Volunteering Angola! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Angola. We’re excited to announce that Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer opportunities are NOW OPEN in Angola! To register to be a volunteer, or to reserve space on our first volunteer team in January 2023, please fill the placement reservation form and submit it.
ANGOLA FAST FACTS
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country on the west coast of Southern Africa in the Central Africa. It is the second-largest Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country in both total area and population (behind Brazil in both cases), and is the seventh-largest country in Africa.
It is bordered by Namibia to the south, the DR Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda, that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and most populated city is Luanda.
Angola has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy is among the fastest-growing in the world, especially since the end of the civil war; however, economic growth is highly uneven, with most of the nation’s wealth concentrated in a disproportionately small sector of the population and highly concentrated in China and in the United States. The standard of living remains low for most Angolans; life expectancy is among the lowest in the world, while infant mortality is among the highest.
VOLUNTEERING ANGOLA OPPORTUNITIES
Whether you are working in a local hospital, youth activities or remote bush tribes, our Angola volunteer opportunities offers the chance to discover many different aspects of volunteering and make a truly positive impact on the lives of others.
Volunteering Angola – Teaching & Education Project: As a volunteer in Angola, you can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities.
Volunteering Angola – Caring for Orphans & Vulnerable children Project: As a volunteer in Angola, you can care for children in many ways. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to spend time playing, reading, exercising and share time with the children.
Volunteering Angola – Medical Care Project: As a volunteer in Angola, you will be working alongside the doctors and nurses in departments including General Medicine, Oncology, Cardio, ICU, Radiology, Surgery, Physiotherapy and Neurology.
There are several locations where you can join our volunteer programs including the city of Luanda and more rural villages, sometimes you might be working in outreach teams travelling deep into the countryside helping remote communities.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Angola 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. Angola has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
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 Angola you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
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.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self 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!
Visitors to Angola must obtain either a visa in advance from one of the Angolan diplomatic missions or a pre-visa online, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. A tourist visa must be used within 60 days from the issue date and is valid for 30 days, a period that can be extended once for an additional period of 30 days.
Passports must have a validity of 9 months and at least 2 blank pages. Since 30 March 2018, Angola began issuing tourist visas valid for 30 days in a simplified procedure to visitors from 59 countries. Visitors must first apply for a pre-visa online with the Migration and Foreigners Service.
After the pre-visa is granted, they can then obtain a visa on arrival. In order to obtain a pre-visa, applicants must submit proof of accommodation and subsistence means, a return ticket and the International Certificate of Vaccination
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. Buy here Now
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Angola 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!
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