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LAUNCHING IN 2023

Big Cat & Elephant Research and Conservation in Kenya

$3295 – $8795
Join the African Impact team on our newest volunteer program with big cat monitoring and elephant research and conservation in the heart of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Monitor the big cats, elephants and gather crucial data to help with conservation efforts.

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Every second Monday

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

NON PROFIT PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

$1995 – $3155
If you’re a keen photographer with a passion for making an impact, we’d love to have you join this photography volunteer program in Africa! It’s a great opportunity to sharpen your skills, learn about the role photography can play to nonprofits, and document the work by inspiring social and environmental impact work.

Livingstone, Zambia

7th August 2022

Impact: NGO & Charity

NEW

Conservation and Community Gap Year Program

$9000
Our Conservation and Community Gap Year program in South Africa is an experience like no other. The perfect environment for you to learn new skills, go on an adventure and explore your purpose in life whilst broadening your horizons through cultural and impactful experiences.

South Africa

5 February 2023

Impact: Combination Project

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION: RESCUE AND RELEASE

$2195 – $6195
Join our passionate team at a wildlife rehabilitation, rescue and release centre in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa. Here you will help care for rescued, injured, and lost wildlife and rehabilitate these animals, with the goal of releasing them back where they belong.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Every Second Sunday

Impact: Animal Care

REFORESTATION & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

$1695 – $4695
Volunteer in Kenya and share your passion for reforestation and environmental sustainability with the people of Limuru, a rural town in Kenya’s highlands. Visit primary and secondary schools to encourage environmental awareness among local youths and help conserve the community’s indigenous forests.

Limuru, Kenya

Every Monday

Impact: Environmental Sustainability

MAX 18 PLACES

INTO THE WILD GAP YEAR PROGRAM

$9000
Our Into the Wild Gap Year program in the Greater Kruger Area in Africa is an experience like no other. The Greater Kruger Area provides the perfect environment for you to explore your purpose in life whilst broadening your horizons through cultural and impactful experiences.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

3 September 2022

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

NOW OPEN

MARINE SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

$1650 – $5400
Are you a marine science graduate? Why not join our Marine Science and Environmental Conservation volunteer programme in Africa. The Bazaruto Centre for Scientific Studies offers volunteers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore and observe this incredible setting with world-leading scientists and environmentalists.

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Any date

Impact: Marine Conservation

OPENING TBC

RURAL HEALTHCARE AND HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

$1445 – $4415
Join our volunteer project in South Africa and provide rural healthcare and HIV/AIDS awareness to local communities in South Africa. Contribute to a better quality of life with healthcare assistance to those who do not have the means or medical resources.

St Lucia, South Africa

Every Second Monday

Impact: Healthcare

OPENING TBC

CHILDCARE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

$1445 – $4415
A life-changing volunteer experience in St Lucia, South Africa awaits you, as you help educate children in underprivileged rural villagesYou will play a vital role in making a difference in the community while experiencing the rich culture of the friendly Zulu people.

St Lucia, South Africa

Every Second Monday

Impact: Childcare

NGO VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP – THE AFRICAN IMPACT FOUNDATION

$865 – $1660
Join our social impact NGO virtual internship program for 1 to 6 months, and discover Africa from anywhere in the world, as you bolster your resume and make a tangible impact on a grassroots NGO, in this life-changing remote internship with the African Impact Foundation.

Online

Various

Impact: NGO & Charity

TEFL PRACTICAL TEACHING INTERNSHIP

$2690 – $5690
Complete your TEFL qualification by doing your 20 hours practicum in Zambia. As a student in Livingstone, you will contribute towards community development initiatives by providing opportunities, support, and one-on-one attention that otherwise wouldn’t exist for the communities we work with.

Livingstone, Zambia 

Every Monday

Impact: Teaching

TEFL PRACTICAL TEACHING INTERNSHIP

$3390 – $6390
Join us in Zanzibar to do your TEFL practicum and complete your qualification. As a TEFL student in Zanzibar, you will contribute towards community development by providing opportunities, support, and one-on-one attention that otherwise wouldn’t exist for the communities we work with.

Zanzibar

Every second Monday

Impact: Teaching

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP

$5995 – $7995
Join us in the Greater Kruger Area in South Africa, and be guided by a professional wildlife photographer and other budding photographers on this internship to gain practical experience in wildlife and other genre-specific photography.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Wildlife Photography

PUBLIC HEALTH INTERNSHIP

$2395
Our Public Health internship program in Zambia is a 4-week global health program that takes place in the town of Livingstone, Zambia. The internship is designed to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare available to local communities.

