Volunteer Projects based in Africa

Volunteering in Africa takes you one step further into the true character of this intriguing continent than the average visitor. With over 5 years experience in facilitating responsible volunteering in Southern and East Africa, at African Impact we believe we are the on-the-ground African specialists in volunteer project management. We pride ourselves on being ambassadors of responsible and meaningful travel in partnership with our charity The Happy Africa Foundation. Volunteering with us in Africa could mean anything from working with lions at our African Lion Rehabilitation project in Zimbabwe, to teaching children in Cape Town or AIDS work in Mozambique...

Popular Volunteer Projects in Africa
HIV/AIDS Orphans Work In Hospitals & Slums
Kenya's population is hugely affected by the struggles of HIV/AIDS, poverty and unemployment. It is known to be one of the poorest countries in Africa. There are countless possibilities to impact the lives of those that are affected by...

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 8 weeks.
Where: Limuru, in the lush hilly outskirts of Nairobi

 

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Chimpanzee & Wildlife Orphan Care Project
 

Join us on this unique project in northern Zambia, and get the chance to help take care of over a hundred chimpanzees in the biggest chimp sanctuary in the world! Interact with young orphaned chimps, record and learn about the animals'...

How Long: From 2 weeks to 8 weeks, longer placements may be available
Where: Wildlife Orphanage, situated on the banks of the Kafue River Zambia (Northern Zambia)
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Masai Mara Big Cat, Wildlife Research & Conservation Project
 

As a volunteer on this project, which borders the famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, you will have the unique opportunity to get involved in vital conservation and wildlife research. Assist with exciting lion research, the...

How Long: 2 weeks - 6 weeks
Where: Masai Mara, Kenya

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African Lion Rehabilitation And Conservation - Victoria Falls
 

Against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Falls, this project is a combination of work on our lion breeding and rehabilitation programme that is an extension of our Antelope Park programme, along with National Parks conservation work...

How Long: 2 weeks 4 weeks
Where: Victoria Falls
 

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African Wildlife Photography And Conservation 2011
Our Big 5 Wildlife Photography and Conservation Education project offers exciting exposure to the African bush with both photography and conservation components. Volunteers will start with an in-depth orientation, followed by an intensive 3...

How Long: 4 weeks
Where: Thanda Private Game Reserve, North East corner of South Africa

 

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Orphan Day Care & HIV/AIDS Education Project
In the impressive setting of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, which has recently been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we offer you the opportunity to interact with and educate AIDS orphans in an Orphan Day Care Centre, alongside...

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 8 weeks.
Where: St. Lucia, East Coast of South Africa
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Victoria Falls Medical Home Based Care And Community Outreach Project, Zambia
Against the stunning backdrop of the world famous Victoria Falls, in the nearby town of Livingstone, we invite you to volunteer in our amazing medical, home based care andcommunity assistance project.

 

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 8 weeks.
Where: Livingstone, Zambia
 

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Teaching And Orphan Care Project, Ghana
Join us on this project and help teach and take care of orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana! The project is a great opportunity to assist at under-staffed and under-resourced orphanages and rural schools, and to give love and support to...

How Long: 4 -12 weeks
Where: Berekum, Ghana

 

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Volunteer Teaching & Community Project In Zanzibar
With easy access to Tanzania's mainland and safari opportunities, our project base is on the east coast of the island in a long village set on a pristine stretch of coastline. In these spectacular surroundings we invite you to join our work...

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 8 weeks.
Where: Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

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Cape Town Teaching And Community Development
Township schools on the outskirts of Cape Town have meager and ill-equipped classrooms and facilities. Your mission on this project is to educate and support disadvantaged and vulnerable children, while helping to uplift the community not only...

How Long: Prices shown are for a 2 week duration with this project offering placements of up to 8 weeks.
Where: Cape Town Southern Peninsula

 

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Teaching Assistance And Community Upliftment Project - Victoria Falls
The majestic Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world, and sets the scene for this very special teaching and orphanage volunteer project. We offer you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the local community through our...

How Long: From 2 weeks to 8 weeks, longer placements may be available.
Where: Zimbabwe
 

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Antelope Park Medical And Community Program
Spend your days making a difference in hugely under-resourced rural clinics, and your free time at our lion project in the breathtaking African bush! Volunteers on this project base at our world famous Lion Release and Conservation project at...

How Long: 2 weeks - 8 weeks
Where: Antelope Park in the Zimbabwe Midlands

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