It’s our great pleasure to present Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering in Togo program. Visit, Volunteer and Travel in Togo with Go Volunteer Africa and get involved in a meaningful, challenging and ultimately rewarding experience in one of Africa’s most vibrant and enchanting cultures.
Togo is a beautiful country with many great volunteer and travel opportunities for those looking to travel and give back a helping hand. Our volunteering in Togo program allow our volunteers the opportunity to work alongside local and interesting people that help ensure their communities develop. Working with very willing disadvantaged communities also forms part of the make-up of these incredible life enhancing volunteer projects in Togo.
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic (French: République Togolaise), is a sovereign state in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital Lomé is located. Togo is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of approximately 9.7 million. Togo is known for its palm-lined beaches and hilltop villages. Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, whose economy depends highly on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons.
Volunteering in Togo to serve communities in need gives you an opportunity to join our volunteer projects that benefits local communities while immersing yourself in the local culture. One of the best ways to really get under the skin of any destination is to actually cover a large amount of ground during your travels. Go where very few get to go and join one of our Togo weekend breathtaking tours.
Why Volunteer in Togo?
Poverty in Togo is a widespread issue. The nation is one of the world’s top five producers of phosphates, which are widely used in making fertilizers. However, Togo remains poor. The disparity is especially notable in Togo’s agricultural sector, in which the majority of Togo’s population are employed.
These rural residents, the majority of whom are farmers, make up 65% of the Togolese workforce. Recognizing the vital role that the agricultural sector plays in Togo’s economy, many organizations like Go Volunteer Africa and experts are focusing on revitalizing Togo’s agricultural sector.
The yields of Togo’s major export crops, such as cotton, coffee and cocoa, have been declining for some time. In order to make up for the food deficit, Togo still relies on foreign imports for some basic food items. Poverty in Togo has a close relationship with the performance of Togo’s agricultural sector. As the greatest source of employment for Togolese workers, the improvement of Togo’s agricultural sector is paramount to ensure a more stable economic future for Togo.
There are many different volunteer opportunities in Togo to choose from through volunteering in Togo program. You can support early childhood development program, Agriculture development program, teach English at a local school, join our environment conservation efforts, participate in our sports development program, gain medical experience to improve your resume through an internship at a local hospital or improve your French speaking skills through practice. We will match your skills and expectations with those of your host project to ensure your placement is a professionally, as well as a personally rewarding experience.
Most of our projects are based in Kpalimé a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the Ghanaian border. This place feels like another world from the rest of Togo. Hidden among the forested hills of the cocoa and coffee region, it offers some of Togo’s best scenery and hiking and a lovely waterfall. It’s also a busy place thanks to its proximity to the Ghanaian border and an important and lively market.
***There will plenty of free time to explore the city. Taste all Togo’s delicious foods and our team in Togo is there to support you 24/7 by answering any questions you have and will guide you throughout your trip. The people in Togo are friendly and welcoming and the country is extremely beautiful.***
VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN TOGO