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Your Volunteer Location: The address of our beachfront house is: Impact Community House / Dulla Boys House, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Your home away from home in Zanzibar is situated right on the beach with one of the most beautiful views you could imagine. Open your balcony doors to the white sands and palm-tree fringed beach of Jambiani everyday where you can start your day with a sunrise swim in the warm Indian Ocean! You’ll be sharing an en-suite dorm room with 3 other volunteers and we provide daily housekeeping for your comfort.

NOTE: During our busy season (June, July, August) our Marine Volunteers / Interns may be accommodated in our house in Kizimkazi village (20 minutes from Jambiani) which is closer to the Kizimkazi beach where they conduct their research. This allows us to accommodate more volunteers during this time.

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The house has all the amenities you’ll need like your very own chefs that will cook 3 fresh meals for you each day, including weekends. We can cater for any type of dietary needs, but please let us know beforehand what your requirements are. Just in case, we offer a safe on location if you wish to store your valuables. We also offer a laundry service for US$5 per pillow case load Are you a couple? on your honeymoon? or a family? Or maybe you are just after a little more luxury or privacy for that more exclusive volunteer experience? We have some fantastic deals at our neighbouring beach-front resorts. We can reserve you a room starting from $30 a night just next door to our Volunteer House so you’ll still be part of the team. Just inquire with your Volunteer Placement Manager for more details.


Immediate Surrounding Area Your project is based in the picturesque little fishing village of Jambiani around 1.5 hours from Stone Town and the airport. It is the most beautiful spot on the island and is renowned for its warm turquoise waters and white sands. Over the years Jambiani has developed from a little fishing village into a popular resort with plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes to hang out in or try some fresh seafood caught that morning! On either side of our house there are many options to explore, just take a stroll up the beach and take your pick. Jambiani is also one of the hotspots for water sports and activities. You can try your hand at kite surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling on the coral reefs that are teeming with marine life, sea fishing or just a leisurely boat trip on one of the local dhow boats which dot the horizon each evening. If you’d like to experience Zanzibar’s wildlife there’s a fantastic eco-lodge in a mangrove forest that you can spend the night, only accessible by kayak. You’ll sleep in a raised cabin over the river listening to the sounds of the forest at night. There’s so much to do and we can arrange it all for you when you are here!

Zanzibar – Zanzibar is a fascinating place filled with pristine beaches, luxurious resorts, exotic wildlife and the cultural melting pot of Stone Town. It is a very diverse place with warm and welcoming people and a very different culture to mainland Tanzania. It truly is African Impacts most beautiful destination! As well as the numerous beaches, resorts and islands that you can enjoy on boat trips from Jambiani, Stone Town offers a unique insight into the history and culture of Zanzibar. With a mix of European, African, Asian and Arabic culture, it’s an eye-opening place to spend the afternoon exploring the narrow alleyways, old architecture or just sipping on a cold drink on a roof-top terrace bar as the sun slowly goes down.

Tanzania – Mainland Tanzania is only a 2 hours ferry ride away or a 20 minute flight to the capital Dar es Salaam or 1 hour flight to Kilimanjaro. From there you can plan you onward journey to some of the best safari locations in Africa. Why not try some of the following? · · ·

5/7 day trek to the roof of Africa - Kilimanjaro Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater Safari in the Serengeti National Park


Steps for planning your trip Make note of the start dates! You can join from 2 weeks to 12. Project start dates are every second Monday of the year. 2020: 6, 13 & 27 January | 10 & 24 February | 9 & 23 March | 6 & 20 April | 4 & 18 May | 1, 15 & 29 June | 6, 13, 20 & 27 July | 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August | 7 & 21 September | 5 & 19 October | 2, 16 & 30 November - 2 week placement only for 30 November