Livingstone, Zambia

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Healthcare

NOW OPEN

NGO INTERNSHIP – THE AFRICAN IMPACT FOUNDATION

$1729 – $3645
Discover beautiful Africa as you gain practical experience in NGO and Charity operations and community development on this exciting internship with our charity, The African Impact Foundation. An internship with us is an opportunity to stretch your skills in a safe, supported environment.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: NGO & Charity

HOSPITAL-BASED MEDICAL INTERNSHIP

$2395 – $4795
Hospital-based Medical Internship in Kenya. For those who are studying or qualified in a medical or healthcare field, this customized internship will provide you with unparalleled access to a range of hospitals or clinics in the rural region of Limuru, Kenya.

Limuru, Kenya

Every Monday

Impact: Healthcare

GENDER EQUALITY INTERNSHIP

$2395 – $4795
Join our experienced and hardworking team in Zambia who are dedicated to improving gender equality and promoting female empowerment, while gaining professional experience within the framework of international development and specialising in gender empowerment programs.

Livingstone, Zambia

Once a month

Impact: Gender Equality

FACILITATED WILDLIFE RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

$5795 – $7795
Join our research team in the Greater Kruger Area, in South Africa, and gain professional experience in a conservation-driven research initiative and wildlife internship. This unique personal development opportunity will allow you to design-your-own field research placement around an African species of your choosing. 

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Every second Sunday

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

NOW OPEN

HUMPBACK WHALE RESEARCH & MARINE PROTECTION

£2199 – £2999
Volunteer in one of the most beautiful coastal locations in Africa, getting involved in industry-leading, globally-recognised whale research. As a volunteer, you’ll explore this underwater paradise, learn about marine conservation, and work on real solutions. 

Tofo, Mozambique

June - September

Impact: Marine Conservation

NOW OPEN

MARINE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION

£2199 – £5999
Scuba dive in Mozambique and get hands-on experience in world-class field research on a marine volunteer project designed and created by leading whale shark and manta ray scientists. With one of the highest populations of whale sharks in the world, year-round sightings of manta rays and home to other species such as whales, sharks and turtles, this project aims to conduct research to find out vital information about these threatened species and directly contribute towards the conservation efforts taking place in the area.

Tofo, Mozambique

Any date

Impact: Marine Conservation

SPORTS & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
Put your passion for sports, fitness, wellness, and nutrition to great use as you educate and train school students in the villages of Livingstone, Zambia. With physical education not in the curriculum, limited resources, and a lack of skilled coaches, your input is vital to improving self-confidence, health, and life skills.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Sports Development

CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEERING IN LIVINGSTONE

$1495 – $4695
Although Christmas should be a time of family and joy, for many people it is a time of sorrow and despair as they yearn for lost loved ones or struggle with financial burdens. Volunteer over the festive season at our project in Livingstone, Zambia, and get into the spirit of the holiday, spread festive cheer and kindness, and uplift communities. 

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Combination Project

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & ECOBRICKING

$1495 – $4695
This environmental conservation volunteer program is a world-first and has won awards for innovation and excellence. Volunteers assist with sustainable building using EcoBricks, upcycling initiatives, direct clean-up action, and awareness workshops in the Livingstone community.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Environmental Sustainability

HOSPITAL AND CLINIC SUPPORT

$1695 – $4695
This medical volunteer program supports the healthcare system in Limuru, a tea town in Kenya where the community struggles with inadequate infrastructure, overcrowding, and limited resources. Volunteers help staff at local facilities by offering medical support and assistance.

Limuru, Kenya

Every Monday

Impact: Healthcare

NOW OPEN

TEACHING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

$2195 – $5395
Live the tropical island dream while teaching children at local schools, teaching adult English classes, promoting gender equality, assisting with local conservation initiatives, and using your skills to contribute to community development on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.

Zanzibar

Every Second Monday

Impact: Teaching

GIRL EMPOWERMENT

$1495 – $4695
Work towards the UN’s Global Goal of Gender Equality. Through our initiative in Livingstone, Zambia, The Girl Impact, you’ll support, educate, and encourage adolescent girls as they become empowered young women in their community.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Gender Equality

TEACHING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
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

MEDICAL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
Whether you’re a pre-med student, qualified professional or someone interested in healthcare, join the African Impact team on this meaningful volunteer program in the heart of Zambia, a community where medical resources are scarce and access to healthcare is limited.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Healthcare

OPENING JAN 2023

SPORTS COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
Provide much-needed sports coaching to children in Cape Town’s townships. Physical education brings many health benefits and helps kids develop important teamwork and communication skills, but sports opportunities are limited so requires a lot of creativity and enthusiasm. As a volunteer, you’ll help teach physical education sessions and coach children in various sports. 

Cape Town, South Africa

Every Second Monday

Impact: Sports Development

OPENING JAN 2023

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
As a volunteer on our Early Childhood Development project, you will work in Cape Town’s underprivileged townships, educating and caring for vulnerable children in foster care homes and pre-schools.

Cape Town, South Africa

Every Second Monday

Impact: Childcare

NOW OPEN

WILDLIFE VETERINARY ASSISTANCE

R55350
Join our Wildlife Veterinary Assistance volunteer project in South Africa, and get hands-on, incomparable experience in all facets of wildlife capture and wildlife veterinary procedures, situated on the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa.

