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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

One Heart Christian Foundation

July: Experience life in rural South Africa with a group from all over the world!

Cape Town, South Africa.
July 15 - August 4, 2018
We are a local Non-Profit operating on Christian values to help educate, counsel, teach and mentor youth and women in the rural area outside Cape Town, South Africa. Although we are a Christian faith-based foundation, we warmly welcome volunteers from all faiths, religions, and walks of life!

Volunteer in Animal Care

Simabo Onlus

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

5 Reviews

Cheetah Outreach

We are a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation of the African cheetah and rely on public support for our education, public-awareness and livestock guarding dog programmes.


Volunteer in Childcare

Wide Rescue Initiative Organization(WIRIO)

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

9 Reviews

Safisha Africa Welfare Foundation

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

7 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 that works with communities to facilitate sustainable development.

5 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

One Heart Christian Foundation

We are a Non Profit Organization operating on Christian values to help educate, counsel, teach and mentor youth and women in the rural area in South Africa that we serve. We support rural schools through volunteer assistance while providing counselling to youth and women and running youth programs over weekends to promote positive interaction.
Although we are a Christian faith-based foundation, we warmly welcome volunteers from all faiths, religions and walks of life!

3 Reviews

Mawulolo Youth Network

Our organisation 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 the creative force within them, mentoring them and providing them with 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.