Togo is an exciting, yet unusual place to spend some time on a volunteer project or work experience placement. Our voluntary projects in Togo are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a gap year, career break, or as summer work experience while studying.
Togo is a narrow slice of land sandwiched between Ghana and Benin in West Africa. At its widest point, Togo is just 110 kilometers from east to west. It is a Franco-African melting pot that has beaches, jungles, and, by spanning six distinct climatic zones from north to south, a great deal in between.
Although Togo became independent of France in 1960, French influence still exists everywhere with French remaining the first language, although you will hear a host of other tribal dialects spoken across the country. It's not just the language that was influenced - there are boulangeries across the country selling delicious croissants and baguettes!
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.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Where we are based in Togo
Projects Abroad are based in Lomé, the capital city of Togo.
Volunteers stay with local Togolese host families in Lomé, who are famous for their generous hospitality, and pride in their home country.
You can visit Lomé's clubs and restaurants, to sample African food reputed to be the best in West Africa or try some traditional dancing to frenetic drum beats.
Visiting the traditional markets or relaxing on the city’s beaches are also popular ways to spend the weekend.