Volunteer in Morocco


Teaching foreign languages to children and youth in Casablanca
Casablanca       July 1 - July 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the education of children with fewer opportunities. They don't have much chance of learning foreign languages either because the classrooms are too crowded to deliver a good education, or because the education level in public schools is low and teachers are not properly prepared to teach the language. Also, if the students want to take private lessons in the summer to reinforce their competences, they would have to pay high fees that the parents cannot afford. The help of volunteers coming from abroad would be indispensable for filling the gap for these children while at the same time volunteers are getting an international experience.

This summer school support project offers children the opportunity to strengthen their English and French language skills in order to increase their chances to attend university after finishing school. At Moroccan universities, courses are taught in French only which automatically bans children from public schools as they don't have sufficient language skills.

The volunteers will help reinforce the language capacities of disadvantaged children and youth in Casablanca. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in the project. The volunteers will teach English or French or both to local children and youth. Some additional free time activities will be organized with the children.
The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day in the morning.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The male volunteers will be accommodated in the school and the female volunteers will be living in a host family.

Location: Casablanca, in Arabic Dar El Baida, is the biggest city in Morocco and actually in the Magheb region. It is the economic and business center of Morocco. Casablanca is one of the most important cities in Africa, demographically and economically, being one of the largest financial centers in the continent. Its port is one of the largest artificial ports in the world and the primary naval base of the Moroccan Navy.

Completed in 1993 after many years in construction, the Hassan II Mosque is among Africa's largest, with one of the world's tallest minarets to boot. Thanks to its location on the waterfront, and the laser atop the minaret that beams toward Mecca, it’s one of Morocco's most striking buildings. It’s also one of the few mosques that permit non-Muslim visitors into its halls.

Casablanca’s central market is small and manageable. White-walled stalls with green clay tile roofs dotted with foliage make for all the Instagrammable backgrounds you’ll ever need. Vendors sell produce, nuts and dates, and argan oil - the traditional Moroccan elixir for most everything. Linger long enough and eventually you will see the vendors line up for the call to prayer, and then join them in a quick tagine lunch, served at outdoor tables.

The Aïn-Diab coast, the seaside annex of the city, is the traditional spot for inhabitants of Casablanca going out for the evening, especially at weekends. Trendy restaurants and popular pubs abound along the seafront. Some of these establishments, with or without seawater swimming pools, have been there since the thirties, like an unusual restaurant built on piles.

Terminal: Casablanca

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.

All available dates for this project:
July 1 - July 30, 2016
August 1 - August 30, 2016

Teaching foreign languages to children and youth in Rabat
Rabat       July 1 - July 30, 2016


Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the education of children with fewer opportunities. They don't have much chance of learning foreign languages either because the classrooms are too crowded to deliver a good education, or because the education level in public schools is low and teachers are not properly prepared to teach the language. Also, if the students want to take private lessons in the summer to reinforce their competences, they would have to pay high fees that the parents cannot afford. The help of volunteers coming from abroad would be indispensable for filling the gap for these children while at the same time volunteers are getting an international experience.

This summer school support project offers children the opportunity to strengthen their English and French language skills in order to increase their chances to attend university after finishing school. At Moroccan universities, courses are taught in French only which automatically bans children from public schools as they don't have sufficient language skills.

The volunteers will help reinforce the language capacities of disadvantaged children and youth in Rabat. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in the project. The volunteers will teach English or French or both to local children and youth. Some additional free time activities will be organized with the children.
The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day in the morning.

The children that the volunteers will be working with come from families with low economic resources. Through their work, volunteers will make a real change in the lives of these children by giving them skills that would help them on personal and academic level. The volunteers will get involved in the life of the community and will get to know the local habits and culture.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a shared apartment.

Location: Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 580,000. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months. The biggest theatre place is the Theatre Mohammed V in the centre of the town. The city has a few official galleries and an archeological museum.

Terminal: Rabat

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.

