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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

UCESCO- Kenya

We are a charity, committed to address poverty among  disadvantaged households in slums and rural villages in Kenya, Africa

30 Reviews

Simabo Onlus

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

25 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

Ebenezer Academy

We help vulnerable children with education, food and clothing.

8 Reviews

JESSE HALLIDAY GLOBAL INITIATIVE

Developing Communities and humanity Through our life-changing and innovative programs.

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

25 Reviews

Kugusa Moyo International

Our Vision Growing sustainable Christ-established communities, associating with the neediest and suffering, making disciples who follow and love God. Our Mission To Change lives’ of under privileged and marginalized people, and to make true Disciples of Christ as we demonstrate His Love in practical ways among those with the greatest spiritual and physical needs.

9 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

New Chapter Development for Youth

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

1 Review

QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE, INC

Queen Sheba Village, Inc (QSV) is a registered Senegalese non-profit organization geared to advance and improve impoverished women and girls education, social welfare, advance mobility empowerment. We are headquartered in the state of Maryland, USA for operations in the horn of West Africa, Senegal.

15 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.