ETHIOPIA: Women Empowerment Volunteer Project

Ethiopia women volunteer project

If you are passionate about gender equality and women empowerment, then our Ethiopia women volunteer project is a great choice for you. While some of the issues facing women in Ethiopia are incredibly daunting, Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteers can still make an impact through community development, education, outreach, and individual support.

Volunteering your time and effort with our Ethiopia women volunteer project will support women who have been born with limited rights and opportunities. This is among the best women empowerment volunteer opportunities abroad.

Joining the Go Volunteer Africa’s women’s empowerment volunteer program gives you the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia and make a difference. Expect to be challenged, surprised, and moved by the conversations you have with the women you meet and come home with an entirely new perspective.


  • You can train computer literacy to girls
  • You can enable women to form their own businesses
  • You can help women become financially independent
  • You can carry out Skills training and health workshops
  • You can participate in Adult education (English, Reading & Writing)

The Ethiopia women volunteer project provides a meaningful way to support and uplift local women in Africa. Whether you want to volunteer for women’s rights, health or education, our women volunteer opportunities in Ethiopia enable you to reduce social inequalities by helping women gain vocational skills, education and financial independence.


Addis Ababa:  Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub. Its National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, “Lucy.” The burial place of the 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie, copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a neo-baroque architectural landmark.


After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Bole International Airport is in Addis Ababa. A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers including the national carrier – Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopia has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.


Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Ethiopia you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

Ethiopia women volunteer project


In Ethiopia like many countries across Africa, women and girls still lack sufficient access to education, employment opportunities, and proper healthcare. Women empowerment program offer sustainable solutions, giving women the resources they need to gain social and economic independence.

Go Volunteer Africa’s Ethiopia women volunteer project allows volunteers to work one-on-one with women and children in shelters and counseling centers. Volunteers will spend time with the women to build strong relationships, learn and teach, and contribute to an environment in which women will help themselves out of unhealthy circumstances and direct their own lives.

Whether that’s providing support in the office, helping with our community outreach sessions, the volunteer’s role is incredibly diverse on this volunteer program and might include educating communities on gender equality, helping with childcare, improving hygiene practices, teaching practical skills, working with local business ventures and teaching English to open up career paths.

Each women’s empowerment project has its own goals reflecting the needs of the women and young girls but activities you may get involved with include running skills based or health workshops, counselling, childcare, agriculture initiatives teaching English.  You will find the experience extremely rewarding as you build trust and spend time sharing your own experiences with the women and girls, and listening to their own stories.

At Go Volunteer Africa we have several women’s empowerment projects and these include helping abused women, empowerment through supporting cooperatives and supporting women excluded from mainstream society with agriculture and education.

You don’t need specific experience working with women’s groups but if you have training, teaching, counselling or business skills they will be most useful.  A willingness to help where needed, a genuine interest in supporting women in need and being sensitive are some of the attributes you should have as a women’s empowerment volunteer.  


Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Ethiopia volunteering program.


Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Ethiopia. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.


Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The accommodations are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.


Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accept volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!


Visitors to Ethiopia must obtain a visa from one of the Ethiopian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa or visa on arrival.

Ethiopia women volunteer project


You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now


Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Ethiopia has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: Families are welcome
Start Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Addis Ababa
Language: English


Volunteering in Ethiopia with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly.  The volunteer opportunities in Ethiopia are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.

Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Ethiopia. All volunteer programs in Kenya are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.

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Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Ethiopia. Most volunteer projects in Ethiopia are located throughout the country in places like Addis Ababa and in more rural areas.

Volunteer in Ethiopia with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization. Volunteer Jobs in Ethiopia are available throughout the year. Do volunteer charity work in Ethiopia, empower communities and vulnerable individuals, change both your lives and the recipients’ of your generosity.


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Program Fee Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)


Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. 


If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here

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