Teaching foreign languages to children and youth in Marrakech
Marrakech        July 1 - July 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the education of children with fewer opportunities. They don't have much chance of learning foreign languages either because the classrooms are too crowded to deliver a good education, or because the education level in public schools is low and teachers are not properly prepared to teach the language. Also, if the students want to take private lessons in the summer to reinforce their competences, they would have to pay high fees that the parents cannot afford. The help of volunteers coming from abroad would be indispensable for filling the gap for these children while at the same time volunteers are getting an international experience.

This summer school support project offers children the opportunity to strengthen their English and French language skills in order to increase their chances to attend university after finishing school. At Moroccan universities, courses are taught in French only which automatically bans children from public schools as they don't have sufficient language skills.

The volunteers will help reinforce the language capacities of disadvantaged children and youth in Marrakech. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in the project. The volunteers will teach English or French or both to local children and youth. Some additional free time activities will be organized with the children.
The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day in the morning.

The children that the volunteers will be working with come from families with low economic resources. Through their work, volunteers will make a real change in the lives of these children by giving them skills that would help them on personal and academic level. The volunteers will get involved in the life of the community and will get to know the local habits and culture.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a host family.

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: Marrakesh airport, Marrakech train station

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.

All available dates for this project:
July 1 - July 30, 2016
August 1 - August 30, 2016

Teaching foreign languages to children and youth in Essaouira
Essaouira        July 1 - July 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the education of children with fewer opportunities. They don't have much chance of learning foreign languages either because the classrooms are too crowded to deliver a good education, or because the education level in public schools is low and teachers are not properly prepared to teach the language. Also, if the students want to take private lessons in the summer to reinforce their competences, they would have to pay high fees that the parents cannot afford. The help of volunteers coming from abroad would be indispensable for filling the gap for these children while at the same time volunteers are getting an international experience.

This summer school support project offers children the opportunity to strengthen their English and French language skills in order to increase their chances to attend university after finishing school. At Moroccan universities, courses are taught in French only which automatically bans children from public schools as they don't have sufficient language skills.

The volunteers will help reinforce the language capacities of disadvantaged children and youth in Essaouira. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in the project. The volunteers will teach English or French or both to local children and youth. Some additional free time activities will be organized with the children.
The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day in the morning.

The children that the volunteers will be working with come from families with low economic resources. Through their work, volunteers will make a real change in the lives of these children by giving them skills that would help them on personal and academic level. The volunteers will get involved in the life of the community and will get to know the local habits and culture.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a host family.

Location: Essaouira is a very beautiful, but rather small town, situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Safi and Agadir in the south of Morocco. With its nice and large ocean beach, the charming fishing harbor with seagulls soaring and the refreshing summer wind, it attracts a lot of tourists. Many people come to spend their holidays in this area. Essaouira is also a center for Gnaoua music. During summer, different cultural, sport and artistic events are organized. In their free time, volunteers can relax on the beach, surf or even do some camel and horseback riding. They can also visit Marrakech, Safi and Agadir.

Terminal: Essaouira

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.

Help create a better environment for underprivileged students in Marrakech
Marrakech       July 1 - July 15, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteer project will be organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The project's aim is to contribute to the improvement of a residence for students with fewer opportunities.

The international volunteer group will contribute to improving the living conditions for the students by painting the walls, windows and doors, making murals inside the school, gardening and landscaping. Some activities with the children will be organized as well. The volunteers are welcome to propose and realize their own ideas to make the work as effective as possible.

The international volunteers will have the opportunity to get in contact with the local people, learn about Moroccan customs and way of life, as well as learn some Arabic.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the school.

Location: Marrakech is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. It is also referred to as the "Red City", since most of the houses built in the traditional Moroccan style are painted in different shades of dark red. 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, musicians, snake and donkey charmers.
In the surrounding area, day trips to the National Park Toubkal or the waterfalls of Ouzoud can be organised on the weekends.

Terminal: Marrakesh airport, Marrakech Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

All available dates for this project:
July 1 - July 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Renovation and maintenance of a youth center in Casablanca
Casablanca       July 15 - July 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the improvement of a residence for students with less opportunities. Volunteers will be in charge of keeping the center in good condition, cleaning it, building green spaces and painting the walls, in a creative way when possible.

