Volunteer

About Zanziplanet Volunteer

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World Leading top facilitator of volunteer work in Tanzania & Zanzibar Because we are enthusiastic about changing peoples’ lives, and dedicated to progressive travel, we are heavily involved with numerous charities through our project work in Zanzibar Islands. Our own Zanziplanet charity is called The Zanziplanet Foundation, and is a charitable entity of which we are extremely proud.

Zanziplanet Tours is pride to have been instrumental in the promotion of The Zanziplanet Foundation (in 2008 and continues to be one of the Foundations major supporters around Zanzibar Islands. Donations made to support our Zanzibar rural community and conservation initiatives by private donors as well as by Zanziplanet Tours as a volunteerism organization are organized and distributed on our behalf by The Zanziplanet Foundation.

The Foundation works Hands in Hands with local Zanzibar communities to conserve and protect Beach environment, Marine Life Parks and Swahili cultures in areas where the Foundation is involved and strives to make a meaningful difference to Africa’s communities and wildlife. Welcome Zanziplanet Volunteers….Welcome to a beautiful Island of Zanzibar

Volunteer Projects

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World Leading top facilitator of volunteer work in Tanzania & Zanzibar Because we are enthusiastic about changing peoples’ lives, and dedicated to progressive travel, we are heavily involved with numerous charities through our project work in Zanzibar Islands.

Our own Zanziplanet charity is called The Zanziplanet Foundation, and is a charitable entity of which we are extremely proud. Zanziplanet Tours is pride to have been instrumental in the promotion of The Zanziplanet Foundation (in 2008 and continues to be one of the Foundations major supporters around Zanzibar Islands.

Donations made to support our Zanzibar rural community and conservation initiatives by private donors as well as by Zanziplanet Tours as a volunteerism organization are organized and distributed on our behalf by The Zanziplanet Foundation.

The Foundation works Hands in Hands with local Zanzibar communities to conserve and protect Beach environment, Marine Life Parks and Swahili cultures in areas where the Foundation is involved and strives to make a meaningful difference to Africa’s communities and wildlife. Welcome Zanziplanet Volunteers….

Welcome to a beautiful Island of Zanzibar

Responsible Travel
Responsible Travel – Social Responsibility We have learnt a number of valuable lessons over the past 6 years. These form the basis for our approach to project development, in combination with our charity partner The Zanziplanet Foundation. Social Responsibility in Zanzibar Getting started on a new project – Do your homework: Sustainable community development projects need to be carefully researched before a project is simply started in a community/conservation area. Measured aims and objectives are needed for each project: This allows volunteers to see the bigger picture and share in the holistic vision of the project.

To assist in this, we have what we call the “Project Manual” for each project that volunteers are working with. The manual details the research that went into the project, the history behind it, and what the ultimate goals are. Check yourselves as you go along: Clear Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) strategies are needed.

This keeps the projects flexible, dynamic and fluid, adapting to the needs to the community, changing society and cultural demands. When we carry this out, we aim to consult all the stakeholders in the communities we work with, the volunteers, and the project managers themselves. In 2011 we facilitated over 1000 volunteers to over 20 different projects across 6 different Villages in Zanzibar.

This is roughly countless hours of work that volunteers were helping in Clinics, communities, conservation projects as well as other specialized projects. Last year alone, Zanziplanet Tours supported and refurbished 10 schools, to providing safe and secure areas for the children.

Educational assistance was supplied to 8 schools and 6 children centers – allowing us to help over 1300 children in education last year. Using education as a tool for empowerment Zanziplanet Tours has facilitated over 300 attendees to 10 different HIV education awareness programs with 96% success rate. Adults have been educated in over 19 different skills workshops. Much needed support was provided to overburdened staff in 13 different hospitals and clinics across Africa and 2184 patients were visited at their homes and given basic medical care. Thousands of trees was planted in the coastal areas of Zanzibar through Environmental protection program and now the beaches remain safe day after day and the marine parks remain sustained. Join us now and help to make your changes.

Why Book With To Volunteer with Us
Why Book Zanziplanet Tours for Volunteering? Yes, Oh look. Answers in convenient bullet-point form.

There are dozens of other volunteer project operators out there, and there are countless options, so WHY should you choose Zanziplanet Tours for your volunteering, learning or traveling experience in magnificent Islands of Zanzibar? Established in 2008, we are specialists within the industry.

  • Reviews and tips from a community of over 3 Thousands travelers.
  • We are the largest on-the-ground facilitator and operator of responsible volunteer projects in Zanzibar which all contribute towards sustainable goals.
  • Through our unrivalled on-the-ground support network Zanziplanet Tours has the ability to make this life changing experience as personal and safe as you would expect it to be.

In 2011 alone we have been privileged enough to share our amazing volunteer opportunities with over 1000 dedicated volunteers who have contributed over 949,617 hours to making a difference in Zanzibar.

OUR PRIDE: We are the largest on-the-ground facilitator of responsible volunteer projects in Zanzibar Islands. In 2009 we were nominated as the Best Volunteers in the TripAdvisers, and are continuously striving to improve the nature of the work that we are doing in Zanzibar.

OUR PLACE: Based in Stone Town, Zanzibar, we work in partnership with our office and field staff in Southern, Northern and Eastern Zanzibar, as well as volunteers from around the world.

OUR PASSION: For this Island, and its sustainable development, means that we will go out of our way to ensure measurable results for projects through meaningful volunteer experiences.

OUR TEAM: Our team is made up of people with vast experience living, working and travelling in Zanzibar. We raise up and invest in local staff wherever possible, and our energetic team is made up of people who have an unparalleled enthusiasm for their work.

OUR PARTICIPANTS: “Without sounding trite, living in Zanzibar and volunteering in this way has profoundly influenced our perspectives and outlook on life. We re-evaluated our personal relationships, the way we interact with people, the things we value, our approach to material possessions, and our overall career goals. To say we loved living Zanzibar would be an understatement.”

OUR PARTNERS: Just one example of partner feedback, is Uroa School and Community Developments, this through our “As a department, we truly appreciate your dedication and hope you recognize, as we do, the valuable role you play in building brighter futures for Zanzibar’s next generation. Thank you for your continuing support. It is through the positive efforts of organizations like yours that we can change a lifetime for a child in need…” Zanzibar Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, 2011.