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Volunteer in Zimbabwe

Have you always dreamed of seeing the rushing waters of Africa’s Victoria Falls? How would you like to volunteer helping kids in need while you’re there?

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is twice the height of Niagara Falls and attracts millions of visitors each year. Its staggering beauty has earned it a place on the list of the seven natural wonders of the world.

While the falls have made some people in the nearby Victoria Falls town quite wealthy, most of the people in the surrounding rural areas are desperately poor.

What's more, the HIV/AIDS epidemic that is ravaging this nation have left countless children in this area as orphans.

IFRE offers three meaningful Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe volunteer programs, and we need the help of international volunteers like you to keep them running. You can help out an orphanage, work in childcare, or teach kids at a local school.

Offer compassionate care and education and see the faces of these underprivileged light up as you make a profound difference in their lives.

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Available Volunteer Programs in Zimbabwe

No matter what type of impact you are hoping to make in Zimbabwe, IFRE has an amazing project that will make let you make a difference and help you make your dreams of making the world a better place come true. Take a look at our available projects and see which cause which calls out to you!

The program in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, is dedicated to assisting children and youth while providing volunteers with a unique and unforgettable experience. Volunteers teach at a Kindergarten for children aged 4 to 6 and participate in facilitating extracurricular activities for various age groups. The aim is to empower children and youth by supporting their education, offering additional programs, and keeping them engaged in a challenging daily life. This opportunity is ideal for international volunteers who want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in a constructive manner, and the stunning location adds to the appeal of the program.

Learn more about childcare volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

Volunteers are urgently needed in Zimbabwe to teach English to children from low-income families who lack access to private classes. Join IFRE's Volunteer Teaching in Zimbabwe program to share your passion for English, make a positive impact on disadvantaged communities, and gain valuable teaching experience. Strong English skills and patience are essential for volunteers.

Learn more about Teaching English volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

Volunteers are urgently needed to support a hospital in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where medical resources are scarce, and communities lack access to basic necessities. Tasks include administrative duties, basic treatments, patient support, and contributing to health awareness programs. Volunteers gain valuable insights into the healthcare system, but flexibility and a positive mindset are essential, as shifts may vary, and on-call duties may be required during busy times. Despite challenges, the experience is rewarding for those committed to making a difference in healthcare in Zimbabwe.

Learn more about healthcare volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

Addressing the high HIV prevalence rate of 25% in Victoria Falls, this program focuses on providing sexual and reproductive health education to children and youth, particularly those living in abject poverty. Volunteers have the opportunity to make a significant impact by extending a compassionate hand to this vulnerable population.

Learn more about HIV AIDS Support volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

Inspire and change the lives of disadvantaged children through soccer coaching in Victoria Falls with IFRE. Volunteers play a vital role in helping talented youth discover their potential in sports, contributing to both personal growth and the local economy. Choose between full-time or part-time coaching, with opportunities to work with orphans, teach in schools, dance, or assist in public healthcare. Make a meaningful impact in a short-term or extended commitment.

Learn more about sports coaching volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

The orphanage in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, provides a caring home for 24 children aged 1 to 17 who have been affected by poverty, disease, and parental loss. The facility offers a safe and nurturing environment, with a focus on holistic care that addresses the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the children. International volunteers are welcomed to make a meaningful impact by contributing their time, skills, and support, participating in activities such as teaching, organizing educational and recreational events, providing emotional assistance, and assisting with daily chores. The orphanage also includes a youth empowerment club, a farm, and two schools.

Learn more about Orphanage volunteer program in Zimbabwe.

In addition to the projects listed above, IFRE also offers group programs for college and high school students, family volunteering, alternative springs breaks, and many other programs. Contact us today to learn more!

Volunteer in Zimbabwe :Program Dates

Our Fees

IFRE is the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to travel internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly program fee goes directly to your host family, and includes housing, food, project donation and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

Program Dates

IFRE’s Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe volunteer programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

Volunteer Program Fees (US$)

Duration Projects
  1 Weeks   $285.00
  2 Weeks   $385.00
  3 Weeks   $462.00
  4 Weeks   $660.00
  5 Weeks   $770.00
  6 Weeks   $924.00
  7 Weeks   $1078.00
  8 Weeks   $1232.00
  9 Weeks   $1386.00
  10 Weeks   $1540.00
  11 Weeks   $1694.00
  12 Weeks   $1848.00

Additional per week $154.00

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years)

Project fees include:

  • Meals i.e breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Monday to Friday. Breakfast only will be provided Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Accommodation at our Volunteer House.
  • Project based transport.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Orientation upon arrival.
  • 24/7 emergency in country staff support.
  • Internet access

Project fees Exclude:

  • Lunches and dinners Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Laundry services charged at USD$10.00 per bag upon request.
  • Bottled water and any beverages.
  • Leisure activities which can be arranged separately.
  • Medical or Health insurance cover.
  • Flights.

