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|Focus in Africa
Volunteering In Arusha, Tanzania
Focus in Africa is Tanzania’s leading short-term local volunteer organization. Volunteer Projects start year-round and last from one week to one year. Our volunteer program placements vary from Teaching, Child Care, and Orphanage Work to Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Sports and HIV/AIDS Projects. During your volunteer opportunity, you can also take Swahili lessons. On weekends, most of our volunteers take advantage of the surroundings and visit the Serengeti where one might witness the great wildebeest migration. Another favorite is a visit to the Tarangire National Park where lions, leopards, birds and zebras abound. Many of our volunteers take advantage of their location to see one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater. Our office also organizes safaris!
||Dates: Start any time all year.
Cost: $US 125 per week – all inclusive.
Tel: +255 755 218 062
African Conservation Experience
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
American Language Center
The largest of the ALCs in Morocco and hires
EFL teachers for one year.
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.
Sanaga Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center
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.
Paying volunteers participate in expeditions and community
work in Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Togo (among
other non-African countries).
Operation Crossroads Africa,
Summer Volunteer Projects in Africa
Runs summer projects in rural areas of about 8
African countries, staffed by self-financing volunteers
from the U.S. and Canada.
Soft Power Education
charity that is refurbishing and assisting government
primary schools in Uganda. Self-funding volunteers stay
for up to 3 months.
WWOOF International (Willing
Workers on Organic Farms)
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.