African Conservation Experience
American Language Center, 4 Zankat Tanja, Rabat 10000, Morocco; 011-212-37-761103, www.aca.org.ma. The largest of 10 ALCs in Morocco hires American-educated EFL teachers for one year.
Azafady. Join an award-winning charity to volunteer on a variety of development projects in the coastal regions of southeast Madagascar. Project areas include teaching, health/sanitation, sustainable livelihoods and conservation; there is something for everyone on this project! As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of educational schemes, gaining a valuable insight to the many challenges faced by communities living in and around Fort Dauphin, while making a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest people on the planet. Please see website for details.
Emperor Scuba Schools, www.emperordivers.com. 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.
Greenforce, 11-15 Betterton St., Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BP, U.K.; 011-44-207-470-8888; www.greenforce.org. 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; www.volunteerafrica.org. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ida-africa.org. 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.
Madventurer, The Old Casino, 1-4 Forth Ln., Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5HX, U.K.; 011-44-845-121-1996; email@example.com, www.madventurer.com. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org, operationcrossroadsafrica.org. Runs 7-week summer projects in rural areas of about 15 African countries, staffed by self-financing volunteers from the U.S. and Canada.
SCORE, Sports Coaches’ OutReach, 3rd Fl., Burliegh House, 25 Barrack Str., Cape Town, South Africa; 011-27-21-461 0466; email@example.com, www.score.org.za. 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; www.softpowereducation.com. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.worldcampforkids.org. Volunteers and interns participate in HIV/AIDS, environmental, and gender education in Malawi, departing Jan.-Feb. and June-Aug.
WWOOF International (Willing Workers on Organic Farms), wwoofinternational.org. Many countries in Africa participate in this unique worldwide exchange organization. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF organizations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms with people who are seeking volunteer help. Each country works slightly differently, but generally a very small membership fee is charged in exchange for a listing of available opportunities.
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