Welcome to Guinea – The Unknown Adventure Capital !
Go Volunteer Africa arranges a number of meaningful volunteering opportunities in Guinea meant to improve the living conditions of the communities. Our volunteering in Guinea programs and adventure travels provides total experience to explore the diverse cultures and beautiful landscapes of this unknown country while volunteering to improve livelihoods.
Volunteering work in Guinea provides you with a very rare opportunity to get involved meaningful projects like teaching English, games and sports and medical work. We focus on needy communities of Guinea and working with disadvantaged children, youth and women, through provision of quality education, healthcare, access to clean water and community development projects.
INTRODUCTION TO GUINEA
Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country on the western coast of Africa. Guinea is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with “Guinea” in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.
French is the official language of Guinea and its the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken.
Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea is a remarkable country with very warm, genuine people but little infrastructure. 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.
TOURISM IN GUINEA
Guinea is little known for tourism but perhaps its one of the most exciting places in the region, where visitors are still a rarity and experiences uncontrived.
Guinea has natural beauty in abundance that you might begin to wonder why it took so long for the country to take off as a tourist destination. Happily, the ever-resilient Guinea is gaining feet to catch up with the continuous growth of tourism in the Western Africa.
GO VOLUNTEER GUINEA
Go Volunteer Africa offers very unique opportunities to volunteer with community grassroots projects in Guinea - Conakry. The projects are set up in various communities across Guinea. Volunteer projects in Guinea provided by Go Volunteer Africa aims to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Guinea.
VOLUNTEERING IN GUINEA QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 4 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Conakry
- Accommodation available at host families
- We host over 10 volunteers every month in Guinea
- 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 Guinea 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
Safaris, Day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore this beautiful unknown destination. There is a lot to see and do in Guinea.
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
GUINEA 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.