Welcome to The Gambia – The Smiling Coast of Africa!
Whether you are interested in volunteering with an orphanage, HIV/AIDS project, teaching project, sports and coaching, childcare or just interested in a total culture immersion experience, Go Volunteer Africa has suitable volunteer work for you in Gambia.
Over 25 volunteers start on our volunteer program in Gambia every month, working on an incredible range of social, economical and educational projects. Go Volunteer Africa programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in new cultures and make a difference in deserving communities in Africa.
INTRODUCTION TO THE GAMBIA
The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is almost entirely surrounded by Senegal with the exception of its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa.
The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The country captivating array of attractions belies its tiny size. It encompasses: golden beaches backed by swaying palms and sprinkled with scenic lagoons, sleepy fishing villages and biologically rich coastal reserves.
TOURISM IN THE GAMBIA
The Gambia has unique quality features over many other destinations. It is only six hours flight from major European destinations with no jet lag. With its friendly locals, diverse wildlife, tropical climate, quiet beach resorts, and peaceful environment, Gambia is a very popular destination for holidaymakers.
The Gambia is a popular and affordable all year round destination attracting tourists in search of sun, sand, sea, nature and varied cultural experience and of which this unique country has plenty.
GO VOLUNTEER GAMBIA
Go Volunteer Africa offers meaningful and extremely affordable volunteering opportunities in The Gambia to volunteers from around the world. Go Volunteer Africa placements in The Gambia are combined with superb holidays and vacation adventures.
If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay, Gambia is an ideal destination. Programs are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist and truly start to understand this distinctive culture.
VOLUNTEERING IN THE GAMBIA QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 6 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Banjul
- Accommodation available at host families
- We host over 25 volunteers every month across Gambia
- Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!
You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people and the environment. Volunteering in The Gambia and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.
EXTRAS & SUPPORT
Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.
SAFARIS & TOURS
Day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the famous Gambia beaches. There is a lot to see and do in The Gambia.
BEFORE YOU GO
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Travel & medical advice & documentation
§ Advice on visas & equipment advice
§ Project orientation
§ 3 meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour HQ backup
§ Free GVA t-shirt
GAMBIA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.
We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.