Volunteer in Africa with our charity because volunteering in Africa help us

make a difference in poor children, orphanages, health centers, schools and CBOs. Our core projects need volunteers to keep running. Our charity, the poor communities and international volunteers work in Africa side by side, share cultures, perspectives and new ideas to solve problems. On this website, we promote our volunteer in Africa opportunities and group volunteering in Africa programs, find an interest, choose your own start and end dates to volunteer in Africa with us. Our volunteer work in Africa is hands-on and exciting as well. Those who volunteered in Africa with us shared their volunteer work in Africa experience on this website to help you decide if our volunteer in Africa opportunities are right for you.
Our Volunteer in Africa Programs: You can find a program to volunteer in Africa with individually, or in a group. Qualifying age is 16 years, stay period is unlimited. We have different volunteer opportunities listed here and group programs (mission trips) listed here. Apply online to volunteer in Africa with us, help us impact lives volunteering in Africa. Our volunteer in Africa programs include Orphanage volunteer

Typical day for an Orphanage Volunteer in Africa

Shift one:
1-: 7:00am - volunteer shower and breakfast
2-: 7:30am - volunteer report to work, supervise the children to bath and dress for school, serve breakfast, Help Clean-up after breakfast,
3-: 7:45am - walk the children to school,
4-: 9am - Help set up games and learning materials to work with those not in school either due to disability or age. / Assist teaching in the school the children attend.
5-: 12pm - lunch
6-: 2:00pm - - close for the day

Shift two:
1-: 12:00pm - Help serve lunch and clean up afterward.
2-: 3pm - Play games or sports with the children.
3-: 4:30pm - Supervise children to shower and dress up.
4-: 5:30pm - Help serve dinner.
5-: 7:00pm - Assist children do their school work.
5-: 8pm - close for the day.
| Volunteer teaching children

Typical day for a teaching volunteer in Africa



1-: 6:00am - get reADY, breakfast

2-: 7:00am - 4pm - report to school. Supervise students to tidy school, classes begin at 7:30am. You will have to help your co-teacher mark submitted assignments, gather teaching materials and teach your class. You will give out assignments and supervise games during the break hours too, dependent on your area of interest.

7-: 2pm - close for the day,
| Medical/Healthcare Volunteer

Typical day for a Medical Volunteer in Africa



1-: 7:40am - Get ready for work

2-: 8am - Join the block doctor to go on rounds to the wards to visit and review patients on admission. Going with the doctor on these rounds helps you to learn a lot of the tropical diseases and treatment plans in the hospital so if you are a doctor working on your own, you could strike a balance, and if you are a student or aspiring to go to medical school, you can learn much from these rounds. Diagnosis, history, treatments and recovery progress.

3-: 10am - Help out caring for new and old patients, monitoring, treatment, vitals, deliveries, resuscitation, support.

4-: 2pm - Close for the day, have time to discover your area, visit local friends and chat with other volunteers.
| Sport volunteer

Typical day of a volunteer in Africa Sports and Games Coach



2-: 7am - Get ready for the day, Prepare for your first session.

3-: 9am - Your first session for the day. Might last between 40 minutes to 1 and half hours

4-: 10am -11:30pm - pack up materials, prepare for the next group of children

5-: 11:30pm - 12:30pm - Have lunch time (1 hour)

6-: 12:30pm-: 2pm - Afternoon session for the day. Might last between 40 minutes to 1 and half hours

7 -: 2pm - Pack up materials. Closed for the day, Head home.

8-: 5pm - Dinner time. Chat with Family, friends and other volunteers.

9-: 9pm - Retire to bed.
| Intern journalist

Typical day for Journalism intern in Africa



1-: 7:40am - Get ready for work

2-: 8am - Arrive at work, get briefing and the breaking news from your editor.

3-: 10am - Gather your materials, develop your questionnaire for the day's work, Set out with your buddy to investigate and gather the news.

