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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 now open in accordance with local laws and public health guidelines. This includes 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 should you need to - or if you simply change your mind.

Best Africa Volunteer Programs For 2020 & 2021

  1. Tanzania
  2. Zambia
  3. Victoria Falls
  4. Madagascar
  5. Ghana
  6. Kenya
  7. South Africa - Cape Town
  8. South Africa - Table View
  9. Morocco

Explore the full range of Africa volunteer work opportunities available in these destinations below.

What kind of volunteer work can I do in Africa?

Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, medical volunteer work 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 $270 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.

Volunteer in Ghana
Greater Accra Region
Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Agriculture Childcare Construction and Renovation Healthcare Outreach and Education Medical Sports Teaching Teaching English
Program fees
From CA$373 (1 week) to CA$5,064 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Kenya
Nairobi, Nakuru, Maasai, and surrounding rural villages
Volunteer Abroad in Kenya with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 30 and 80 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Special Needs Care Sports Education Teaching Women's Education
Program fees
From CA$387 (1 week) to CA$2,213 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Madagascar
Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
Volunteer Abroad in Madagascar with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Community Development Forest Conservation Island Outreach Marine Conservation Teaching Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From CA$830 (2 weeks) to CA$3,597 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Morocco
Rabat, Casablanca and Sale
Volunteer Abroad in Morocco with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 10 and 30 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Ramadan Sports Education Teaching English Teaching French Women's Education
Program fees
From CA$428 (1 week) to CA$5,479 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in South Africa
Cape Town and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in South Africa with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Computer Training Holiday Club Kindergarten Sports Development Surf Outreach Surf, Skate and Swim Teaching
Program fees
South Africa from CA$345 (1 week) to CA$5,756 (24 weeks)
Table View from CA$449 (1 week) to CA$9,623 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Tanzania
Arusha and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 30 and 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Welfare Childcare Medical Teaching Women's Education
Program fees
From CA$373 (1 week) to CA$2,815 (16 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Victoria Falls
Private game reserve in Victoria Falls
Volunteer in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or 16 and 17 year-olds with guardian or parent
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 15 volunteers start each month
Projects
Wildlife Conservation
Program fees
From CA$1,411 (2 weeks) to CA$6,337 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Zambia
Livingstone and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer in Zambia with International Volunteer HQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Construction and Renovation Elderly Care Kindergarten Medical Rural Teaching Teaching
Program fees
From CA$373 (1 week) to CA$3,113 (16 weeks)
Language requirements
English

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!