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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

RIDO

Summer 2018: Join a Group of Volunteers to help make a Ugandan Community Self-Sustainable

Masaksa, Uganda.
July 1 - July 15, 2018
RIDO (Rural Integrated Development Organization) is a Non-Profit Community-Based Organization located in the Masaka District of Uganda. Established in 2007 to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention to the grassroots communities, RIDO expanded its activities to tackling environmental issues working hand in hand with local communities of Masaka. In partnership with these communities, our current efforts are in addressing a variety of development issues they have identified. Their most pressing issues are poor health, environmental conservation, lack of skills for development and poverty. Together with the communities some of the projects we are working on are the construction of underground water tanks, energy saving stoves, vegetable gardens, tree planting and skills development. RIDO aims to improve the livelihood status of the rural-based people of Kyesiiga and other communities in Masaka while working with women and youth and giving support to the most vulnerable in the community.

Volunteer in Animal Care

Simabo Onlus

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

1 Review

Love The Oceans

Love The Oceans is a charitable non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique. Guinjata Bay, whilst home to a huge host of marine life, has never been studied in depth for any prolonged amount of time.


Volunteer in Childcare

Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

We are a charity helping the poor children to access Education in Nairobi,Kenya

7 Reviews

Wide Rescue Initiative Organization(WIRIO)

Environmental conservation, education, women empowerment, and community development charity

9 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

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 main land.Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011. YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.

12 Reviews

RIDO

We are a charity working with communities for sustainable development

5 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

TANF GHANA

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.

14 Reviews

Mawulolo Youth Network

Our org is run 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, mentoring and providing the necessary and basic tools for success.

17 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.