4-: 1pm - Return to the office, take lunch and write your report, brief your editor, work on the stories that are approved, file it and you are done for the day.
| Volunteer with handicapped children

Typical day for Handicapped Children Volunteer in Africa



1-: 7:40am - shower and breakfast

2-: 8am - volunteer report to ofice, prepare for home visitations.

2-: 9am - Van departs for home visitation. Children who needs physio exercises are brought to the physio center for exercises, children progress are examined, spend sometime entertaining the child whilst rehabilitating them with the games and work plan.

2-: 1pm - Volunteer returns to office. Assist in completing the reports for the day's activity. Take time for lunch

2-: 2pm - Done for the day. Head home.
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Volunteering in Africa with us can be in one of the following countries we have volunteer in Africa programs Volunteer in Ghana

About the Country Ghana - Volunteer in Ghana, Africa

Geographic Location: West Africa, Cte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south
Official Language: English
Common Spoken Language: Twi
Population: 25 Million
Political System: Democratic multi-party state
Capital: Accra
Time Zone: GMT (UTC 0)
International Airports: Kotoka international airport - Accra
Major interest of the local people: Football, Soccer
Take note: The common person is also interested in politics but they are sharply divided along the two main political parties, good if you do not stick your neck out for any in their local politics.
| Volunteer in Kenya
About the Country Kenya - volunteer in Kenya, Africa
Geographic Location: East Africa, Indian Ocean to south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east.
Official Language: English, Swahili
Common Spoken Language: Swahili
Population: 42 Million
Political System: Democratic multi-party state
Capital: Nairobi
Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)
International Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi, Moi International Airport - Mombasa
Major interest of the local people: Atheletics, Entertainment
Take note: Kenyans tend to identify primarily with their tribe or ethnic group, and only secondarily with the nation as a whole. volunteer in Africa with us and discover more of the country.
| Volunteer in Liberia
About the Country Liberia - Volunteer in liberia, Africa
Geographic Location: West Africa. North Atlantic Ocean on the Southwest, Sierra Leone on the west, Guinea on the north and Cte d'Ivoire on the east.
Official Language: English
Common Spoken Language: English (Broken)
Population: 3.7 Million
Political System: Democratic multi-party state
Capital: Monrovia
Time Zone: UTC+0
International Airports: Roberts International Airport - Monrovia
Major interest of the local people: Soccer, Entertainment
Take note: Liberia came out a brutal civil war, there are no threats of eruption but lots of victims of the war.
| Volunteer in Uganda

About the Country Uganda in Africa

Geographic Location: East Africa, east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania.
Official Language: Swahili English
Common Spoken Language: Swahili, Luganda
Population: 33 Million
Political System: Democratic multi-party state
Capital: Kampala
Time Zone:EAT (UTC+3)
International Airports: Entebbe International Airport - Entebbe
Major interest of the local people: Soccer, Culture and Entertainment
Take note: Very hospitable people like Ghana. Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa. volunteer in Africa with us, choose one of our volunteer opportunities in Africa or mission trips to Africa and reserve your spot to volunteer abroad in Africa with us.
| Volunteer in Tanzania
About the Country Tanzania - Volunteer in Tanzania, Africa
Geographic Location: East Africa, the Indian Ocean on the East, Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.
Official Language: Swahili English
Common Spoken Language: Swahili
Population: 44 Million
Political System: Democratic multi-party state
Capital: Dodoma
Time Zone:EAT (UTC+3)
International Airports to fly to: Julius Nyerere International Airport - Dar Es Salaam
Major interest of the local people: Soccer, Conservation and Entertainment
Take note: Just go with open mind and have fun with lots of wildlife experience. Volunteer Abroad, volunteer in Africa. volunteer in Africa with us, choose one of our volunteer opportunities in Africa or mission trips to Africa and reserve your spot to volunteer abroad in Africa with us.
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Reviews of those who volunteered in Africa with us: click here to read. 2 random picks headlined below
Volunteer in Africa in a meaningful volunteer work, we still remain 1 of The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life, a National Geographic listing; check listing here or get a copy of the book here. Make the right decision to volunteer in Africa with us, see how others compare to us. We pre-handle the following; Host family for each volunteer in Africa

