Want to volunteer in Africa? Get involved with great projects across the continent, many are perfect for both first time volunteers and seasoned travellers wanting to put something back and get to know this incredible continent up close.
Volunteer Projects in Africa
Our projects welcome anyone over the age of 18, and a few are open to volunteers who will be 16 on arrival.
Popular projects include teaching
We also offer many more project opportunities than are listed on our website. If you have a particular skill or interest which you cannot find please contact us so we can advise on a suitable project which can make use of your skills or knowledge.
For example, did you know we have projects in Africa welcoming podiatry and nutrition students? Contact us
today for further advice.
Why Volunteer in Africa? Can I make a difference?
Everyone has something to offer the project they visit as there is still so much need in Africa. Whether it is extra hands to complete a building project, a specific skill you want to share to simply acknowledging a vulnerable child's existence, you can be confident you will make a big difference to the community you work with.
Where can I volunteer in Africa and what can I do?
We have partnered with 9 projects across the continent from Morocco in the very North to the very tip in South Africa. Perhaps you would like to try out volunteering for the first time in an organised group doing different things during your time, then try our programmes in Morocco
which offer a combination of group volunteer experiences in the same location.
If you would like a home stay experience, then experience Tanzania
or live with a real Maasai family in Kenya
. Or live-in at a friendly school in Uganda
staying in your own traditional African hut.
If you would like to work with older children and adults you might to volunteer at the street kids project in Mombasa
in Kenya or with a community-driven initiative in Cameroon
Animal lovers may like to monkey around in South Africa
at the sanctuary there which takes in monkeys which cannot be released back into the wild.
Volunteering in Africa will provide you with a lifetime of memories and experiences you will never forget.
What's it like to volunteer in Africa?
Want to see what it is really like right now on a typical Africa project? Check out our Ghana Facebook group
the team are always super busy on a variety of different projects. You will also see photos of the latest volunteers arriving at the airport in Accra. Perhaps you will see your photo on here sometime soon!