Volunteer in Africa
As a volunteer in Africa, you will have an important role to play in contributing to sustainable development and helping disadvantaged communities in need. Volunteering abroad allows you to give back while exploring the amazing diversity and rich cultural history of Africa.
You can volunteer in Africa year round and our programs are open to anyone 16 and older. We have a huge variety of volunteer programs throughout Africa in fields such as caring for children, teaching English, protecting endangered wildlife, coaching sports, and more! Children and adults can benefit from the knowledge you impart and wildlife will gain from your conservation efforts.
Volunteer in Africa: What can I do?
Projects Abroad offers volunteer opportunities in nine countries throughout Africa. Improve global literacy by teaching English in Ethiopia or Morocco, help to protect threatened animals on a conservation program in South Africa or Kenya, be a friend to children in Madagascar, Togo or Senegal, build schools in Ghana and Tanzania, and more. In the world’s second-largest and second most-populated continent, you are bound to find a region and project to suit your interests.
Travel & Sightseeing Opportunities in Africa
Africa is much more than you hear in the news or see in documentaries. As home to one-third of the world's languages and varied levels of development, Africa is one of the most fascinating and unique areas to volunteer your time.
The experience continues from your work to your living accommodations. Most volunteers live with local host families. You will find them incredibly welcoming and this will allow you to gain unparalleled insight into the local community.
While your primary role is to volunteer, you will also have free time in the evenings and over the weekends. This will give you the opportunity to travel and tour other cities. Whether you visit the largest hot desert in the world, the Sahara, in North Africa, go on a safari in Eastern Africa, visit the castles in Western Africa, or visit the beaches in South Africa, we guarantee you there will be lots to explore.
Volunteering in Africa will provide you with a fantastic platform from which to learn about this fascinating continent and its people. Take some time to read about the volunteer experiencies of our former volunteers in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Togo.
If you are interested in a placement in Medicine, Journalism, Law & Human rights or other career-related volunteer programs, please refer to our Intern in Africa page.