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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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 9595 AED

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
In an project volunteering with children in Tanzania a child smiles outside a care centre.

From 6795 AED

Volunteer with Children in Tanzania
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Work on life skills and basic education with children in colourful and vibrant Tanzania

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad interns gain micro-finance work experience in Tanzania advising entrepreneurs

From 7520 AED

Micro-finance Internship in Tanzania
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Support female entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities in Tanzania and help them secure financial independence

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of students built a toilet block as part of their building volunteer work in Ghana

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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
Projects Abroad volunteers assist with childcare volunteering for teenagers in Kenya as they play educational games with the children in the school yard

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Volunteer Work with Children in Kenya for Teenagers
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Take part in community work with other teenagers in Kenya and help local children to learn through play

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A lawyer consults with a client on the Law and Human Rights internship for teenagers in South Africa

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Law and Human Rights Internships in South Africa for Teenagers
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Live in beautiful Cape Town and work alongside professionals to gain practical legal and human rights experience

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

From 9745 AED

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Childcare volunteer blows bubbles with a child in Ghana

From 6795 AED

Volunteer with Children in Ghana
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Gain childcare experience and help children develop their skills in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
During a Childcare Project in South Africa, a young girl hula hoops outside a care centre.

From 8120 AED

Volunteer with Children in South Africa
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Do volunteer work with children in South Africa and focus on supporting early childhood development

  • 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:

+971 (0) 5025 48846

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.