Our Childcare volunteers/interns will provide assistance in a different range of environments; community centers, day care centers, orphanages, afterschool programs, and feeding programs. Volunteer/intern will work with children from underprivileged neighborhoods through organizing and engaging in activities to entertain the children and help develop their cognitive skills. Duties vary depending on projects but in general, they involve giving personalized attention, providing educational support, teaching basic English, physical development activities (music, dance, toys, and games), and arts and craft (painting and drawing) and assisting with daily operations, such as feeding.
The impact of education is boundless and the influence our Teaching volunteers have on the communities we work in goes well beyond the classroom. Whether teaching English, other subjects or working on extracurricular activities, the students are eager to learn and participate.
On the Teaching English project, you will work with children, teenagers, and adults, providing teaching in English. Your tasks will include running language classes, tutoring for school exams, provide support to local teachers or team up with other volunteers/interns in traditional classrooms, assisting with homework and organizing educational games and activities. You can also assist in summer camps, during the school holidays.
You do not need to be qualified or experienced teachers to participate, as you will have our support and assistance during our teacher training. However, we encourage you to come prepared by taking some online teaching training if possible.
French is widely spoken and written in many spheres of life, namely in banking and in private sectors in general.
On the Teaching French project, you will work with children, teenagers, and adults, providing teaching in French. Your tasks will include running language classes, tutoring for school exams, provide support to local teachers or team up with other volunteers/interns in traditional classrooms, assisting with homework and organizing educational games and activities. You can also assist in summer camps, during the school holidays.
You will need to be fluent in oral and written French. As you will work with our support and placement staff, you do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to teach French.
Sport and physical activity are becoming increasingly popular within Moroccan culture, as locals have begun to recognize the value it has in personal and physical development. In addition to fostering teamwork and building social skills, the involvement in physical activity helps to alleviate delinquency among young Moroccans in developing communities.
On the Sports Development project, you will contribute to the growth of the sport in Morocco through education and coaching of sports, such as rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball, soccer, and athletics. You are also encouraged to introduce new sports and games to the centers in which you are placed. If you have a preference to teach a particular sport please include this in your application when you apply.
On this project, volunteers/interns will work in local organizations in Rabat, Casablanca, or Salé, with local women and young girls. You will focus primarily on education and teaching during your time in Morocco. However, other tasks can sometimes include sewing, teaching art, arranging sport and activities, teaching French and/or English, computer training, offering academic support for girls, and occasional childcare.
If you have relevant skills, then you can also provide training in finance, management, income generating trade activities, health, communication, women’s rights, and single parenting. Additionally, if you have a background in business management t you can assist in creating and managing online databases to showcase and sell items made by women in their associations. If you have a background in education, you can also provide training to local teaching staff in best practice education and gender equality. These additional volunteer tasks are dependent on your program duration, as longer-term volunteers/interns with confidence in communicating in French and/or Arabic will have more opportunities to get involved in these activities, provided they have relevant training.
Please note that while it is not required to be fluent in Arabic or French, it is recommended that you learn a few basic phrases so that you can communicate with the women you will be working with since most of them do not speak English.
Requirements for Women’s Education in Morocco
To participate in the Women’s Education project, it is recommended to have at least an intermediate level of Arabic and/or French. Contact the Program Coordinator for more details.
Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food and drinking liquids. In Morocco, the most prevalent religion is Islam, and around 98% of the population are practicing Muslims.
The Ramadan experience project provides you with a unique opportunity to experience Ramadan in a Muslim Culture while helping socially disadvantaged families and brightening the daily lives of the children in poor neighborhoods. Your tasks will include teaching English, organizing workshops on ethics and values, running sports activities, organizing local field trips and collecting food for further distribution.
If you wish to participate in the Ramadan project, you do not need to be a practicing Muslim, however, you are required to observe Ramadan customs while in Morocco. Please note, the Ramadan project is only available during the 4 weeks of Ramadan.
Rabat as the capital of Morocco is home to a lot of street cats and dogs. Institutions and organizations that work in this field are very few, and the ones who do are fully packed and work with minimal resources. Volunteers on this program will work together with local volunteers in different activities including and not limited to feeding the animals, cleaning the animals and their barns, taking dogs in walks, receiving new dogs and cats to adapt in the center, helping people to choose a pet to take home among the animal’s center. Animals that volunteers will be responsible for are limited to dogs and cats.
Medicine & Healthcare:
Volunteers on this project will be working together with other volunteers in a small medical facility assisting a local doctor in proving medical help and assistance to underprivileged female patients and their kids. Volunteers will also work on organizing workshops, implement projects, awareness campaigns, projects’ writing and run classes to local students in relation to the field of health and medicine. This project is suited to volunteers/ interns staying for more than three weeks.
Requirements for Medicine and Healthcare in Morocco:
To participate in the Medicine and Healthcare project, it is required to be a student on the field or have a certificate or degree that proves your experience in the field of General Medicine. Having at least an intermediate level or Arabic and/or French is recommended on this project as well but not mandatory.