TOGO: Conservation Volunteer Work

Togo Conservation Volunteer Work
Togo Conservation Volunteer Work

Through Togo conservation volunteer work you can help preserve the environment and contribute to important environment conservation efforts in Togo. As a Go Volunteer Africa volunteer working a Togo conservation volunteer work project you will make a significant impact on Environment Conservation project.

Without conservation volunteering projects like this one offered by Go Volunteer Africa in Togo, many species of plant and wildlife will end up going into history! Experience an exciting and varied volunteer project in Togo by assisting in conservation management whilst learning new skills and meeting some great people.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Plant trees
  • Work on a tree nursery
  • Join environment education outreaches
  • Total Culture experience

The Togo conservation volunteer work project, aim to improve the relationship between local communities and their natural environments. There are several projects working to improve the overall quality of life in rural communities around Togo.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Kpalimé is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the border with Ghana. It is the administrative capital of Kloto Prefecture. It’s surrounded by coffee and cocoa plantations.  Kpalimé has a population of 75,084, making it the fourth-biggest town in Togo, after Lomé, Sokodé and Kara. The town has a cathedral, a scientific lycée, and a post-office, as well as several banks, medical centres, pharmacies, cyber-cafés and petrol stations.

In town is a 1913 German-built church with a tall steeple. A craft center in nearby Kloto features traditional crafts such as woodcarving and batik. To the east, Mount Agou has trails and views across to Ghana. Northwest, on the Ghanaian border, Missahohé Forest is known for its butterflies. In the surrounding countryside there are also several waterfalls (at Tomegbe, Kpoeta, Woatti, Woma, Ykpa, Aklowa, Kpima and Amegape) that cascade down from the plateau.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport in Lomé city. A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Togo has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

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 Togo you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

Go Volunteer Africa offers the opportunity to volunteer on a conservation project in Togo. Volunteers participating on this volunteer program in Togo, will experience traditional Togolese life and participate in daily activities such as tree planting, pruning, schools and community tree planting outreaches etc.

This volunteer opportunity allows you to discover the wonders of Togo, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Togo, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference. Volunteers are essential to this project, proving an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled workforce to pass their knowledge on to an impoverished population who need to protect their natural environment for a sustainable future.

This amazing conservation volunteer project in Togo was created with the goal of helping to preserve the ecologically diverse Togolese rainforest. Volunteers are not required to have any prior experience with environmental or conservation work but will leave the program with a new perspective and a wealth of empirical knowledge.

Go Volunteer Africa’s Togo conservation volunteer  work  is one of the most popular areas for volunteering in Togo.  This Togo conservation program aims to preserve the natural environment through a series of projects that raise awareness of the issues within local indigenous populations, teach sustainable farming methods, help to showcase the natural splendour by creating trails and eco-tourism initiatives to bring in new income streams and employment to the region and teach locals eco-friendly practices.

It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Togo is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people.

Volunteer in Togo with Africa’s leading volunteer travel organization – Go Volunteer Africa.  Go Volunteer Africa offers exciting, affordable volunteer work, gapyear, cross-culture exchange, humanitarian aid and rural-development projects in Togo. The volunteering opportunities in Togo offered are for anyone interested in not just vacationing, but traveling with a true purpose.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

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 Togo volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Togo. 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.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

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 homes 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.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves nature, wildlife and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts 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!

VISAS:

Visitors to Togo must obtain a visa from one of the Togo diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Nationals of all countries can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 7 days, if they hold a return or onward ticket. Extension of stay is possible for additional 90 days.

INSURANCE:

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.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Togo 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!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week 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: Kpalimé
Language: English / French

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
$260
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals Daily
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop Off (Can be arranged on reuqest)
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2 Weeks
$360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

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. Have an inquiry? Contact Us