Volunteer In Africa

  • i to i has projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
  • Volunteers for Peace  – VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.
  • Earthwatch Institute offers expeditions to South Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Cameroon, Kenya and more.
  • World Teach –  8 weeks Home say in South Africa 
  • 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.
  • Mad Venturer – Mad Venturer run development projects in several African countries  and our efforts are focused on teaching, construction and building infrastructure like school toilets, health and wellbeing and teaching sports. Of course, no two projects are the same and all come with their own element of adventure and discovery… whether that be taking a safari trip to hiking up the hills, there is never a dull moment with MAD.
  • Global Crossroad offers volunteer opportunities in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
  • Cross Cultural Solutions   – We have been a global leader in volunteer abroad for more than 20 years. Our model for international volunteers is built to facilitate the most impactful experiences where international volunteers can authentically become immersed in a community while providing meaningful development opportunities to improve the education and health of vulnerable children.
  • Go Abroad has a great page dedicated to Volunteering in Africa, only. The page has a guide to Volunteering in Africa, as well as the top program providers and reviews for the programs. Feel free to check it here: Volunteer in 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. Teaching, 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 organizations 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.
  • Humana People to People – Humana People to People is fighting together with The Poor in Education health agriculture environment rural community development children welfare & economic development
  • 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.
  • One World Center – We are a non profit organization offering volunteer abroad programs to go to Africa and Brazil. We offer 18 and 9 month programs with the aim of training you as a Development Instructor while giving you the opportunity of serving at a development project run by the international organization Humana People to People.
  • Volunteers in Action 
  • Peacework – Peacework started in 1989 with a belief in the power of collaboration to build a better world. We started small, bringing together volunteer engineers from the U.S. and the Soviet Union to Esteli, Nicaragua in the wake of the Cold War to rebuild communities alongside displaced families. In that first project, we learned that the best way to make positive social change is through diversity  of sectors, cultures, and ideas  and we have been doing it ever since.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 homes as well as prisoner rehabilitation.
  • One World Center
  • 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.
  • Service Civil International –  For more than 80 years, IVS have been offering volunteering projects that further the aims of peace, justice and understanding in the world. With over 1000 projects in 80 countries, IVS have a large list of global partners that develop each project after a local need is discovered.IVS continue to work for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world.
  • 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.
  • Global Volunteers  – Program in Tanzania. Children are the future – help them reach their full potential. Since 1987, we’ve worked with community partners in the Iringa Region of Tanzania to help provide essential services to children and their families. Short-term volunteers, working through Global Volunteers’ comprehensive Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) program, provide the knowledge, technology and encouragement parents need to change the arc of their children’s lives.
  • Global Routes  Program in Tanzania  – Construct classrooms and laboratory facilitiesteach English, and initiate health education classes.
  • Africa Development Corps  – Africa Development Corps (formerly known as Visions in Action) is committed to achieving social and economic justice in the developing world through grassroots programs and communities of self-reliant volunteers.