Mozambique Volunteer Quest

Volunteer in Mozambique: 6 or 12 months

"This was truly an experience that few can ever say they've had. I've tried, but can't yet find all the words to describe the feelings and experiences that I've had while volunteering abroad. And I'm not talking about feelings of sadness for the poverty that I was witness to everyday, but the feelings of knowing that I'm contributing to something that is greater than anything I've done, and having a place in the world that is more than I thought possible for myself. And that's not even mentioning the friends I made from all over the world... The only way to know everything is to experience it for yourself."

- Jeffrey, United Planet volunteer in Mozambique

What makes a United Planet Long-term Quest unique?

United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100 % cultural immersion experiences. Long-term Quest volunteer opportunities begin in August and January of each year and areavailable to U.S. and Canadian residents of all ages and skill levels.

All Quests include:

  • Personalized attention and ongoing support from Coordinators
  • Extensive pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Local home stays or on-site lodging options

We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in Mozambique.

Country Information

Located on the southeast coast of Africa along the Indian Ocean, Mozambique is renowned for its beautiful beaches, tasty seafood and warm people. Once a Portuguese colony, you will feel the echoes of Mozambique’s colonial past as you travel through Maputo, a city where the old colonial ways exist harmoniously with indigenous cultural traditions and modern life. Currently, 70% of the population lives below the poverty line; Mozambique is still trying to resolve many of the social problems exacerbated by gaining independence in June of 1975.  Volunteers in Mozambique provide vital support to local communities while immersing in a vibrantculture and exploring fascinating areas of this delightful country.

United Planet and the ICYE Federation

For six months to one year, you can experience a life-changing program in one of over 30 countries across the globe. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation , founded in 1949.  Through their vast network and 60 years of experience, United Planet and ICYE offer a wide range of programs for volunteers from around the world.

Who can apply?

Volunteers must be 18 years of age to participate in the Mozambique Quest. United Planet can send volunteers who are citizens of the United States and Canada or those who are currently living in the U.S. and Canada.  Citizens and residents of other countries must contact the ICYE partner in their home country. United Planet can send people from any country to our Short-term Quest locations for 1-12 week programs.  Some of our short-term volunteer placements can be extended for longer stays.  Please contact us for more information about volunteering with United Planet.

Volunteer Opportunities in Mozambique

United Planet currently offers social volunteer opportunities as well as health projects in different locations in partnership with local organizations in Mozambique.

What's Included and Program Details

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        Please see the Long-term Prices and Details page for more information on what's included in your program fee.

Quest Program Briefs

educational projects in Mozambique

Education projects

Volunteers teach specific classes in areas such as music, sports or language. Volunteers can also assist teachers with tutoring and providing extracurricular activities for the students.

social projects in mozambique

Social projects

Volunteers work closely with at-risk children such as street children, orphans, disabled children and those who have suffered abuse. Volunteers can also support families in the poorer communities through local organizations. 

healthcare projects in Mozambique

HIV/AIDS awareness project

Volunteers are welcome to assist with civic education and awareness campaigns against HIV/AIDS and drugs. In addition, volunteers can help the local organizations to develop new fundraising strategies.

art project in Mozambique

Art project

Volunteers can work with an organization that trains young Mozambicans with exceptional artistic talent in web design and other related fields.

Volunteer Accommodations

Volunteers in Mozambique live with host families.

Learn about the application deadlines and program fees for this Long-term Quest.

Three Easy Steps to Apply

Questions about applying?

Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help!  We'd love to talk to you. Email or call  1-800-292-2316.

Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).

Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!