Volunteer Mozambique

 

Volunteer Mozambique


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 181st place out of 189 countries and territories in 2019 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Life expectancy in Mozambique is just 60.16 years (2018) with literacy running at 47 percent (female literacy, 28 percent) far behind that of males (60 percent). 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.


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Mozambique have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Mozambique let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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Volunteer Work Mozambique: Kaya


Volunteers monitor the condition of the reefs and the wellbeing of the animals that live there. Anyone interested in marine biology or scuba diving will enjoy contributing to protect this amazing ecosystem.

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

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Volunteer in scientific work with giant manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins and humpback whales.

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Volunteer Work Mozambique: Hands at Work


Church based volunteer work reaching out to the dying, orphans and widows in Mozambique.

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Volunteer Work Mozambique: Kululeku


Kululeku is an NGO that works to raise funds, sponsorships and volunteers in order to strengthen the Mozambican community, facilitate the path to education and thus alleviate the social ills of the country.

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Conservation Travel Africa

Volunteer Work Mozambique: Conservation Travel Africa


Volunteers contribute to research supporting the conservation of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles. You will also work to preserve and repair the marine environment, focusing on activities in mangroves and the local estuary.

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Mozambique Profile

Mozambique Profile


Find out more about Mozambique, its people and what daily life is like there in our Mozambique profile pages.

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