ARRIVAL IN ZANZIBAR We will meet you at Zanzibar International Airport on your start date to begin your placement. We have two transfers, a morning transfer that leaves at 11AM and an afternoon transfer that leaves at 5PM. When you arrive, look out for the African Impact sign and your name with a friendly face to welcome you. Please ensure your flight lands BEFORE one of those transfers. Please do not leave the airport if you cannot find an African Impact representative. Please call the Project Team whose numbers are noted below. We will be there and will certainly never leave without you. IF ARRIVING MUCH EARLIER/ LATER AND WISH TO LEAVE THE AIRPORT STRAIGHT AWAY, WE CAN ARRANGE A PRIVATE TRANSFER OF ROUGHLY US$40.

Contact Numbers

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travelling In the event that your flight is changed at the last moment, or you miss your connecting flight please contact Mira immediately to make alternative arrangements Business Manager: Mira Moore +255 776 068 769 (+44 7879 519944 - WhatsApp only) mira@africanimpact.com Community Project Manager: Dulla Juma +255 621 399 916 (WhatsApp Only)

FOR YOUR DEPARTURE If you wish to take the FREE transport you will need to book your departure flight out of the Zanzibar International Airport between 11AM– 7PM, on the Monday that your Internship ends. If you wish to fly outside of those hours we can arrange a private transfer for at roughly $40. PLEASE NOTE: : For odd week arrivals/ departures (3,5,7 etc) the private transfer fee of roughly US$40 will also apply.

Get in touch with your Volunteer Placement Manager who will provide accommodation options and even book for you and add it to your existing Invoice!!!


FLIGHTS With the assistance of our flight partner, Flight Centre, you can now contact us for assistance in bookings of your flights and even accommodation should you opt to arrive a few days earlier and/or depart a few days later.

Don’t let this be stressful. Obtaining visas is your responsibility and the extended information provided on our Visa Guidance is to serve as a guideline only. We advise that you confirm this information with the embassy / consulate of the country that you will be visiting in your home country before departure. Please request the Visa Guidance if you are unable to to allocate it on your Online Portal and feel free to email your Placement Manager as well for assistance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Prior to your trip you will need to arrange medical insurance which will give you full coverage for any medical requirements which may arise during your trip, including cover for full air evacuation in the unlikely event that this is necessary. Your medical cover also needs to include repatriation. Please ensure that you arrange adequate cover and send your insurance details to your Volunteer/ Internship Placement Manager before departing for the project. Please be sure to check your policy carefully to ensure that it does cover activities which you are hoping / likely to participate in, as cover does vary from one country of residence to another and from one volunteer project-type to another. Our preferred travel insurance partners are World Nomads (https://www.worldnomads.com/Turnstile/AffiliateLink?partnerCode=afrimp&source=link&utm_source=afrimp &utm_content=link&path=https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/) but you are welcome to use whichever provider you find suitable. PLEASE NOTE : If you are Volunteering on any of our DOLPHIN RESEARCH PROJECTS, your cover MUST include Motorised Boating, Swimming with Dolphins and snorkelling / scuba diving (if you are doing the PADI diving course)

MONEY (where available) You can use all major credit and debit cards in many of the resorts, bars and restaurants in Zanzibar, though most charge a 5% transaction fee. Most shops do not accept debit/credit card payments. It is best to exchange USD into Tanzanian Shillings at the airport or in Stone Town as you will get a better rate. Please note there are no ATM’s in Jambiani, and the closest ATM in Paje costs $8 to withdraw cash, so it’s best to withdraw at the airport or Stone town as it costs around $4 to withdraw cash. Please notify your bank of your travels as some banks suspend accounts when they see international transactions. You can budget about $500 -$1000 for 4 weeks (note that if you would like to do the safaris on the mainland, these can be very expensive).

Contact with friends and family – internet or telephone You are able to buy a local SIM card at the project if you wish, just ensure your phone is “unlocked” to allow foreign SIM cards. The volunteer house has wifi available, but there are also resorts nearby that offer wifi.


