Volunteering Guinea Bissau! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Guinea Bissau. Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast that’s known for national parks and wildlife.
Top Reasons to Apply:
- Make a real difference, this country is REALLY poor
- Experience the real Africa
- You will get to experience the culture in a unique setting
- A lot of the projects are really fun where you will get to work with locals who will welcome you with open arms
- You can also combine experiences
Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries. Guinea-Bissau’s Atlantic Ocean coast is composed of the forested, sparsely populated Bijagós archipelago, a protected biosphere reserve of more than 100 islands. Its main island, Bubaque, forms part of the Orango Islands National Park, a habitat for saltwater hippos. On the mainland, the capital, Bissau, is a port with Portuguese colonial buildings in its old city center.
Go Volunteer Africa has volunteer projects in Guinea Bissau 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 Guinea Bissau. Go Volunteer Africa recruits and places foreign volunteers with community based development projects and schools in Guinea Bissau. Through our volunteer placement program, we aim to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Guinea Bissau.
GUINEA BISSAU FAST FACTS
Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa that covers 36,125 square kilometers (13,948 sq mi) with an estimated population of 1,726,000. It borders Senegal to the north and Guinea to the south-east.
Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognized in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country’s name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and only one elected president (José Mário Vaz) has successfully served a full five-year term. The current president is Umaro Sissoco Embaló, who was elected on 29 December 2019.
- CAPITAL: Bissau
- DAILING CODE: +245
- COUNTRY SIZE: 36,125 sq km
- MONEY: West African CFA franc
- LANGUAGE: Portuguese, Creole
- POPULATION: 1,726,00 (approx)
- OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Guinea Bissau
GUINEA BISSAU VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
There are currently no openings for volunteering in Guinea-Bissau. New volunteer projects will be announced here when available. We are not accepting volunteers at the moment for this destination and it’s not available as choice in our volunteer application form.
If you have any questions about volunteering in Guinea-Bissau, simply Make an inquiry here and we will guide! If you are running, know or involved with a meaningful development project in Guinea-Bissau that needs volunteers’ support, then Go Volunteer Africa is here to help them, visit our host volunteers page.