Volunteer Mozambique

As Mozambique entered independence from Portugal in 1975 it soon after plunged into a vicious civil war that lasted until 1992 killing 900,000 of its then population of some 20m. A quarter of the population was displaced and hundreds of thousands severely disabled from being caught in landmine activity.

Today the country is relatively stable however those years of war have had a profound effect on the psychology and infrastructure of the nation leaving it in 185th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a

country. Life expectancy in Mozambique is just 41 years with under half the population is literate. This are well below even sub-Saharan standards. Whilst AIDS in Mozambique hasn't been as endemic as in other countries there are still 1.5m infected, with 1.4 million orphans with a third of those orphaned through AIDS. Most children who live in rural areas have restricted access to safe water, education and health care.

As such most volunteer work programs in Mozambique focus on these areas; building infrastructure including school and safe water projects. There is also a developing volunteer sector in preservation and conservation work. As such those looking to undertake volunteer work in Mozambique may well find themselves working with street children or in medical settings. There are also openings working to empower women and girls as well as working in orphanages and teaching English in schools.

If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Mozambique let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Mozambique

Volunteer Mozambique

Volunteer Mozambique

Volunteer Mozambique

Volunteer Mozambique


Moz Volunteers

Volunteer Work Mozambique: Moz Volunteers

Their core volunteer work involves building houses for local families who are in need of support.
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Horse Safari

Volunteer Work Mozambique: Horse Safari

Work with horses and teach conversational English at the local school in Vilankulo, Mozambique.
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Volunteer Mozambique

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