Discover the Best Volunteering Programs in Africa for 2024 – 2025
If you’ve been thinking of taking a trip abroad to volunteer in 2024, then join us in Africa & make a difference – ’cause we have got a bunch of new & amazing programs there!
Volunteering Solutions has been offering the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer programs in Africa for the last 16 years. Not only will you get to soak in the wilderness but you’ll also get to contribute effectively, gaining first-hand international work experience. Scroll down to find out what’s in store for you!
Best Volunteering Programs In Africa in 2024 – 2025
As a volunteer for the Beach Conservation Program in Ghana, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of Ghana’s beaches while tackling important issues like waste management and protecting marine life. Accra’s garbage problem directly impacts the ocean, posing a threat to marine species.
By joining this program, you’ll not only clean up the beaches but also raise awareness among locals about the long-term effects of pollution. Sea turtles, once abundant, are now struggling due to pollution and overfishing. Your role is vital in creating positive change and ensuring a sustainable future for Ghana’s coastal communities.
As a volunteer for the Street Children Program in Ghana, you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of underprivileged kids. Partnering with a local NGO in Accra, Volunteering Solutions is dedicated to uplifting children aged 6 months to 12 years. In a country where many families struggle below the poverty line, children often fend for themselves as parents search for work.
Your role is to support these children with basic education and care at a shelter home, assisting local mothers with daily tasks and showering the kids with love and attention. Join us on this meaningful journey to create a brighter future for Ghana’s youth.
If you love spending time with children, this volunteer opportunity in Kenya is tailor-made for you. Volunteering Solutions beckons all global humanitarians to journey to Kenya and lend a hand at local childcare centers.
Your duties will vary, from helping caretakers whip up nutritious meals to using interactive teaching methods with children of different ages, from toddlers to school-goers. Join us on this fulfilling adventure to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the country’s betterment. Back in 2019, I had the chance to travel and volunteer in Kenya, and trust me when I say this, it turned out to be one of the best journeys of my life.
No matter whether you’re a seasoned medical professional or a passionate medical student, the medical volunteering program welcomes you to clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals in Nairobi, that are understaffed and need your contribution.
Your schedule will be flexible, adapting to the placement’s needs. Your main role will be to assist doctors and nurses, from suturing wounds to giving vaccinations. Gain firsthand experience by shadowing them during operations and treatments. Your responsibilities include maintaining records and participating in hospital rounds. It’ll also give you a chance to understand the healthcare scenario of Kenya.
If you’ve got just two weeks to travel and volunteer in Africa, this is definitely the best program for you. Tanzania has been one of the most popular volunteering destinations, and this is your chance to immerse yourself in Africa’s safari haven, home to the majestic Big 5, and camp under the stars in the untamed wilderness.
Over 14 days, meet some fellow travelers, lend a hand to underprivileged communities in and around Arusha, and contribute towards a meaningful change. This program is ideal for high school or college students seeking a brief yet enriching volunteer experience abroad, during the spring break or summer break. Embark on a journey through Tanzania like never before, and create memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Imagine yourself in the heart of Tanzania’s southern coast, where the sea turtles reign as guardians of marine life. These majestic creatures, essential for preserving biodiversity, face extinction by 2050 due to human activities. In this impoverished region, lack of income and education drives destructive fishing practices, endangering even the most precious species. The surge in population intensifies the pressure on local sea turtles—green, hawksbill, and leatherback—already on the brink of extinction.
As a traveler and a volunteer, you hold the power to make a difference, to protect these vital beings and the delicate balance of the oceanic ecosystem.
Looking for an opportunity to get closer to Mother Nature? Be a volunteer and embark on an unforgettable African adventure with Volunteering Solutions, where you can make a real difference in wildlife conservation. Nestled in a sprawling 6000-hectare wildlife reserve, just a short drive from mainland Port Elizabeth awaits an experience of a lifetime.
Encounter the iconic BIG 5 and a plethora of other wildlife while immersing yourself in the beauty of South Africa’s natural landscapes. This program promises to rejuvenate your body, inspire your soul, and leave you in awe of the majestic wilderness. Explore the malaria-free Eastern Cape, where nature and history converge in a breathtaking blend of grasslands, sub-tropical vegetation, and stunning rock formations.
Be a part of the Sports Development Volunteering Program in Cape Town, where you’ll get to play a crucial role in providing sports training and teaching life skills to students and youth in suburban and township schools.
Given the recent introduction of physical education in Cape Town’s schools, you’ll have to engage the students in physical training and fitness programs. The main goal of this project is to keep these energetic youngsters engaged, fostering not just sports skills but overall development. These would mostly be outdoor activities, and if you choose to be a volunteer for this program, you need to be physically fit and interested in outdoor activities.
Join the Construction and Community Development Program to connect deeply with locals while revamping community centers and schools. Dive into their culture and lifestyle, making a tangible difference in their well-being. As part of a volunteer team, you’ll give infrastructures a vibrant makeover. Trained volunteers can also engage in educational workshops and project monitoring.
Perfect for gap year travelers and high school and college students, this program offers diverse roles and meaningful interactions with locals, providing lasting impact and unforgettable exposure.
Volunteering Solutions has been working with local NGOs in the city of Rabat, Morocco, and being a volunteer for this program, you’ll get to work for underprivileged women living in the city. Engage in teaching and raising awareness on vital issues like women’s rights, reproductive health, and domestic violence.
By imparting global trends and teaching valuable skills for independence, volunteers empower Moroccan women to thrive. If you’re passionate about making a difference in women’s lives, this project offers fulfillment and rewards. Basic knowledge of French or Arabic is required to be a part of this program, but you can also learn it while you’re there.