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Volunteer in Namibia Top Volunteer Sending Organizations in Africa
Author and expert Zahara Heckscher offers an overview of the wide variety of options for volunteer pograms in Africa and offers suggestions.
Volunteer in South African preserve Volunteer at a South African Game Preserve
Volunteering in a South African game preserve allows close up access in return for giving of yourself to help preserve endangered animals.
Volunteer in Kenya Volunteering and Living in Kenya
Adapting to living in Keyna while volunteering to help locals, who offer the hospitality of their community.
Volunteer in Zambia as Student Volunteer Service in Zambia: A Little Goes a Long Way
An experience as a student performing volunteer service in Zambia is eye-opening and life-changing.
Volunteer in South Africa caring for penguins Volunteer in South Africa Rehabilitating the Penguins of SANCCOB
A volunteer program in South Africa dedicated to helping rehabilitate penguins to be sent back to the wild.
Volunteer teaching English in Namibia Ten Ways a Teaching Certificate Helped Me Teach in Namibia: Lessons Learned as a Volunteer Teacher
Teaching children in Namibia as a volunteer, Morgan Canup lists ten ways her teaching certificate helped her in a very new environment.
Gorillas in Uganda Gorilla Conservation in Uganda: Volunteering with the Peace Corps
Working as a volunteer to ensure the responsible care of an endangered species.
Volunteer at the Lion Park in South Africa
Teaching English in Namibia with Worldteach: A Week in the Life of a Volunteer
Volunteer Teaching English in Africa
Volunteer in Angola, Africa
Volunteer in Tanzania with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Volunteer in Tanzania with the Global Service Corps HIV/AIDS Program
Volunteer in Tanzania as a Senior and Make Retirement Count with Global Service Corps.
Volunteer Effectively in Nigeria: The Key is Thinking Grassroots
Agribusiness Volunteers in Nigeria: Give and Gain in a Developing Country
Volunteering to Teach in Ghana with Global Volunteers
Volunteer Service in Ghana
Volunteering in Zambia: Sharing Knowledge With Local Farmers and Learning From a New Culture

Volunteer Abroad in Africa with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself. It’s an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever. Programs operate in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Rabat, Morocco and Volta Region, Ghana.

On each program, after volunteering for the day, you'll be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Volunteer in Africa - Ghana Dates: One Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing and Availability
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777

Global Vision International
GVI has a huge range of volunteer programs to suit the environmentally conscious traveler who seeks responsible travel experiences in Africa. Be it tracking and conserving Africa's big game to volunteering with children in the townships of Cape Town, or even contributing to Kenya's only long term dolphin research program, you will find a range of exciting opportunities with GVI. Visit our website for further details!
Responsible Volunteering Worldwide in Africa with GVI Contact in USA: 888-653-6028

Volunteer in Africa Volunteer in Africa Animal Conservation Volunteer Abroad Placements Available in Africa through InterExchange Working Abroad
InterExchange Working Abroad provides opportunities for participants to work in Eco-Tourism, Education, Social and Community volunteer projects in South Africa. Volunteer programs include placement, housing, meals, project-related transportation, training and social and cultural activities. InterExchange is a designated U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa sponsor with more than 40 years of experience providing cultural exchange programs.

Dates: Year-Round
Cost: $945 and up
Contact: Interexchange, Inc., 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005, USA.
Tel.: 212-924-0446; toll-free 1-800-597-3675

Seychelles Marine Conservation Expedition
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification when you travel to the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as a member of an expedition and work on critical marine conservation projects amongst the beautiful islands of the Seychelles.

You will contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, invertebrate surveys, whale shark migration observations, in-water turtle surveys and turtle nesting research.
Volunteer Marine Conservation Seychelles Dates: Visit our website for upcoming start dates
Costs: Four weeks from $4100
Phone: 1 888 653 6028
Find out more about GVI’s Seychelles Marine Conservation Expedition

Seychelles Wildlife Conservation Expedition
Join a team of international volunteers as an expedition member and volunteer to assist the local government with crucial wildlife and terrestrial conservation projects in the stunning Seychelles Islands.

You will work with an abundance of flora and fauna around the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, assisting on priority conservation projects on Curieuse Island. Exploring the beautiful forests and beaches, you might even chance upon the sighting of some bigger animals in the area such as whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays, either from shore or on your free time.
Seychelles Wildlife Conservation Volunteering Dates: Visit our website for upcoming start dates
Costs: Four weeks from $2990
Phone: 1 888 653 6028
Find out more about GVI’s Seychelles Wildlife Conservation Expedition

Projects Abroad in Tanzania, Morocco, Madagascar, Senegal, Ghana, Togo, South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia 
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, orphanages, law, human rights, building, medicine, journalism, animal care, farming, conservation, sports, film production, performing arts, culture and community immersion, microfinance, business, and international development. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in Tanzania with Projects Abroad Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.

Volunteer Abroad in Kenya — Maasai from US$250
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Maasailand, Kenya. Volunteers can participate in Teaching and Medical Placement. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually - one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Volunteer in Kenya  - Maasai with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 15th of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from one week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
+64 6 758 7949.

Connect-123 Volunteer Programs in Cape Town, South Africa
Connect-123 links you to volunteer projects in Cape Town, South Africa, according to your interests and skills, in health care, human rights, community service, education, and many other fields. Health care projects include working directly with doctors on medical research projects, providing non-medical care to patients, attending ward rounds and helping the nursing staff care for patients. Human rights, social work, and education projects include working at a legal advice center, assessing the impact of community-based interventions, helping with public health awareness campaigns, mentoring street children, teaching English, caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages, working with youth regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality and adolescence, and helping to build schools and houses for disadvantaged communities.

