Volunteer Abroad in Africa

There are 228 organizations offering a total of 1263 GoNomad Volunteer Abroad programs

Kaya Responsible Travel

Travel across Africa as a volunteer. Kaya Responsible Travel offers volunteer programs that focus on Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, or Child Care. Volunteers may visit countries across the continent, which include Mozambique, Swaziland, and Kenya. Participants fulfill roles at various placement locations, such as wildlife reserves, marine sanctuaries, and childcare facilities. Programs run from five to twelve weeks.

Connect-123 Internship Programs

Volunteer in South Africa through Connect-123. Meaningful, hands-on projects are available in many different areas, including education, environmental sustainability, health care, human rights, microfinance, and more! Start dates and trip durations are flexible. Give back while experiencing all that this fascinating country has to offer!

Conservation Travel Africa

Volunteer in Africa with Conservation Travel Africa. We only support responsible volunteer experiences and work hard to ensure all our projects are meaningful. Work with rhinos and elephants in Zimbabwe, on cheetah release and wildlife rehabilitation projects in Namibia, dive with whale sharks in Mozambique or work in rural communities in Victoria Falls. We have projects for volunteers aged 17+.

African Impact

African Impact is an award winning volunteer travel organisation operating responsible volunteer projects throughout Africa and seeking to maximize the positive impact of voluntourism. To us, volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not just about the help and skills that volunteers bring; it’s also about what we can give those volunteers in return.

World Endeavors

Make a mark on the world with World Endeavors international philanthropic placements in specific African countries. International participants can explore the beauty of this continent through community service placements. The program includes Teaching Children, Orphanage Assistance, and Women's Development in Tanzania and Ghana.

African Artists Community Development Project-AACDP

  • Work for Zambian Women and Disabled Children

    The African Artists Community Development Project focuses on women's income empowerment and educational support programs for children. The Zambezi Doll Project is made up of 12 mothers and grandmothers of children with disabilities from Livingston...


  • South Africa: Apartheid's Footprint & Community Health

    Be a part of a program that helps you gain experience by supporting (and assisting) experienced social workers in a rehabilitative program for people seeking a better life. The focus is on health, finding purpose and building community and social net...


Participants can select from four different program options with Gapforce volunteering in Africa. Placements are available in Sports Coaching, Community Teaching, and Health-Related Projects. Gapforce allows individuals to contribute to local communities through service projects which help them grow both professionally and personally.

Globe Aware

Volunteers from all over the world can make a difference in Africa by joining Globe Aware. Experience the culture and lifestyle in local communities. This two week long program includes Community Health, Childcare, and Youth Development.

Love Volunteers

Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures, whilst providing help where it is really needed. Join us on an affordable, safe and responsible voluntary service project in Africa for a truly memorable experience! Check out our exciting program options!

Pod Volunteer

Volunteer for 1 week or 6 months with Personal Overseas Development in the rural areas of Africa. Volunteers can work with the conservation of animals in South Africa, teach children English in Ghana, coach football in west Africa, or help document the educational efforts of Africa through photography and film.

All Out Africa

All Out Africa offers volunteer programs that are based in various locations such as Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa, among others. Participants may choose to work in orphanages, business communities, and wildlife reserves for up to 8 weeks depending on the program duration. Programs include housing, travel opportunities, and meals and is open to worldwide participants aged 18 and up.

Pangea Educational Development

  • Teachers for Teachers

    Calling all teachers! Join PANGEA’s Teachers for Teachers Volunteer Program for a teaching AND learning experience of a lifetime. Teachers for Teachers is an immersive co-teaching program in Uganda. Volunteers will have the chance to work directly ...

GoBeyond Student Travel

  • GoBeyond - Global Community Service Adventures for Teens

    This program goes beyond ordinary high school travel programs and build cross-cultural community service summer trips perfectly geared to your interests and curiosities. Whether you’re looking to contribute to authentic service projects, experience...

Pacific Discovery - Gap Year, Summer & Semester Programs Abroad

Pacific Discovery offers inspiring educational travel programs to the most amazing places on earth. Our summer, semester and gap year programs combine cultural immersion, volunteer projects in conservation and community development, sustainable adventure travel, personal and leadership development, and tons of fun. Join us on a life-changing adventure!


  • Nine-Day Service Trip to Uganda

    Spend 9 days living, working, and facilitating discussions in rural Uganda! On this volunteer program abroad, Followings Foundation will pay for your flights, in-country transport, and room and board in the village. Volunteers fundraise AUD$6500 (...

Bright Light Volunteers

  • "Into the Volta" Ghanaian Adventure

    This program gives students the chance to participate in different service initiatives, including teaching and helping with book distribution in rural communities. Help in the construction of vital community infrastructure as well - such as latrines,...

Worldwide Experience

  • Conserving Biodiversity in Mauritius

    If you have a special interest in the conservation of rare species and are interested in doing conservation work on the island of Mauritius, you can join us in Conserving Biodiversity in Mauritius! Join us at Kestrel Valley, a private nature reserve ...

Shark & Marine Research Institute

  • Contribute Towards Meaningful Shark Research in S.A!

