Volunteer in Africa with GVA, an organization that operates meaningful affordable, low-fee and free volunteer projects throughout Africa. Go Volunteer Africa (GVA) was founded in 2009 (as Hope Development Volunteers) and has provided meaningful, life-changing projects to over 2000 volunteers.

Go Volunteer Africa programs run from 1 week to 12 months and program fees start at just $100 for a one week and this already includes application fee, placement booking, food and accommodation, making us the MOST AFFORDABLE VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION in the world. Unlike many other volunteer organizations, which are based outside Africa, we are “locally made” and all your support and contributions goes directly to the projects you choose to support.

Volunteer in Africa
Volunteer in Africa

Whether you are interested in volunteering with an orphanage, HIV/AIDS project, wildlife, Conservation, gap year, culture exchange, internship in Africa or simply want to find out about free volunteering in Africa, we can help you find suitable volunteer work in Africa.

Go Volunteer Africa offers over 100 community-driven development programs in healthcare, education, sports and coaching, childcare, social services, women empowerment, wildlife conservation, construction, environmental protection and social services in over 20 countries of Africa.

Professional Matchmakers:

Go Volunteer Africa is a matchmaker with a dual role of providing the solutions for both the volunteers and the not-for-profit organizations in Africa. We assure a good organization-volunteer match by gathering pertinent information about both prospective volunteers and non-profit organizations in Africa.

Why Matchmaking?:

Those involved with running projects and other voluntary organizations know how difficult it is to obtain sufficient resources to undertake their work.  This includes resources of all kinds: funding, human resources, materials etc.


Thousands of people are anxious to donate their time and abilities but become frustrated because they don’t know where their talents are needed. At the same time, hundreds of African non-profit organizations are seeking competent volunteers to enable them to carry on their very important work.

Go Volunteer Africa works in cooperation with grass-roots organizations in Africa. We support these organizations through recruitment of volunteers and grants to support their work and help increase their capacity. The organizations Go Volunteer Africa works with in Africa were established and are run by native residents. They existed prior to our involvement with them and run completely without interference from Go Volunteer Africa. Their main purpose is to support their local community: mainly children, youth and vulnerable adults.

The Volunteer Programs

The volunteer programs which Go Volunteer Africa promotes are owned and run by our partners. Even though Go Volunteer Africa often offers advice and support to our partners when setting up their volunteer program, the partner organization determines what the program consists of: content, finance and practical matters are all decided upon by the partner, before Go Volunteer Africa begins promoting the program to potential volunteers.