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Volunteer Opportunities in Africa

Volunteer Opportunities in Africa

Africa is an amazing volunteering destination and offers countless opportunities - from wildlife preservation to volunteering with children. The great continent plays as an international crossroad and is versatile in its economic development means volunteers can translate their experience into professional experience and networking. Another essential part of volunteering in Africa is the extraordinary combination this region has to offer between culture, history, and nature. Jungles, beaches and savannas, spectacular wildlife, a combination of both history and modernity make Africa an even more unforgettable travel experience.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits


Volunteer in Animal Care

Simabo Onlus

SIMABO protects, rescues, assists, and spays/neuters dogs and cats in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde.

27 Reviews

Colobus Conservation

Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organization designed to promote the conservation, preservation, and protection of primates such as the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in southeastern Kenya.

6 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

UCESCO- Kenya

United Cultural Empowerment & Social Community Organization (UCESCO) is a charity organization, committed to increasingly and sustainably address poverty amongst vulnerable households located in informal settlements and rural villages. Our focus is on vulnerable Girls and Women empowerment, creating sustainable transformation in their communities.

31 Reviews

Casey Foundation

The Casey Foundation was founded in 2020. We are a not-for-profit organization that advocates for protecting and safeguarding female adolescents against child marriages and teenage pregnancies. We believe that ending child marriage and adolescent pregnancies will remove a significant barrier to global progress and ensure a world where girls look forward to their future. We aim to build a lot in which all girls have the opportunity to reach significant heights.

10 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Wide Rescue Initiative Organization (WIRIO)

We have initiated several project within the Maasai, Kisii and Luo communities. These projects includes agroforestry, tree planting and women empowerment projects. Community empowerment is the key in this respect. WIRIO has also initiated educational center for the needy children. The organization has also arranged safari trips since it's based not far from the famous 8th wonder of the world -- the Maasai Mara Game Reserve!

16 Reviews

Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS

YAAPHA (Youth in Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS) is a non-profit organization working in Tanzania mainland. Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011, YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.

26 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Youth Mentoring Agents for Development Organisation (YOMADO)

YOMADO is a national non for profit and non governmental organization that works with youth and their community for a lasting societal development.

13 Reviews

New Chapter Development for Youth

We are empowering vulnerable children, Youth, women and people with disabilities.

3 Reviews

How to Volunteer in Africa

How to find volunteer opportunities in Africa

Focus on one specific region out of the five which Africa has to offer: North, West, Central, East, and South. In general the political stability of North Africa makes it a safe volunteer destination. If you are eager to volunteer in human rights or children-related causes, West and East Africa would be a good place to look. A combination of rustic and urban can be found in South Africa, also considered to be politically stable. Learn more about each region’s history, culture, and nature. Then, find a cause that interests you: Working with children, teaching language skills, sustaining nature and volunteer in wildlife conservations.

Best time to volunteer in Africa

Trying to figure out what is the best time to travel Africa can get overwhelming since each one of the 54 countries is extremely different and unique. North through South - each of the continent’s regions possesses its own unique character. North Africa is known for extreme chilly winters and hot summers making autumn and spring an ultimate time to visit. May to October are the most popular months in East and Southern Africa.

Essential information about Africa

Getting around the vast continent you'll find that knowing English, Portuguese, Arabic or French is useful. Once you know where you are headed, research about specific locations. Visa requirements vary dramatically between countries and borders. A valid passport is always necessary.