Volunteering Gabon! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Gabon. We’re excited to announce that Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer opportunities in Gabon will reopen in 2023! To register to be a volunteer, or to reserve space on our volunteer team in January 2023, please fill the placement reservation form and submit it.
GABON FAST FACTS
Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic, is a country on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west.
It has an area of nearly 270,000 square kilometers (100,000 sq mi) and its population is estimated at 2.1 million people. There are three distinct regions: the coastal plains, the mountains (the Cristal Mountains and the Chaillu Massif in the centre), and the savanna in the east. Gabon’s capital and largest city is Libreville. The official language is French.
Abundant petroleum and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the fifth highest HDI in the region (after Mauritius, Seychelles, Botswana and South Africa).
VOLUNTEERING GABON OPPORTUNITIES
Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering Gabon projects offers 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 Gabon volunteer opportunities offers the chance to discover many different aspects of volunteering and make a truly positive impact on the lives of others.
Volunteering Gabon – Teaching & Education Project: As a volunteer in Gabon, 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. There are many activities for those volunteers interested in this field, including working in local schools, youth clubs, agriculture projects, hospitals as non medical volunteers, arts and music clubs.
Volunteering Gabon- Caring for Vulnerable children Project: As a volunteer in Gabon, 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 Gabon – Medical Care Project: As a volunteer in Gabon, 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 Libreville 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 Léon-Mba International Airport in Libreville. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Gabon will meet you on arrival at airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Gabon 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 Gabon 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 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!
Most visitors to Gabon must obtain a visa in advance, either from one of the Gabonese diplomatic missions or online. The e-Visa was introduced from 15 June 2015, and this e-visa system is usable by citizens of any country which requires a visa to visit Gabon. The visa is issued 72 hours after the application and is valid only for those arriving via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.
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 Gabon 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