Volunteer in Morocco with MCAS

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Program Description

Volunteer in Morocco Project Descriptions

Teaching French or Teaching English

While literacy and professional development rates have improved due to initiatives launched by the Moroccan Government through the National Initiative for Human Development (NIHD), there is a large population of local children and teenagers who have not had the opportunity to gain valuable skills for a future career. A second language would go a long way to helping these Moroccan youth increase their education and eventually finding a stable position. As a volunteer, you will teach underprivileged children English, French and information technology (IT). Volunteers will run small workshops will helping local teachers. You will also help organize educational games and activities and even be able to work in summer camps. During your application period, please specify whether you will be Teaching French or Teaching English or even if you can teach both languages. Volunteers need not have had prior experience teaching or be qualified.

Childcare

As a childcare volunteer, you will have the opportunity to guide and work with special needs children as well as those from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Organize and launch in fun activities that will engage these children while allowing them to develop cognitive abilities. Volunteers will create daily activities which include physical development (toy, games, music and movement), theatre, arts and crafts (drawing and painting) and literature and language. These underprivileged children will be provided with interesting and enriching activities designed by volunteers. Volunteer hours do not exceed 4-5 hours each day, five days a week. Students can even combine their volunteer duties with Arabic studies. You will volunteer two hours a day with days of to concentrate on Arabic.

Working with Women

Unemployment, illiteracy and poverty are some of the issues facing women in the cities and villages of Morocco. This not only affects their social environment, it could also negatively affect their children’s education and growth. NIHD was established in 2005 and through this organization, the Moroccan government has worked to address issues facing education, culture, and health while encouraging income generating prospects for women. As a volunteer with the MCAS Working with Women initiative, you will help underprivileged Moroccan women increase levels of literacy and aid them with developing professionally. You will be placed in organizations centered in Rabat or in rural villages in order to help young girls and local women. Your primary duties will concern education and classroom teaching. You might also need to assist with offering academic support, teaching IT and computer classes, instructing French and/or English, designing activities and sports, and teaching arts and crafts as well as sewing. If you have the relevant background, you may also teach courses on management, finance, and potential income generating trade in universities, high schools, and schools. You will also provide support to victims of domestic violence and abuse. Volunteers with an education foundation will be asked to train local instructors on pedagogy as well as the importance of gender equality. Additional tasks depend on the duration of your volunteer stint since long-term volunteers will be able to involve themselves in more activities depending on relevant training.

Volunteers in the Working with Women program must have an at least intermediate level ability in Arabic and/or French. This is recommended to make sure volunteers are successful since many of the local women do not speak English.

Highlights

Join us and volunteer abroad in Morocco!

Become a volunteer with MCAS today. We offer a variety of volunteering projects based in Morocco. These include our Working with Women, Childcare, Teaching French, and Teaching English programs.

Morocco Volunteer Program Location

The MCAS Morocco program is centered in the capital of Morocco, Rabat. MCAS works in Rabat and areas surrounding as well as rural sites. The Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies is also in the Rabat-Sale area and is an active organization. Volunteers will be able to improve their Arabic while exploring all that this city of 2 million has to offer. Volunteers are placed in areas where their skills are valuable and necessary.

Qualifications

MOROCCO VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be 18 years or older on the program start date and have at least a high school education. Volunteers who wish to participate in the Ramadan Program do not need to be practicing Muslims, however they are required to observe Ramadan customs while in Morocco. All volunteers must provide a criminal background check to MCAS upon arrival in Morocco.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Arabic and French are NOT prerequisites for the MCAS Morocco program, however on certain placements the volunteer work will be restricted for those with limited Arabic and/or French. Teaching English volunteers must be fluent in English and Teaching French volunteers must be fluent in French. Volunteers on the Working with Women project must have an intermediate level of French or Arabic. Volunteers can take advantage of Arabic and French lessons offered exclusively to MCAS volunteers.

START AND DURATION OF MOROCCO VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The MCAS Morocco program begins on the first and third Mondays of each month, except during the month of Ramadan (over which time the Ramadan Program is held). Volunteers can choose to volunteer for durations ranging from one week to six months.

Volunteer Types

Childcare/children

What`s Included

3 meals a day, shower, room as well as laundry
Full Support from MCAS staff

Program Locations

Rabat, Morocco

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Program Details

Provider:
Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies
Location
  • Morocco: Rabat
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
6-12 months
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Participants:
American, Australian, Canadian, European, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
US Dollars $28 per day

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    I decided to immerse myself in a unique culture, living with a host family exposed myself to lots of amazing things about the moroccan culture. I volunteered in a local orphanage in Rabat Morocco where I took care of children with disabiltiies. The AMCAS program was there for me every step of the way from planning my strip directly with them from the United States, to answering any questions I had about Morocco, to guiding me during my travels within Morocco, and even introducing me to other students who were studying arabic or volunteering and allowing me to meet people from all over the world. I honestly thank them for this experience because it was truly amazing. I did more than I could have ever imagined, I was able to travel to the desert, learned a bit of arabic, made amazing friends, learned the moroccan culture at its finnest, and I had so much fun engaging in my volunteering. I highly recommend this program for people that want to explore the muslim culture in morocco, learn arabic, or simply challenge themselves to something out of the ordinary. You can only from being out of your comfort zone and this was truly a memorable experience that I will forever cherish.
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    Review by: Daniela Salazar , On: 04 Aug 2016, Changed On: 04 Aug 2016 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I decided to immerse myself in a unique culture, living with a host family exposed myself to lots of amazing things about the moroccan culture. I volunteered in a local orphanage in Rabat Morocco where I took care of children with disabiltiies. The AMCAS program was there for me every step of the way from planning my strip directly with them from the United States, to answering any questions I had about Morocco, to guiding me during my travels within Morocco, and even introducing me to other students who were studying arabic or volunteering and allowing me to meet people from all over the world. I honestly thank them for this experience because it was truly amazing. I did more than I could have ever imagined, I was able to travel to the desert, learned a bit of arabic, made amazing friends, learned the moroccan culture at its finnest, and I had so much fun engaging in my volunteering. I highly recommend this program for people that want to explore the muslim culture in morocco, learn arabic, or simply challenge themselves to something out of the ordinary. You can only from being out of your comfort zone and this was truly a memorable experience that I will forever cherish.
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