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Accommodations and Meals

You will be staying in our comfortable volunteer house in Victoria Falls Town. Located in a safe and quiet neighborhood, you’ll be a 5-minute walk to the nearest store and a 20- minute walk to the town center. The house can hold up to 20 volunteers and offers a lot of amenities including western style toilets, A/C, cable tv, Wi-Fi, and laundry service at the reasonable rate of $5 per bag.

Transportation to and from your project site are included. Also included in your program fee will be three healthy meals per day, which you will share with your fellow volunteers. Use the time to connect with like-minded new friends from around the world!

Free Time

One of the best parts of volunteering abroad is traveling to an exciting new place. While you’re a volunteer in Zimbabwe, you’ll have your evenings and weekends free. You can really make the most of that time, since the Victoria Falls area has a lot to offer in the way of recreation. Here are some great options for you:

Safety and In-country Support

Your safety while volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is our first priority. We have carefully vetted every single aspect of your trip. We offer pre-trip guidance, select safe destinations for our volunteers, only work with trusted local partners, and help you every step of the way.

We have an amazing in-country team that is right there on the ground in Zimbabwe to help ensure you have the most amazing experience abroad possible. Our team is comprised of dedicated humanitarians working hard to make the world a better place, and they’ll offer you unparalleled guidance and support.

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Frequently Asked Questions- FAQ

There’s a lot that goes into planning a successful volunteer trip to Zimbabwe, and IFRE is here to help you every step of the way. We answer questions from prospective volunteers like you every day, so we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked about subjects and put them in one convenient place for you here.

Arrival and departure

Victoria Falls Town has its own international airport, so you’ll fly straight to your destination. Provide your flight details to our in-country coordinator after you book, and we’ll have someone waiting for you when you land. They’ll be holding a sign with your name on it and will take you safely to your accommodations.

When you are done volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, you will need to book your own departure transportation. Just chat with the local project staff, and they will offer you advice on booking a taxi to the airport.


You will need to apply for a business visa, not a tourist visa, for your volunteer work. The requirements for this will vary based on your home country, so please do some research based on your nationality and apply several weeks in advance of your travel. Some nationalities may be eligible for an e-visa.

We advise you getting a double-entry stamp, as you will likely take an overnight trip to Chobe, Botswana for

To learn more about visa requirements, visit Zimbabwe’s official immigration website.


Africa has high rates of epidemics and communicable diseases, so make sure you get vaccinated and also take proper precautions once you are there. Before volunteering in Zimbabwe, make an appointment with your doctor and get up to date on your vaccines.

Recommended vaccines to travel to this destination include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. You can also find information on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Health Canada or in Travelers' Health United Kingdom

For further readings:
Volunteer Health and Safety.
Safety Tips for Your Volunteer Abroad Trip

Why volunteer in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe?

Help children in need
If you have always loved kids and want to help out where it is most needed, this is the project for you! Many children in Victoria Falls are without families, adequate care, or a proper education and they need your help!

Travel to Africa
A trip to Africa is on almost every single person on the planet’s bucket list, and now you can finally make your dreams of traveling to Africa come true!

Visit one of the seven wonders of the world
Of all the amazing natural wonders in the world, a mere seven make this famous list. Victoria Falls is a sight to behold and visiting it will be an experience you’ll never forget

Help support orphanages, schools, and childcare centers   
The orphanages, schools, and childcare centers that struggle to offer care, stability, and education to these poor kids are understaffed and underfunded. They desperately need the support of international volunteers in Zimbabwe, and you can join IFRE and help!

Make the world a better place
You’ll be making the world a better place, one child at a time. This will filter out to the larger community, and every small act of kindness adds up until it makes a big difference in the world. Get started now!

Contact IFRE today to learn more about volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe!

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