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Zimbabwe - Orphan Care and Teaching in Antelope Park

Volunteer for orphaned children and make a positive and lasting impact in their lives. This is an unforgettable experience in the beautiful country of Zimbabwe.



Fast Facts

Location of Project10km from Gweru, Zimbabwe Midlands
Project LengthMin 3 weeks - Max 8 weeks
Arrival AirportBulawayo or Harare Airports
Volunteer WorkTeaching and caring for children
Number of ParticipantsUp to 10 international volunteers
Age17 - 70

What's Included

AccommodationThatched rooms for 2-4 people
Food3 meals a day
SupportLocal in-country team and 24hr emergency support
Airport TransfersIncluded on arrival day
Pre-Departure Kit Full project details will be sent following registration
Orientation All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival
Insurance Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
Tax Zimbabwean Value Added Tax (VAT) of 15% for all foreign volunteers as of 2015

What's Not Included

Flights, personal expenses, entry visa (between $50 - $100 USD depending on nationality), levy of $30 USD upon departure from Zimbabwe.
* Please note that volunteers staying longer than 4 weeks will require a “temporary residence permit." This costs an extra $500 USD to be paid upon arrival in Zimbabwe.


This project is located in Antelope Park, a private game farm about 10km from Gweru town center, in the heart of the Zimbabwe Midlands.


About the Project

During the past few difficult years in Zimbabwe, the most vulnerable members of society have suffered from the breakdown of educational and medical infrastructures. Our aim is to make an impact on the lives of these orphaned children, from babies to teenagers, who have no families to support them.

Volunteers will assist with loving, caring for, and mentoring orphans and physically disabled children, from the very young up to high school aged kids. Despite their disabilities and the difficulties they have faced, these children are still so full of warmth and joy and are sure to be an inspiration to anyone who works alongside them.


Volunteer Work and Contribution

Volunteers will be involved in the following tasks:

  • The upkeep of orphanages and care homes
  • Adding value through services and practical help
  • Changing the living conditions for disadvantaged children and making a positive impact on their future
  • Interaction with underprivileged children and babies, enriching their lives
  • Encouraging and mentoring the young people of Zimbabwe
  • Assisting in preparations and execution of school lessons
  • Assisting with marking and assessing children’s progress
  • Making teaching aids
  • General counseling and support to students


Living Arrangements

Accommodations: volunteers will be staying in comfortable twin or quad rooms in thatched accommodations at the main reserve camp. Volunteers have separate, clean shower and toilet facilities from the rest of the camp which are located adjacent to the sleeping area. The rooms will be cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff. Room upgrades are available for an additional fee. 

Food: 3 meals a day. All meals will be served at the main camp

Laundry: free laundry service available

Internet: available, though can be sporadic due to the remote location


Travel Highlights

During the stay at Antelope Park, volunteers will have the opportunity to enjoy an excursion to some of the other spectacular spots that Zimbabwe has to offer. These trips are also a great time for volunteers to interact and to get to know each other better. Other activities available are:

  • Walk with lions – founded right here at Antelope Park
  • Ride elephants – Antelope Park has 4 elephants and sunset or sunrise rides will be available
  • Game viewing – by horseback, carriage, vehicle, or on foot
  • Sunset cruises on the lake in front of the camp
  • Cub sitting and feeding (subject to availability)
  • Horse rides – Antelope Park’s horse rides are regarded as some of the best secure wildlife horse rides on the continent
  • Full moon elephant and horse rides


Minimum Requirements

  • Min age 18
  • Business visa - most often applied for upon arrival
  • Police clearance form
  • Basic English
  • Good physical fitness
  • Motivation to work with children
  • Full travel & medical insurance
  • Immunizations (please consult doctor)


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