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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

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


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

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

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

A local NGO working towards: empowering communities to actively address issues of poverty, unemployment, climate change, pollution and provide support to people infected and affected by AIDS; through social behavioral change communication and advocacy, strengthening community care services.
Meals Education Environment Healthcare

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

A small project making a big impact!
"I have volunteers with TANF on and off for many years now. I like that it is a community based projects that understand the communities needs and how best to solve them. As a volunteer you become immersed in the culture and the Ghanaian way of life. You will enjoy Banku and Fufu with your local host family.

You will get to experience first hand how TANF is run and where all the donations go. You will also see how so little can be turned into a BIG impact by the local team.

There are many ways to get involved. Although the main placements positions are in teaching and health care, the TANF team try their possible best to accommodate for everyone's skills and passions and make the most out of them. I have been helping on the Admin side and with social media. It has been an incredible journey to tell the stories of those TANF is supporting and to hear how TANF has impacted their lives in a positive way.

There are endless opportunities and it is up to you to get stuck in and get going. Of course, it is not all only work and no fun. You can explore Ghana from the TANF base and the team will support you in organising your trip. You can also just spend a few relaxing weekends playing football or catch with all children living in the same compound as you.

If you are up to make a big difference, hit the ground running and like a bit of adventures, volunteering with TANF is the best thing you can do :) Enjoy your trip."
6 days ago
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