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Volunteer in Morocco

Overview

Volunteers in Morocco have been contributing to worthwhile and sustainable projects for several years with Projects Abroad. Our volunteer work in Morocco supports numerous worthwhile placements which, while they may be challenging, give volunteers in Morocco the opportunity to learn about the real world and themselves while making a useful and positive contribution to a worthy community setting.

Volunteer in Morocco Volunteering in Morocco

  • Placement location: Rabat, Nomad project near Guelmim
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Languages spoken: Da'reeja
  • Local greetings Hello: Ah'lan wa
    Thankyou: Shokran
  • Prices: from Loading...
  • Top places to travel: Merzouga, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakesh

Overseas volunteers in Morocco are given the chance to get involved in a wide range of educational projects and internships. These include working with children on a care, teaching or sports project, living and working with Moroccan nomads, working on an ongoing human rights project and medicine and healthcare projects, including midwifery, nursing, speech therapy and physiotherapy.

Where we are Based in Morocco

Our volunteer office is based in Rabat, an ancient imperial city which is modernizing rapidly and is now Morocco's political capital.

Living with a host family in Rabat gives you a taste of the fascinating culture of modern Moroccan life. With fewer tourists here than in other large Moroccan cities, volunteers will find that local people are eager to engage with them and exchange views. Young Moroccans in particular are eager to interact with their Western counterparts.

General Information in Morocco

Volunteer in Morocco

Morocco is a safe and moderate country that offers a fascinating taste of Africa and gives you the opportunity to learn more about the Arabic and Islamic influences that are shaping the world.

Historically, Morocco has been a crossing-point for travellers, migrants and traders from all over Africa, Europe and the East. Such diverse influences have contributed to an amazing richness and complexity in cultural life, from art to architecture, music and cuisine.

Morocco has both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, and many of the large towns are also coastal, including the fabulous trading cities of Casablanca, Agadir and Rabat. Inland, on the edge of the Atlas Mountains, lie the equally enticing towns of Fés, Marrakesh and Meknès.

In Moroccan cities you will find maze-like alleys and vibrant, fragrant, enticing markets alongside modern districts with wide boulevards, Hispano-Moorish architecture and high-rise buildings. In the interior you will find the snowy Atlas Mountains and communities living in the desert beyond, whose way of life has remained unchanged for generations.

Travel and Tourism in Morocco

Volunteer in Morocco

There's plenty to occupy volunteers in their free time and after their placements. In Rabat and the other ancient towns, it’s a pleasure just to soak up the atmosphere of the souks and marketplaces, with their acrobats, jugglers and snake-charmers.

The whitewashed city of Rabat has many attractions, especially its elegant mosques, enchanting palaces, tranquil parks and gardens, its sandy beach (stretching all the way to Casablanca), and its famous blue and white Kasbah, which is well worth exploring. If you’re looking for more exciting activities, it’s easy to organize a trip into the Sahara, where you can enjoy scenery straight from a film-set, as Tuaregs in flowing blue robes ride their camels across seemingly endless sand-dunes.

For the more adventurous volunteer, Morocco offers water sports like scuba-diving or white-water rafting. The Atlas Mountains are great for hiking, snowboarding and skiing, whereas the desert is the starting point for camel-trekking and off-roading.

Living and working in Morocco may be a challenge, but with so much to learn and so many magical sights to see, it's a challenge you'll be glad you accepted.

Projects available in Morocco

High School Projects for 16 to 19 year olds available in Morocco

Projects

Projects available in Morocco

High School Projects for 16 to 19 year olds available in Morocco

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