The tasks of the volunteers include painting the youth center, both just as a basic maintenance and also in a creative way; cleaning the center as a part of its maintenance while the children are on holidays; creating green spaces, planting trees or shrubbery. The group can create a mural and volunteers are welcome to propose ideas. Some additional activities will be organized with the children.

During the project, the international participants will have the chance to collaborate with Moroccan participants and social workers of the center.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in the center.

Location: Casablanca, in Arabic Dar El Baida, is the biggest city in Morocco and actually in the Magheb region. It is the economic and business center of Morocco. Casablanca is one of the most important cities in Africa, demographically and economically, being one of the largest financial centers in the continent. Its port is one of the largest artificial ports in the world and the primary naval base of the Moroccan Navy.

Completed in 1993 after many years in construction, the Hassan II Mosque is among Africa's largest, with one of the world's tallest minarets to boot. Thanks to its location on the waterfront, and the laser atop the minaret that beams toward Mecca, it’s one of Morocco's most striking buildings. It’s also one of the few mosques that permit non-Muslim visitors into its halls.

Casablanca’s central market is small and manageable. White-walled stalls with green clay tile roofs dotted with foliage make for all the Instagrammable backgrounds you’ll ever need. Vendors sell produce, nuts and dates, and argan oil - the traditional Moroccan elixir for most everything. Linger long enough and eventually you will see the vendors line up for the call to prayer, and then join them in a quick tagine lunch, served at outdoor tables.

The Aïn-Diab coast, the seaside annex of the city, is the traditional spot for inhabitants of Casablanca going out for the evening, especially at weekends. Trendy restaurants and popular pubs abound along the seafront. Some of these establishments, with or without seawater swimming pools, have been there since the thirties, like an unusual restaurant built on piles.

Terminal: Marrakesh airport, Marrakech Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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 children and youth in Casablanca
Casablanca       August 1 - August 30, 2016


Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the education of children with fewer opportunities. They don't have much chance of learning foreign languages either because the classrooms are too crowded to deliver a good education, or because the education level in public schools is low and teachers are not properly prepared to teach the language. Also, if the students want to take private lessons in the summer to reinforce their competences, they would have to pay high fees that the parents cannot afford. The help of volunteers coming from abroad would be indispensable for filling the gap for these children while at the same time volunteers are getting an international experience.

This summer school support project offers children the opportunity to strengthen their English and French language skills in order to increase their chances to attend university after finishing school. At Moroccan universities, courses are taught in French only which automatically bans children from public schools as they don't have sufficient language skills.

The volunteers will help reinforce the language capacities of disadvantaged children and youth in Casablanca. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in the project. The volunteers will teach English or French or both to local children and youth. Some additional free time activities will be organized with the children.
The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day in the morning.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The male volunteers will be accommodated in the school and the female volunteers will be living in a host family.

Location: Casablanca, in Arabic Dar El Baida, is the biggest city in Morocco and actually in the Magheb region. It is the economic and business center of Morocco. Casablanca is one of the most important cities in Africa, demographically and economically, being one of the largest financial centers in the continent. Its port is one of the largest artificial ports in the world and the primary naval base of the Moroccan Navy.

Completed in 1993 after many years in construction, the Hassan II Mosque is among Africa's largest, with one of the world's tallest minarets to boot. Thanks to its location on the waterfront, and the laser atop the minaret that beams toward Mecca, it’s one of Morocco's most striking buildings. It’s also one of the few mosques that permit non-Muslim visitors into its halls.

Casablanca’s central market is small and manageable. White-walled stalls with green clay tile roofs dotted with foliage make for all the Instagrammable backgrounds you’ll ever need. Vendors sell produce, nuts and dates, and argan oil - the traditional Moroccan elixir for most everything. Linger long enough and eventually you will see the vendors line up for the call to prayer, and then join them in a quick tagine lunch, served at outdoor tables.

