Volunteering in Africa with Projects Abroad
As a volunteer with Projects Abroad, you will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant continent of Africa. Whether you want to volunteer in Africa during your gap year, career break or during your university course, Projects Abroad has a programme to suit your interests. Volunteering in Africa will provide you with a fantastic platform from which to learn about this fascinating continent and its people.
While you do volunteer work in Africa, you will also have free time, giving you the opportunity to travel and tour other cities. Whether hiking in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa or basking on the beaches in South Africa, we can guarantee that you will not be bored!
Volunteer Destinations in Africa
Volunteer opportunities with Projects Abroad are available in eight countries located in each region of Africa. Choose from teaching English to school children in Ethiopia or Morocco, working on a human rights project in Ghana or Togo, doing conservation work in South Africa or working as a radio journalist in Senegal. In the world’s second-largest and second most-populated continent, you are bound to find a region and project to suit your interests!
You can volunteer in the following destinations:
Projects Abroad Ethiopia is based in the capital city, Addis Ababa. Our volunteering opportunities are located in schools teaching English or sports, or in care projects in orphanages and care homes. Volunteers also take part in physiotherapy and journalism work experience projects. You can even learn the local language of Amharic.
More info on volunteering in Ethiopia
Volunteers in Ghana are placed in one of five different regions; Accra, Cape Coast, Koforidua, Kumasi and the Akuapem Hills. You can work on projects such as Teaching, Care, Community – including Building and IT Projects, and Medicine & Healthcare. We also offer Journalism, Veterinary Medicine, Sports, and Human Rights.
More info on volunteering in Ghana
Volunteers in Kenya can take part on projects such as teaching English to children in primary and secondary schools. Other options include Medicine & Healthcare, Care work with children in orphanages and protecting wild animals on our Conservation & Environment project!
More info on volunteering in Kenya
Morocco is an exciting destination in North Africa to spend time on a volunteer programme or work experience placement. Projects Abroad Morocco can offer you volunteer projects in Teaching, Care and Sports, as well as Language Courses in both Arabic and French.
More info on volunteering in Morocco
Projects Abroad Senegal has its volunteer office in the small town of St Louis. This is located around four hours north of the hectic capital city, Dakar. Placements are on offer in Teaching, Care, Journalism, Sport, and Medicine & Healthcare. You can also choose to learn French.
More info on volunteering in Senegal
Our volunteers work in Cape Town in the townships of Lavender Hill, Grassy Park and Imizamo Yethu. You can teach English and many other subjects in schools or work on our Care and Sports projects. Volunteers wanting to gain practical work experience can choose from Journalism, Business and Human Rights projects.
More info on volunteering in South Africa
Projects Abroad offers a wide variety of projects in Tanzania, based in the coastal city of Dar es Salaam and around the town of Arusha in the north of Tanzania. You can take part in Teaching, Care, Building and Sports project. We also offer Business, Human Rights, Medicine & Healthcare and Swahili language lessons.
More info on volunteering in Tanzania
Togo is an exciting, yet unusual place to spend some time on a volunteer project or work experience placement. Based in the capital city of Lomé, volunteers can take part in a Teaching, Care, Law & Human Rights or Journalism projects. Projects Abroad also offers projects in Medicine & Healthcare and French language lessons.
More info on volunteering in Togo
Living and Volunteering in Africa
No matter your choice of region or project to volunteer in Africa, you will have an important role to play and your efforts will be greatly appreciated. School children will benefit from the knowledge you impart, wild life will gain from your conservation efforts, and locals will benefit from your journalistic perspective.
The experience continues from your work to your living accommodations. Everyone on a volunteer placement with Projects Abroad in Africa has the opportunity to live with a host family. You will find them incredibly welcoming and they will doubtless be eager to find out all about you and your life back home. Take plenty of photos with you and be prepared for lots of questions!