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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

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

Foundation for Humane and Social Link

We are a non-profit sharing and non-political organization which is based with rising income, economic empowerment, social life skills and entrepreneurship and provision of social services to the communities.

2 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

UCESCO- Kenya

Promote resilience whilst attempting to end poverty and injustice regardless of religion race, ethnicity or gender in Kenya

18 Reviews

Refugees Welfare Association Cameroon

We are a Charity working for the welfare of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs in Cameroon

10 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

Grand Tanzanian Love

We effectively and strongly assisting in the provision of education and healthcare services through volunteer work with the focus of reducing poverty in Tanzania

4 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 in a brighter future for our country.

17 Reviews

New Chapter Development for Youth

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

1 Review

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.