What Else? POLICE CLEARANCE/ BACKGROUND CHECK CERTIFICATE (In respect to Working with Children and Vulnerable Communities). You must please get a police clearance/ criminal record check certificate PLEASE NOTE: WITHOUT A POLICE CLEARANCE, (in respect to Working with Children and Vulnerable Communities). YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE PROJECT. It is MANDATORY for every Volunteer to complete Police Checks prior to joining any one of our projects. As a Volunteer, regardless of project selection, you will come into contact with minors and/or vulnerable adults during your stay. We therefore feel that it is our responsibility to obtain a check on every Volunteer with us in order to ensure the safety of the people and communities we work with. Depending on your nationality and the regulations in your home country, there may be a small charge, payable to your local authority. Please note that your Police/ Criminal Record Check cannot be more than 6 months old when you start your volunteer program, so if you are booking more than 6 months in advance of your Project start date, please wait to obtain this check closer to the time. Some countries may not allow for an Advanced Check/ Vulnerable Sector check. If this is the case, we will require a Basic check accompanied by two professional character references. If you are from the United States of America, we can assist you with the process for a minimal fee payable to African Impact. In addition, African Impact insists that Volunteers and Interns avoid any contact with drugs and/or any inappropriate activities relating to alcohol.

Vaccinations Please consult your private doctor with regards to immunizations/vaccinations. Below are details of what is likely to be recommended.

Tetanus: A recent tetanus injection is highly recommended Polio: Recommended Hepatitis A&B: Recommended Typhoid: Recommended Zanzibar is NOT a malaria risk zone, however, we cannot completely rule it out, especially if you are travelling through the mainland Tanzania as well. If you choose to be on the safe side please make sure you bring an ample supply of anti-malarial tablets. Ask your doctor to prescribe them.

Yellow Fever: The Tanzanian Government states that a Yellow Fever vaccination is required for entry into Zanzibar. Proof of this vaccination may be checked at the airport upon arrival. The vaccine takes 10 days to take effect - ensure you vaccine is done at least 10 days prior to arrival. You will need an adequate supply of sunscreen cream for the hot African sun - SPF 30 and above. Also, please bring a hat and a water bottle with you, as you will be in the sun for a good portion of the day. Even if the sky is overcast, the sun is strong enough to cause burning. Many volunteers get dehydrated during their time with us, don’t let that be you – we do not want you to have to miss out on any of your experience due to being sick as a result of dehydration, so please, please, drink lots of water!


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Your Expectations and our Requirements on Project You will need to remain flexible, understandable and good – humored. “African time” can be difficult and frustrating for those who are used to a very structured life, so it is something to keep in mind! Once you arrive in Africa, your care is the responsibility of African Impact and our trained Project Managers. We always aim to provide you with all of your daily needs to keep you out of harm’s way and to support you in your Volunteer and Intern work. In exchange, we ask you to attend work punctually and to behave consistently in ways that reflect well upon African Impact and our Project Managers. We ask that you dress according to local norms while in the public eye and to treat people on the work site with kindness and respect. In addition, African Impact insists that Volunteers and Interns avoid any contact with Drugs and any culturally inappropriate activities relating to Alcohol. The African Impact projects rely on networks of people, and those networks are held together by good relationships. If a case should arise in which our staff feels that Volunteers or Interns have repeatedly behaved in ways that contradict the basic spirit of this agreement, we reserve the right to remove you from the Program.