What's included: Finding a volunteer project that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet and greet service; a complete preparation and orientation information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and assistance.

Internships in South AfricaVolunteer in South Africa with Connect-123 Dates: Both start dates and durations are flexible. Typical durations range from 1 to 6 months.
Cost: Please see website for details.
Contact: Connect-123 International Internship and Volunteer Programs
USA Tel: (800) 731 6406 (toll free)

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 and yearlong placements are available in locations throughout Namibia. Volunteers teach a broad range of subjects, including English, math, science, computers skills, and HIV/AIDS education.
Volunteer to teach in South Africa Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Tel./Fax: 857.259.6646 ext. 201/857.259.6638

Experiential Learning International
Interested in volunteering with park rangers at the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Maasai in Tanzania, with an orphanage in Uganda, or at a health clinic in Ghana? ELI offers volunteer placements that will fit anyone’s interests throughout Africa. All placements are made on an individual basis depending on the skills and goals of the volunteer, the needs of the organization, and the length of the program. Programs are available throughout the year for lengths of time varying from two weeks to six months.
  Dates: Programs are available throughout the year and dates are flexible.
Costs: Program fees start at $850. The cost will depend on the program and duration of the program.
Contact: ELI
, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278

Make a REAL difference in Africa with Love Volunteers — from just US$175!
Thousands of volunteers from all over the world have trusted Love Volunteers to provide meaningful volunteering abroad placements in communities where their help is really needed. Join the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization on one of our safe, responsible and affordable programs for a truly memorable experience in one of our 12 locations throughout Africa! Become a Love Volunteer, visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
Volunteers in Africa Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Program fees start from just US$175!
Love Volunteers
US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243

BUNAC Sports Coaching South Africa
This incredible program gives you the opportunity to use the power of sport to raise awareness of health and social issues among underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth. You’ll live with fellow volunteers by running coaching sessions, matches and organising tournaments. Inspire the next generation and BE the difference.
  Dates: 5-12 weeks on August 26th, September 30th 2017

Volunteer in Marrakech with Original Volunteers — From $168
Volunteer in the UNESCO world heritage spice city of Marrakech. Join our volunteer group visiting a variety of children's projects and charities throughout the city which need your help. Fully supported and fully escorted you will enjoy projects as diverse as feeding the homeless, looking after babies, playing with ex-street kids, supporting children with disabilities and painting and decorating community centers. All ages welcome from 17+ and no experience required.
Original Volunteers in Morocco Dates: Throughout year. Contact us for availability.
Cost: Please see website for current programme costs.
Contact: Original Volunteers, Rouen House, Norwich, Norfolk.
Tel: From USA 00 44 1603 280702, In UK 01603 280702

African Conservation Experience
Volunteer Conservation Placements in Southern Africa
Whether you want to get hands-on in a wildlife rehabilitation center, experience life as a wildlife vet, learn how to track wildlife or join a research project in a national park — volunteering with African Conservation Experience allows you to make a real difference to wildlife in southern Africa. With over 15 years experience, we are the original and most experienced organization at placing people on worthwhile conservation projects in southern Africa.


African Impact
Volunteer Working Vacations Across Africa
We offer a wide range of community and conservation volunteer projects and internships across Africa. We are a family run organization built with passion and pride. Our first volunteers were welcomed with open arms to our Antelope Park project in late 2004, and the journey from that date to now has been an exciting and rewarding one!


Conservation Travel Africa
Volunteer Projects in Zimbabwe
Offers a variety of wildlife conservation, marine conservation, wildlife reasearch, community development, and teaching programs in Zimbabwe. Conservation Travel Africa are also offers tailored programs with an emphasis on responsibe volunteering, including those for family, teens, and mature volunteers.


Discover Corps
Volunteer Vacations with Purpose in Africa
Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Africa, including Tanzania, and South Africa. Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back, engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting with fascinating people. Volunteer to support children, animals and the environment. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.


IDA (In Defense of Animals) Africa
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.


Intercultural Dimensions, Inc.
Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa
Crossing Cultures offers a stimulating travel and educational summer program focused on the French-speaking Republic of Senegal, West Africa.
Led by two former Peace Corps volunteers, this well-established program appeals to people in and out of academia. It works well for those who want to experience family life and community projects in the rural areas of this diverse nation, and for those with special interests in dance and music training, environment, medicine, government, agriculture, language or education and health projects.
The Crossing Cultures group is no more than five, allowing the leaders to tailor activities to the participants' interests. Reasonable cost. Extended stays for volunteer work or field study can be facilitated.


Volunteer Projects Across Africa
Paying volunteers participate in expeditions and community work in Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Togo (among other non-African countries).


Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.
Volunteer Projects in Africa
Runs summer projects in rural areas of about 13 African countries, staffed by self-financing volunteers from the U.S. and Canada.


Real Africa Excursions Ltd.
Volunteer in Uganda and Kenya
Volunteer work visits and vacations, missions trips, school-college or youth exchange visits, cultural and community excursions, to Uganda and Kenya, for groups and individuals. Have you ever wished to go to Africa have fun and also make a difference in the lives of the people you meet? Explore Africa while assisting those who are less fortunate? Come to Africa with us and make this an unforgettable experience.


Volunteers for Peace
Volunteer Workcamps in Africa
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries/regions every year, including Africa! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!


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.


Volunteer in Africa with CCS
Volunteer in Tanzania with Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Africa wiith Volunteer HQ
Volunteer in Africa with ELI
Volunteer with WorldTeach
Love volunteers in Africa
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