Volunteering Congo! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to the Republic of Congo. We’re excited to announce that Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer opportunities are NOW OPEN in the Republic of Congo!
Go Volunteer Africa has volunteer projects in the republic of Congo in various fields and a wide range of opportunities are available to developmental volunteers who want make a difference in the lives of people in Congo.
REPUBLIC OF CONGO FAST FACTS
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply either Congo or the Congo, is a country located in the western coast of Central Africa. The country is bordered to the west by Gabon, to its northwest by Cameroon and its northeast by the Central African Republic, to the southeast by the DR Congo, to its south by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda and to its southwest by the Atlantic Ocean. French is the official language of the Republic of the Congo.
The Republic of the Congo was established on 28 November 1958 and gained independence from France in 1960. It was a Marxist–Leninist state from 1969 to 1992, under the name People’s Republic of the Congo. The sovereign state has had multi-party elections since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War, and President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who first came to power in 1979, has now ruled for over four decades.
It has become the fourth-largest oil producer in the Gulf of Guinea, providing the country with a degree of prosperity despite political and economic instability in some areas and unequal distribution of oil revenue nationwide. Congo’s economy is heavily dependent on the oil sector, and economic growth has slowed considerably since the post-2015 drop in oil prices. With a population of 5.2 million, 88.5% of the country practices Christianity.
VOLUNTEERING CONGO OPPORTUNITIES
Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering Congo projects will be some of the most diverse and rewarding volunteering experiences, providing volunteers an opportunity to get involved with a huge range of activities from healthcare, construction, outreaches and even environmental conservation.
Whether a volunteer is working in a local hospital, youth activities or remote bush tribes, our Congo volunteer opportunities offers the chance to discover many different aspects of volunteering and make a truly positive impact on the lives of others.
Volunteering Congo – Teaching & Education Project: As a volunteer in Congo, 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 Congo- Caring for Orphans & Vulnerable children Project: As a volunteer in Congo, 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 Congo – Medical Care Project: As a volunteer in Congo, 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 Brazzaville 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 Maya–Maya Airport International Airport in Brazzaville. A member of staff from our local partner organization in the Republic of Congo 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. Congo 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 the Congo 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 the Republic of the Congo must obtain a visa from one of the Republic of the Congo diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that can obtain a visa on arrival. In April 2019 Congolese authorities announced a plan to introduce electronic visas in August 2019. Visa applications can already be submitted online at the Republic of the Congo embassy in France website.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that the Republic of Congo 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!