Volunteering Algeria! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Algeria. Go Volunteer Africa’s Algeria volunteer program takes you from the Mediterranean seas beaches to Saharan desert excursions as you build sustainable infrastructure and teaching fundamental English lessons to the locals.
The minimum volunteer duration is 2 weeks and we have group start dates every 1st and 15th of the months of October and November. The volunteer work in Algeria is mainly teaching English although, and particularly for those who can speak Arabic, there are also development work opportunities. Its very much down to the individual.
Algeria is a developing country which still has an image problem, and it receives few tourists, unlike its near neighbor Morocco. Visitors will not find the souks and markets that prevail in Morocco but this said Algeria is a marvelous country to visit with many fascinating sites and places of interest, and genuinely welcoming and hospitable people.
VOLUNTEERING ALGERIA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Explore the history and culture of Algeria, with French charm and influences ranging from the Romans and the Turkish, through to the older, indigenous culture of the Berbers. On this volunteering Algeria program we visit the oman remains, Ottoman palaces, desert oasis, the urban delights of Oran with its Spanish air and fascinating Constantine with its bridges and medina. The undisputed highlight of this Algeria volunteer program though is making a difference while traveling.
ALGERIA FAST FACTS
Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The country is the largest country by total area in Africa and in the Arab world, and is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia; to the east by Libya; to the southeast by Niger; to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and Western Sahara; to the west by Morocco; and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea.
It has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. Algeria covers an area of 2,381,741 square kilometers (919,595 sq mi), making it the world’s tenth largest nation by area, and the largest nation in Africa. With a population of 44 million, Algeria is the ninth-most populous country in Africa, and the 32nd-most populous country in the world. The capital and largest city is Algiers, located in the far north on the Mediterranean coast.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Pre-1962 Algeria has seen many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Rustamids, Idrisids, Aghlabids, Fatimids, Zirids, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Zayyanids, Spaniards, Ottomans and finally, the French colonial empire. The vast majority of Algeria’s population is Arab-Berber, practicing Islam, and using the official languages of Arabic and Berber. However, French serves as an administrative and educational language in some contexts. The main spoken language is Algerian Arabic.
Indigenous Berbers as well as Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantine Greeks, Arabs, Turks, various Sub-Saharan Africans, and French have contributed to the history of Algeria. Descendants of Andalusian refugees are also present in the population of Algiers and other cities.
Despite the dominance of the Berber ethnicity in Algeria, the majority of Algerians identify with an Arabic-based identity, especially after the Arab nationalism rising in the 20th century. Berbers and Berber-speaking Algerians are divided into many groups with varying languages. The largest of these are the Kabyles, who live in the Kabylie region east of Algiers, the Chaoui of Northeast Algeria, the Tuaregs in the southern desert and the Shenwa people of North Algeria.
Islam is the predominant religion in Algeria, with its adherents, mostly Sunnis, accounting for 99% of the population. Estimates of the Christian population range from 20,000 to 200,000 Algerian citizens who are Christians predominantly belong to Protestant groups, which have seen increased pressure from the government in recent years including many forced closures.
VOLUNTEERING ALGERIA OPPORTUNITIES
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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