Volunteer in Mozambique

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If you’re passionate about marine conservation, and you’re keen for a travel adventure at the same time, consider doing volunteer work in Mozambique with African Impact! We invite you to join us at one of our idyllic volunteer project locations – at a camp on the beach or on an island just off the coast. These unique destinations will surround you with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and the most incredible range of marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and rays. Become a member at one of our volunteer programs in Mozambique, and join a mission that helps to preserve this stunning marine ecosystem!

Mozambique Highlights

Endless white sandbanks, crystal clear turquoise waters, breathtaking marine life, Mozambique is truly a tropical paradise. Home to some of the world’s finest beaches, stretching along the coast of the characteristically warm Indian Ocean, Mozambique is a coastal nation like no other. Renowned for its unique history, culture, and notably kind local communities, this seaside destination is the perfect backdrop for an incredible volunteer adventure in Africa.

  • Program Variety — Gain a once-in-a-lifetime experience and choose from a range of enticing marine conservation volunteer programs.
  • Long Term Impact — Volunteer in Mozambique and become part of a dedicated group of change makers from around the world, whilst having a great time.
  • Explore and Discover — Live in a tropical setting and encounter dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and much more during dives and boat expeditions.
  • Contribute — Explore and bring about change to national parks, national reserves, and forest reserves that lay within the marine protected areas in Mozambique. 
  • Community — Feel safe knowing you are being guided by the African Impact team throughout your booking process as well as your stay in Mozambique.

Browse All Volunteer Projects in Mozambique

As a volunteer in Mozambique, you’ll help preserve the beautiful marine ecosystem of this unique East African country. You might have the opportunity to assist with important marine research, partake in community engagement activities, or contribute to environmental sustainability. Our volunteer programs in Mozambique are the perfect combination of ocean adventure and purpose. Whatever sparks your interest, we’ve got a program for you!

Barra Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique
Any date, June - September
Impact: Marine Conservation
Volunteer in one of the most beautiful coastal locations in Africa, getting involved in industry-leading, globally-recognised whale research.

From £1100 per week

Barra Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique
Any date
Impact: Marine Conservation
Scuba dive in Mozambique and get hands-on experience in world-class field research on a marine volunteer project designed and created by leading whale shark and manta ray scientists.

From £1100 per week

Important Information About Mozambique

Praia de Tofo

A colorful tourist town, Tofo is a community filled with life, culture, and endless opportunities for incredible adventures. Considered one of the best places in the world for spotting whale sharks, manta rays, and even humpback whales, Tofo is the ideal place to unplug and be swept away in the beauty of Mozambique’s unique marine life. The true definition of a hidden gem, this small coastal village welcomes limitless opportunities for bucket-list marine conservation adventures, right on your doorstep. Volunteer in Mozambique, and embark on a scuba-expedition on the colorful coral reefs, or spend an afternoon surfing the fantastic breaks that line this ideal swimming paradise.

Weather & Climate

Mozambique’s coastline stretches for almost 2,000 kilometers, and has a tropical ocean current running North to South along its length for the whole year. Despite this range of latitudes, the whole country broadly follows a Southern African weather pattern, and a subtropical climate. Since it lies within the southern hemisphere, mid-winter is still warm, yet windy, and falls in the middle of the year. On the other hand, Mozambique’s rainy season falls during the high summer months, beginning in December or January. During these months, it is also very humid and hot.

Safety & Support

Established nearly two decades ago, African Impact continues to be committed to providing high-quality volunteer opportunities in Mozambique. The safety of our volunteers, staff, and local communities is of top priority to us. From the moment you arrive in Mozambique to the end of your adventure, we take the utmost care in ensuring your comfort and safety as you carry out your volunteer work. Learn more about health and safety protocols at African Impact. If you have additional questions, you can contact us, and one of our team members will be in touch with you as soon as possible!

Mozambique FAQs

Why Choose African Impact in Mozambique

As an African-based company, we know first hand the incredible adventures that can be found as a volunteer in Mozambique. We live and breathe all things African travel and are passionate about sharing volunteer opportunities with eager and interested future change-makers! In the heart of some of Mozambique’s most incredible natural environments and communities, upon your volunteer journey in the country, expect to develop meaningful relationships with locals, learn about the way of life in Mozambique, and explore breath-taking natural wonders that flourish in the country’s landscape.

This is a rare travel destination, idyllically set on the scenic Ponta da Barra peninsula in southeastern Mozambique. Great for travelers who enjoy ocean activities, you’ll be granted many opportunities to explore the underwater world and all its stunning creatures — as Tofo is best-known for being one of the only places in the world where you can spot whale sharks and giant manta rays. An all-around eco-travelers paradise, it’s also a marine conservation hub, cultural melting pot where fresh and delicious seafood at low prices are plentiful. Whether you’re a diver or not, be sure to set out on at least one ocean safari to discover what sea life you can experience up close and personal to the ocean floor!

Yes! Volunteers in Mozambique support a list of initiatives that are crucial towards building resilience among communities. Volunteering in Mozambique runs deeper when you see in real-time the solutions you are contributing towards. At the moment, there is a severe lack of education about environmental awareness, and this hinders attraction for youth to engage with marine conservation. Your efforts will be integral to uplifting locals in sustainable and measurable ways.

Mozambique is a global hotspot of marine biodiversity, and is widely known to be the largest collection of the most important coastal marine ecosystems on the continent. The major threats to the marine environment of Mozambique include overfishing, industrial and coastal development, population growth, natural resources exploitation, unregulated and damaging tourism practices, pollution, and weather extremes, such as, storms and cyclones.

Mozambique is renowned for its incredible cuisine, art, and cultural history. The cultures and traditions of Islamic, Swahili, Bantu and Portuguese speakers co-exist harmoniously in this beautifully multicultural nation. Take a journey into town and get to learn about these incredible cultures through food! Try Mata; a seafood stew made with clams and a rich peanut sauce, or indulge in peri-peri Shrimp, an iconic Mozambican dish that celebrates the aromatic spices and heat staple to local cooking. If you’re looking for a truly immersive cultural experience while volunteering in Mozambique, you can join a local dance class, where you can move your way through an exploration of Mozambique’s famous style of dance!

Generally, Mozambique is a safe country. But, realistically, whenever you are traveling there are always risks involved and that’s why it’s important to keep vigilant of your surroundings and personal possessions. You can also keep others informed of your travel plans and routines to stay safe while volunteering abroad. In some areas of Mozambique, there are high rates of both petty crime and violent crime due to the poverty of the population. This is merely something to be conscious of, and can be avoided if you have the African Impact safety guide closeby which will ensure your safety at all times. Always follow our safety guide’s instructions!

African Impact volunteers do not get paid for their volunteer work in any of our locations. When you join African Impact, you make the decision to become part of our volunteer programs in Mozambique and participate in work that will not only be a life-changing experience for you but make actual, sustainable impacts on the lives of the local community. This combination of incredible adventures, responsible impacts, and cultural immersion allows us to go beyond the conventional understanding of “volunteering abroad” and offer innovative African volunteer travel experiences that – while unpaid – can truly transform lives!

If you’re wondering how to volunteer in Mozambique, all you have to do is take a look at our volunteer programs in Mozambique to get started! Compare programs and choose a program that aligns best with your interests and goals for volunteering abroad. Then once you pick a program, there are step-by step instructions about how to apply on all of our volunteer program pages.

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