Volunteer in Africa

Experience extraordinary diversity and community.

From the dramatic clash of oceans in Cape Town to the singular jungles of Madagascar, the lush landscapes of Ghana, and the vibrant culture of Arusha, Africa offers some of the world’s best adventures, as well as significant opportunities to contribute to the global fight against inequality.

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Participate in sustainable initiatives while volunteering in Africa

From the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa and Tanzania, to the vibrant shores of Ghana and the beautiful beaches of Madagascar, GVI offers a range of transformative opportunities for volunteering in Africa. Throughout your volunteer journey, you’ll also have the chance to experience the rich languages, traditions, architecture and history of the countries we work in.

When you choose to volunteer in Africa with GVI, you’ll contribute to ethical hands-on work that makes a tangible difference in the communities we work with. By partnering with local organisations and gaining deep insight into the pressing needs on the ground, you can rest assured knowing your contribution will have a lasting impact even after your volunteering period ends.

Types of volunteer work offered by GVI in Africa

Whether you’re passionate about supporting local women’s empowerment initiatives, teaching English in schools, promoting global health practices, fostering skills development through sports, or exploring other community-focused initiatives, we offer a range of diverse programs tailored to your interests.

 

  • Early childhood education – Use storytelling and structured play to aid in the development of numeracy and literacy skills in young children.
  • Women’s empowerment – Collaborate to empower communities with sustainable skills and eco-conscious fashion practices.
  • Gender equality – Contribute to initiatives such as skills training, enabling women to start their own businesses and gain financial independence.
  • Public health – Promote health awareness and well-being through interactive workshops and engaging events.
  • Teaching – Assist local teachers with lesson planning, classroom management, tutoring, and designing extra-curricular activities for students.
  • Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion – Play a part in promoting equity and inclusion through progressive teaching methods, raising awareness about existing inequities, and assisting with effective solutions.
  • Sports – Make a positive impact by using the power of sports to encourage teamwork, personal growth, and create positive social change.

 

Many of these programs are available in multiple locations. Visit our locations tab to discover activities in a specific hub.

Our programs

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Education and Childhood Development in Ghana
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Gender Equality for Girls in Ghana
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Teaching English Volunteering in Madagascar
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Public Health Education in Ghana
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Community Development Internship in Ghana
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Women’s Empowerment Volunteering in Tanzania
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Gender Equality Volunteering in Madagascar
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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Volunteering in Ghana
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Gender Equality and Health Education in Ghana
Research Fellowship
Teaching Research Fellowship in Madagascar
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Gender Equality Internship in Madagascar
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Teaching and Education Development Internship in Ghana
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Global Health Internship in South Africa
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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Internship in Ghana
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Sports in South Africa
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Gender Equality and Health Education Internship in Ghana
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English Teaching Internship in Madagascar
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Gender Equality for Girls Internship in Ghana
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Climate and Environmental Education in Ghana
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Women’s Empowerment Internship in South Africa
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Volunteer Public Health Project in South Africa