Zanzibar Hands-On Marine & Beach Conservation Volunteering

Project Pricing:

  • 2 weeks € 1570
  • 3 weeks € 2200
  • 4 weeks € 2850

Our Zanzibar Marine & Beach Conservation Volunteer Project is part of the Zanzibar Environmental Protection Program, which was established by Zanziplanet Tours at Jambiani Village in 2002. As a Skip the Line volunteer on this project, you will get involved in the in-depth research of Beach and Marine Conservation, and enjoy hands on volunteer work with Beach and Marine Atolls, on the world’s only significant program for keeping the Environment clear. In 2005 over 2,000 Volunteers participated in the Clean Up Day Program which ensures to keep the beach clean. Join us as a volunteer on the world’s most popular Conservation Project, and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of hands on volunteer work with Zanzibar Marine & Beach Conservation!

Zanziplanet Tours invites you to join on this unique volunteer project, working hands on with Zanzibar Environmental Protection, and making a good result towards keeping the environment of Zanzibar Islands to remain good…

Since the establishment of the Hands on Marine & Beach Conservation Volunteer Program at Zanzibar Coastal areas, Zanziplanet Tours has made amazing progress with the help of dedicate staff, persistent visionaries, and passionate international volunteers. Zanziplanet Tours has latest expansion of Environmental protection program across to many other coastal villages, and now has a total of Seven Marine & Beach Conservation projects working hard to protect the beach environment as self sustaining of soil erosion and beach pollution.

In partnership with our Environmental protection agencies from the Government and different NGOs, like ZIORI and JAMABECO, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Marine & Beach, Zanziplanet Tours initiated a unique 3 stage Environmental protection program. Through this, we seek to provide solutions to the problem of rapidly environmental degradation. We are working towards keeping the Environment of Zanzibar Island very clear so as to keep it as the world class tourist attraction.

Location:

Bwejuu Fishing Village, Zanzibar. The project is located at the Fishing Village of Bwejuu; East Coast of Zanzibar where small Hotels and private villas are highly built along the beach.

Age limit:

Minimum 16 years, maximum year decided on participants’ health and wellness.

Required experience:

No specific past experience is needed for this project, but a strong passion for Marine & Beach conservation is highly important.

Project Duration:
2 – 4 weeks

Project Start Dates:
Weekly, every Monday – this project runs all year round

 

The 3 Stage Release Program:

The aim of the 3 stage Zanzibar Environmental Protection program is to keep the beach environment clear so as to avoid the influx of solid waste products in coastal areas through a program that will also provide social benefits to surrounding coastal communities.

In order to do this, all Zanzibar Coastal areas especially in the east of Zanzibar on our projects will go through a 3 stage Environment Protection program:

Stage 1:

Conduct a short research including the provision of different random questioners to the coastal villagers about the Environmental protection, what the villagers perceive about their environments and the techniques they use to protect their Marine and Beach Environment. At the end there will be the research analysis which conducted earlier and the education provided will be given to the villagers on how best to preserve the Coastal Environments.
The Villagers are given every opportunity to build their confidence in protecting their natural Beach and Marine environment during the day. As their experience grows they start to take an interest in the protection of their Beach Environments, and by two weeks, the villagers are able to protect their Environments by themselves.

Stage 2:

In stage two the Coastal Villagers are given the opportunity to develop a personal pride of participating with Volunteers to protect the Beach Environments. The Villagers will be given plenty of Coastal and Tropical trees to plant around the coastal areas in order to avoid soil erosion and the increasing of water level, and their progress is monitored closely by the Volunteers and Zanziplanet Team.

Stage 3:

In stage three the Villagers are given the knowledge of monitoring their environment by ensuring all plants remain safe by supervising and watering those plants so as to grow rapidly by putting fertilizers and manures. The Villagers will also be given the knowledge by Volunteers to monitor the process of collecting all solid waste products by keeping in special dustbins provided down the beach.

Life As A Volunteer On The Project:

Volunteer involvement is essential progress of this ground Marine & Beach Conservation Project. You can expect days to be long but the work is highly rewarding, and volunteers will assist Zanziplanet staffs with all aspects that go into protecting Marine & Beach Environment in their charge. Working hands on with Marine & Beach Conservation and conducting vital research is a major part of the placement.
Your Daily Tasks may include

Marine & Beach Conservation:

Spend some time working hands on with Marine & Beach Conservation each day, to avoid the environmental pollution of either solid or fluid waste products. The Villagers need to adapt to it, learn from it, understand, observe, feel and work hard with it.

Since the start of this Marine & Beach Conservation program, we have noted a marked increase of the Villager’s awareness of their natural surroundings, as well as an improvement in their environment protection skills. The larger number of Villagers is now able to protect and keep the coastal villages clean. These awareness are being improved each day under the supervision of trained guides and handlers, as well as volunteers

Alongside the walks you will be involved in the plantation of tropical trees which aims to protect the soil erosion. The villagers need supervision, monitoring, and occasionally will need motivation to ensure they keep the Coastal Environment clean. Join our team of professional guides and other dedicated volunteers now, gain a deeper understanding of Marine & Beach conservation, and assist us in gathering vital information that will facilitate the proper ways of environmental protection.

Research:

As part of the program we conduct a number of research activities to better understand Marine & Beach environmental protection. The supplying of questioners offer unique opportunities to observe the African Ways of protecting environment, with the data collected assisting us to make the best decisions on how better to protect Marine & Beach Environments. Volunteers will assist our research technician in gathering and analyzing this vital data.

The research studies being undertaken whilst on your field will vary depending on the needs of the project at the time but may include looking at villager’s participation on keeping the environment clean, planting the trees I coastal areas, and watering or monitoring the growth of trees. With Zanziplanet Tours, You will receive all the training you need in order to ensure that you are able to provide valuable input to this program regardless of previous experience.
Conservation Education:

Volunteers will join our Marine & Beach conservation education program, visiting local schools to garner support for conservation through education. The syllabus was originally devised under the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) “We Care!” project with lesson plans designed to offer children a full understanding of their environment and to build an appreciation for the need to conserve what remains of the coastal areas. Volunteers will be given full support and guidance in lesson planning, and topics may include focus on a specific species, or introduce conservation methods.

Community Development:
During your placement you will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of community programs which may include health education, training in the sustainable use of natural resources or reading classes. The nature of the programs operating at the time of your placement will be given to you on arrival.