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Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Our work in Zimbabwe

One of the greatest challenges facing southern Africa, and Zimbabwe in particular, is the HIV and AIDS pandemic. An estimated 1.3 million are living with HIV.

We’re using education to make a difference. As well as HIV and AIDS training and awareness programmes, we’re working in several districts to empower women and girls.

Prisoners in Zimbabwe are twice as likely to have HIV and AIDS than the general population, so we’re working with local partners in several prisons too.

Through a combination of education and counselling, we’re helping to raise awareness and get people talking, an important step towards lowering the stigma and making real social and behavioural change.

Tokozile Dhodho, Zimbabwean national volunteer with VSO

Tokozile Dhodho, volunteer in Zimbabwe

Volunteering in Zimbabwe is wonderful. I enjoy VSO’s approach of sharing of skills and experiences – not only using your own, but also gaining new skills that you can share more widely. Zimbabwean people are keen to learn and open to working with others.

Tokozile Dhodho, Zimbabwean national volunteer working on HIV services in Batanai


Youth volunteering in Zimbabwe

VSO ICS volunteers are based in Rusape, north-eastern Zimbabwe. Here, they aim to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health and the services that are available locally. Volunteers use a range of fun participatory activities such as peer group sessions, drama, role-play and sport. There’s also a focus on using local media and engaging local people in community health volunteering.

If you are a Zimbabwean national interested in volunteering, please contact our local team directly using the details below.

If you are from the UK, please apply directly through the ICS website.

Our team in Zimbabwe

Our team

Cynthia Hove, 
Acting Country Director / Youth Programme Manager

Bornface Masikati, 
Youth Projects Coordinator

Forget Nyandoro, 
Youth Projects Coordinator

Kudakwashe Mugwenhi, 
Finance Intern

Letwin Murowe, 
Recruitment Administrator

Nyaradzo Sinchuke, 
Finance Assistant

Tafadzwa Venge, 
Programme Assistant

Tendai Munyokoveri, 
Project Officer – Prison Health

Contact us

Interested in volunteering in Zimbabwe? Please get in touch with us via email, we look forward to hearing from you.

VSO Zimbabwe
4 Carlisle Road, Alexandra Park, Harare
P.O.Box CY 1836, Causeway, Harare. Zimbabwe

Phone: +263 4 744705 / 744706