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Volunteer with Mozambique Tropical Cyclone Relief | No Program Fee

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All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response | Nhamatanda, Moçambique
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novembro 17, 2019
fevereiro 29, 2020
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Tempo integral (mais de 30 horas por semana)
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Disaster ProfileOn March 15, 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai slammed into central Mozambique as a Category 3 storm. After lingering in the Mozambique channel for six days, Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique, and tracked inland towards Malawi and Zimbabwe. The storm brought severe wind and flooding to these regions, with extensive damage caused to homes, schools, health facilities and infrastructure. Nearly three million people have been affected by the storm.

While media attention moved away from the devastated communities, survivors still face dire circumstances. This post-disaster region is a highly complex and challenging environment for both survivors and aid workers. The Mozambique government referred to this event as a "humanitarian disaster of great proportion" and requested international support for affected communities. Given the complexity of the situation, our data collection during remote assessments indicated that we would be more effective performing recovery activities.

We deployed our Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) to Mozambique in early May to perform ground assessments and meet with the Ministry of Education, among others, to gain situational awareness and explore potential partnership opportunities.

Our WorkBased on extensive discussions with local contacts to gain clarity around key challenges and determine how we can best support recovery efforts, we have identified two primary schools in rural communities in the Nhamatanda District, which have yet to receive aid after the cyclone and will commence work in late August.

Nhamatanda is a town in the Sofala Province of Mozambique. It lies along the Beira Corridor between Harare in Zimbabwe and Beira, Mozambique’s second-largest city. This area suffered extensive damage from Cyclone Idai in March 2019, with numerous schools impacted by severe flooding and wind. Each of the primary schools identified educates between 400-600 students. The schools teach grades 1-7, split between morning and afternoon class sessions and with classrooms being devastated during the cyclone, our teams will work to construct four or five classrooms and an office at each school.

In addition to reconstructing classrooms, the rural communities within which the schools are located are challenged by the absence of infrastructure - this includes piped water and electricity. Our volunteers will help to construct lavatories for the students as part of our WaSH work. Our project team will consist of experienced construction and engineering staff to ensure the schools are built to cyclone resilient standards and students will be able to return to safe learning environments.

No construction experience is required - just a willingness to work hard for a good cause! Join us in Mozambique today! It is completely free to volunteer with All Hands and Hearts, and we also provide accommodation and meals for each work day.


We accept spontaneous volunteers from any background, providing on-the-job training free of charge.



FAQ's:

Does it cost money?

Volunteering with All Hands and Hearts is completely free of charge, and we provide accommodation and meals. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for the cost of your travel both to and from the program, meals on your day(s) off, and any costs associated with taking a 3 day break each month away from program.


What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations vary by program and the communities we are working within. They are often community centre spaces, churches, or schools, and it’s communal living at its finest! Accommodation is always mixed gender housing, and there are always opportunities for functioning bathrooms and showers. Due to the communal living environment and limited residential space, we advise packing light. As soon as you apply and are confirmed, you will be emailed live information packets full of the most updated information of what to pack, what to expect, and how to get to the base you’ll be volunteering at.


What can I expect on a typical workday?

Each day depends on the scope of work that the home or school you are placed on requires. Typical tasks include mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, insulation and drywall insulation, carpentry, and painting. Don’t worry if you have never done this before - we will teach you everything you need to know when you get here! Each work day is from about 8 AM-4 PM, however these hours change depending on the needs of the program you volunteer for. After you return home from the worksite, you will have a chance to unwind, relax, and reflect on your day as a part of our nightly team meetings. Check out our day in the life video to get a feel for volunteering life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eezh3h3W0Aw


How do I sign up?

Read about our program here and click "Volunteer For This Program" to apply: http://bit.ly/IdealistMoz


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordination Team at: VOLUNTEER@ALLHANDSANDHEARTS.ORG


*DUE TO VISA RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS FOR A MAXIMUM OF 30 DAYS*

Disaster ProfileOn March 15, 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai slammed into central Mozambique as a Category 3 storm. After lingering in the Mozambique channel for six days, Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique, and tracked inland towards…

Resumo dos detalhes

  • Necessária a presença física
  • Treinamento incluído
  • Hospedagem disponível
  • Aceitamos grupos
  • Aceitamos famílias
  • Aceitamos Voluntários Estrangeiros

Como se inscrever

How do I sign up?

Read about our program here and click "Volunteer For This Program" to apply: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/mozambique-tropical-cyclone-relief/

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to VOLUNTEER@ALLHANDSANDHEARTS.ORG

How do I sign up?

Read about our program here and click "Volunteer For This Program" to apply: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/mozambique-tropical-cyclone-relief/

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Nhamatanda, MZ

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