The Aïn-Diab coast, the seaside annex of the city, is the traditional spot for inhabitants of Casablanca going out for the evening, especially at weekends. Trendy restaurants and popular pubs abound along the seafront. Some of these establishments, with or without seawater swimming pools, have been there since the thirties, like an unusual restaurant built on piles.

Terminal: Casablanca

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.

All available dates for this project:
July 1 - July 30, 2016
August 1 - August 30, 2016

Teaching foreign languages to children and youth in Marrakech
Marrakech        August 1 - August 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the education of children with fewer opportunities. They don't have much chance of learning foreign languages either because the classrooms are too crowded to deliver a good education, or because the education level in public schools is low and teachers are not properly prepared to teach the language. Also, if the students want to take private lessons in the summer to reinforce their competences, they would have to pay high fees that the parents cannot afford. The help of volunteers coming from abroad would be indispensable for filling the gap for these children while at the same time volunteers are getting an international experience.

This summer school support project offers children the opportunity to strengthen their English and French language skills in order to increase their chances to attend university after finishing school. At Moroccan universities, courses are taught in French only which automatically bans children from public schools as they don't have sufficient language skills.

The volunteers will help reinforce the language capacities of disadvantaged children and youth in Marrakech. Both Moroccan and international volunteers will take part in the project. The volunteers will teach English or French or both to local children and youth. Some additional free time activities will be organized with the children.
The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day in the morning.

The children that the volunteers will be working with come from families with low economic resources. Through their work, volunteers will make a real change in the lives of these children by giving them skills that would help them on personal and academic level. The volunteers will get involved in the life of the community and will get to know the local habits and culture.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a host family.

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: Marrakesh airport, Marrakech train station

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.

All available dates for this project:
July 1 - July 30, 2016
August 1 - August 30, 2016

Painting a school and creating green spaces in Essaouira
Essaouira       August 1 - August 15, 2016


Volunteer project: This volunteer project will be organised in collaboration with the local delegation of the Ministry of Education in Essaouira. The international volunteers will help in the maintenance and improving the facilities of a community based school in town. The school looks old and run-down, and direly needs clean up, painting and new green spaces. The volunteers will work with some local people and associations to give a new look to the school and make it a better place for the children.

Volunteers' tasks consist of
- Painting the school, both as basic maintenance and also in a creative way (painting murals)
- Cleaning the school
- Creating green spaces, planting trees and shrubs

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the school.

Location: Essaouira is a very beautiful, but rather small town, situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Safi and Agadir in the south of Morocco. With its nice and large ocean beach, the charming fishing harbor with seagulls soaring and the refreshing summer wind, it attracts a lot of tourists. Many people come to spend their holidays in this area. Essaouira is also a center for Gnaoua music. During summer, different cultural, sport and artistic events are organized.
In their free time, volunteers can relax on the beach, enjoy wind- and kitesurfing or even do some camel and horseback riding. They can also visit Marrakech, Safi and Agadir.

Terminal: Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Conservation and maintenance of the Roman ruins of Chellah
Rabat       August 1 - August 15, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the mainteinance of the Chellah ruins. The site was granted World Heritage Status in 2012, that's why we consider it our duty to keep it clean and in good condition. The Roman ruins are well conserved although a hand is always needed. The project is a collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Youth. Participants will get to know this precious ancient heritage and at the same time help with its conservation.

The team will assist the staff working in Chellah with routine tasks such as cleaning grounds, emptying trash, cleaning and preparing the visitor center, sweeping and blowing walkways, and pruning and watering plants, sometimes painting some spaces when allowed. The volunteers will be cleaning the medieval fortified necropolis as a part of its maintenance.
The volunteers will also assist in preserving, inventorying and monitoring natural and cultural resources of the Ruins such as plants, animals and archeological sites. They will help cutting the leaves of the trees and with some other gardening activities

International volunteers will work alongside local participants. Ths is an opportunity for the volunteers from abroad to get involved in local community life.
The volunteers will work five days per week, four hours per day in the morning or the afternoon.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in an appartment located in Rabat city center. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 580,000. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months. The biggest theatre place is the Theatre Mohammed V in the centre of the town. The city has a few official galleries and an archeological museum.

