Become part of World Unite

Are you looking for support for your international volunteering experience? Do you want to be part of an intercultural exchange and learn along the way? We have a partnership with World Unite!

World Unite is a German based organization, dedicated to intercultural exchange and worldwide learning by offering volunteering, internships and working holiday opportunities.
From August 2022 World Unite! runs a program based in Matemwe/Zanzibar. This program gives international volunteers the possibility to contribute to marine and coastal conservation. The program will be carried out in close cooperation with Under the Wave and other leading organizations active in the environmental field in Zanzibar.

Your complete volunteering experience in marine conservation

With help of conservation biologists, volunteers can join a program of daily activities. These activities include:

  • patrolling beaches in the early morning to spot new turtle nests, 
  • relocating nests to protected locations, 
  • releasing marine turtle hatchlings to the ocean, 
  • cleaning beaches and villages, 
  • providing environmental education at local schools, 
  • running income generating activities for the local population based on recycling and upcycling,
  • sensitization and awareness-creation for tourists and locals about critical environmental issues,
  • monitoring of the Mnemba coral reef.

Learn more about marine and coastal conservation

Every Monday you can participate in educative sessions to deepen your knowledge about topics related to the oceans and to climate change. These topics include overfishing, sharks, coral reefs, mangroves, ocean pollution or biodiversity loss. We want to raise awareness about critical issues and to present solutions that can be implemented by everyone in their daily lives. The content is also used by volunteers to prepare the environmental education they provide at local schools.

You will stay at Matemwe

At the new Matemwe Mother Nature Camp, just 3 minutes’ walk from the beach. You will be accommodated in fully furnished tents. Meals are provided at the attractive communal space. The eco-friendly camp uses solar energy and evapotranspiration toilets. In this way, the camp is a prime example of ecofriendly accommodation.

Why volunteer

Do you have a heartfelt desire to do volunteering abroad? Do you want to do something “good” and contribute towards a fairer, more equal world? This is a beautiful motivation.

You will also get a lifetime of personal joy and satisfaction at having contributed, in whatever little way, and giving back in your own way. An encounter with a culture that is different from your own. Mastering unfamiliar challenges outside of your comfort zone. Exposure to a new language and opportunities to meet with like-minded people who you can have a good time with. Volunteering will develop your personality like no other experience can.  If these are not reasons enough, a volunteering assignment can look very good on your CV too! 

Do you want to be a volunteer in Zanzibar and like to make an impact, please contact zanzibar@world-unite.de.