Special Needs Care Volunteering
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Special Needs Care

Special Needs Care Project

Empower Special Needs Lives in Marrakech

Are you ready for a life-changing adventure that combines travel, culture, and making a lasting impact on individuals with special needs? Our Special Needs Care Project in Marrakech is the perfect opportunity for individuals aged 18 and over to embark on a meaningful journey alone, with a partner, family, or a group of friends.

Our project focuses on providing dedicated care and support to individuals with special needs in Marrakech. Morocco’s rich cultural tapestry and the warmth of its people make it an ideal setting for this rewarding endeavor.

The schedule involves working in centers to support disabled children in gaining independence and building self-confidence. The main goal is to enhance their social integration through vocational and personal development training.

Your contribution to local structures will improve the living conditions and broaden the cultural horizons of the children. You will collaborate with medical and educational staff, assisting with daily tasks and organizing educational or recreational activities. Special holiday activities can also be arranged to engage and entertain the children.

Technical Sheet

Country of action : Morocco

Location: Marrakech and surroundings

Duration: Minimum 1 week / Maximum 24 weeks

  • Our projects start the first and third Monday of each month.
  • It’s recommended to arrive to Marrakech at least one day before your start date.
  • The first Sunday night and last Friday night are included in your package.
  • We can help you arrange extra nights including meals and accommodation with your host family before of after your project dates.
To ensure a successful experience, please:
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
  • Take initiative and maintain a positive attitude
  • Exercise creativity, patience, empathy, and understanding
  • Stay hydrated and wear sun protection in Morocco’s warm climate
  • Follow local customs and dress modestly to respect cultural norms
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and vaccinations as necessary.
  • Always follow the guidance of our supervisor for a secure and enjoyable stay.
  • Note that basic knowledge of Arabic is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Minimum age: 18 years old. If you are under 18 years old on the program start date, you should provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) and be accompanied by a participant adult.
  • Maximum age: no limits
  • A copy of a recent Criminal Background Check,
  • A copy of your passport,
  • A copy of your travel insurance,
  • Proof that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid 19 in your country,
  • A negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours before boarding the plane.
  • These documents can be presented either in English, Arabic or French.
  • Contribution alongside engaged organizations to social development of low-income populations,
  • Sharing passions and knowledge while developing or affirming your personal and communicative skills,
  • Organizing educational, arts or community engagement and citizenship activities,
  • Going back in time along the alleys and souks of the old medina of Marrakech and discover its secret charms,
  • Immersion in the rich and multi-secular Moroccan double culture Amazigh (Berber) and Arab,
  • Discovering the beauty and natural diversity of Morocco: day trips to Essaouira, Ourika Valley or Ouarzazate, Amazigh (Berber) experience and hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, camel ride to see the sunset in the Sahara Desert’s sand dunes and spend a night in a camp etc,
  • Opportunity to enjoy a variety of trips and activities in and around Marrakech such as yoga, tai chi, cultural sight seeing, Moroccan cooking classes, food tours, cultural evenings, camel or quad ride in Marrakech palm grove, bride henna tattoo ceremony etc.,
  • Learning or developing skills in Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Darija or French,
  • Benefit from our availability 24/7 to ensure a Moroccan Experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.
  • Closest airport: Marrakech Menara Airport.
  • Pick ups and drops off are provided from Marrakech Airport or Marrakech Train Station. A member of Al Youssr’s staff will meet you and provide transportation to your host family.

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  • You need to take appropriate international travel insurance for the duration of your stay to be covered in case of suddenillness or injury, cancellation, loss of luggage or theft.
  • You are expected to send us a copy of your travel insurance for confirmation of your application.

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Depending on your arrival details, a member of Al Youssr’s staff will greet you at the airport and pick you up to your homestay. During the orientation, we will provide you with useful information on Moroccan culture and way of life, volunteer tips, best transportation options, useful phrases in Arabic and French, leisure activities and top recommended sites in the city etc. Our team will be happy to answer all the questions you might have about your project.

We will also help you change money, get a Moroccan SIM card (if your phone is unlocked) or buy a phone and orient you to your new environment: closest grocery store, pharmacy, transport etc.

On your first volunteer day, a member of our team will meet you at your homestay and accompany you to your placement. Once there, we will introduce you to your work team and you will have a proper orientation to make sure that you feel comfortable with your project and schedule. We are also available 24/7, please feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us for more information.

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