Volunteering Madagascar

Volunteering Madagascar

Volunteering Madagascar! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Madagascar. Previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa across the Mozambique Channel.

Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering Madagascar program gives you an opportunity to play an important role in development of Madagascar by working alongside the local team committed to the development this beautiful island country.

Volunteering Madagascar

Volunteering Madagascar is a fantastic way for travelers to be able to give back to communities in need in a way not possible when just travelling through a country as a regular tourist.  By joining our Madagascar volunteer work, you are able to completely immerse yourself and learn about a new country and culture, and experiencing a completely a different adventure.

VOLUNTEERING MADAGASCAR PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Just the very mention of the name Madagascar evokes images of the exotic and the tropical. A land of colossal, bulbous baobab trees from centuries gone by, of bug-eyed lemurs and of swinging indri indris, it’s got all the elegance of a onetime French colony; all the wildernesses of East Africa; all the warmth and sparkling sands of the Indian Ocean; all the traditions of a place disconnected and alone and steeped in tribal histories.

Volunteer Madagascar

  • Coach sports and games
  • Enjoy Isalo National Park
  • Explore the Andasibe-Mantadia
  • Visit the Masoala National Park
  • Visit the gorgeous little Nosy Be
  • Explore the Tsingy de Bemaraha
  • Visit the Ranomafana National Park
  • Explore the Zahamena National Park
  • Work with childcare & medical projects
  • Work with our arts  and culture projects
  • Work with women empowerment projects
  • Visit the beautiful Ifaty & Mangily villages
  • Get involved in our environment conservation project
  • Visit the Nosy Mangabe is a real must for any wildlife lovers
  • Visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region

The huge island – the fourth biggest in the world, in fact – is a magnet for a whole host of different travelers. Beach lovers can flock to the shining shores of the west coast to snorkel with rays and spot whales. Adventurers can take to the jungle paths, or rattle in the cages of 4X4s to far-flung rainforests in the hills. History buffs can see UNESCO spots that showcase the regal past of the native islanders. Yep, there really is something for everyone in this jewel of the south!

MAGASCAR FAST FACTS

Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, at 592,800 square kilometers (228,900 sq mi) Madagascar is the world’s second-largest island country, after Indonesia. The nation consists of the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world) and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is endemic.

In the Malagasy language, the island of Madagascar is called Madagasikara and its people are referred to as Malagasy. The island’s appellation “Madagascar” is not of local origin but rather was popularized in the Middle Ages by Europeans. The name Madageiscar was first recorded in the memoirs of 13th-century Venetian explorer Marco Polo as a corrupted transliteration of the name Mogadishu, the Somali port with which Marco Polo had confused the island.

PEOPLE & CULTURE

Human settlement of Madagascar occurred during or before the mid first millennium AD by Austronesian peoples, arriving on outrigger canoes from present-day Indonesia. These were joined around the 9th century AD by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel from East Africa. Other groups continued to settle on Madagascar over time, each one making lasting contributions to Malagasy cultural life. The Malagasy ethnic group is often divided into 18 or more subgroups, of which the largest are the Merina of the central highlands.

Until the late 18th century, the island of Madagascar was ruled by a fragmented assortment of shifting sociopolitical alliances. Beginning in the early 19th century, most of the island was united and ruled as the Kingdom of Madagascar by a series of Merina nobles. The monarchy ended in 1897 when the island was absorbed into the French colonial empire, from which the island gained independence in 1960. The autonomous state of Madagascar has since undergone four major constitutional periods, termed republics. Since 1992, the nation has officially been governed as a constitutional democracy from its capital at Antananarivo. 

Volunteering Madagascar

Madagascar belongs to the group of least developed countries, according to the United Nations. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to Christianity, traditional beliefs, or an amalgamation of the two. Ecotourism and agriculture, paired with greater investments in education, health, and private enterprise, are key elements of Madagascar’s development strategy.

VOLUNTEERING MADAGASCAR OPPORTUNITIES

Madagascar Teaching Volunteer Program

MADAGASCAR: Teaching Volunteer Program

Through our Madagascar Teaching Volunteer Program, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Madagascar. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities ...
Madagascar childcare volunteer program

MADAGASCAR: Childcare Volunteer Program

As volunteer participating on our Madagascar childcare program, you will have to play a significant role by providing the children with proper care, love and warmth. You can also help daycare center and school staff ...

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. 

HOW TO APPLY

If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here

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