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Meet Benji!

Hi everyone!  I’m Benji and I’m currently doing an internship and volunteering mission at PDS Zanzibar. After seeing positive comments about the organization on a forum, I went to the organization’s social networks and I fell in love with their social actions.  I directly contacted Aude (coordinator at PDS) who kindly advised me and 2 …

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Jessica's Journey with PDS zanzibar

Jessica’s Journey with PDS in Zanzibar

Hello, I’m Jessica and I’m going to talk about my experience with PDS in Zanzibar. When I went to PDS Zanzibar, I was a volunteer in the Italian Social Center, in Belgium.  Teaching, especially kids, is something I love to do so that’s why I decided to do a volunteering project which involves a school. I …

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5 Good Reasons to Volunteer in PDS Zanzibar

1- As a volunteer in PDS, you are free to choose the activities you want to do. If you have a specific skill or area you feel comfortable with, you can suggest courses or conferences to create new projects with PDS. 2- Your help at PDS ensures continuity in the teaching of students, which is …

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Passant Nur El-Din - pds Volunteer

Passant Nur El-Din’s experience in Zanzibar

It makes us happy that volunteers keep sharing their experiences with PDS through feedback and reviews. Each of them has a different story and point of view, but the hope to add some happiness to the lives of others brought them all together. This review is from Passant Nur El-Din  who traveled with PDS to …

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NGO’s Management Training

If you have experience in NGO’s management, organize workshops, trainings or lessons to teach PDS team and/or under-graduated and graduated students from different universities of Zanzibar. Themes of the trainings can be: Project write-up, implementation and evaluation  Financial management (budgeting, accounting…)  Professional Partnership and Sponsorship skills training Event organization and management  Note: Volunteers are encouraged …

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Other activities with kids

Indoor and outdoor games: Participate in the organization of games which stimulate learning and creativity. Local games will be introduced as well as foreign ones from the volunteers.  PDS Got Talent: Help to organize this talent competition for kids. You can even get the chance to be one of the judges.  Physical activities: Contribute to …

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Goodbye Party

Sometimes, a Goodbye Party is organized at the departure of the volunteers. It depends on the duration of their stay in the organization. As a cultural exchange moment, it is the opportunity for the volunteers to connect with the locals and the other participants from different countries.


Participants will be accommodated in PDS House for volunteers in Kibele, Tunguu, Zanzibar. Some volunteers might be accommodated with host families of the Tunguu Community in Unguja Island, or in Tumbe village in Pemba Island, Zanzibar. There are either female-only or male-only rooms (no mixed rooms), except for couples who can have their own private …

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Food will be provided 3 times a day in PDS House. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance.  Participants are expected to help in the preparation of some meals as part of the cultural exchange.

Airport/Seaport Pick-up

Volunteers will be picked up by PDS organization at their arrival at Zanzibar’s airport.If the participants buy a flight from their home country to Dar Es Salaam’s airport (Tanzaniamainland), please note that they will need to reach Zanzibar on their own (by boat/ferryor by plane). In this case, PDS members will pick them up and …

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