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Volunteer Placement Organization

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Languages: 
English
French
Arabic
Company Headquarters: 
Rabat , RSA
Morocco
MA
Causes: 
Childcare / Children
Education
Women
Minimum Stay: 
None
Cost per Day: 
$35
Cost per Week: 
$250
Cost per Month: 
$1 000
Cost Includes: 
Homestay
Project Locations: 
Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies
Rabat , RSA
Morocco
MA
Languages:
English, French, Arabic
Description
Welcome to the Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies. We are a language school located in Rabat, Morocco and we are committed to teaching Arabic as a foreign language as well as providing a truly unique Moroccan cultural experience.Curious about learning Arabic or volunteering through an innovative and immersive context? Explore our programs and get in touch with us today for more information.
http://mcas-arabic.com/
Volunteer Abroad in Morocco

Volunteer in Morocco with MCAS today. MCAS has a wide range of volunteering projects in Morocco, including Teaching English, Teaching French, Childcare, and working with Women .

LOCATION OF MOROCCO VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The MCAS Morocco program is based in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. In addition to Rabat and surrounding areas, MCAS has the opportunity to work outside Rabat in rural areas where volunteering projects are also available. The Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies is an active community organization throughout Rabat-Sale area. A city of 2 million, there are always places for volunteer activities, for students wishing to donate their time and effort to improving the city as well as their Arabic. Unlike our internship program, volunteers are generally put to work where they are needed.

MOROCCO VOLUNTEER PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

TEACHING ENGLISH OR TEACHING FRENCH

Although the Moroccan Government is working hard to improve literacy and promote professional development through the National Initiative for Human Development (NIHD), a large percentage of Moroccan children and teenagers are not given the chance to acquire marketable skills. These young Moroccans are aware that speaking a second language will enable them to further their education and integrate well into the job market. Volunteers work with underprivileged children, providing training in English, French and information technology. Volunteer tasks include running small workshops, assisting local teachers and organizing educational games and activities. Volunteers can also assist in summer camps. When applying volunteers will need to choose either Teaching English or Teaching French; if you can teach both languages please outline this on your application form. NB Volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced teachers.

CHILDCARE

Childcare volunteers work with special needs children and children from disadvantaged neighborhoods through organizing and engaging in activities to entertain the children and enable them to develop cognitive abilities. Volunteers design activities for the children each day and these activities include physical development activities (music and movement, toys and games) language and literature, arts and craft (painting and drawing), and theatre. The aim is for volunteers to provide these underprivileged children with new enriching and exciting activities. Volunteering activities won’t run more than 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week, for the most dedicated volunteers. Those students wishing to blend volunteering with their Arabic studies generally can have 2 hours of volunteering in a single day, with select days off to focus on their Arabic studies.

WORKING WITH WOMEN

Many women in the cities and villages of Morocco suffer from poverty, illiteracy and unemployment, affecting their social environment and in turn their children’s education. Since the establishment of the NIHD (National Initiative for Human Development) in 2005, the Moroccan government has been working hard to improve education, health, culture and the promotion of income generating activities for women. The MCAS Working with Women program aims to enable local Moroccan women to improve their literacy levels and assist with professional development. Volunteers work in local organizations located in Rabat, or in rural Moroccan villages, working with local women and young girls. Volunteers will focus primarily on education and teaching during their time in Morocco. However, other tasks can include sewing, teaching art, arranging sport and activities, providing training in French and/or English, computer training and offering academic support for girls. Volunteers with the relevant skills can also provide training in finance, management, and income generating trade activities in schools, high schools and universities and providing support to female victims of domestic violence. Finally, volunteers with a background in education can provide training to local teaching staff in best practice education and gender equality. These additional volunteer tasks are dependent on volunteer duration (longer term will have more opportunity for to get involved in these activities providing they have relevant training).

Please note that volunteers who wish to participate in the Working with Women project should have at least an intermediate level of Arabic and/or French. We recommend this to ensure volunteers have a successful placement as many of the women who volunteers work with do not speak English.

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 on 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 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.
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$250 per week
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  • Homestay

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 3-Meals-per-Day, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
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