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NGO Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
A traveler recommended this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Accommodation
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Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

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.

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Additional Fee Required

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.


  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Swahili
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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3 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals



PDS is not what it seems, it is an organisation with great potential but needs a change in the chief.
No welcome session when I arrived. No clean sheets. Meals consisted of bread and rice, nothing more. 10€ fee per day per person with no functioning kitchen to use, and only one plug/light per room. Unorganised project. Classes were good because of the volunteers. Other programs were a mess and don’t help the community. Sexist behaviour. Staff other than the director was very nice. Tried to expel us because we arrived one day after 00h. Not a good environment in general. Wouldn’t recommend. ;(

5 months ago



AVOID PDS! He only cares for the fee. School was closed in August. No project, he spoke suahili all the time, very impolite. Food needs were not met, dinner was a cucumber and bread.
I decided to leave after 1 week, even if I paid 1 month. He answered “ I won’t let you go”, It began a nightmare, He threatened to report me to immigration because I had a volunteer visa, so I was under his responsibility? He called the local leader and started making false accusations in order to make me leave the country. I had to request assistance from my embassy.

over 2 years ago



It was owesome experience!! The community of PDS is very friendly, kind and helpful. The project is really interesting because is for developing talents and skills, with children, woman and teens. I recommend 100% the experience. You can learn a lot and at the same time you can help the project and the community.

over 2 years ago

About the host

Hosted by Abdalla

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 70% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 1 day
1 published videos
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