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ZW-ZWA 10.3 ZIMBABUE ZIMBABUE Environment / Manual 05/08/2018 25/08/2018

Victoria Falls

This project is part of the SCI North South Programmes. Volunteers should be 20 years old, have previous volunteering experience and take part in the Preparation Workshops organised by their sending branch. More details from your sending branch.

Country: Zimbabwe

Work Types: Environment / Manual

International age:18 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:210.00 Euro

Purpose of extra costs:

The fee covers orientation, evaluation, monitoring, project set up, office running/administrative expenses, supporting small community projects running of activities during the project, certificate of participation, accommodation, feeding at camp and communication prior to, during and after the camp. Volunteers will participate in an orientation day after arrival charge. Participants are advised to reserve €50 for airport transfers, transport to and from the workcamp venue.

Required Language:

English

Spoken Language:

English

Description: The participants will work with the local community and environmental experts from Environment Africa, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Depertment of National Parks and United Children of Africa.

Type of Work: The work will involve the uprooting lantana camara an alien invasive specie prevalent in the World Heritage Site destroying vegetation and biodiversity. The volunteers will also Maintain the 25 fishing camps along the Zambezi river in the Zambezi National Park in which the campers will reside.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in tents in Victoria Falls National Camp. Food and accommodation will be provided for the duration of the camp. Most of our camps are self catering (unless it is stated otherwise) and sufficient money is provided for the for you to buy and cook food together as a family.

Requirements: Volunteers should be motivated to work outdoors, desire to work hard as well as being comfortable to work with people with from different backgrounds. Participants should remember to bring suitable clothes (e.g. winter/summer clothes) depending on the geographical location of the workcamp they have would have chosen, a good sleeping bag, small mattress, working boots and gloves.

Approximate Location: Victoria Falls

Notes: Participants should arrive at least two days before the camp starts for orientation and they should not go direct to the camp before coming to ZWA office. It is important to note that projects locations may change due to several reasons beyond our control. There might be few applications for participation, late cancellation by volunteers or the community failing to make its contribution to the project in the last minute, and finally insecure situations. Therefore volunteers are urged to be flexible and accept alternative options. On arrival at the airport, please take taxi to our office, which are in MT Pleasant in Harare. Our offices are closed over the weekend and public holidays. Please NOTE: Do not leave your baggage with the taxi driver.