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YAAPHA (YOUTH IN ACTION AGAINST POVERTY AND HIV/AIDS) is a non profit organization working in Tanzania main land.Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011. YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.

Accommodation Meals Agriculture Education Environment

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya.
Accommodation Meals Environment


TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana, by providing them with an education and access to health care. We believe this is an investment into a brighter future for our country.
Accommodation Meals Childcare Education Healthcare


HCDP GHANA is a registered and recognized non-governmental project and volunteer organization incorporated under Act 179 at the Registrar General’s Department in Accra, Ghana. Registration number G.32, 619, and it has a unique rule to play in the lives of the deprived living in the rural communities
Accommodation Meals Education Healthcare Women Development

RUDEC-Rural Development Centre is a business enterprise that focuses on children, women and the environmental protection with focuses on tourism development as a project
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Childcare Education

We are a community based Organisation (CBO) that supports and empowers disadvantaged children and their families
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Animals Childcare

We are a NPO operating on Christian values to help educate,counsel, teach and mentor youth in the rural area that we serve. We support rural schools through volunteer assistance while we counselling youth and women and run youth programs over weekends to promote positive interaction.
Accommodation Meals Education Environment Human Rights

Academic Health and Agricultural Development Initiative (AHADI) is a registered Not-for-profit Organization with a mission to fight ignorance, Disease and poverty in rural parts of Kenya through education, healthcare and economic empowerment by use of available resources and voluntary service.
Accommodation Meals Agriculture Education Environment

ACO-Africa's purpose is to create sustainable socioeconomic changes capable of generating lasting impacts on communities affected by deprivation through loving care and support especially to children and women infected with HIV
Accommodation Meals Childcare Healthcare Human Rights

Our org is ran by a group of passionate and determined people from varied walks of life. Each board member is committed to reaching out to their community and helping the less fortunate by tapping into any creative force within them and providing the necessary and basic tools for success.
Accommodation Meals Education Healthcare Development

Volunteer in Africa

If you’re looking into volunteering opportunities in Africa, rest assured you’re not the only one. Africa is becoming an increasingly popular volunteering destination. With that, trying to figure out where you want to go and what you want to do there can get a bit overwhelming since each one of the 54 countries is extremely different and unique. North through South - each of the continent’s regions possesses it’s own unique character. As diverse as Africa is, so are the opportunities for volunteers to get involved. But have no fear, good volunteer, we’ve prepared a short outline to help you through the process. 

Why Volunteer in Africa? Opportunities, Networking, and an Incredible Experience  

Africa is an amazing volunteering destination, in more ways than one. First and foremost, Africa offers countless opportunities - from wildlife preservation to volunteering with children in Johannesburg  -  you can easily find the specific project or role you’re interested in. What’s more, the fact that the great continent plays as an international crossroad and is versatile in its economic development means you’ll come across many NGO’s and Nonprofits - and their leaders. Networking your way through this experience can help make your journey even more meaningful. And most importantly? TRAVEL! Don’t forget about the extraordinary combination this region has to offer between culture, history, and nature. Jungles, beaches, and savannahs, spectacular wildlife, a combination of both history and modernity makes Africa an even more unforgettable travel experience. 

Where Should I Start? 

Start by zooming in on one specific region out of the five which Africa has to offer: North, West, Central, East, and South.  Generally speaking, the political stability of North Africa makes it a safe volunteer destination. If you are eager to work as a volunteer in human rights, or children-related causes, then West and East Africa would be a good place to start looking. A combination between rustic and urban can be found in South Africa, which is also considered to be politically stable. We encourage you to learn more about each region’s history, economy, culture, and nature - we promise you won’t have a dull moment. Then, work your way towards the cause that interests you: Working with children by teaching English language skills or tutoring, Developing Education and raising awareness to social and political aspects, healthcare, or sustaining nature and animals by means of wildlife conservation or eco-related organization.

Now that you have these two figured out, tackling the search process doesn’t seem too complicated, does it? Explore organizations, ask questions on our discussion board, and you’ll have a plan in no time!

Latest Reviews

Trip of a Lifetime
"When I first decided to begin my travels abroad, I dove right in and chose to go to Tanzania, Africa.
Thanks to the endless support from the YAAPHA's staff , this trip was easily the most memorable period in my life. My work in a rural Pre school in Simanjiro felt valued by the local teachers and the children were thrilled and eager to learn everyday. I also met some lifelong friends, which always makes travel and volunteering an even more exciting experience.
Anybody looking for a once in a lifetime trip, check out YAAPHA."
on 15/07/2016
"As a wildlife management and conservation student i had an amazing experience at colobus conservation. This opportunity gave me a chance to understand monkeys much better than i used to in terms of anatomy, behavior and welfare. As much as it was an educational experience, it was also fun. Diani beach is great spot to relax and have fun. Thank you colobus conservation for doing such an amazing job to help monkeys in the area and for making my experience worthwhile. "
on 14/09/2016