Volunteer in Morocco

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN MOROCCO

Volunteering in Morocco leads you to discover yourself, help other people and enjoy all the cultural heritage that lies within its walls and streets.

Walking through its streets, ordering a mint tea, bargaining in the markets or simply taking a tour in the desert, makes Morocco an irresistible place.

With the support of local staff and volunteering in Morocco who each year join the solidarity camps in Morocco, it has been possible to carry out different leisure and free time workshops, as well as informative talks for the children through educational and artistic materials.


TEACHING AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY

It seeks to promote the sustainable and equitable development of vulnerable and low-income communities

This beautiful project is focused on supporting the precarious education of the children in the area. Thanks to your help, the children learn English, French and Spanish. There are also workshops on personal hygiene, drawing, music, psychomotor activities that help the development of children.

The volunteer is in charge of supporting and offering activities and workshops to the children of the community. Activities are carried out in school reinforcement, mathematics, English, as well as playful activities, games, art, etc. In addition, the volunteer is involved in the maintenance and painting of the school and facilities for the children.

The dedication of the volunteers, their love and affection, are the indispensable support for these children, who welcome them with open arms.

The local coordinators always offer activities to do in your free time. They make sure that the volunteers have fun and get to know the country from the inside.

We support more than 40 children between 1 and 6 years old, and more than 50 children between 7 and 14 years old, that is, about 160 families are helped.

Come to collaborate and enrich yourself with this beautiful experience!

The program is open throughout the year. The schedule is Monday through Friday with approximately 3 or 4 hours a day divided between morning and afternoon.

Groups are available at Christmas and summer (ask for dates).

It is advisable to arrive on Sunday in order to join the program on Monday. Your stay will be a maximum of 11 days.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Criminal record required: Yes
  • Qualifications required: Knowledge of Spanish, English or French.
  • Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parents.

In this program you can go from 1 week and has a cost of:

WeeksCost
1395€
2460€
Additional week150€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN MOROCCO OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or program
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Follow-up and evaluation of the program
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to deduct on your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program
  • Volunteer and liability insurance
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering
  • 24/7 support from the local organization
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN MOROCCO?

  • Flight to Morocco
  • Airport pick up with cost
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

Who will be my coordinators in the volunteer in Morocco?

The main coordinator is called Reduoanne, he is very knowledgeable about the Berber culture. He will support you in all your needs. She knows Spanish, English, French and German perfectly. His philosophy is “everything is fine”.

Khaled, the second coordinator, and also coordinator of the volunteer house, will accompany you to the projects. With his good humor and knowledge he will make you feel at home. His motto “my house is your house”.


What are the requirements for volunteering in Morocco?

All individuals, groups of friends, students or families who want to be part of a volunteer program in Morocco must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a committed person, as you actively participate in activities that require your commitment.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a team.
  • Be empathetic (respect for other cultures or ways of life).
  • Flexibility and adaptability are required.
  • Good behavior.
  • Be of legal age.

When can I volunteer in Morocco program?

Volunteer projects in Morocco are open all year round. During Easter, Christmas and summer there are volunteer groups.

For more information, questions or assistance with a colleague of our team you can contact us via phone or Whatsapp here.

The steps to follow to register are as follows:

  • Fill out the form to reserve your volunteering.
  • Wait for our confirmation of availability.
  • Make a 1st donation for the registration to the Adventure Volunteer association.
  • You will receive an email with the volunteer agreement to be completed by you.
  • You will return to us by email all the requested information and you will be able to purchase the flight.
  • A few weeks before you start you will receive information from the local organization.
  • Now you only have to pack your suitcase, you have a whole team that will make everything easier for you and you will be in contact at all times, so you don’t have to worry.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To be part of the volunteer programs in Sri Lanka, it is not necessary any specific training and it is only required:

  • To be of legal age (possibility minor with guardian or parents).
  • To be a participative and committed person.
  • Be respectful of people, culture and customs.
  • To know how to adapt and work in a team.
  • Criminal record certificate for social work.
  • Sign cooperation agreement and interview with our team.
  • Appropriate clothing for the destination.
  • Knowledge of English.

ACCOMMODATION IN YOUR VOLUNTEERING IN MOROCCO

Volunteers who are part of the volunteer program in Morocco, live in a volunteer house or homestay with rooms shared with other volunteers. All accommodations have shower areas, typical toilets, kitchen, dining room, sleeping area shared with other volunteers.

Mattresses, pillows and sheets are provided. In addition, you have included 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), they are typical Moroccan meals.

Here you can see how will be the accommodation where you will stay. The volunteer’s house consists of several common areas and rooms shared with the rest of the volunteers.

Volunteer accommodation in Morocco

WHAT WILL THE ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION BE LIKE?

The local organization welcomes you, if you arrange it with the local low cost coordination, at Fez-Saïss Airport. If you arrive at another airport, you can arrange your pick-up with them, or they will tell you how to get to the project on your own.

Depending on the time of your arrival in Morocco, you will be given the orientation of the house, the project and activities to be carried out during your volunteering in Morocco.

VISA IN MOROCCO

You will need a visa depending on your nationality. For Spaniards it is not necessary, a passport is enough. For others who do require a visa, we recommend calling the Moroccan Embassy in your country.

SECURITY IN MOROCCO

Morocco is considered a safe country. But nothing is perfect, and as in many countries of the world you have to take certain precautions and know how to handle yourself in certain zones and areas of the city.

