Help to develop the Small Scale Industries Programs

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La experiencia

Volunteers will help to develop the Small Scale Industries Programs (mainly women and youth) either for all the steps (from beginning to end) or for some steps, depending on the duration of their stay and their skills.

Activities: training, teaching, making local organic products (shampoo, peanuts...), sewing...

Participants under 18 can be accepted if they are accompanied by their parents or the authorized guardian(s). Families are welcomed.

Que ofreces?

5 horas de ayuda por día

Trabajo Social: Ayuda como voluntario en proyectos locales y comunidades.

Cuota extra requerida

Valor: US$ 11 Por dia

Cuantía destinada a: Beneficios para los voluntarios

Descripción: Participants are expected to pay participation fees of $11/day. It covers expanses for: - Airport/seaport pickups and drop-off - Accommodation (rent, water and electricity) - Food (3 meals per day) - General running cost of the projects It does NOT cover: - Medical/health services - All types of insurances - Relevant visas or permits - Pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses.

Lo que obtienes

2 dias libres por semana

Habitación privada: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto privado. Sí, un cuarto solo para ti.

Habitación compartida: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto compartido con otros viajeros.

Desayuno: Tienes derecho a desayunos gratis cada día de tu estadía.

Almuerzo: Tienes derecho a almuerzos gratis cada día de tu estadía.

Cena: Tienes derecho a cenas gratis cada día de tu estadía.

Descuentos en alojamiento: Obtén descuentos para quedarte en otros hostales.

Traslado: Te buscaremos cuando llegues y te llevamos a nuestro lugar.

Clases de danza: Toma clases de baile gratis en nuestro espacio.

Clases de idiomas: Toma clases de idiomas gratis en nuestro espacio.

Utilice nuestra cocina equipada: Siéntete libre de usar nuestra cocina y preparar tu comida deliciosa.

Certificado: Obtén un certificado de culminación una vez que hayas terminado tu experiencia.


Inglés Intermedio o Swahili Intermedio

Entre 18 y 80 años

Admite voluntarios solos, parejas y dúos de voluntarios

Lo que no está incluído

Vuelos, Seguro de Viaje, Transporte Interno y Visa

Programa detallado

The volunteers will be involved in some of the activities below or all of them, depending on their skills and interests, the duration of their stay and their energy. This will be the topic of a further discussion.
The PDS team will be with them to supervise and make the exchange with the community easier.

They will help to develop the following Small Scale Industries programs:
- Tailoring & Dress Making
- Make-up and Henna Painting
- Cake Decoration
- Sanitary Pads
- Local products
- Language Classes

Volunteers are encouraged to bring information, equipment and materials from their home country. They can also participate in buying the necessary equipment and materials in Zanzibar to help the development of the small-scale industries. It’s an opportunity for them to visit local markets of Zanzibar and to be really involved in the small sustainable business.

Actividades & Turnos

- Share your knowledge to improve the different programs (make-up, henna painting, cake decoration, sanitary pads, tailoring and dress making, language classes) using local available resources.
- Teach practical skills to the community (sewing pampers, making cheese, making chocolate...)
- Join local community members in the production process of handmade and organic products (shampoo, soap, spice tea, peanuts…)
- Give trainings in marketing, microfinance, quality control.
- Give computer lessons and/or bring equipment to help the community to manage their small scale industries.
- Give Language Classes (English, French, Arabic...).
- Visits of the small business owners graduated from PDS and advise them on what they can improve. Volunteers can even work with them and help them to develop their businesses.
- Provide new ideas of small sustainable businesses.


- Wearing long and appropriate clothes in order to respect the culture and religion of Zanzibar : long pants at least up to the knees, T-shirt which covers shoulders and stomach.
- It is forbidden to sleep outside of PDS accomodation during the mission. The volunteers must come back to PDS House every day before midnight (including week-ends).
- It is forbidden to bring or drink alcohol within the PDS House and to drink alcohol in front of locals in PDS surroundings.
- Smoking at the designated location in PDS House or in isolated places.