A wild leopard rests at the Wild at Tuli reserve in Botswana, spotted by a volunteer in Africa.

Volunteering in Africa

Travel to Africa and become part of ongoing efforts to support local communities and development

Volunteer in Africa with Projects Abroad and take part in projects that focus on long-term, sustainable development in local communities. By doing voluntary work in Africa, you’ll get a deeper insight into people’s daily lives and the challenges they face everyday. You’ll also learn about the cultures and traditions.


We work in several countries across the continent. No matter where you choose to go, you’ll find a project that fits your interests and goals. You can protect endangered species like the Rothschild’s Giraffe in Kenya, or lemurs in Madagascar. Or, you can support the educational development of disadvantaged children by working with local teachers.


On our Africa volunteer projects, we take care of all the details, ensuring that you have a hassle-free experience. Our local staff are available to help you 24/7. This means you can focus all your energy on making a meaningful contribution that will benefit local communities.

Projects available in Africa

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Local woman paddles through the water in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai struck the country in March

From INR119,500

Disaster Relief Volunteer Work in Mozambique
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Volunteer in Mozambique and help rebuild schools and other educational facilities destroyed by Cyclone Idai

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A picture of a volunteer watching a giraffe whilst on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Kenya.

From INR157,000

Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya
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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad male intern waits to examine patients at a medical outreach in Kenya.

From INR129,500

Medical Internship in Kenya
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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of volunteers helps with conservation work in Botswana for teenagers

From INR202,000

Volunteering with Wildlife in Botswana for Teenagers
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Work on a reserve in the heart of Africa and help conserve wildlife and bush ecosystems

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A journalism intern in Ghana with a supervisor

From INR129,500

Journalism Internship in Ghana
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Learn from qualified journalists in print, radio, or television while adding valuable work experience to your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Intern from Projects Abroad enhancing her work experience skills whilst on her public health internship in Ghana.

From INR142,000

Public Health Internship in Ghana
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Conduct health checks and raise awareness about disease in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From INR169,500

Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Teenage volunteers doing construction work in Tanzania carry bricks needed for a wall.

From INR162,000

Building Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Tanzania
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Team up with volunteers your age to build classrooms for disadvantaged children in a Maasai community

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of students built a toilet block as part of their building volunteer work in Ghana

From INR119,500

Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Africa experts on:

011 40079295

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Africa

Africa is an incredibly diverse continent, with awe-inspiring natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage. We do volunteer work in Africa in several countries, so you’re bound to find a project and country that appeals to you.


Conservation is a popular option, from the rainforests of Madagascar to the South African bushveld. We also prioritise the educational development of children. You can support early childhood development in childcare centres in countries like Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Or, teach English or sports in local schools in Senegal. You can also help build important infrastructure in local communities on our Building Projects in West and East Africa. 


In each African country we work in, we have identified the needs of the local communities and the challenges they face. Our programmes all work toward supporting sustainable development and helping people overcome these challenges. Join us as a volunteer in Africa today, and use your time and energy to become part of something bigger.

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SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.