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Volunteer opportunities in MOROCCO

Leisure program for less privileged children in Kenitra
Kenitra          April 3 - April 13, 2015

Volunteer project: This volunteer project is in partnership with an association that takes care of children from poor families or orphaned children in Kenitra. The volunteers will be involved in some manual work in the Center and work with the children. The work will consist in painting walls and creating a mural in the center, as well as weeding and clean-up in the garden. The aim is to improve the center and create a more pleasant and welcoming environment. The other important part of the project is the time spent with the children. The volunteers will organise free time activities for the children, including interactive games, sports, arts and crafts...

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the center.

Location: Kenitra is a town, 40 km away from the capital Rabat, where you can easily get by train in about 30 minutes. For a long time its port was a U.S. Naval Base. Kenitra is also known for its ancient Kasbah, its fine sand beaches and the forest of Mamora where many families tend to spend their weekends. Near the city, one can find the lake of Sidi-Boughaba, which is a protected area for biodiversity.

Terminal: Kenitra Medina Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 60 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Environmental awareness and renovation projects in Casablanca
Casablanca          April 3 - April 13, 2015

Volunteer project: This project takes place in Casablanca - the largest city of Morocco. Volunteers will work with the local community and in the Center for elderly people and disabled children and youth. The group will join the renovation and maintenance projects in the center and help turn it into a clean, nice and welcoming place for all residents. The volunteers will also organize environmental awareness campaigns for the local population.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The group will stay in the center.

Location: Casablanca is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the biggest city in the Maghreb region. Casablanca is well known for its beaches, monuments and its old Medina with various nice handcrafts.

Terminal: Casablanca airport, Casablanca Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 60 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Youth house renovation and work with children in Sale
Sale          April 3 - April 12, 2015

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will support a local Youth House in Sale with much needed renovation and improvements. The group will be involved in several tasks in the Youth House including: painting some parts of the house, cleaning the garden and planting trees. The volunteers will also organise leisure time program for the local children with various activities such as games, sports, discussions, art workshops and cultural presentations.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in a youth center.

Location: Sale is the town which is the nearest to Rabat, situated north of the capital and separated from it just by the Bou Regreg River. It is a traditional, rather conservative place, where time seems to have stood still. The dress code is a lot tighter than in the neighboring capital. The town’s medina has a lot of narrow alleys with beautiful ancient buildings on each side.

Terminal: Casablanca airport or Rabat airport, Sale Medina Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 60 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Music and art festival in Rabat
Rabat          May 15 - May 26, 2015
Rabat          October 22 - October 30, 2015

Volunteer project: This is a cultural project, providing opportunity for international volunteers to get to know Moroccan culture. The volunteers will help in the organisation of different music shows and art sessions on the themes Solidarity and Fraternity. Several youth music groups (ray, rap...) will be invited and the volunteers can join them to play music or sing songs. The participants will also have the opportunity to paint murals on the themes of solidarity and fraternity, and work with local children.

The project is also an opportunity for the international volunteers to learn about the Moroccan culture. Many activities will be organised for the participants, such as visiting the city, the monuments and learning Arabic language during their stay. The participants in this project are expected to be motivated to discover different aspects of Moroccan life, and to be ready to share some aspects of their cultures. Volunteers are expected to work actively in the preparation and running of the festival. Those who play music are encouraged to bring their musical instrument.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The participants are accommodated in host families. Staying with a local family is an opportunity for the volunteers to discover the Moroccan way of life. All the participants are asked to respect the families’ environment and local traditions. They are also expected to be sociable and open to building good and fruitful communication with the local people.

Location: Rabat is the capital of Morocco and it's situated on the Atlantic Ocean.

Terminal: Rabat or Casablanca airport, Rabat Ville Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 180 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Teaching foreign languages to Moroccan children and youth
Rabat, Sale, Kenitra, Casablanca, Mohammadia, Marrakech,
         Tanger, Essaouira

          July 1 - July 30, 2015
Rabat, Sale, Casablanca, Mohammadia, Marrakech, Tanger, Essaouira
          August 1 - August 30, 2015

Volunteer project: After the successful experience in the last years, international volunteers are once again invited in different Moroccan cities to organize English / French / Spanish courses for children and youth aged from 10 to 18 with less educational opportunities. Volunteers will help reinforce the languages capacities of these children. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in these projects.

The courses aim to:
- give the opportunity to young people who have never been in touch or who are in their first or second year of learning a foreign language, to discover it and/or to overcome the difficulties they have in this language.
- try to connect those children with friends from abroad to communicate and correspond between themselves in English / French / Spanish as a tool to promote their foreign language knowledge and level, and establish new friendships.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The participants will be accommodated in a host family or share an apartment with other volunteers.