Host Family for a volunteer in Africa

A host family abroad is a family who will provide a spareroom for our volunteer to volunteer in Africa. This family also provide meals, three times daily for the volunteer and welcomes the volunteer as part of the family. The volunteer has own room in this home. The families we pick abroad are couples who have lived together for a good period of time, with no criminal record, with good social standing, who are active members in the community, who have at least one child under the age of 18 in the house. These families are trained to know and deal with cross cultural issues, providing food for a volunteer, immersing the volunteer into local culture and providing support for the volunteer as well as handling issues of conflict during your time volunteering abroad.
| volunteers' house accommodation

Accommodation for Volunteers in Africa

We provide three types of accommodation. An African host family, stay in our Africa volunteers' house or stay in a guest house (for larger groups only). Host families we choose are background checked, trained and selected with a careful criteria, to provide our volunteers, if you volunteer in Africa with us, families that are open to learn and share cultures and perspectives.
if you volunteer in Africa with us, each accommodation facility gives you access to a living room, dining area, a family made of a couple and child(ren), bath, safe water, toilet and electricity. In some homes there is internet service. You will have your own room or share with another volunteer depending on the number of volunteers in a community on a project. In your room, there is a bed, sheets and wardrobe. Some rooms have television, fan, air-condition, own bath and/or toilet.
| Meals whilst volunteering in Africa

MEALS - 3X DAILY

A volunteer is served with breakfeast, lunch and dinner. However depending on the time and distance between your work place and home, you might have to snack on some lunch days if you are working late. Volunteer are offered both local and continental foods familiar to the volunteer. Introduction to local foods is soft and if there is any the volunteer comes to like, it becomes a part of the volunteer's menu chart. Volunteer in Africa and have the best of organic foods. You will have rice, chips, chicken, bread, eggs, tea, coffee and truly fresh and organic fruits regular in your meals. Volunteer in Africa with us, choose one of our volunteer opportunities in Africa or mission trips to Africa and reserve your spot to volunteer abroad in Africa with us.
| Travel and Health Insurance coverage for the volunteer work in Africa

Travel and Health Insurance cover for our volunteers in Africa

Insurance inclusive in fees paid. $50,000 medical maximum @ $100 deductible. In addition to the medical benefits, the plan also provides the following additional features: * $300,000 for Emergency Medical Evacuation! * $10,000 for Emergency Reunion! (brings your family to your bedside in the event of a medical emergency evacuation) * $5,000 Trip cancellation benefit * $250 Lost checked luggage benefit * $25,000.00 of Accidental Death * Terrorism Coverage (see brochure for details) and more. Freedom of mind to volunteer in africa, as hospital volunteer, nurse volunteer, midwife volunteer, medical volunteer, orphanage volunteer, orphanage work, teaching volunteer, wildlife volunteer, to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia.
| Visa for the volunteer work in Africa
VISA TO THE COUNTRY you volunteer in Africa
If the volunteer's nationality requires that the volunteer apply for a visa before entering the project country abroad, we provide the supporting documents for the volunteer to apply for visa to travel to volunteer in Africa. We have a wonderful relationship with the missions abroad so even if it happens for any reason a volunteer is not able to apply for a visa before departure, We can arrange for the volunteer to pick visa upon arrival. Such a process cost more to the volunteer and could be time consuming. The volunteer should therefore apply for the visa before arrival, normal time is two weeks for a volunteer to receive your passport back with your visa to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, volunteer in Liberia. So applying three weeks to one month prior to departure to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa is ok.
| Flight booking to travel to volunteer in Africa

Flight to volunteer in Africa

We help volunteers get the most affordable flight to travel abroad to the project country, to the nearest international airport. We connect to some travel companies, we use our associations to get ticket coupons, offers and lowest airfares for our volunteers. Make your search, tell us the best deal you got, we will then run our search and inquiries and let you know the results so you can decide. And do not worry about the arrival time or day, we shall be at the airport to meet you and pick you up.
| Airport meet & pick-up upon arrival to volunteer in Africa

