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 take part in projects 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 support the educational development of disadvantaged children by working with local teachers.

On our Africa volunteer projects, we take care of all the details, ensuring that 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 that will benefit local communities.

Where we are based in Africa

Africa is an incredibly diverse continent, with awe-inspiring natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage. We do volunteer work in Africa in several countries, so you’re bound to find a project and country that appeals to you.

Conservation is a popular option, from the rainforests of Madagascar to the South African bushveld. We also prioritise the educational development of children. You can support early childhood development in childcare centres 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. 

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

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.

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:

09 889 0587

or email:

to start planning your project

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