Volunteer in Africa.
Create lasting change.

At African Impact, we create life-changing responsible volunteer travel experiences. 

African Impact are leaders in the volunteer travel industry in Africa and experts in responsible volunteering, gap year programs, study abroad service learning, high school travel and internships in Africa. Come and join our passionate teams and experience projects built, grown and developed hand-in-hand with local African communities since 2004.

Volunteer abroad in Africa, a place that connects cultures, mindsets and ideas. Volunteer in Africa, a continent that leaves us all inspired, able to do more, discover more and most of all to know that we can make a real impact in Africa.

featured volunteer projects in AFRICA

  • 25% OFF* african-big-5-wildlife-conservation-volunteer-south-africa
    AFRICAN BIG 5 AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AFRICA

    From US$2,460US$6,075

    Join African Impact’s most popular volunteer project, the African Big 5 Wildlife Conservation project, in the Greater Kruger Area, and assist our expert field guides and research team in various tasks contributing to wildlife research and conservation.

    Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
    Every second Sunday
    Impact: Wildlife Conservation
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    BIG CAT WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER IN KENYA

    From US$2,695US$7,075

    When you volunteer in Kenya you will join our expert team on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is a rare chance to conduct wildlife research on three of Africa’s big cats– lions, leopards, and cheetahs. This volunteer program gives you a unique opportunity to volunteer in the wilds of Eastern Africa. 

    Maasai Mara, Kenya
    Every second Monday
    Impact: Wildlife Conservation
  • 15% OFF* teaching-community-development-volunteer-zambia
    TEACHING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER IN ZAMBIA

    From US$1,295US$4,415

    One of African Impact’s first ever volunteer projects which we began in 2006 was our teaching and community development volunteer program in Livingstone, Zambia. Directly support a local teacher by providing classroom assistance in a rural primary school in Livingstone.

    Livingstone, Zambia
    Every Monday
    Impact: Teaching

South Africa is African Impact’s home, and is consistently rated one of the top travel destinations in the world. Watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, catch a wave in the ocean and spot an elephant roaming at dusk all in the same day! As an African Impact volunteer in South Africa, you will directly focus on the sustainable development of local communities or conserving the country’s precious wildlife.

Zanzibar is a unique island just off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa that is famous for its rugged island culture, fascinating history, and mesmerizing beaches. It is a place where the air is fragrant with the smell of spices and the tropical beaches will take your breath away.

Livingstone in Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.” Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.

How Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre Became a Reality

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Volunteer in Africa: 5 Unforgettable Gap Year Ideas for 2022

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Q&A with a Wildlife Photography Volunteer in the Greater Kruger Area

We recently checked in with Noelle Hamoen, one of our incredible wildlife photography volunteers who joined us in the Greater […]

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