Destinations – Zimbabwe
- Population: 12.9 million
- Capital: Harare
- Major languages: English (official), Shona, Sindebele
- Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
- Monetary unit: Zimbabwe Dollar
- ZWA – Zimbabwe Workcamps Association
Founded in 1993, ZWA is a non-political, non sectarian voluntary organisation whose membership is open to anyone above the age of sixteen.
The aims of ZWA are to assist with community development; to promote international understanding through voluntary service; to enable young people to encounter and understand different cultures; to encourage voluntary service as a force in the search for peace, equality, democracy and international understanding and to provide opportunities for the people of Zimbabwe to become aware of international issues.
TYPES OF PROGRAMMES
- North South
- Visa: required. This can be obtained from the Zimbabwean representation in the UK or on arrival in Zimbabwe. Please visit www.fco.gov.uk for more information.
- Arrival info: You should arrive at least two days before the project starts for orientation and should not travel to the camp without first going to the ZWA office. It is also important to note that due to the instability within the country, project locations and work may be liable to change.
- Other: Although the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not advising against travel to Zimbabwe, the political situation still remains tense. Volunteers interested in taking part in a ZWA project must ensure they keep informed of political developments within the country.