Volunteering in Guinea

Volunteering Guinea

Volunteering Guinea! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Guinea. Guinea is a country in West Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, in the southeast. The reserve protects a forested mountain range rich in native plants and animals, including chimpanzees and the viviparous toad. On the coast, the capital city, Conakry, is home to the modern Grand Mosque and the National Museum, with its regional artifacts.

VOLUNTEERING GUINEA PROGRAM

Go Volunteer Africa supports projects in rural water development, education, healthcare and sustainable agriculture. Go Volunteer Africa is looking for volunteers wish to get involved in our Community Development Initiatives through our volunteering Guinea program.

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As a participant, you will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer work in Guinea does not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and volunteers are accepted on a short-term basis all the year round.

The first few days of your placement will be orientation and adjusting to Guinean life. After this initial period, your placement work will begin. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.

Please note: Our volunteer opportunities in Guinea have been put on hold because of travel restrictions. Hopefully will will open up soon. In the meantime, check out our other volunteering opportunities in Western Africa.

GUINEA FAST FACTS

Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a coastal country in West Africa. Guinea borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Guinea-Bissau to the northwest, Senegal to the north, Mali to the northeast, Cote d’Ivoire to the southeast, and Sierra Leone and Liberia to the south. Formerly known as French Guinea, the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry after its capital Conakry, to distinguish it from other territories in the eponymous region such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,857 square kilometres (94,926 sq mi).

Volunteering Guinea

Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 per cent of the population. Guinea’s people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. The country is divided into four geographic regions: Maritime Guinea on the low-lying Atlantic coast, the Fouta Djallon or Middle Guinea highlands, the Upper Guinea savanna region in the northeast, and the Guinée forestière region of tropical forests.

French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. The largest are by far Susu, Pular, and Maninka, which dominate respectively in Maritime Guinea, Fouta Djallon, and Upper Guinea, while Guinée forestière is ethnolinguistically diverse.

Volunteering Guinea

Guinea’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world’s second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

  • OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Guinea
  • CAPITAL: Conakry
  • POPULATION: 12,314,300 (approx)
  • LANGUAGE: French
  • COUNTRY SIZE: 245,857 sq km
  • MONEY: Guinean franc
  • DAILING CODE: +224

GUINEA VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

There are currently no openings for volunteering in Guinea. 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, simply Make an inquiry here and we will guide! If you are running, know or involved with a meaningful development project in Guinea that needs volunteers’ support, then Go Volunteer Africa is here to help them, visit our host volunteers page.