Terminal: Rabat

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Renovation and landscaping at the Youth and sport center in Larache
Larache       August 1 - August 15, 2016

Volunteer project: This international volunteer project is organised in the town of Larache, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The volunteers will contribute to the improvement of the conditions in the Youth and sport center in the city. This would involve cleaning playground equipment, painting the walls, creating green spaces, planting trees, gardening and drawing a mural in the center. The international volunteers will work together with local volunteers to give a new look to the facilities. The group will also organise fun and recreational activities for the children such as games, sports, country presentations, singing, drama, dance, etc.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided for the volunteers in the youth center.

Location: Larache is an important harbour town in the region Tanger-Tétouan in northern Morocco. It was founded in the 7th century when a group of Muslim soldiers from Arabia extended their camp at Lixus onto the south bank of the Loukkos River. The city is located about 79 km from Tangier Ibn Battuta International Airport and 168 km from the capital Rabat. The busiest place in town is the central square called Liberation Square (former Plaza de Espana). It's built in Arabo-Andalusian style with many cafes and terraces around. In the old Medina, one can discover the Souk Esseghir (Petit Souk), the vegetable market, colorful houses and a maze of narrow streets and passages leading down to the port. During the summer, many cultural, sport and artistic events are organized.

Terminal: Tanger or Casablanca airport, and than bus to Larache.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Improving the study environment for students in Southern Morocco
Taroudant       August 3 - August 18, 2016

Volunteer project: In this project, volunteers will help with the maintenance and renovation of a primary school in Taroudant. This is a community based school whose funding for improvements is not sufficient.

Volunteers’ main tasks include painting and cleaning the school, creating green spaces, planting trees or shrubs. Those with creative ideas are welcome to join in the creation of a mural for the school. The volunteers will work five days a week, four hours a day.

Some additional activities will be organized such as: participation in Tabia Imiwassif and Ait Widern Izdar festivals; excursions to Agadir city; participation in the semi maraton de Tislan; workshops on agriculture: argan, amandes…; excursions to the central souk.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in a youth center, in shared rooms.

Location: Taroudant is a city of Morocco, located in the southern part of the country. It is situated east of Agadir on the way to Ouzarzate and Sahara desert. This city is called the "Grandmother of Marrakech" because it looks like a smaller Marrakech with its surrounding ramparts. Today is has the feel of a small fortified market town on a caravan route and almost the whole city is located inside the walls. The city is known for its local crafts, including jewellery and carpets. The old kasbah quarter, originally a fortress built by Moulay Ismail, is today a poor but safe residential area, where winding lanes and low archways lead to tiny squares and dead ends.

Terminal: Taroudant

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

Painting and creating murals in a youth center in Casablanca
Casablanca       August 16 - August 30, 2016


Volunteer project: The project will be organized in collaboration with the Department of Youth and Sports. Its aim is to contribute to the improvement of a Center where young people and volunteers gather and participate in various activities. Whilst Casablanca is known as a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, poor areas like Sbata Ben Msik do not have parks and spaces where children can play. In order to keep them away from the streets, the Youth center offers variety of programs and workshops in which children and youth can get involved, including painting, gardening and reconstruction in public parks and schools.

The volunteers in this project will have the following duties:
- Painting the walls of the center and drawing murals in order to improve the looks and make it more inviting. The volunteers are welcome to propose and realize their own ideas.
- Cleaning the center as part of its maintenance while the children are on holidays.
- Environmental activities: The volunteers will help create green spaces, planting trees or shrubbery for example.
- Cooking in teams with other local and international volunteers.
- Organizing activities with children.

The international participants will work together with local volunteers and social workers, which will allow for a greater cultural immersion experience not only in the center but also in the community.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The male volunteers will be accommodated in the youth center and the female volunteers will be living in a host family.

