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Short-Term Jobs in Africa
The Key Employers

Jobs in Africa

 Jobs in Africa
Key Employers in Africa selected by Susan Griffith 
English Teaching Jobs in Africa
Internship Jobs in Africa
Volunteer Jobs in Africa

Volunteer Teaching in Africa

WorldTeach is a non-profit organization that has sent thousands of volunteers to teach in countries all around the world. Summer placements are available in Namibia and South African longer placements are available in Namibia, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Volunteers teach a broad range of subjects, including English, math, science, computers skills, and HIV/AIDS education.
Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Tel./Fax: 857.259.6646 ext. 201/857.259.6638

Action for Children in Conflict, Volunteer placements working with children in Sierra Leone and sometimes other African countries.

African Conservation Experience, Unit 1, Manor Farm, Churchend Lane, Charfield, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucester, GL12 8LJ, UK; Conservation work placements on game reserves in South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.

American Language Center, 4 Zankat Tanja, Rabat 10000, Morocco; 011-212-37-761103, fax 011-212-37-767255;, The largest of 10 ALCs in Morocco that hires American-educated EFL teachers for one year.

Azafady,, Join award-winning charity, Azafady, to volunteer on a variety of development projects in the coastal regions of southeast Madagascar. Project areas include health/sanitation, sustainable livelihoods and conservation; there is something for everyone on this project! Programs run for 10 weeks, 4 times per year starting in October, January, April and July. Please see website for details.£2000 donation requested.

Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10801; 800-380-4777;, Flexible volunteer programs lasting 3-12+ weeks in Ghana and Tanzania (and worldwide). See website for current program fees.

Emperor Scuba Schools, Schools at El Gouna, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Hamata or Sharm El Sheikh. Career-development program for divers who want to gain instructor status. Assistance given with job-finding.

Global Citizens Network/Harrambee, 130 N. Howell St., St. Paul, MN 55104; 800-644-9292; Sends teams of paying volunteers for 1 to 3 weeks to rural Kenya and Tanzania (among other countries worldwide).

Greenforce, 11-15 Betterton St., Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BP, U.K.; 011-44-207-470-8888; Recruits researchers to join conservation aid projects for 4 or 10 weeks in South Africa and Tanzania.

Health Action Promotion Association (HAPA), P.O. Box 24, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1YP, England; British charity that works with village projects in the Singida Region of Tanzania. Programs last 4, 7, 10, 11, or 12 weeks with starting dates every 3-5 weeks.

IDA (In Defense of Animals) Africa, 700 SW. 126th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005; 503-643-8302;, Volunteers needed at chimpanzee sanctuary in Yaounde, Cameroon for minimum 6 months. Should be able to communicate in French and be prepared for harsh living conditions.

International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), 5040 East Shea Blvd., Suite 260, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4687; 480-443-1800;, International Fellows Program recruits recent college graduates to do 9 months fieldwork with self-help projects in most African countries. Teachers for Africa Program sends teachers and college instructors to teach TESL and other subjects at schools and colleges throughout Africa.

Jeunesse des Chantiers Marocains (JCM), B.P. 680, Safi 46000, Morocco, 011-212-70-962757, fax. 011-212-44-621090;; Workcamps lasting three weeks in Morocco.

Madventurer, The Old Casino, 1-4 Forth Ln., Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5HX, U.K.; 011-44-845-121-1996;, Paying volunteers participate in expeditions and community work in Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Togo (among other non-African countries).

Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc., P.O. Box 5570, New York, NY 10027; 212-289-1949;, Runs 7-week summer projects in rural areas of about 15 African countries, staffed by self-financing volunteers from the U.S. and Canada.

Save the Earth Network, P.O. Box CT 3635, Cantonments-Accra, Ghana; 011-233-27-7743139; New volunteer program in development.

SCORE, Sports Coaches’ OutReach, 3rd Fl., Burliegh House, 25 Barrack Str., Cape Town, South Africa; 011-27-21-461 0466;, Program for self-funding volunteers to coach sports and live with a family in deprived communities throughout southern Africa.

Soft Power Education, P.O. Box 1346, Jinja, Uganda, East Africa; 011-256-78-306614;; Admin office in the U.K.: 55 Guildhall St., Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QF, England. British registered charity that is refurbishing and assisting government primary schools in Uganda. Self-funding volunteers stay for up to 3 months.

Women International Coalition Organisation (WICO) International, P.O. Box 1075, Limbe, South West Province, Cameroon; 011-237-958-0292/755-4762; or Placements for all types of voluntary service including hospitality, conservation, and fundraising throughout Africa, especially Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria.

World Camp, 157 S. Lexington Ave.  Suite B1; Asheville, NC  28801; (828) 254-2339;; Volunteers and interns participate in HIV/AIDS, environmental, and gender education in Malawi, departing Jan.-Feb. and June-Aug.

WWOOF/FIOH Ghana, c/o Kenneth Nortey-Mensah, P.O. Box 154, Trade Fair Centre, Accra, Ghana; 011-233-21-716091; Places volunteers on traditional farms, as assistants in schools, in bicycle workshops, and with workcamps in Ghana.

WWOOF Uganda, P.O. Box 2001, Kampala, Uganda; 011-256-346856/251276; Subscription for printed list of member farms.

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