A wild leopard rests at the Wild at Tuli reserve in Botswana, spotted by a volunteer in Africa.

Volunteering in Africa

Travel to Africa and become part of ongoing efforts to support local communities and development

Volunteer in Africa with Projects Abroad and join programs that focus on long-term, sustainable development in local communities. By doing voluntary work in Africa, you’ll get a deeper insight into people’s daily lives and the challenges they face everyday. You’ll also learn about the cultures and traditions.

We work in several countries across the continent. No matter where you choose to go, you’ll find a project that fits your interests and goals. You can protect endangered species like the Rothschild’s Giraffe in Kenya, or lemurs in Madagascar. Or, you can work with local teachers in communities in need, to support the educational development of children.

On our Africa volunteer projects, we take care of all the details. We do all we can to make sure you have a hassle-free experience. Our local staff are available to help you 24/7. This means you can focus all your energy on making a meaningful contribution to benefit local communities.

Where we are based in Africa

Africa is an amazingly diverse continent. It has awe-inspiring natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage. We run volunteer programs in Africa in several countries, so there is something for everyone. We can help you find a project and country that suits you.

Conservation in Africa is a popular option, from protecting the rainforests of Madagascar to the South African bushveld. Childcare and education is also a big focus. You can support early childhood development in childcare centers in countries like Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Or, teach English or sports in local schools in Senegal. You can also help build important infrastructure in local communities on our Building Projects in West and East Africa. We also offer a range of medical internships across Africa for high school, pre-med, and medical students who want to work with experienced doctors.

In each African country we work in, we have identified the needs and challenges of the local communities. Our programs all work toward helping people overcome these challenges in a sustainable way. Join us as a volunteer in Africa today, and use your time and energy to become part of something bigger.


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.

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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

Speak to one of our Africa experts on:

(+1) 917 810 4744

or email:

to start planning your project