Location: Casablanca, in Arabic Dar El Baida, is the biggest city in Morocco and actually in the Magheb region. It is the economic and business center of Morocco. Casablanca is one of the most important cities in Africa, demographically and economically, being one of the largest financial centers in the continent. Its port is one of the largest artificial ports in the world and the primary naval base of the Moroccan Navy.

Completed in 1993 after many years in construction, the Hassan II Mosque is among Africa's largest, with one of the world's tallest minarets to boot. Thanks to its location on the waterfront, and the laser atop the minaret that beams toward Mecca, it’s one of Morocco's most striking buildings. It’s also one of the few mosques that permit non-Muslim visitors into its halls.

Casablanca’s central market is small and manageable. White-walled stalls with green clay tile roofs dotted with foliage make for all the Instagrammable backgrounds you’ll ever need. Vendors sell produce, nuts and dates, and argan oil - the traditional Moroccan elixir for most everything. Linger long enough and eventually you will see the vendors line up for the call to prayer, and then join them in a quick tagine lunch, served at outdoor tables.

The Aïn-Diab coast, the seaside annex of the city, is the traditional spot for inhabitants of Casablanca going out for the evening, especially at weekends. Trendy restaurants and popular pubs abound along the seafront. Some of these establishments, with or without seawater swimming pools, have been there since the thirties, like an unusual restaurant built on piles.

Terminal: Casablanca airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

Painting a school and creating green spaces in Essaouira
Essaouira       August 16 - August 30, 2016


Volunteer project: This volunteer project will be organised in collaboration with the local delegation of the Ministry of Education in Essaouira. The international volunteers will help in the maintenance and improving the facilities of a community based school in town. The school looks old and run-down, and direly needs clean up, painting and new green spaces. The volunteers will work with some local people and associations to give a new look to the school and make it a better place for the children.

Volunteers' tasks consist of
- Painting the school, both as basic maintenance and also in a creative way (painting murals)
- Cleaning the school
- Creating green spaces, planting trees and shrubs

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the school.

Location: Essaouira is a very beautiful, but rather small town, situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Safi and Agadir in the south of Morocco. With its nice and large ocean beach, the charming fishing harbor with seagulls soaring and the refreshing summer wind, it attracts a lot of tourists. Many people come to spend their holidays in this area. Essaouira is also a center for Gnaoua music. During summer, different cultural, sport and artistic events are organized.
In their free time, volunteers can relax on the beach, enjoy wind- and kitesurfing or even do some camel and horseback riding. They can also visit Marrakech, Safi and Agadir.

Terminal: Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Conservation and maintenance of the Roman ruins of Chellah
Rabat       August 16 - August 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to contribute to the mainteinance of the Chellah ruins. The site was granted World Heritage Status in 2012, that's why we consider it our duty to keep it clean and in good condition. The Roman ruins are well conserved although a hand is always needed. The project is a collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Youth. Participants will get to know this precious ancient heritage and at the same time help with its conservation.

The team will assist the staff working in Chellah with routine tasks such as cleaning grounds, emptying trash, cleaning and preparing the visitor center, sweeping and blowing walkways, and pruning and watering plants, sometimes painting some spaces when allowed. The volunteers will be cleaning the medieval fortified necropolis as a part of its maintenance.
The volunteers will also assist in preserving, inventorying and monitoring natural and cultural resources of the Ruins such as plants, animals and archeological sites. They will help cutting the leaves of the trees and with some other gardening activities

International volunteers will work alongside local participants. Ths is an opportunity for the volunteers from abroad to get involved in local community life.
The volunteers will work five days per week, four hours per day in the morning or the afternoon.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in an appartment located in Rabat city center. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Location: Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 580,000. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months. The biggest theatre place is the Theatre Mohammed V in the centre of the town. The city has a few official galleries and an archeological museum.

Terminal: Rabat

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Help create a better environment for underprivileged students in Marrakech
Marrakech       August 16 - August 30, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteer project will be organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The project's aim is to contribute to the improvement of a residence for students with fewer opportunities.

