Winter Break Volunteer Programs in Africa

If you want to do something more meaningful this coming winter, Go Volunteer Africa is now offering two-to-four week winter break volunteer projects in select countries in Africa.

Our winter break volunteer programs in Africa are perfect for students who only have a few weeks off between semesters, as well as working adults with limited vacation time. If you are a retiree, lucky you!

Go Volunteer Africa winter break volunteer programs in Africa are affordable and life-changing and they range from:

Community Development: placements might be helping women or youth enterprises, setting up a water treatment facility, planting trees, reaching out to the elderly or HIV/AIDS sensitization campaign and so many other causes.

Education/Teaching: teacher placement or acting as a teaching assistant in a local school or an adult education program

Health/Medical Projects: Do you hope to study or already practicing medicine, nursing, dentistry, or physician assistant studies?

Building/Construction Program: If the idea of getting your hands dirty and offering your manual labor appeals, then building projects could be the most rewarding volunteer travel option for you

Work in an Orphanage: Volunteers work with orphans in a variety of programs to bring light and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children”

Sports coaching program: If you love sport and adventure, you’re in the right place.

Wildlife Conservation and Research: Volunteers can also take part in scientific research, environmental education and get unique hands on experience with a wide range of amazing animals

No special skills or qualifications are required to join this program, as all training will be provided by our fully qualified field teams. All we ask is an enthusiasm to learn and become fully involved and immersed in this unique opportunity.

Volunteer in Ghana

Boasting historical hot spots, diverse wildlife, and plentiful national parks, Ghana is the ultimate West African destination. You can visit the hungry hippos, see crocodiles lazing in the sun, or walk through the lands of elephants and wildebeest (really). Beyond the mainstream tourism sights which draw thousands of visitors each year, you can get off the beaten track and get an authentic experience like no other.

Ghana is a much underrated volunteer destination and also less touristy destination compared to others in Africa, this means you will get a really authentic experience. Volunteer Africa offers winter break volunteer programs in Ghana for students, graduates, non-students, career breaks and for people just want to do something different.

Ghana is a destination to visit if you are seeking a unique experience away from the tourist crowds; it is also a great value for money country. You might not expect it but Ghana has gorgeous beaches, lush National Parks, various cultural and tourist sights, bustling cities and wildlife.

There is a lot of choice through Go Volunteer Africa if you are thinking about volunteering in Ghana including community and youth development, medical / healthcare work, education, women empowerment programs, sports coaching programs and orphanage placements.

Volunteer in Kenya

Kenya is a popular tourist destination located on the East coast of Africa. Kenya is often described as “the cradle of mankind, it is where scientists think life on Earth started but one thing is for sure, this is your opportunity to see a country unlike many in the world, expect friendly locals, exotic wildlife, diverse landscapes, busy cities and some of the best safaris in the world.

There are so many different things you could do here from checking our relaxing beaches along the coast around Mombasa to watching the annual wilderbeast migration at the Masai Mara National Reserve. For adrenaline junkies you can go trekking at the Mount Kenya National Park.

Kenya is a diverse country with many different cultures and customs from the Swahili on the coast to the Masaai with their beautiful beads. You will learn so much about the local people and culture.

Volunteer in Malawi

If you are looking for an authentic African experience then we highly recommend visiting Malawi. This country is an incredible destination with very friendly local people which will be very open to meeting and talking to you.

Help make a difference in Malawi on a volunteer program and see more of this country. Malawi is an up and coming volunteer program destination Our volunteer programs in Malawi are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group.

You will get to meet other international travelers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced Coordinator.

Volunteer in Rwanda

Known as the “land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is a tiny landlocked country in the heart of East Africa with exotic wildlife and incredible landscapes. Rwanda is rich in nature and animals and is unlike many countries in the world.

