Teens & High School Volunteer Programs

High school Volunteer Programs

Teens & High School Volunteer Programs! Teens volunteer programs are an excellent way for teens and high school students under 18 years to do something meaningful, build new interests, to polish their existing skills, meet new people and of course, to learn about other cultures.

Go Volunteer Africa offers some of the most meaningful and life-changing teens and high school volunteering opportunities in Africa. Programs are available throughout the year and Spring break and summer vacations being the most popular travel period.

High School Volunteer Programs

Go Volunteer Africa teen and high school volunteer programs focus on education, wildlife conservation, childcare, healthcare, HIV/AIDS, agriculture, environmental conservation, construction, community development, women’s empowerment, photography, arts, music and sport programs across Africa.

Regardless of which volunteer program and destination that you choose, you will undoubtedly be making a positive impact on the people and animals to which you dedicate your time, energy, and compassion.

Taking on a volunteering opportunity as a teen or high school student is one of the best ways to experience the outer world and gain confidence as well as other skills that help you with your future endeavors.

Go Volunteer Africa’s teens and high school volunteer projects combine hands-on experience in local communities with free-time spent exploring the surrounding areas and making friends for life.

Alongside the invaluable work done on teen volunteer programs, there is also the chance for cultural and language immersion, skills training, and supervised adventure activities. The main objective our teens volunteer programs and high school adventure holidays in Africa is to help more youth gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering and responsible tourism can give.

We are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling projects in Africa to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold. Spend your high school vacation doing something worth talking about when school starts again. Choose one of our best volunteer programs for teens and high school students.

Volunteer in Kenya & Tanzania


Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in Africa. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.

Go Volunteer Africa has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Rwanda for teens and high school students. Whether your passion is sustainable community development, sports & games, education empowerment, Agriculture or women support services, Go Volunteer Africa can offer you an unforgettable experience in Rwanda.  


Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lake lands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

With our teens volunteer programs in Kenya we allow you to discover the wonders of  Kenya, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in cultural Kenya and rural  and semi-urban schools, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference. 

Kenya Community Volunteer Program


More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest stampede across the plains. Hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways. Elephants wander along seasonal migration routes and chimpanzees swing through the treetops. 

When you get involved in our teens volunteer projects in Tanzania, you will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests. These volunteer projects do not require specialized skills, and we accept participants for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our volunteer projects in Tanzania. 

Safaris in Tanzania - Mt. Kilimanjaro


Apart from the legendary Malawian friendliness, what captures you first about this vivid country is its geographical diversity. Slicing through the landscape in a trough formed by the Great Rift Valley is Africa’s third-largest lake: Lake Malawi, a shimmering mass of clear water, its depths swarming with colourful cichlid fish. Whether for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or chilling out on beaches and desert islands, a visit to the lake is a must.

One of the advantages of our high school volunteer opportunities in Malawi is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your placement. To become involved in another projects simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements. Volunteer work side by side the locals’ on-going community development projects. 

teens volunteer programs


The allure of Zanzibar is timeless. White sands and turquoise waters ring the island, and African, Indian, Arabic and Persian influences intertwine in Stone Town to form a rich cultural backdrop. Whether as post-safari relaxation or as a stand-alone destination, the beaches on Zanzibar’s east coast and around its northern tip offer a quintessential tropical island paradise. 

Through our teens volunteer holidays in Zanzibar, you’ll be working with local people to make their lives better. It might be working with orphans to improve their standard of living, building a community school, or just participate in the community outreaches organized by our Coordinators or helping youth with their ventures. Whatever you do, your input will help to shape communities for the future and improve quality of life. 

teens volunteer programs


With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country. It’s home to Africa’s tallest mountain range (the Rwenzoris), the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure, but the country’s most iconic experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat. And if you view the Big Five, you’ll see that nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large here.

We offer a vast variety of teens volunteering opportunities in Uganda including work with street children, Orphanage volunteering, Women Empowerment, Teaching English, Summer Volunteer Program, and much more. Volunteer work with Go Volunteer Africa gives you a rewarding travel experience that feeds your soul by knowing the Ugandan cultures and different ways of life across Uganda while giving a helping to communities and individuals in need.  

teens volunteer programs


To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.

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