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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteering in Africa with IVHQ

Volunteer in Africa with International Volunteer HQ - the world’s most affordable and trusted organization for volunteering in Africa.

IVHQ has more than 13 years experience in connecting international volunteers with the best volunteer programs in Africa that enable you to be immersed in the local culture and make valuable contributions to your host community. That’s why thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to Africa with IVHQ.

Our volunteers trust us to ensure they can volunteer abroad in Africa with confidence, knowing they’ll be supported at every step of the journey. With online training, airport pick-ups, program orientations, 24/7 support, safe accommodation and meaningful volunteer work, IVHQ offers the best Africa volunteer programs.

Volunteering in Africa in a Covid-19 world

With lockdown restrictions easing and governments allowing travelers to enter African countries again, IVHQ’s Africa volunteer programs are open in accordance with local laws and public health guidelines. This includes Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Madagascar, Victoria Falls, Morocco and South Africa. For more details on Africa and country-specific travel restrictions, see our Program Reopening updates.

IVHQ has introduced a number of extra health and safety measures to minimize the risks associated with Covid-19. These measures are in addition to our standard safety policies and are strictly enforced across every program to protect volunteers and host communities.

Book your Africa volunteer program with confidence thanks to IVHQ’s flexible booking policy, which allows you to change your start date, volunteer program or destination for free. This means you can easily change your travel plans after registering.

Best Africa Mission Trips For 2021 & 2022

  1. Tanzania
  2. Zambia
  3. Victoria Falls
  4. Madagascar
  5. Ghana
  6. Kenya
  7. South Africa - Cape Town
  8. South Africa - Kruger National Park
  9. Morocco
  10. Zanzibar

Want to go off the beaten track and protect endangered species? Check out our new Africa conservation volunteer opportunities that aim to regenerate wild animal populations: Wildlife Conservation in South Africa, Turtle Conservation in Zanzibar and Rainforest & Coastal Conservation in Zanzibar.

What kind of volunteer work can I do in Africa?

Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, medical volunteer work, environmental conservation or volunteering with wildlife, IVHQ has volunteer work in Africa that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

How much does it cost to volunteer in Africa?

With the best value programs and low fees starting from only $250 for 1 week, IVHQ makes it super affordable to organize volunteer trips to Africa with comprehensive support services that you won’t find elsewhere.

How do I volunteer in Africa?

Applying to volunteer in Africa is simple, once you have decided where to volunteer in Africa and which project you would like to join, you can apply online. Our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists will then guide you through the next steps to secure your spot and start preparing for your trip. You can learn more about how to volunteer in Africa and explore our full range of volunteer opportunities below.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!