Rwanda is at the center of the Albertine Rift, where deep volcanic forces are pressing the continental plates apart, you’ll discover a world of exquisite beauty and unsurpassed biodiversity. One of the main attractions is the amazing wildlife including mountain gorillas. In the capital of Rwanda, Kigali you can walk around and learn more about the brutal history of the country by visiting the Genocide Memorial Centre – this will be the cultural holiday of your life where you will learn about the country and resilient people.

Go Volunteer Africa offers the ultimate package for volunteering in Rwanda, you will get to make a social impact whilst enjoying the nature, natural beauty and culture of the country. This will be an eye opening educational experience for you too, we find it hard to believe you have ever visited a country like this before! You can expect local people to be very friendly and open to you, people are keen to move on with their lives and improve the country after the harrowing 1994 genocide in the country.

By volunteering in Rwanda you will be able to explore this destination and experience the warm welcome of local people. This will be a thrilling sensation of traveling and being able to give back and help local people who have suffered so much in the past.

Volunteer in Senegal

Senegal is located on the West Coast of Africa and is a popular country to visit for people seeking culture and a country relatively untouched by tourism.

On our volunteer program in Senegal you could help education and community initiatives. This is a great way to use your break to make a difference. Sports coaching is very popular too, local people love sports and you can help coach at schools and in local communities. Participating is not only a lot of fun and rewarding, but it’s a good opportunity to explore and see more of Senegal as usually you work during the week then have weekend free.

Volunteer in Tanzania

Tanzania may be a destination that you are unfamiliar with but this East African country is a heavyweight when it comes to things to do. Jungle adventures, wildlife safaris, tribal villages, Mount Kilimanjaro and beaches, it’s hard to think of what Tanzania hasn’t got.

Tanzania is one of the best countries to visit in Africa due to the spectacular nature, exotic wildlife and culture – there are over 100 tribal groups living here. Tanzania has a rich history with Indian, Arabian, and African influences.

Our volunteer work in Tanzania will be a challenging and life changing experience and allow you to integrate into the largest country in Eastern Africa and be more than just a tourist.

Volunteer in Togo

Can you find Togo on a map? This country is located on the West Coast of Africa in between Benin and Ghana. After decades of instability and political problems, international visitor numbers have been declining since the 1960’s but currently more investment is being made and tourism is starting to get up and running again.

If you want an Authentic African volunteer holiday, Togo will appeal to you and we have some rewarding volunteer programs all year round. You can soak up the culture, see traditional dancing, visit local markets or go in search of nature – this country has various tropical lakes, lagoons and waterfalls on one of our tours.

This is the perfect destination if you are looking to gain work experience or just give back. We also offer a combination of programs with the aim to give participants a real feel for this outstanding country, its people and its culture. This includes with the concept of volunteering, the chance to experience Togo’s culture and great wonders.

Volunteer in Uganda

Visitors to Uganda are usually moved by this country which is famous for its exotic wildlife including mountain gorillas. Uganda is a very safe destination to visit and if you are passionate about animals you will not be disappointed. There are lots of trips where you can see endangered creatures up close in their nature habitat.

Most people book gorilla watching holidays which are a once in a lifetime experience. One of the benefits of an adventure holiday in Uganda is that far less tourists visit compared to Kenya and Tanzania get here before the tourist crowds arrive and search our trips today.

You will really be able to make a difference by participating on our volunteer program in Uganda; there are so many options you just need to decide what you would like to do. We offer lots of rewarding volunteer projects across the country.

Volunteer in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a very exotic destination located off the coast of Tanzania. Thousands of people visit Zanzibar every year and it is easy to see why, this is one of the most spectacular islands in the world with beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters where you can see soft corals, schools of exotic fish plus thousands of other marine species.

Known as the majestic spice island you will fall in love with Zanzibar especially when you meet local people and sample the fresh local food. Our meaningful volunteer holidays in Zanzibar are different to most; you will get to do a lot more than just sightseeing. There are departures all year round and you are guaranteed an authentic experience. You will get to discover an incredible paradise.

One of the main reasons people choose Zanzibar is the climate – not many islands in the world compare to this with warm weather, stunning ocean and beautiful beaches.