Volunteer In Africa

  • i to i has projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
  • Earthwatch Institute offers expeditions to South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Cameroon, Kenya and more.
  • Projects Abroad is a Canadian based organization that offers volunteer projects in Ghana, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tanzania, Senegal and Togo. Spend a week, summer or gap year volunteering your time to help in schools, orphanages, healthcare centers and more. Minimum volunteer length is 2 weeks.
  • Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA) has volunteer projects in Ghana, from 2 weeks to a year duration. Volunteers can work in schools, health centers, on conservation projects, the field of water and sanitation and many other areas.
  • Amizade.org offers a summer program in Ghana.
  • Global Crossroad offers volunteer opportunities in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
  • Volunteer in Africa is a British based charity that offers both short and long-term volunteer opportunities in Namibia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Teching, conservation, health education and more opportunities for skilled and non-skilled volunteers.
  • Foot 2 Afrika is owned and run by Tanzanians. They offer volunteer opportunities in education, community development, sport coaching, building and construction and more. They’re based in Moshi, Tanzania.
  • Go Overseas.com Has an excellent page of resources for those wanting to volunteer in Ghana. Various organizations and volunteer opportunities are listed, along with alumni references, useful tips and information and much more.
  • Ecomambo – identifies volunteer placements with small or medium local organisations in Africa and promotes these placements in order to attract volunteers to help out at these projects.
  • Edge of Africa offers volunteer placements in South Africa on conservation, community and sports projects.
  • Global Service Corps offers programs in Tanzania.
  • Willing Workers in South Africa offers volunteer opportunities in South Africa.
  • African Impact Organize and facilitate volunteer projects throughout Africa, they’re based in Cape Town.
  • Original Volunteers offers volunteer programs in several African countries including, Kenya, Morocco, Ghana and South Africa for reasonable fees. They are based in the UK.
  • Connect123.com Develops and administers volunteer and study abroad programs in South Africa, it is affiliated with the University of Cape Town.
  • Blue Ventures offers a summer volunteer program in southwest Madagascar.
  • Senevolu offers volunteer opportunities in Senegal.
  • All Africa Volunteers offer short-term volunteer programs in South Africa. Programs range from helping on a Game Reserve to teaching in local schools in the Eastern Cape area.
  • Africa Guide is not a volunteer organization, but lists some excellent volunteer opportunities for all Africa on its web site, along with costs involved and duration.
  • Promotion and Human Development Center, Togo – PDH is a social centre that works with social cases, HIV/AIDS patients, and homeless and impoverished children living in Lome. Volunteers accompany PDH staff members on home visits, hospital visits, and investigations in the mornings.
  • Family Voluntary Services, East London, South Africa – have been providing humanitarian services and participating in a variety of community based initiatives throughout the Eastern Cape since 2000. Some of these projects include food distribution to a children’s home, soup kitchens, clinics, and old folks home as well as prisoner rehabilitation.
  • Street Girls Aid – S.Aid assists girls and young mothers who are living on the streets of Accra, Ghana. S.Aid needs volunteers to assist in the various crèches and in the House of Refuge.
  • Youth Care Entertainment, based in Chipata, Zambia is looking for help to start up a tourism venture in eastern Zambia with the aim to empower local youth to create their own self-sustaining source of employment. They also support a local craft center and a kids club. Contact Chipayeni Mwanza (ycezambia@gmail.com) for more info.
  • Big Beyond is a UK based company that offers a variety of volunteer opportunities from crafting with the Hamer in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, to conservation projects in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park. Most of the volunteer opportunities range from 2-4 weeks to 12 months. Projects are focused around conservation and development in rural Uganda, Malawi and Ethiopia. The cost is very reasonable, the experience is priceless.