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Share your skills Become a Sazani volunteer

Why volunteer?

Build marketable professional skills whilst making a significant difference to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.

We specialize in developing and delivering real programmes and projects combining the complicating factors of Small States, Coastal livelihoods, Participatory Practices and Africa. Our opportunities build on over ten years of relationship building through community directed projects.

Live overlooking the beach as a volunteer with Sazani Associates on the tropical island of Zanzibar!

Featured volunteering opportunities

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Product Design (Textiles)

Work within a development context to help community textile enterprises by designing clothing for local people and tourists in Zanzibar.

Suitable qualifications or experience:

  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Product Design
  • Art Design
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Marine Volunteer

Participate in the mapping of two reefs and their intertidal zones. You will be working on a research project, visible from your bedroom window. A dive package is also in place where you can learn to dive (PADI) and undertake research. The dive package consists of 35 dives over six weeks and extended packages can be arranged.

Suitable qualifications or experience:

  • Marine/ Biology/ Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Conservation
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Community Development

Work with staff to support a range of community livelihood projects and to build community capacity. Zanzibar has a complex political and social environment and this type of opportunity requires reflective and resilient individuals.

Suitable Qualifications or Experience:

  • Social Science background
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate level
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Food Production volunteer

Help research, support and give advice on the production of nutritious foods with the rural community.

Suitable qualifications or experience:

  • Agriculture/ farming
  • Agronomist
  • Rural development
  • Aquaculture expertise