What can i visit in Zanzibar while volunteering?

Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of 2 islands and several islets, the islands are Unguja and Pemba. This group of islands belong to Tanzania and are located to the east of the country, therefore, its coasts are bathed by the Indian Ocean. This archipelago is often called “the spice islands”, because one of its main industries is the spice industry together with tourism.

Zanzibar, although it belongs to Tanzania, has an independent legislation, and has a president, a government and a chamber of representatives different from the rest of the country. Islam is the majority religion in the area, since 97% of the believers are Muslims. This is due to the fact that Arab traders lived in this region for many years. For this reason, one of the official languages along with Swahili and English is Arabic, unlike Tanzania, where this language is not considered official.

In the streets of Stone Town and in the architecture of its houses, you can appreciate the different cultures that have lived in this city, among them we find Muslim, Arab, Persian, Portuguese and African influences. Of course also in the innumerable doors of Stone Town this mixture of cultures is observed.
There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit during your volunteering in this amazing archipelago. Some of them are:

Stone Town

Stone Town is located in the capital of Zanzibar which is Zanzibar City. The capital of this region is divided into two towns, one of them is Stone Town and the other one is Ng’ambo, the latter means “the other side”.

One of the best ways to get to know Stone Town is to get lost among its narrow streets, and observe the way of life of the people, the unique architecture of its facades, the mosques, the bazaars and the unique and ancient doors made of wood. One of the best known is the door of Tippu Tip’s house. These doors represented the wealth of the families that lived in the houses and a clear Arab, Swahili and Indian influence can be observed.

During your volunteering experience you will be in this amazing city, therefore, you will have the opportunity to visit all its corners, meet some of its inhabitants and their way of life. In Zanzibar Cooperating Volunteers has 4 wonderful projects, these are; the child care program, the teaching program, the medical volunteer program and the turtle care program, for sure one of them will fit perfectly to your preferences.

Did you know that Freddie Mercury was born and lived during his childhood in Zanzibar? That’s right, and you can visit the door of the house where he lived, nowadays this house is a hotel named after the singer. Although in this city you can also visit a museum dedicated to Freddie Mercury.

Former slave market

In the 19th century Zanzibar became one of the largest slave markets in East Africa, it is estimated that more than half of the population became slaves. Where the old market was located, the Zanzibar Slavery Museum has been built to commemorate all those who were deprived of their freedom. This museum tells the story of these people, the conditions in which they lived, how the slave trade was carried out, who benefited and how slavery was abolished.

Darajani Market

This market is located in Stone Town and is one of the largest, oldest and most famous of the city, since it has been open for over a hundred years. We can find a great variety of foods, which are separated by products. On the one hand, there are meats, on the other, fish and seafood and finally, vegetables, fruits and spices.

Swimming with dolphins

Two species of dolphins are found in Zanzibar: bottlenose dolphins and humpback dolphins. These mammals are located in Menai Bay, in the Kizimkazi area and near the villages of Nungwi and Matemwe. There are an estimated 200 bottlenose dolphins in the waters around Zanzibar, so they are relatively easy to spot. You can take advantage of your stay on this island to swim with them, they like to play and swim near boats and speedboats.

Paradisiacal beaches

On this island we find long white sand beaches, perfect for relaxing, unwinding and appreciating the incredible views. Some of these beaches are Kendua or Nungwi, both are located in the north of the island and are well-known and quite touristy, even so they are perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset. On the other hand, if you prefer to enjoy less touristy beaches with more locals, you can go to Bwejuu beach or to the continuation of this beach that isJambiani

You can take advantage and relax on these incredible beaches, or visit the most remote places of these islands during the weekends, which are the days that volunteers have off..

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact cristina@cooperatingvolunteers.com so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.