Upholding the good name of African Impact and its partner organizations We ask that you do not bring yourself or African Impact into disrepute nor involve any other Employee, Volunteer or Intern in any behaviour that might amount to disrepute. If your behaviour is found to be detrimental to the program that you are involved with, you may be asked to leave immediately without compensation

Child Protection Our Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are there to help Volunteers, Interns and Staff be clear on our role in safeguarding children (anyone under the age of 18). It’s important to be aware of what good practice is and who to talk to if you have any concerns. You will get more information when you start your Volunteering or Internship placement. Any evidence of poor practice towards children will be acted on immediately and the relevant steps taken based on our policy and code of conduct

Drugs If you use or even come into contact with drugs, drug users, drug pushers or anyone remotely connected with drugs, illegal or otherwise, other than for medical reasons, your placement will be terminated immediately. If you are taking drugs for Medical reasons and have not informed us of your medical condition the same rules and conditions apply

Discrimination on Any Grounds If you see, hear or encounter any discrimination of any kind, do not challenge that person or intervene. If you feel that you need to express your views, please tell your Project Manager and they will take the necessary actions. African Impact is strongly against any form of Discrimination and any information given to us is taken very seriously.

Relationships Whilst on your placement we do NOT encourage any sexual relations. In addition, the program neither allows nor encourages Volunteers and Interns to develop intimate personal relationships with general staff and partners. This would not promote a good working environment and could result in the dismissal of the staff member and your termination from the program


HIV and AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. As the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker and the person becomes more susceptible to infections. The most advanced stage of HIV infection is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It can take 10 – 15 years for an HIV –infected person to develop AIDS. Antiretroviral Drugs can slow down the process even further (WHO). We highly recommend that you do some research before arriving at your project as HIV is widespread across Africa with an estimated 24.7 million people living with the virus on the continent (UNAIDS) . A good source of information is “28 stories of AIDS Africa” by Stephanie Nolan. The book is available on Amazon

Termination of Placement In the event that your placement is terminated due to your failure to abide by the code of conduct laid out below, you will be required to pay for any costs incurred for your return home from the placement.

Safety – what to do in an emergency We take your safety very seriously and on arrival, we will give you a comprehensive talk on the do’s and don’ts around Zanzibar. We pride ourselves on our record and give all our volunteers 24 hours support. We also live on the premises of the Volunteer House with you so we have the best knowledge of the local area and how to have the best experience. Please respect this advice. Some safety guidelines you should be aware of:

· Avoid travelling alone, especially at night. ALWAYS use a taxi and always travel in groups. · Find out where the unsafe areas are and avoid them. · When travelling, keep all important documents and valuables in a safe place like a hidden pocket or money belt. · Carry only as much cash and personal items as you think you will need for that day. · Don’t wear expensive jewellery or watches. · Be wary of people who seem too friendly too fast. · Keep cameras out of sight and always keep bags and purses in your sight. · Before swimming, ask how safe the area is. We would advise not sharing your personal contact details with anyone under any circumstances. In addition, you will be working outdoors, in an unfamiliar community and environment. Listen to your Project Manager and respect the local rules and customs at all times! Know the emergency numbers of the Project Team. Make sure we have a copy of your emergency contact person at home


Volunteer Code of Conduct 1st Offence

2nd Offence

3rd Offence

General Bad Conduct

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Poor Punctuality

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Laziness

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Minor Breach of Safety Rule

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Minor Damage or misuse of company property

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to follow instructions from African Impact Staff members

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Conservation Projects: Failure to follow Game Drive Rules

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to attend an Activity without just reason

Written Warning

Termination

Staying out all night without prior notification to staff

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to use taxis as form of transport after dark Being rude, unfriendly or disrespecting local customs (language, clothing, etc)

Written Warning

Termination

Written Warning

Termination

Discrimination in any form

Written Warning

Termination

Minor Offences

Breach of our Child Protection Policy

Written Warning

Termination

Not upholding the Reputable Name of African Impact on and off site

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to keep the PAAZAB code of ethics

Written Warning

Termination

Disrespecting or potentially harming any animals (domestic or wild)

Written Warning

Termination

Wildlife Projects only - ethical standards in the good treatment & management of animals in captivity

Written Warning

Termination

Serious Offences

1st Offence

Theft

Termination

Drinking on Duty (or between activities) where you could endanger yourself or someone else as a result

