Why African Impact?
AFRICA'S MOST IMPACTFUL AND TRANSFORMATIVE RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL ORGANIZATION
Here are just a handful of things that a responsible, sustainable volunteer travel organization should do:
- Run and manage their own projects – most websites are simply agencies
- Be able to send you tangible, real achievements on a regular basis
- Have a clear Child Protection Policy and ensure you complete a criminal record check prior to involvement (This is a MUST)
- Have experienced staff on the ground to support you day-in-day-out
- Not use volunteer support in replacement for a local person
HOW DOES AFRICAN IMPACT GO BEYOND VOLUNTEERING?
WHY VOLUNTEER OR INTERN WITH AFRICAN IMPACT?
We live and breathe all things Africa.
Volunteering and interning in Africa is what we do, it’s in our DNA. We’ve built our very own projects – hand-in-hand with local communities – since 2004 and have spent the last 16 years growing, monitoring and improving them. Aside from being the trusted specialist on volunteering and interning in Southern Africa, our staff know the best places to go, as well as the hidden treasures and secret spots that take you beyond a regular tourist trip.
We are about real, measurable change.
Truly understanding the impact of our projects – and your contribution – is what makes African Impact the industry leaders. In fact, we believe this is the only way to justify bringing you here. We set long-term objectives with our local partners, measure everything we do, and undertake valuable monitoring and evaluation of our projects, meaning anyone joining us on a short-term basis can still contribute to a long-term impact.
We are with you ALL the way.
It’s our responsibility to ensure that every aspect of your experience is incredible – we really care about that. Our experienced staff live and work with you, meaning you make the most of your trip. We’re so proud of our staff team and the amazing ‘home away from home’ spaces that we’ve built and grown for our volunteers.
We knock it out of the park.
Named the Top Rated Volunteer Organization 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and winner of multiple other awards each year, we are incredibly proud of our organization and what we are achieving for communities, wildlife and volunteers. Don’t just take it from us; check out the thousands of past volunteer reviews and testimonials, as well as coverage in the press.
We're paving the way.
We are pioneers in the volunteer travel industry and one of the largest volunteer organizations in the world. We are proud of our Foundation, key policies and processes which ensure we are being responsible and acting in the best interests of all stakeholders. We continue to play a key role in shaping how responsible volunteer travel evolves and improves.