Health, Environment & Gardening



This project has been designed to enhance environmental sustainability as an answer to the needs of preserving the environment of Tunguu and Tumbe village, Zanzibar. In Tanzania, the environmental awareness is almost nonexistent, contrary to Europe where people hear a lot about this kind of issue. There is no developed waste industry, no waste sorting, no recycling and so on.

PDS team provide sustainable solutions in order to keep up with the worldwide environmental issues. We want to be part of the general effort to fight climate change and aggressive practices such as intensive farming.



Environmental cleaning:
Help PDS team in environmental cleaning campaigns, give environmental awareness to the community (adults and children) through lessons, trainings and workshops. 
Organic vegetable garden:
Help with the maintenance of the garden by composting, planting, giving lessons, trainings or workshops on healthy eating (adults).
Waste Industry Improvement:
Advice local businesses on waste disposal, waste sorting and recycling initiatives. 
Teach recycling to PDS team and the community. Implement recycling project with the community.

Tree nursery:
Participate in the establishment/management of the tree nursery.
Homemade garden fertilizer:
Teach how to make homemade garden fertilizers to the community or contribute to its production.
Seaweed Farming:
Support the seaweed farmers of Pemba Island on various activities such as planting in the sea, harvesting, drying and so on.
Note: Pemba Island only.

Advantages Of The Program


Village Tour: Discover the community life and meet with the locals.
Zanzibar Food Tasting: Taste more than 15 types of Zanzibar food!
Visits: Discover the historical places of Zanzibar.
Swahili lessons: Learn Swahili language.
Visit of the local markets: Discover the life of the local markets by day and by night!
Cooking Lessons: Learn how to cook Zanzibar food.

PDS’ Recommendations

Volunteers are required to have a good health and to be in a good shape because this program is physically demanding.

Flexibility is required for extra activities related to the theme.

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Language Requirements

Official languages of the program are English and Swahili. You do not need to be fluent.

English : intermediate
Swahili : intermediate

Who can participate?

People from 18 years old to 70 years old. 

Note: Younger Participants can be accepted if they are accompanied by their parents or an authorized guardian(s).

Families, groups, seniors, couples and participants with disabilities are encouraged to join the program. 
However, they should contact us in advance in order to prepare an appropriate environment that fit their special needs.

Working Hours

Monday-Friday | 5 hours/day.

The program is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to use their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. It includes museums, local markets, beaches, forests and so on… PDS team provides different tours for the volunteers in collaboration with its partner Zanzibar Eco-Friendly Tours. 30% of the benefits supports PDS projects.


1 week minimum and 1 year maximum. 
Participants are expected to arrive on time and stay up to the end of their volunteering mission.


Jendele, Unguja Island, Zanzibar (Tanzania)
  • 30-45 minutes from Stonetown.
  • 5 minutes from the beach.
  • Closest Airport: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), Stonetown, Zanzibar


US$ 11/day

The volunteers are required to contribute for their stay by paying participation fees of US$ 11/day.
The fees include:

  • Airport/seaport pickup and drop-off
  • Food (3 meals per day)
  • Accommodation during the mission (with water and electricity)

Notes: The fees are non-refundable. The totality has to be paid before the arrival of the volunteers in Zanzibar by bank transfer or at their arrival.

 Included Services

PDS is a charitable organization which empowers local people living in the rural areas of Zanzibar by providing skills and additional education.