Generally the tourist areas are safe, but we still recommend you to keep these details in mind:

  • Notify your coordinator, in case you are going on an excursion, so that he/she can warn you about the places.
  • Keep your coordinator’s phone number and the address where you are staying handy in case you need it.
  • Avoid giving out information about where you are staying, the project and your fellow volunteers for safety reasons.
  • Do not bring anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s house.
  • Avoid risky areas in every place you visit.
  • Travel frugally in your daily transfers and excursions.
  • Avoid drawing attention to yourself with jewelry and accessories.
  • If possible, avoid taking out your cell phone in public places.
  • Try to use safe transportation services in the country or services such as Uber or cabs.
  • Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets at night.
  • Never take someone you do not know in an unfamiliar vehicle or in your own vehicle.
  • Do not drink any beverage whose origin you do not know.

To secure your reservation, the following contributions are necessary:

  • Initial registration payment: Secure your program with a 150€ deposit to secure your spot.
  • Project expenses: These funds will be directed towards supporting local initiatives, educational resources, infrastructure development, coordinator management, and other project-specific services like airport transfers, meals, and lodging.

Your journey supports small organizations worldwide, crucial for their funding and sustainability. Most operate without government or large institutional aid.

WEEKSCOST
1395€

11 days
495€

WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR THE VOLUNTEERING IN MOROCCO?

  • Communal accommodation during your volunteering
  • 3 basic meals during your volunteering period.
  • Arabic classes (Optional)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of weeks volunteered
  • Volunteer and liability insurance
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE VOLUNTEERING IN MOROCCO?

  • Flight to the country
  • Low cost airport pick up
  • Visa, if required
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Vaccinations, if necessary
  • Internal transportation and excursions
  • Beverages or special diets or meals
  • Travel within or outside the country
  • Bottled water

How to book my volunteering in Morocco?

STEP 1

Once you fill out the program form, we will verify everything and confirm your place within 24 hours.

STEP 2

The registration fee must be paid within 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed 1 month before the payment of the programme.

STEP 3

We send you the mandatory insurance and the international volunteer agreement.

Morocco, located in North Africa, separated from Spain only by the Strait of Gibraltar. You can find beaches both in the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic Ocean. Apart from the beaches, Morocco has four mountain ranges and approximately 35 million inhabitants.

CLIMATE


In the interior of Morocco the temperatures are very extreme with very hot summers and very cold winters.

The average temperatures you can find are between 30°C to 35°C (86ºF to 95ºF). The winters can have frost and even snow. The average temperature can be from -2°C to 14°C (28.4ºF to 57.2ºF) and can go down to -26°C (-14ºF).

CURRENCY

The official currency in Morocco is the dirham. Currently, 1 Euro is equivalent to approximately 11.29 dirhams. Please note that the local currency (dirhams) is a restricted currency, meaning that it cannot be taken out of the country and can only be obtained in Morocco.

If you have money with you, it is recommended that you only exchange it at official exchange offices, as it is illegal to change money on the street. Keep the receipt you are given when changing money, as you must keep it in case you return and change your money again.

  • Credit Cards: Generally all cards are accepted, but check with your bank before you travel to see if there are any charges or commissions.
  • ATMs: You withdraw money from ATMs in the main capitals. In smaller cities or towns or in rural areas it may be more difficult.

FLIGHT

There are several international airports in Morocco, such as Casa Blanca Airport, Rabat Airport and Tangier Airport. There is also Marrakech and Fez-Saïss Airport.

Volunteers should arrive at Fez-Saïss Airport.

  • Flights are between 100 and 200 euros approximately.
  • You can find good flight offers on google flights or skyscanner.

TOURIST PLACES

Marrakech, walking through its streets and less expected corners is going to the past. Full of markets, gardens, mosques and the friendliness of people make this place unique. You can go to Jamaa el Fna square, enter the Ben Youssef Medersa, or find the Saadian Tombs and you can’t go wrong with going to the Souk, to practice your haggling skills or even get a little angry.

Likewise if you are in Marrakech, you can’t miss the Jewish Quarter, it’s not very visited, but it’s full of charm and color.

Fez, is one of the first imperial cities of Morocco and one of the oldest universities in the world. This city has adapted to the changes without losing its traditions while maintaining its most authentic lifestyle. You can walk through the streets and get lost in the incredible architecture of this city.

Tangier, located in the far north of the country, is full of stories, myths and legends; in short it is full of culture.

What tips should I keep in mind as a volunteer in Morocco?

  • If you come from November to February remember to take warm clothes, as it is cold. In spring and summer the weather is very good. In July and August it is a little warmer, although the project, being in a high area, does not have temperatures as excessive as in the desert.
  • If you need to do excursions, we strongly recommend you to do them with them, since not only they will make you a great price for being a volunteer, but also their knowledge about the desert area and advice about the country is really very good. From Adventure Volunteer we had a great experience with them.
  • If you have school supplies, clothes or anything you want to bring, it is always welcome in the project.

Can I arrive earlier in the country to volunteer in Morocco?

Yes, you can arrive earlier, but you do not start the project until the established dates. You must still find accommodation for those days.

What is the accommodation during the volunteer program?

Volunteers in Morocco live in a volunteer house, where you have a shower, mattress and pillows. Meals are Moroccan style and prepared by a local person. If you are vegetarian or vegan you must indicate this on the application form.

Volunteers must clean the place where they sleep and their personal belongings.

How much do I need to spend on volunteering in Morocco?

The amount of money you need will depend on what you want to visit and see in Morocco. We recommend around € 50-100 per week.

Can I use a credit card when volunteering in Morocco?

Yes, you can withdraw money from any ATM in Morocco.

Do you need to speak Arabic to volunteer in Morocco?

It is not necessary, after you have mastered Spanish, English or French, it will facilitate your interaction with the children. The local staff will also help you with translations. Translators will be available to help you communicate with the children.

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