Termination

Drinking under the age of 18

Termination

Malicious damage to Company Property

Termination

Breach of accommodation establishment rules

Termination

Relationships between African Impact Staff and Volunteer/Interns

Termination

Assault

Termination

Negligent performance of duties with serious consequences to property or life

Termination

Serious breach of the safety rules (especially at night)

Termination

Under the influence of drugs and/or in possession of illegal drugs

Termination

Major breach of our Child Protection Policy

Termination

Family Volunteering - African Impact considers all minors/children

1st Offence

2nd Offence

3rd Offence

Your child is your sole responsibility at all times, on project or during free time, including weekends

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Your child is no one else's responsibility including African Impact staff. Parents are responsible for disruptive/bad/rude/ culturally insensitive behaviour of their children, and all other aspects of the code of conduct

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

to be anyone under the age of 18

If any family member breaches the code of conduct, the whole family's placement will be terminated

Termination


Exploring Zanzibar & Mainland Tanzania City Tour - half day guided walking tour of the city Price: US$28 per person - price reduce with higher group size Spice Tour - half day guided tour of Spice Farm; incl. transport, guide, fresh fruit tasting & entrance fee. Price: US$25 per person price reduce with higher group size Prison Island – A ‘must-do’ boat trip for snorkelling, beach lounging and petting giant tortoises. Price: US$45 per person - price reduce with higher group size

One of the most popular tours. Full day tour including dhow & ngalaw boat sailing, snorkelling gear, swimming in a lagoon, fresh fruit, seafood buffet lunch, and return transport Price: US$70 per person

Get qualified with a PADI Open Water course and dive some of Zanzibar’s colourful coral reefs that are teeming with marine life. Buccaneer Diving offer 15% discounts for volunteers!!! Price: Around US$500 for a 3 day course Already qualified? book a single dive from around US$70

One of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world to see red-colobus monkeys and Zanzibar’s first national park. Get up-close-and-personal with Zanzibar’s exotic wildlife! Price: US$12 entrance fee

Spend the night in this ecological lodge after kayaking through the mangrove forest and waking up to the call of nature. Choose between a jungle or mangrove lodge but watch out for the bush babies! Price: US$25 per person

Let your hair down for the weekend in Kendwa Rocks, as the full moon arrives, so do the party-goers. Party all night until the sun comes up! Price: US$10 entrance fee

Tanzania boasts some of the best safari destinations anywhere in Africa! If you fancy swapping your board shorts or bikinis for hiking boots and binoculars after your project you are in the right place. Price: From US$650 3 day camping safari


Fundraising and Donations Interested in raising funds for your chosen project or collecting donations for your Project Destination of choice? Download The African Impact Foundation pamphlet from your online portal to learn more! If interested in bringing some project donations, you can request a detailed Wish List from your Placement Manager of all current needs for your project.

WHO IS AFRICAN IMPACT? WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US? At African Impact, we create the most Transformative and Impactful Volunteer experiences on the planet for communities, wildlife and volunteers. Volunteering in Africa is what we do, it’s in our DNA and what we are awarded for year after year. We’ve built, grown and developed our very own projects, hand-in-hand with local African communities. We work with the most incredible people to make this happen and surround ourselves with inspiring human beings from every corner of the world. Every year is a chance to grow, learn and better our offering – both for host communities and for volunteers themselves. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of excellence and know that volunteering can achieve even more. What do we believe in?

ü Providing an extraordinary experience to our volunteers ü Making tangible, measurable impacts for our communities and wildlife initiatives ü Transforming the lives and perspectives of everyone who is part of our journey So, welcome to what good volunteering looks like. Join us and go #BeyondVolunteering to a place that connects cultures, mindset and ideas. A place that leaves you awed and inspired, able to do more, discover more and to make a real impact.

Destination Guide: Zanzibar Volunteering  

Destination Guide: Zanzibar Volunteering  

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