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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteering in Africa with IVHQ

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

IVHQ has over 12 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, safe accommodations and meaningful volunteer work, IVHQ offers the best Africa volunteer programs.

Best Africa Volunteer Programs For 2020

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

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

What kind of volunteer work can I do?

Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, healthcare 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 program fees starting from just $245 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
Childcare Teaching Medical Medical Outreach Agriculture Construction and Renovation Sports Teaching
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $3,200 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Kenya
Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, 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
Childcare Childcare - Mombasa Teaching Teaching - Maasai Teaching - Mombasa Music Sports Education Special Needs Care Women's Education Women's Education Mombasa
Program fees
From $280 (1 week) to $1,380 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Madagascar
Islands of Nosy Komba and Nosy Be
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
Teaching Forest Conservation Island Outreach Community Development​​ Marine Conservation Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From $580 (2 weeks) to $2,380 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Morocco
Rabat and surrounding towns and rural villages
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 Teaching English Teaching French Sports Development Ramadan Program Women's Education
Program fees
From $245 (1 week) to $3,610 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Morocco - Marrakech
Marrakech and the nearby Atlas Mountains
Volunteer Abroad in Marrakech with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
Between 5 and 10 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching English Teaching French Amazigh Immersion Special Needs Care Women's Education
Program fees
From $330 (1 week) to $4,275 (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 Teaching Sport Development Surf Outreach
Program fees
From $250 (1 week) to $3,700 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in South Africa - Table View
Table View and surrounding areas
Volunteer Abroad in South Africa - Table View with IVHQ
18 years and over, or with a parent or guardian
Programs start every Monday
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Kindergarten Surf, Skate & Swim Sport Development Special Needs Care
Program fees
From $285 (1 week) to $5,540 (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
Childcare Teaching Medical Animal Welfare HIV/AIDS Support
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $1,735 (16 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Uganda
Kampala, the capital city of Uganda
Volunteer abroad in Uganda 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 Teaching Medical HIV/AIDS Support Sports Education Special Needs Care Women's Education
Program fees
From $280 (1 week) to $2,325 (24 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 $1,000 (2 weeks) to $4,360 (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
Kindergarten Teaching Rural Teaching Medical Construction and Renovation Elderly Care
Program fees
From $270 (1 week) to $1,950 (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!