Volunteer Tours Ethiopia offered by Go Volunteer Africa provides the most meaningful and amazing experience in Ethiopia. Experience and Explore Ethiopia to the fullest with Go Volunteer Africa tours, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization in Africa! Go Volunteer Africa designs and arranges all aspects of your trip to Ethiopia, from a budget traveler, business travel, family vacations, volunteer work to the most luxurious holiday seeker.

Choose Ethiopia as your volunteer holiday destination and you will have nothing to regret. Our team is highly qualified to assist you with getting the itinerary you need and we undertake all kinds of trip worries and give volunteer participants the best of their lifetime.

Go Volunteer Africa allows you to experience Ethiopia in a different manner than any other travel opportunity. It provides a fun adventure packed with rich ingredients that will not only make you feel good, but will improve the lives of others.

If you would like to spend time volunteering in Ethiopia we have community service volunteer opportunities for building and construction of schools and health centers, community outreaches on HIV/AIDS Awareness, organizing games and sports, working with women projects and teaching primary and high schools in English and Geography and other social subjects.Community service volunteer in Ethiopia is an opportunity to work with grassroots community development projects in Ethiopia.

Volunteer Tours Ethiopia
Volunteer Tours Ethiopia

As a volunteer in Ethiopia, you will experience traditional Ethiopian life and participate in daily meaningful activities . The beneficiaries of our projects in Ethiopia will welcome you into their community with open arms. You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you.

Many Ethiopian schools lack the resources and support they really need. Volunteers are able to work in classrooms, assist teachers, or spend time with children in childcare support centers. Volunteer in Ethiopia with Go Volunteer Africa, and make a positive difference in the lives of needy and suffering Ethiopians. Ethiopia Volunteer opportunities are flexible and available throughout the year to solo travelers and groups.

Volunteers who choose Ethiopia as their destination make a real contribution in enriching the lives of Ethiopian orphans, HIV/AIDS patients, poor youth, and general communities. If you choose to volunteer as a teacher, you will be engaged in many different volunteer roles. A volunteer in Ethiopia can teach English, sports, computer skills and more.

Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer tours Ethiopia and Ethiopia holidays are suitable for individuals, couples, families, students and groups (churches, colleges, and student associations). The volunteer Ethiopia program is very flexible and volunteers can arrive and depart on any day all year round.



Ethiopia is a fascinating country in the Horn of Africa and the second-most populous nation on the African continent (after Nigeria). It’s bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan and South Sudan to the west.


Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world after Armenia. Ethiopia is also the place for the first Hijra (615 AD) in Islamic history where the Christian king of Ethiopia accepted Muslim refugees from Mecca sent by the prophet Mohamed.


Ethiopia is like nowhere else on the planet, a beautiful country blessed with a peerless history, fabulous wildlife and some of Africa’s most soulful peoples. Our volunteer & travel in Ethiopia program is open to participants from all over the world.


Visit Ethiopia with Go Volunteer Africa and experience Ethiopian lifestyle and hospitality at it best. You’ll be part of a continuum of volunteers contributing to the cause of Ethiopian people driving their communities forward in education and infrastructure.


We could not do all that we do in Ethiopia without the help of our interns and volunteers, who are a vital and integral part of Go Volunteer Africa. Want to use your skills, drive and passion to help make life better for Ethiopian people? We’re looking for you!


Capital: Addis Ababa (Population: 7.178 Millions)

Currency: Ethiopian birr (ETB) $1 = 30ETB / £1 = 37ETB (2019)

Population: 110,000,000 (approx)

Official languages:  Amharic, Oromo and English

Area: 1.104 million sq km

International Calling Code: +251


Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from teaching, construction, women empowerment, ICT & Technology, Farming & Agribusiness and a range of Ethiopian tours and holidays. 


If you choose to do volunteering work in Ethiopia with Go Volunteer Africa, you need to be adaptable, flexible and prepared to experience one of the most rewarding trips. 



  • The program is open all year-round
  • Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
  • Over 6 oustanding sustainable project options
  • Projects are based across the country with major location being Addis Ababa city
  • Accommodation available at volunteer house & host families
  • We host over 30 volunteers every month across Ethiopia
  • Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!

You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people, animals and the environment. Volunteering in Ethiopia  and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.



Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.



Safaris, day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the famous Ethiopia's wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Ethiopia.





§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  Travel & medical advice & documentation

§  Advice on visas & equipment advice




§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  3 meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour HQ backup

§  Free GVA t-shirt





  • Immerse yourself in rural, slum, semi-urban & engaging community
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life



Airport pickup


Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family


After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Ethiopia will meet you on arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.


Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. This airport services numerous international carriers including the national airline Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopia has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.


Participants in our programs and tours in Ethiopia are provided accommodation in a nice well organized guesthouse managed by the local coordinating team in the Addis Ababa city. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday - Sunday. Life at the accommodation facility is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!


The accommodation is neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteer tourists on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed. The facility has western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people.


The accommodation is very close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 30- 60 minutes from the accommodation.  Its equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities and spare electricity sockets. 


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!



Cost (USD$)


1 week



  • Project orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country emergency support



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

2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


5 weeks


6 weeks


7 weeks


8 weeks


9 weeks


10 weeks


Extra week

+ $100



After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration fee of USD$180 (solo traveler), USD$150 (2-5 participants p/p), USD$125 (6+ participants  p/p). This is charged above the program fee quoted which is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.


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


Visas: 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 launched its own electronic visa platform on 12 June 2017. As of 1 June 2018 nationals of all countries except Pakistan and Syria are eligible for eVISA. Travelers with eVISA must enter Ethiopia via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Entering from other ports of entry is prohibited.


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.


To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay the booking fee to confirm your placement. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.

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