Garden Route, South Africa

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Animal Care

NOW OPEN

SHARK CONSERVATION

R12225 – R92610
Assist with Shark Conservation in Gansbaai, South Africa, and meet one of the ocean’s greatest predators up close. Play your part in stopping the needless slaughter of over 100 million sharks annually, by conducting research and collecting data that contributes to decisions around shark conservation methods.

Cape Town, South Africa

Every Monday

Impact: Marine Conservation

HORSE RIDING AND HANDS-ON RHINO AND ELEPHANT CONSERVATION

$2610
Passionate about horses and the conservation of Africa’s most iconic endangered species? This is the project for you! Imire is a family-run conservancy, offering a unique way for volunteers to partake in the conservation of endangered rhinos and elephant in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

ENDANGERED BLACK RHINO & ELEPHANT CONSERVATION

$1800 – $10800
As a volunteer at the Endangered Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation Volunteer Project, in Zimbabwe, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work hands-on with Africa's incredible wildlife, side-by-side with conservation experts, and within the local community. 

Zimbabwe

Every Monday

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

ONLY FOR 2022

BIG CAT WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION

$2895 – $7895
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

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DOLPHIN RESEARCH & MARINE CONSERVATION

$2495 – $6795
Participate in our dolphin and marine conservation initiatives while you discover the tropical paradise of Zanzibar! As a volunteer, you will contribute to the sustainability of dolphin tourism by monitoring human-dolphin interactions and promoting ethical dolphin tours to ensure these intelligent creatures are not stressed or harmed during encounters with people and boats.

Zanzibar

Every second Monday

Impact: Marine Conservation

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY & CONSERVATION

$3895 – $7895
Guided and tutored by a professional photographer, gain practical experience in wildlife photography while contributing to the conservation of South Africa’s wildlife. Using your new skills, you will support NGO’s and help raise awareness of environmental and conservation issues in the Greater Kruger Area.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

Monitor the Big 5

AFRICAN BIG 5 AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

$2695 – $7695
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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Monitor the Big 5

AFRICAN BIG 5 AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

$2695 – $7695
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

BOOK TODAY

DOLPHIN RESEARCH & MARINE CONSERVATION

$2495 – $6795
Participate in our dolphin and marine conservation initiatives while you discover the tropical paradise of Zanzibar! As a volunteer, you will contribute to the sustainability of dolphin tourism by monitoring human-dolphin interactions and promoting ethical dolphin tours to ensure these intelligent creatures are not stressed or harmed during encounters with people and boats.

Zanzibar

Every second Monday

Impact: Marine Conservation

MAX 18 PLACES

INTO THE WILD GAP YEAR PROGRAM

$9000
Our Into the Wild Gap Year program in the Greater Kruger Area in Africa is an experience like no other. The Greater Kruger Area provides the perfect environment for you to explore your purpose in life whilst broadening your horizons through cultural and impactful experiences.

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

3 September 2022

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

NOW OPEN

TEACHING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

$2195 – $5395
Live the tropical island dream while teaching children at local schools, teaching adult English classes, promoting gender equality, assisting with local conservation initiatives, and using your skills to contribute to community development on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.

Zanzibar

Every Second Monday

Impact: Teaching

PUBLIC HEALTH INTERNSHIP

$2395
Our Public Health internship program in Zambia is a 4-week global health program that takes place in the town of Livingstone, Zambia. The internship is designed to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare available to local communities.

Livingstone, Zambia

Specific Start Dates

Impact: Healthcare

LAUNCHING IN 2023

Big Cat & Elephant Research and Conservation in Kenya

$3295 – $8795
Join the African Impact team on our newest volunteer program with big cat monitoring and elephant research and conservation in the heart of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Monitor the big cats, elephants and gather crucial data to help with conservation efforts.

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Every second Monday

Impact: Wildlife Conservation

MEDICAL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
Whether you’re a pre-med student, qualified professional or someone interested in healthcare, join the African Impact team on this meaningful volunteer program in the heart of Zambia, a community where medical resources are scarce and access to healthcare is limited.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Healthcare

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & ECOBRICKING

$1495 – $4695
This environmental conservation volunteer program is a world-first and has won awards for innovation and excellence. Volunteers assist with sustainable building using EcoBricks, upcycling initiatives, direct clean-up action, and awareness workshops in the Livingstone community.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Environmental Sustainability

SPORTS & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

$1495 – $4695
Put your passion for sports, fitness, wellness, and nutrition to great use as you educate and train school students in the villages of Livingstone, Zambia. With physical education not in the curriculum, limited resources, and a lack of skilled coaches, your input is vital to improving self-confidence, health, and life skills.

Livingstone, Zambia

Every Monday

Impact: Sports Development