Welcome to Sierra Leone – The Lion Mountain!

Sierra Leone is a place that once you go, you’ll never want to leave. For those looking to volunteer, it’s a country full of opportunities for meaningful interaction with local culture and nature. Go Volunteer Africa offers many ways to travel here and give back at the same time.

Go Volunteer Africa offers volunteer opportunities in Sierra Leone to native English speakers to go volunteer in Sierra Leone as English teachers, and in return you’ll get an experience like no other. Living in a semi-urban or rural village, immersing yourself in traditional life and culture, this would be an experience completely different from the normal tourist trip.

INTRODUCTION TO SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone is officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. It has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests.

 

Sierra Leone has experienced substantial economic growth in recent years, although the ruinous effects of the civil war continue to be felt and it’s making a determined push towards eco-tourism. It inspires many feelings in those who visit: wonder at its natural beauty and extraordinary wildlife, heartache for its past suffering, and joy in its enduring spirit and sense of fun.

 

Although most of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, Sierra Leone is also a mining centre. Its land yields diamonds, gold, bauxite, and rutile (titanium dioxide).

 

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. It has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests.

 

Its capital and largest city is Freetown. Go Volunteer Africa offers meaningful volunteer opportunities in Sierra Leone through out Volunteer Sierra Leone program.

TOURISM IN SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone has everything adventurous travelers could want – exquisite, empty beaches fringed by palms, rainforest jungles with monkeys swinging through the trees, a fascinating heritage and warm, welcoming people. Now fully reconciled and recovered, this beautiful West African country is moving on and it’s time to return – before everyone else does

 

Sierra Leone is still West Africa's secret beach destination. Sweet sands rise from the soft waters of the Atlantic, with the backdrop dressed in sun-stained hues, rainforest green and the red, red roads of the north.

GO VOLUNTEER SIERRA LEONE

Volunteering opportunities in Sierra Leone offered by Go Volunteer Africa make a meaningful contribution to the rural and under-served communities of Sierra Leone. Volunteers will assist in serving the many community development projects.

 

Whether you stay with us for 2 weeks, 1, 2 or 3 months, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference through sustainable, life-changing volunteer work in Sierra Leone. Volunteer in Sierra Leone with Go Volunteer Africa, the leading volunteer and travel organization in Africa.

EXTRAS & SUPPORT

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

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 Sierra Leone. There is a lot to see and do in Sierra Leone.

 

SUPPORT

BEFORE YOU GO

IN-COUNTRY

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  Travel & medical advice & documentation

§  Advice on visas & equipment advice

 

 

 

§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  3 meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour HQ backup

§  Free GVA t-shirt

 

 

 

 SIERRA LEONE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Immerse yourself in rural, slum, semi-urban & engaging community
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life

 

Transport:

Airport pickup

Accommodation:

Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family

LEGAL STATEMENT

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.