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 Organizations
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
We are a community based Organisation (CBO) that supports and empowers disadvantaged children and their families
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.
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.
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.
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.