The year 2020 is inching towards its last month and many of you travelers, backpackers, gap year travelers and families must be getting ready to design your new year travel itinerary.
Being the leading and most trusted volunteer in Africa organization, Go Volunteer Africa has been providing the top best volunteer programs in Africa since 2009.
For those travelers looking for the best destinations of volunteer abroad, Go Volunteer Africa brings you the top best volunteer destinations for 2021 in Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Senegal, Togo, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
We offer a wide range of programs in the countries mentioned above and whatever your interest, you will be covered!
Education, Childcare and Community Volunteer Programs in Africa:
The best way to fight poverty is through education. We offer children a safe environment, with support, supervision, socialization and education in a range of subjects.
Our volunteering with children projects increase education standards in the schools we operate and teach life skills that will help will empower them to make sustainable improvements within their local communities.
Participating in our overseas volunteer programs will offer you the opportunity in helping others and making the world a better place to live. It will also make your CV shine as well as offering you the opportunity in acquiring a valuable work experience in an African country and putting into use your creative skills.
You will also have a cultural exchange, cross-cultural exposure, cultural immersion, make new friends, learn the local language, cooking the local food, learn about the rich African culture and experience her unique hospitality when you book a volunteer trip with one of our top best volunteer destinations in Africa.
Volunteers also assist in caring for orphans and abandoned children and also providing them education at our community schools in Africa. Caring work includes, assisting in cooking for the children, bathing them and showing them love. Volunteers can also assist in teaching languages and other subjects and extra curriculum activities at the schools.
A local teacher will guide volunteers during the first week of classes at the school in regard to lesson plans, schedules and teaching curriculum. If the volunteer or volunteer-intern is ready at the beginning of the second week, he or she may begin teaching independently.
Medical and nursing student volunteers who are interested to work with children are welcome at our schools and children centers and they observe health care of the children at the school and they work alongside our schools’ nurses and they can also participate in community outreaches where they can work with local health centers. Volunteers/interns do not offer drug injections or perform surgery.
Volunteers interested in other activities like games and sports, photography, wildlife and environment conservation, women empowerment, can also apply.
Program Schedules, Requirements and Provisions:
Volunteers can participate in most of the programs any time of year and can also choose their start dates and end dates of participation.
Volunteers work alongside our local team of supervisors. People with the initiative, drive and compassion to help the under-privileged in overcoming their challenges and their struggle for dignity and experience foreign cultures are welcome to participate in our programs in Africa.
Volunteers should have strong work ethic, ability to work independently or as part of a team, and willingness to follow direction; and good interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Their educational level should be at least at the high/secondary school level and should be able to speak English or French in countries were its appropriate.
The number of daily working hours and weekly working days of the volunteers is flexible. Volunteers work 2 to 7 hours a day, depending on the number of hours they would like to work in a day. Volunteers work 3 to 7 days a week, depending the number of days they would like to work in a week.
Participants of our programs can stay for a period between 7 days to 12 weeks. Participants stay with a host family (home-stay) or volunteer guest house, depending on project location and destination. Three meals are provided to each volunteer daily. Room accommodation with lock and bed are provided to the volunteers throughout their visit/stay.
A large group of volunteers with a number of 10-20 or more people who want to stay together at one house can be accommodated at volunteer house near the projects if they wish.
Volunteers should be 18 to 75 years of age. Children below the age of 18 who wish to volunteer in our program should have permission from their parents to do so. Children below the age of 16 must be accompanied by one or both of their parents to our programs in Africa. Seven or more days’ notice is needed by us to organize a volunteer work placement and accommodation for the volunteers. If you apply early on the better.
Opportunities for tourism and safari abound in Africa. Cultural tours, historic tours, educational tours, nature tours and religious tours abound across all destinations.
Volunteers who wish to combine their volunteering experience with safari can do so on Saturdays, and Sundays.
Registration and Placement Details
There is a registration form for prospective volunteers interested in participating in our programs in Africa. Please complete it and submit with your placement booking fee and you will hear from us shortly concerning your participation.