The international volunteer group will contribute to improving the living conditions for the students by painting the walls, windows and doors, making murals inside the school, gardening and landscaping. Some activities with the children will be organized as well. The volunteers are welcome to propose and realize their own ideas to make the work as effective as possible.

The international volunteers will have the opportunity to get in contact with the local people, learn about Moroccan customs and way of life, as well as learn some Arabic.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the school.

Location: Marrakech is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. It is also referred to as the "Red City", since most of the houses built in the traditional Moroccan style are painted in different shades of dark red. 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, musicians, snake and donkey charmers.
In the surrounding area, day trips to the National Park Toubkal or the waterfalls of Ouzoud can be organised on the weekends.

Terminal: Marrakesh airport, Marrakech Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

All available dates for this project:
July 1 - July 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Renovation and landscaping at the Youth and sport center in Larache
Larache       August 16 - August 30, 2016

Volunteer project: This international volunteer project is organised in the town of Larache, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport. The volunteers will contribute to the improvement of the conditions in the Youth and sport center in the city. This would involve cleaning playground equipment, painting the walls, creating green spaces, planting trees, gardening and drawing a mural in the center. The international volunteers will work together with local volunteers to give a new look to the facilities. The group will also organise fun and recreational activities for the children such as games, sports, country presentations, singing, drama, dance, etc.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided for the volunteers in the youth center.

Location: Larache is an important harbour town in the region Tanger-Tétouan in northern Morocco. It was founded in the 7th century when a group of Muslim soldiers from Arabia extended their camp at Lixus onto the south bank of the Loukkos River. The city is located about 79 km from Tangier Ibn Battuta International Airport and 168 km from the capital Rabat. The busiest place in town is the central square called Liberation Square (former Plaza de Espana). It's built in Arabo-Andalusian style with many cafes and terraces around. In the old Medina, one can discover the Souk Esseghir (Petit Souk), the vegetable market, colorful houses and a maze of narrow streets and passages leading down to the port. During the summer, many cultural, sport and artistic events are organized.

Terminal: Tanger or Casablanca airport, and than bus to Larache.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 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.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 15, 2016
August 16 - August 30, 2016

Preparing a summer camp for children in Jebha
Jebha       September 3 - September 15, 2016


Volunteer project: This volunteer project is organised in collaboration with the Delegation of Youth and Sport in the small Moroccan port city of Jebha.

The objective of the project is the preparation of a local summer camp for children from the community. The volunteers will help installing the tents, painting frescoes, cleaning up the area, building green spaces, pruning shrubs and clearing leaves. They can also join some environment protection activities, cook in teams and play with the children.

In this project, international volunteers will have he opportunity to meet local people, and learn about Moroccan culture and way of life.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The participants will stay in a youth center.

Location: Jebha is a small Moroccan port city, located on the border of the Eastern and Western Rif. It is the urban center of the rural town of M’Tioua in the province of Chefchaouen, region of Tangier-Tetouan. It was under the Spanish protectorate. Jebha's old name is El Puerto Capaz. Jebha is located 130 km from Chefchaouen, 120 km from Tetouan and 47 km from Wad Lau.

Terminal: Casablanca, Tangier, Chefchaouen

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 70 Euro
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, 2016 - January 2, 2017


Volunteer project: The program is an opportunity for the participants to explore Moroccan culture in the desert, learn to cook Moroccan dishes, and take part in a pottery or theatre training. 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. Cultural exchange is an important part of the project.

The group will be divided in two depending on the choice of the participants:
The first group will take part in some voluntary work and a pottery course. The volunteer tasks include painting and gardening work in a cultural center.
The participants in this group 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 second group will take a Professional Theatre and clown training in collaboration with a theatre company from France.
All participants will learn how to cook some delicious Moroccan food. They will also spend time and organize activities for local children in Zagora park.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a youth center or in a family house, depending on availability.

Location: Zagora is a beautiful town in the south of Morocco, near the Algerian border. Zagora is about 750 km from Rabat and about 250 km in the south of Ouarzazate.

