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This project takes place at Antelope Park, a private game farm located 10km from Gweru town center, in the heart of the Zimbabwe Midlands.
As a volunteer, your greatest service will be the manpower that you offer for the local understaffed clinic and similar clinics in the nearby area. Away from the clinic, you’ll have the opportunity participate in any health and nutrition education campaigns and any national immunization drives scheduled during your stay. You do not need to be qualified in any particular medical field to participate on this project.
Some of your tasks may include:
A typical day: You will eat breakfast at 8:00 am before heading off to your morning project at 9:00 am, which will include volunteering at any of the departments at the clinic. You will be transported back to the volunteer camp for a lunch break at 12:00 pm and at 2:00 pm it will be time for your afternoon project, such as health education, repairs and maintenance, filing and other community work. You will return to the project base at 3:00 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. You are free to spend your evening as you would like. You will have Saturdays and Sundays off to explore the area or to rest from your week of volunteering.
Internet: WiFi is available for a small fee, though can be sporadic due to the remote location.
Laundry: A weekly laundry service is available at an additional fee of $5
Accommodations: Volunteer accommodations are a mixture of comfortable twin or quad thatched rooms at the main reserve camp with clean shower and toilet facilities located adjacent to the sleeping area. Your room will be cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff.
Food: Volunteers are provided with three meals a day, breakfast and dinner is served at the main camp of the reserve, and you will be given a packed lunch for your working day.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
The opportunities for traveling outside the reserve are endless. For example, you can take a day trip to Granite Ridge or the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. For a longer stay experience, you can spend three nights on a houseboat on the stunning Lake Kariba. For an excursion before or after your volunteer placement, you should consider a five-day trip through Miombo to visit Victoria Falls to try out bungee jumping or white-water rafting.
Project Orientation (Included):
On arrival at the Antelope Park project, you will receive a comprehensive orientation, including:
4-Day Victoria Falls Excursion Trip (Not Included):
During the low season, for an additional fee, volunteers may have the opportunity to participate in a 4-day/ 3-night trip to Victoria Falls. This trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World offers the chance to bungee jump, go white water-rafting, ziplining, sunset cruising and more!