Airport Pick-up

when you arrive to volunteer in Africa, there will be a staff waiting at the airport. We will take your luggage and pack them in a car and take you to your accommodation. We have homes in Africa at airport cities so in cases where volunteer's baggage may have been left behind, there is no problem staying a day or two to wait and claim your baggage. From the very moment you arrive to volunteer in Africa, you are our responsibility. So you do not need to spend on hotel accommodation in Africa, because we pick you straight from the airport soon as you arrive to volunteer in Africa with us. We will pick you up anytime of the day and any day of the week. Even if you are coming ahead of your time for any purpose, we will meet you at the airport. If you need a hotel accommodation for any reason, we are glad to prearrange a suitable hotel.
| local transportation for the volunteer work in Africa

transportation for a volunteer in Africa

If transportation to and from work is required, the cost is taken up by us. YOu have your choice of transportation but we reimburse on the minimum cost of available options. Transportation to and from the airport or any of our accommodations in Africa upon your arrival or prior to your departure is at our cost. In Africa and also for a volunteer in Africa, the major means of transportation is via mini buses within cities and towns and via coaches between cities. More information on transportation is provided in the pre-departure documentation and it is important a volunteer read to know the kind of transport means available to the volunteer in their chosen location.
| Mobile Phone to call family and friends during your time volunteering in Africa
MOBILE PHONE FOR YOUR USE whislt in Africa
Each volunteer is giving a pay as you go mobile phone service, mobile phones are provided to volunteers at venues which should be returned in its good shape upon departure. If there is going to be more than one volunteer in a host house, we may choose to provide one mobile phone for the household volunteers. Most of our projects villages have spots where you can get a mobile phone coverage. A volunteer could go to Africa with own phone and we shall provide the volunteer the pay as you go service in the project country in Africa, be it volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda or volunteer in Liberia. volunteer in Africa with us, choose one of our volunteer opportunities in Africa or mission trips to Africa and reserve your spot to volunteer abroad in Africa with us.
| Evacuation in times of sickness or emergency during your volunteer work in Africa

SUPPORT for a volunteer in Africa

If you volunteer in Africa, be it volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda or volunteer in Liberia, we have operational zones mapped by a radius of between 45minutes to 120minutes drive. Within each zone, we have a resident support staff who we use in quick reaction in cases of emmergency, beside the support team at our regional and country offices in Africa. The project supervisors on site of project with the volunteer and the host families, are all trained and equiped to competently execute our response precedures, and as part of team working towards our visions and objectives. Each volunteer when abroad, has 24 hours, all days direct call back service to our support office who are able to quickly arrange immediate response service, be it a trouble at a party, too drunk to find your way home or conflict. volunteer in Africa with us, choose one of our volunteer opportunities in Africa or mission trips to Africa and reserve your spot to volunteer abroad in Africa with us.
| Academic Supervision for interns volunteering in Africa

volunteer in Africa supervision

on each project, there is a supervisor who works directly with the volunteer. The supervisor is responsible for releasing any material the volunteer need for work, and helping the volunteer perform better on the project.
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| Visits to places of interest in Africa
volunteer in Africa SAFARI AND PLACES OF INTEREST
Explore new things and places in Africa when you volunteer in Africa, and discover fascinating wildlife, cultures, people and places. That makes your trip abroad one of a lifetime. We help a volunteer plan a safari and trip to places of interest. In some occasions, We arrange for volunteers to join a packaged tour. We provide information on the interesting places and things to do abroad in the pre-departure documentation. If a volunteer wishes for a staff to escort the volunteer to places of interest or safari, our support team is there for the volunteer.
| Airport Drop-off after volunteering in Africa

Airport Drop-Off

When you are done volunteering in Africa with us, we take you all the way to the airport, Thank you and depart after you commence boarding. If you were working far from the airport city, we pick you to the airport city and host you at least a day before your departure so you do not miss your flight. Regardless of your departure time, we go with you to the airport. In case a flight is cancelled, you are not stranded, we take you back home to our accommodation and host you till you can catch your flight from Africa the next time.
| Volunteer work in Africa materials and scheduling

