Volunteer and Intern in Morocco
- Location: Rabat
- Accommodation: Host families
- Local languages: Arabic, French & Tamazight
Morocco is an exciting destination in Northern Africa to spend time on a volunteer program or internship. Morocco is African and Arabic, and only a few miles from Europe. All three of these facts echo in the heartbeat of this beautiful country.
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 travelers, 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.
Our projects in Morocco are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a college summer break, gap year, career break or volunteer vacation.
“Welcome to Morocco. Although Europeans often see this country as a vacation destination, there is a fascinating culture to discover away from the established resorts, and you will find that young people are eager to meet and talk to their western counterparts. Volunteers can make an important contribution through our projects, and add to the process of cultural exchange that is so crucial to ensure a bright and prosperous future for all. Come and join us in our beautiful country, where French, African, and Muslim cultures have come together to create a unique volunteering experience.“
Volunteer Work and Internships in Morocco
Projects Abroad Morocco can offer you volunteer projects in Teaching, Care and Sports as well as language courses in both Arabic and French. 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.
Travel and Sightseeing Opportunities 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.