I voluntered in Rabat, Morocco , in a women empowerment programme with Jossour Forum des Femmes Marocaines.
The experience with the NGO was very fulfilling as they took a real care in matching my experience and background with their needs, they allocated a great deal of responsibility in me and also spent a significant amount of time providing their very useful insights, direction and support.
The family I was with was extremely nice, they had 2 lovely daughters I enjoyed playing with and food was delicious!
And my afternoons....the afternoons were my favourite time of the day: walking to the beach and taking surf lessons at "Rabat beach culture" at Oudayas beach, thank you teacher! :)
Daily smoothies, cheap hammans, friendly people.....
But if you are a woman on your own you should also be aware of certain limitations, such as where to go on your own, how to dress....just get ready to catch some extra attention.
I am pretty independent and a well experienced traveller, and I believe this allowed me to enjoy very much my month in Morocco. I could work in something interesting as well as relax and have fun.
I spent a lot of time on my own. I also got sick. I learnt some arabic. I discovered surf, have I already said how much I love to surf? And I also met really great people.
The only setback I think is that I have the feeling that, shouldn´t I have been that independent, I might have felt a little bit too lonely and left on my own, because the contact with volunteering solutions was limited. I was also pretty lost at first about the NGO and what my role might be, as well as what leisure time options where available. So maybe is a good idea to go there with friends. In any case, Morocco is a great sunny friendly place and I am sure you will both learn and enjoy there.
Create a network with the different volunteers and arrange a weekly meeting to get together and share issues, experiences and fun.