Placing volunteers in Africa

you can go through our catalogue of volunteer opportunities, find what you qualify for and suits your interest and passion, send in an application and we shall run it against our criteria and respond to you. Response can come as soon as two hours or as late as 72 hours depending on the information in the application, the opportunity you have applied for and the current circumstances of load. We consider the volunteer's requested areas of placement, skills, needs and special interests.
| Orientation

ORIENTATION

Orientation is to brief a volunteer on what to do and what not to do (if any), to enable them enjoy the culture and the people, for their security, to enable them go out and about, to get a candy bar, cash from atm, catch a taxi to an exciting venue, to grab some ice cream, to greet local people in their language, etc. It may include a familiarization tour.
Depending on the work the volunteer shall be doing, and the volunteer's current skills and length of stay, orientation components shall differ and may include job training.
| Pre volunteer work in Africa training

TRAINING for a volunteer in Africa

If your chosen project requires some training before the volunteer can play an active role or work independently, the training is provided when the volunteer arrives and is done by the supervisor. The volunteer is trained on the job so in a short time period, the volunteer will have enough experience to make an impact on working non-supervised.
| Certificate, Attestation, reference letter

Award and Recognition

We provide all who volunteer in Africa with us a certificate and a reference letter with a memorabilia in recognition of your service. Approved as an Official Certifying Organization, If you are an American citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, the hours spent volunteering with us qualify for the President's Volunteer Service Awards program, and we will credit you with those hours. The award is a medal, personalized certificate and congratulatory letter from the President of United States.
For those who are seeking academic credits, or volunteering as part of an elective program, We can work with your professor to engage you appropriately to enable you earn those credits.
We also provide reference and testimonials for our volunteers who volunteer in Africa, and need it to pursue employment, promotion or college application whenever it is requested. There is no limit to time or number of requests you can make. And there are no charges for these services.
| Visa Extensions

VISA EXTENSION for a volunteer in Africa

If there is the need to extend a volunteer's visa whilst abroad, we continue the sponsorship of the volunteer's stay thus guarantee the needed visa extension when the volunteer needs it. The volunteer shall pay the government's charge for an extension of visa
| Local language lessons
Learning local language
In the pre-departure booklet, you will find pages of common local phrases and how they are pronounced. This help a volunteer interact with a larger group of audience and blend into the culture of the people, meet people who cannot speak english, half-way in communication. it helps a volunteer who volunteer in africa with us, who decides to volunteer in Ghana, volunteer in Kenya, Volunteer in Uganda, or volunteer in Liberia to learn a few of them. A volunteer can become a darling to many people if the volunteer can utter some few local syllabus to their dismay. So why don't a volunteer take the chance to learn something before arriving. The local language catalogue comes inclusive to the pre-departure package we offer you, no additional fee.
| Cultural Immersion programs

African Cultural Immersion

This is one reason behind our option of host family stay accommodation if you volunteer in Africa. We have trained host families in Africa who integrate the volunteer into their family and the community, volunteer will attend social events like traditional weddings, birthday parties, visiting other family and friends abroad, etc. They help you learn most of the common phrases quickly and explain to you most of the new things you will see abroad each day. Just ask them. We organize activities like drumming and dancing, language lessons in the volunteers house accommodation and the guest house accommodation to help keep the cultural immersion aspect of the program in our work. We choose communities which are notably hospitable and rich in culture. Volunteer in Africa, in all our projects and places, a volunteer will have cultural immersion as part of the program.
| Pre-departure support

Pre Departure Documentation for a volunteer in Africa

Inclusive in each volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa pre-departure document are; Country overview, How to make the most of the volunteer placement, Vaccinations required before the volunteer travel, Packing for volunteer abroad trip, Staying in touch with family and friends whilst abroad, Food and drinks, Abroad transportation information, Climate, Safety measures, Money and Budgeting for volunteer's trip, Applying for visa, Planning a Safari and places to visit abroad, useful websites and information resources for a volunteer in Africa opportunity. Commonly used local language phrases and their meanings and more.
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