The town of Zagora sits at the foot of Anti-Atlas Mountains and on the shore of the Draa Valley in South Eastern Morocco. Zagora’s allure is mainly attributed to the great Draa Valley, which is still a home for several of Morocco’s tribes. The name Zagora is derived from “Tazagort,” a mountain by the shore of Draa Valley overlooking the city.
Zagora gathers a number of minority groups, including numerous Amazigh tribes from Ait Atta clan, and black African groups who emigrated from Sub-Saharan Africa, along with the Caravans. Arabs have also settled in Zagora, coming from Marrakech since the medieval times.
Zagora’s historical monuments and natural features are what enchants foreign guests the most. The region still preserves numerous Kasbahs and old fortresses that mark bygone era. In addition, the Sahara desert landscapes of sand dunes and “Hamadas” is also worth discovering.
The artistic characteristics of Zagora lay in crafts, as well as folklore. Zagora is home of old pottery factories. Clay dishes are exclusively made in Tamegroute, featuring green colored productions and displayed in local and national exhibitions. Reed is also used to make crafts.
Folklore in Zagora reflects the cultural identity of the joint communities. Both Amazighs and Arabs of the area, perform different artistic shows, varying from Ahidous to Regba and Hassani rhythms.

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

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euros if you want to join the Theater activity and 220 Euros without it.
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 language program in Rabat
Rabat       June 1 - June 30, 2016
Rabat       July 1 - July 30, 2016
Rabat       August 1 - August 30, 2016
Rabat       September 1 - September 30, 2016
Rabat       October 1 - October 30, 2016
Rabat       November 1 - November 30, 2016
Rabat       December 1 - December 30, 2016
Rabat       January 1 - January 30, 2017
Rabat       February 1 - February 28, 2017

Volunteer project: The aim of the project is to offer people interested in learning Arabic language the opportunity to come and discover Morocco, being hosted in a Moroccan family to better learn from the local culture and also to do some volunteer work in the mornings (as the Arabic classes take place in the afternoons) so as to contribute to the development of the local society.

Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world and an official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union. Knowing another language can promote intercultural understanding.

People interested in this project can choose between learning Darija, the Moroccan dialect, or Fusha, classic Arabic. Participants will receive 10 hours of tuition per week and will be volunteering on community development projects in the morning. 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 and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 580,000. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months
The biggest theatre place is the Theatre Mohammed V in the centre of the town. The city has a few official galleries and an archeological museum.
Rabat provides a cosmopolitan setting in which to improve your French. Although Arabic is the official language in Morocco, Rabat's focus on politics and business means that French is culturally very important here and if you don't know much Arabic, will be the main language that you can use to communicate and learn it at the same time!

Terminal: Rabat airport, Rabat Ville Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 350 Euro
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 mountains of Marrakech and support for local communities
Rabat & Marrakech       June 15 - June 26, 2016
Rabat & Marrakech       July 15 - July 26, 2016
Rabat & Marrakech       August 15 - August 26, 2016
Rabat & Marrakech       September 15 - September 26, 2016

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. Participants will get to know the Moroccan culture, while visiting Rabat and Marrakech not only as tourists, but to enjoy a true cultural immersion experience, participating in different activities. The main aim of the project is to promote cultural understanding.

In the first week, the volunteers will stay in Rabat, in a host family and will volunteer teaching languages. After that, they will move to the mountains, where they will live in a private house, rented for the project. There will be guided trekking in the Marrakech mountains. The group will also do 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.

Special requirements: The volunteers are not required to have any previous experience volunteering of trekking. We are looking for enthusiastic, positive and respectful people, who are willing to work close with people from other nationalities, to learn new skills and develop new relationships in ways that they choose and at a pace they feel comfortable with.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family in Rabat and in Marrakech they will live in a house.

Location: Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an urban population of approximately 580,000. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months.
The biggest theatre place is the Theatre Mohammed V in the centre of the town. The city has a few official galleries and an archeological museum.

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: Rabat airport, Rabat Ville 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.

Long-term projects in Morocco