Go Volunteer Africa is offering unique volunteering opportunities in Algeria to developmental volunteers. This is a true travel with a purpose adventure experience that goes beyond simply a holiday but leaves an impression that will remain etched into your heart and the people you meet.
If you’re looking for a one- to two-week volunteer opportunity to North Africa. Go Volunteer Africa has got you covered in Algeria. We offer volunteer work in Algeria and travel experiences in various different fields. Those who are interested in volunteering in Algeria should contact us and find volunteer placements that would suit them best.
Algeria, officially known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country on the Mediterranean Sea, and the African continent, as well as the tenth-largest country in the world in terms of land area. It is bordered by Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Niger in the southeast, Mali and Mauritania in the southwest, a few kilometers of the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the southwest, Morocco in the west and northwest, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north.
Our Algeria volunteer trips offer more than just the opportunity to visit the country. When you travel and volunteer with Go Volunteer Africa, you’ll experience the country like a local, with the locals. Meet people from around the world with all different kinds of backgrounds, races and religions.
Why Volunteer in Algeria?
Algeria is known as the gateway between continental Europe and Africa. Despite the discovery of large oil and gas reserves, vast parts of Algeria are deeply immersed in poverty. In Algiers, thousands of street children are struggling to survive without any support from their families. Levels of unemployment in Algeria are high amongst youth.
Poverty is still widespread in present-day Algeria. More than 50 per cent of the country’s rural population live below the national poverty line, as unemployment remains particularly high in rural areas. Poverty translates into a lack of access to decent housing, sanitation facilities, education and medical infrastructure for hundreds of thousands who are struggling on the bottom steps of the socioeconomic ladder. Poor standards in public services continue to spark popular dissatisfaction.
Go Volunteer Africa is offering cross-cultural experience, teaching, sports, women empowerment, childcare and conservation opportunities in Algeria. When looking for a rewarding and challenging way to discover Algeria and get to know its people, there is no better way than to sign up for volunteer work with Go Volunteer Africa.
Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteering opportunities Algeria are more than just a travel experience to Africa. We provide you with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful contribution through volunteering, and then explore the local Algerian culture and diverse environments through memorable affordable Algeria tours.
***Go Volunteer Africa is transforming lives through responsible tourism across Africa. Our support is given through various project set up by our development teams in the host country.***
VOLUNTEER TRAVEL IN ALGERIA
EXTRAS AND SUPPORT
One of the main tourist attractions is the Sahara, the second largest desert in the world. Some sand dunes can reach 180 meters in height. Algeria is a great country for the richness of its history and culture that can be discovered by visiting the different Algerian towns. The Algerian population is very warm and hospitable.
Algeria tends to make you discover a long forgotten heritage. Algeria has a diverse landscape and lots to offer travellers. The journey from Europe is only a short one but the difference between the two continents is immediately noticeable and provides a sense of adventure and intrigue for tourists. Algeria has many charming cities with winding streets and stunning architecture, Mediterranean coast, lush landscapes and roman ruins to rival anywhere in the world.
Capital: Algiers (Population: 5,000,000)
Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD) $1 = 119 DZD / £1 = 155 DZD (2019)
Population: 42,320,000 (approx)
Official languages: Arabic (official), French (official).
Area: 2,381,741 sq km
International Calling Code: + 213
PROJECT LOCATIONS & QUICK FACTS
Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide range of volunteering and travel opportunities in Algeria from teaching, conservation or healthcare projects. If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer and get immersed in the culture, Algeria is an ideal destination.
Africa’s largest country lies just a short hop from Europe. The north, with its snow-flecked mountains and stunning coastline, is home to urbane and charismatic cities such as Algiers and Constantine, as well as some of the most magnificent Roman sites in existence including Timgad and Djemila, both vast, perfectly preserved Roman towns with barely another tourist in sight.
VOLUNTEERING IN ALGERIA QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Groups and Solo travelers are accommodated
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 6 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Algiers
- Accommodation available at volunteer house & host families
- 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. Programs are available all year round and they will give you an opportunity were you can help people and the environment. Volunteering in Algeria and helping people in need is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.
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
Day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Algeria at its best. There is a lot to see and do in Algeria.
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
ALGERIA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Volunteer Guest house
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Houari Boumediene International Airport in Algiers city. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Algeria will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the guest house which will be your base for volunteering and touring.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. This airport services numerous international carriers. Algeria has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, North America and Africa.
ACCOMMODATION & LIVING IN ALGERIA
Participants in our programs and tours in Algeria are provided accommodation in a nice well organized guesthouse managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday - Sunday. Life at the accommodation facility is simple, unsophisticated and fun, perfect for unwinding from a busy day!
The accommodation is neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteer tourists on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed. The facility has western style toilet and shower facilities are shared between 4 or 10 people.
The accommodation is very close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 30-60 minutes from the accommodation. Its equipped with a lounge, TV, Kitchen, hand washing facilities and spare electricity sockets.
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Algeria has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
APPLICATION & BOOKING
To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.