Where are our volunteer programs in Africa?
Africa is an amazingly diverse continent. It has awe-inspiring natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage. We run numerous African volunteer programs alongside local teams. There is something for everyone.
In each African destination we work in, we have identified the needs and challenges of the local communities. Your volunteer work in Africa will help people overcome these challenges in a sustainable way.
Volunteering in an African Orphanage
For many years, we’ve had volunteers working in orphanages and care homes, both in Africa and around the world. Our volunteers have worked towards improving the lives and opportunities of each child at these global placements.
However, our focus has shifted: we now only send volunteers and interns to care centres and rehabilitation centres, rather than orphanages. We believe that a solid family environment is best for a child’s development and our goal is to reunite children with their families if possible.
Can I do an internship in Africa?
Absolutely! We have a number of Africa internships available for you to take part in. On a South Africa internship, for example, you have the opportunity to help at a law and human rights clinic or teach people the importance of healthy eating on the Nutrition Project.
You also have the opportunity to do a Medical Internship in Africa and learn from local professionals. Join one of our teams in Tanzania, Ghana or Kenya.
Get in touch with us for more information on our internships in Africa, and how we can fulfill all of your internship requirements.
Destinations in Africa
View projects in a specific destination using the links below:
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.