    Shark & Marine Research Institute (SMRI) is calling all early career scientists and budding Marine Biologists to join our Ranks and help protect our endangered and vulnerable shark species. SMRI was founded with the aim of obtaining critically requi...

Putney Student Travel

For 62 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, pre-college enrichment, and global awareness. We believe that an essential component of every young person’s education is passionate engagement with the world in the company of carefully selected peers–an experience that goes far beyond looking out the window of a tour bus. We offer summer programs in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Project Everest Ventures

  • Social Impact Program | Global Development | Malawi

    Do you believe in sustainable and scalable social impact, enabling real people through business, and applying and developing your skills to something that actually makes a difference in the world? If so, this is the experience for you. Project Eve...

Global Dental Relief

  • Volunteer with Kids in Kenya- Dental Project-No exp. necess.

    Global Dental is excited by its partnership with the Kikuyu Hospital Dental Clinic, located in the hills outside of Nairobi, Kenya. We will be working in a fully equipped clinic built in 2006. Following each clinic, volunteers may choose to participa...

Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary

  • Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary

    Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary was established as a safe haven for animals who cannot be released back into the wild and now have a place to call home and live out the rest of their lives in a peaceful and happy environment. Our Sanctuary is currently ho...

i-to-i TEFL

  • Volunteer Abroad with an i-to-i TEFL/TESOL Course

    If you're looking for the perfect volunteer abroad opportunity, then take an i-to-i TEFL qualification. With our range of classroom & online TEFL courses, you'll be able to start teaching and traveling quicker than you thought possible! The cours...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Venture Morocco and have a meaningful travel experience with ISA Africa. Participants from all over the world will enjoy various volunteer types and reside in apartments, dormitories, or stay with a host family, in order to experience living like a local while doing community service projects.

Travel For Teens

Travel For Teens has 67 programs in 24 different locations. Programs are offered in Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark and 19 other countries.

Rustic Pathways

Live with a local family while experiencing the colors and sounds of Africa with Rustic Pathways. The two to four week volunteering program includes volunteer projects in the field of Youth Development, Building Maintenance, and Teaching English. Programs are based in the countries of Ghana, Tanzania, and Morocco.

Cultural Homestay International

Cultural Homestay International has 3 programs in 3 different locations. Programs are offered in Dominican Republic, France and Spain


  • Volunteer and Teach in Africa

    myTEFL's four-week Teach in Africa program is an amazing opportunity to get TEFL certified, and to put it to good use. Good in all senses of the word! It starts off with our top rated 120 Hour online TEFL. You complete this from the comfort of you...


  • CIEE High School Summer: Morocco / Mentoring Youth

    This program is based out of the American Language Center (ALC), a non-profit with over 30 years of experience working with local NGOs on cross-cultural exchange. Through the ALC’s myriad outreach programs, you’ll work with local youth, collabora...

ARCC Programs

  • Kenya & Tanzania: Lighting Lives

    Journey to the captivating, peaceful land of East Africa as you explore the beautiful countries of Kenya and Tanzania. Work hand in hand with a local community to build and install solar power panels. Encounter an extraordinary array of wildlife on s...


  • BUNAC - Sports Coaching South Africa

    Sports Coaching South Africa program gives you the opportunity to use the power of sport to raise awareness of health and social issues among underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth. You will be living with fellow volunteers and working alongside ...

Hostel Hoff

  • Volunteer Depending on Your Skills, Interests and Time

    Hostel Hoff works with over 15 local community based projects. Upon application they provide a full list of these projects and volunteers can decide what appeals to them. There are opportunities in construction, office work, fundraising, grant writi...

Culsans Gap Travel

  • 8 weeks Bush & Beach conservation in Kenya

    Make a real difference with this four-week gap year in a remote area in Kenya. This program is a mix of conservation education and volunteering designed to immerse you in the local community. There are many ingredients to a successful and fulfilli...

American Institute For Foreign Study

  • AIFS Study Abroad in South Africa: Service Learning

    Spend a semester or academic year in captivating Stellenbosch with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the University of Stellenbosch. Courses are taught in English. Choose your course on the Full Curriculum Program. Focus on South African his...

CIS Abroad

  • Service Learning in South Africa

    Head to Cape Town, South Africa for an enriching and eye-opening service learning program! This program places you in a community-based service project addressing an issue or question raised by the local community. Your service work is complemented b...

Blue Ventures

  • Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

    Madagascar is without a doubt one of the most unique and interesting countries in the world. Volunteer with Blue Ventures in our remote research and expedition base in Andavadoaka and you'll assist our international team of marine biologists, field s...


  • Volunteer in Morocco and Save Girls from Child Marriage

    Travel to Morocco and join our team of volunteers, as well as the local community, in bringing back children to school. Contribute to our efforts in ending child marriage and exploitation present in rural areas, especially in the Moroccan Atlas mount...

ESL - Language studies abroad

  • ESL - Volunteering Programmes Abroad

    ESL - Language studies abroad offers a programme that combines language study and volunteering. There are two stages: first is attending an intensive language course and second is participating in a rewarding experience through volunteerism. ESL - La...

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