thankful about your support. By using public transport you could easily explore the island.

Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation (shared room)
Meals: 2 typical meals

Typischer Tag im Projekt

Your day starts at the accomodation around 7 am with breakfast. Regular class time is 8:00 to 15:45 from Monday to Friday. Volunteers work mostly until midday and will teach english to children, assist teachers, preparing different learning materials, introducion new learning activities especially during games, involve in painting of walls. Volunteers can have lunch with colleagues at the school site. Afterwards you have free time. After a familiarization period, volunteers may also organize their own lessons, in consultation with the class teachers. Special help is needed in the various pre school classes, since only one teacher is responsible for each class. Here, the need for individual tutoring and support for the younger students is therefore particularly high.


You have the opportunity to go on excursions and tours around the project. The contact persons on site will be happy to help you plan your free time. As volunteers come from all over the world, you will quickly make friends in the community.

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Tanzania - Country Information

Tanzania - The country in East Africa lies between Lake Victoria and the spice island of Zanzibar. Whether it's a summit success on Kilimanjaro, a safari in the Serengeti, a visit to the Maasai villages or pure relaxation on the beautiful beach on Zanzibar - Tanzania is always worth a trip! HAKUNA MATATA

Official language





945.087 km²


63,59 million (2021)


Tanzanian shillings (TSH), you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Tanzania.

Tanzania is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Tanzania all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, you can join some classes after your program. Your host is happy to support you with all.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Tanzania, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

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