Location: The projects will take place in different cities in Morocco: Rabat, Sale, Kenitra, Casablanca, Mohammadia, El Jadida, Marrakech, Temara, Tanger, Benslimane Bouznika, Ahfir.

Terminal: Casablanca Mohamed 5 international airport.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 80 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

New Year in the Desert
Zagora          December 26, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Volunteer project: The participants in this project will learn about the Moroccan artisan techniques of making pottery. They will get knowledge about how to make pottery articles, from working and preparing the earth to decorating the articles. This activity doesn't require individual skills but it demands your motivation to overcome the difficulties. All the materials needed for this activity will be provided.

The program is also an opportunity for the participants to explore Moroccan culture in the desert, learn some local dance and music and learn to cook Moroccan dishes. Cultural visits will be organised to places in South Morocco (oasis, desert, mountain, kasbah, river). An excursion to the Sahara Desert will be also organised in the end of December for the volunteers to celebrate the New Year in the Desert. The volunteers will have the opportunity to ride camels and listen nomadic music. The volunteers will also attend an Arabic language workshop. Cultural exchange is an important part of the project, and volunteers will be invited to present their countries and cultures.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The accommodation will be in the local youth center.

Location: Zagora is a beautiful town in the south of Morocco, near the Algerian border. It is well known for its large desert and dunes. Zagora is about 750 km from Rabat and about 250 km in the south of Ouarzazate.

Terminal: Marrakech, Ouarzazate or Casablanca airport, Zagora Bus Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Arabic and French language program in Rabat
Rabat          February 1 - February 28, 2015
Rabat          March 1 - March 30, 2015
Rabat          April 1 - April 30, 2015
Rabat          May 1 - May 30, 2015
Rabat          June 1 - June 30, 2015
Rabat          July 1 - July 30, 2015
Rabat          August 1 - August 30, 2015
Rabat          September 1 - September 30, 2015
Rabat          October 1 - October 30, 2015
Rabat          November 1 - November 30, 2015
Rabat          December 1 - December 30, 2015

The Arabic and French language session is a special activity that is organized every year. People coming from different countries participate in it. The objectives of this activity are:
- Giving to people the opportunity to get basic knowledge of French and Arabic language. That knowledge could be useful for the participants in their studies or in their daily life or in their travels in countries speaking the languages.
- Giving the opportunity to people to get in touch with the Moroccan culture and Moroccan way of life, and in consequence achieve a fruitful cultural exchange.
- Giving the opportunity to people who have some basic knowledge of the languages to brush them up and adapt to different ways of using them.

The classes are given by teachers who are flexible in managing the courses and are ready to cooperate with the participants so as to fulfill their expectations.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The participants are accommodated in host families. Staying with a local family is an opportunity for the volunteers to use the Arabic language and also to discover the Moroccan way of life. All the participants are asked to respect the families’ environment and local traditions. They are also expected to be sociable and open to building good and fruitful communication with the local people.

Location: Rabat is the capital of Morocco and it's situated on the Atlantic Ocean.

Terminal: Casablanca airport or Rabat airport, Rabat Ville Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Exploring Moroccan culture, trekking in the High Atlas and support for Berber mountain communities
Marrakech & the High Atlas         June 15 - June 26, 2015
Marrakech & the High Atlas         July 15 - July 26, 2015
Marrakech & the High Atlas         August 15 - August 26, 2015
Marrakech & the High Atlas         September 15 - September 26, 2015
Marrakech & the High Atlas         October 15 - October 26, 2015

Volunteer project: This trekking and intercultural exchange program provides a unique opportunity for discovering the former imperial city of Marrakech, trekking in the High Atlas mountains and doing some solidarity work with the local population in the mountains.

In the beginning, the participants will arrive in Marrakech. They will spend three days learning about this very nice city. The second week will be reserved for visiting different sites in Marrakech, trekking Mount Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountain, and doing some social volunteering. The work with local population in the mountains may include school renovation, playing with kids, cleaning a water stream, distribution of clothes or other necessities such us books, educational materials, food, etc. 

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The first week: The participants will be accommodated in a house in Marrakech. The second week: in Berber houses and shelters in the mountains.

Location: Known as the "Red City", Marrakech is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. The city of Marrakesh is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakesh comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz) for a total population of 1,070,000. It is served by Ménara International Airport (RAK) and a rail link to Casablanca and the north. Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and in the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians.

Terminal: Marrakech Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 400 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

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