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Featured Articles on Volunteering in Africa
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
Volunteer Teaching English in Africa
Volunteer Effectively in Nigeria: The Key is Thinking Grassroots
Volunteering to Teach in Ghana with Global Volunteers
Volunteering in Zambia: Sharing Knowledge With Local Farmers and Learning From a New Culture

Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with Cross-Cultural Solutions
As a volunteer in Ghana, you'll have an opportunity to effect real social change in a community dealing with all of the growing pains experienced by a region in flux. You'll become an instant part of a warm and welcoming community as you work alongside local people to address some of their most pressing social issues.

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 Ghana, India 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

Experiential Learning International
Interested in volunteering with park rangers at the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Maasai in Tanzania, with children 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.
Volunteer with children in Africa 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

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, 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)

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!
Volunteer in Tanzania Dates: Start any time all year.
Cost: $US 125 per week – all inclusive.
Tel: +255 755 218 062

Missionary and Volunteer Safari Tours in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo
Are you a volunteer or missionary planning to visit East Africa? We can help you identify suitable local mission/volunteer projects; organize transport and accommodation at a discount. Mission Africa Safaris helps put together special wildlife safari and tour packages for volunteers and missionaries while in East Africa. These packages are designed to allow you enjoy East Africa’s beautiful fauna and flora while involving yourself deeply in the culture of the local communities you visit. The packages include outreach activities alongside gorilla/wildlife tours, bird watching, nature walks, sightseeing, camping, and hiking.
Volunteer and safari in Uganda Dates: Year round activities
Contact: African Shoppers Building, Suite 021, Segguku, Katale Road. Entebbe Road – Uganda, Box 1500 Kampala Uganda
+256 781 451 207, +250-781 463 985

Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with United Planet for 2-52 Weeks
Be prepared to celebrate as a volunteer in one of Africa’s most welcoming countries, known for lively festivals and hospitality. Ghana is home to people from many backgrounds and more than 250 languages are spoken throughout the country. As a Quest volunteer in Ghana, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this bountiful culture. You can teach Ghana’s future leaders through school programs, build much-needed relationships with the country’s youth, or help as part of our rural health team. It is certain to be a life-changing experience.
Volunteer in Ghana Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email
More information can be found at: and for United Planet’s Ghana programs at:  
Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

Volunteer Abroad in Kenya for 4-52 Weeks
In Kenya, volunteers will find a dynamic melting pot of languages, cultures, wildlife and landscapes. Roughly the size of France, Kenya contains considerable geographic diversity – mountains, deserts, volcanic highlands and wide savannas en route to the Indian Ocean. Kenya is comfortably warm year-round with heavy rainfall in the spring. Wildlife habitats, including Maasai Mara, protect many native wildlife species including lions, rhinoceros, leopards, buffalo and elephants. Rural areas are rich with tradition, and volunteers will be welcomed again and again by friendly locals.
Volunteer in Kenya

Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email
More information can be found at: and for United Planet’s Kenya programs at:
Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.


United Planet’s Gap Year/6-months+ Learning Exchange in Tanzania
United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and home stays. United Planet Quests are offered in more than 25 countries from 1-52 weeks. Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania include a variety of opportunities to work with children and education, including at a chidcare center, teaching English in a primary school, or working with disabled young adults.
Volunteer in Tanzania Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email
More information can be found at: and for United Planet’s Tanzania programs at:  
Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

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, Kenya, 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.

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.
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.

Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in Cameroon
Saving Africa's Great Apes
Volunteers needed at chimpanzee sanctuary in Cameroon for minimum 6 months. See website for more information.

Teach English in Namibia
Join Worldteach this summer to teaching basic computer skills to students and teachers. Volunteers’ teach classes in a range of subjects, taught in English.

Volunteer in Africa with CCS
Volunteer in Tanzania with Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Africa wiith Volunteer HQ
Volunteer in Africa with ELI
Volunteer in Africa with United Planet
Volunteer with Focus in Africa
Volunteer Safari Tours

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