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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 organisation for volunteering in Africa. IVHQ has over 10 years experience in placing international volunteers on Africa volunteer programs in South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, Victoria Falls and Morocco.

As a volunteer in Africa with IVHQ, you will be making an important contribution to a local community while learning from a diverse range of inspiring landscapes, people and cultures. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organise volunteer trips to Africa and specialises in providing safe, affordable and responsible volunteer opportunities in Africa.

Best Africa Volunteer Programs

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to Africa with IVHQ and we offer the largest range of volunteer opportunities in Africa. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, wildlife volunteer projects, healthcare or medical volunteering abroad, IVHQ has volunteer work in Africa that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

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.

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.

Learn more about how to volunteer in Africa and explore our volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.

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 Agriculture Construction and Renovation Sports Teaching
Program fees
From US$270 (1 week) to US$3170 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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
Program fees
From US$270 (1 week) to US$1370 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Madagascar with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
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 US$550 (2 weeks) to US$2300 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 US$245 (1 week) to US$3610 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 US$310 (1 week) to US$3500 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 US$250 (1 week) to US$3175 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 US$265 (1 week) to US$5520 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania 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 60 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Teaching Medical Animal Welfare HIV/AIDS Support
Program fees
From US$270 (1 week) to US$1705 (16 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 US$270 (1 week) to US$2315 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 US$880 (2 weeks) to US$4080 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
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 Medical Construction and Renovation Elderly Care
Program fees
From US$270 (1 week) to US$1920 (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!