Research and Conservation: Big Cat & Elephant | African Impact

Kenya Big 5 safari

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.

9 Benefits of Volunteering Abroad with African Impact

Volunteers in South Africa photographing the sunset.

The ultimate guide to the benefits of a volunteer abroad experience Development Initiatives estimates that 9% of the world lived in poverty in 2021. Coincidentally, many of the worst-affected countries abound in natural beauty and possess vast natural resources. Tragically, volatile political landscapes, geographical and climate factors, and disease have prevented these nations from flourishing. […]

Top 5 Ideas for an Unforgettable Gap Year in Africa

volunteers in Africa enjoying a boat ride in the turquoise blue waters

See the World, Have Fun, Make a Difference. Why Volunteering is a must for your Gap Year!   If you’ve recently finished school and are contemplating what to do with your life, taking a year out of academia could be the perfect opportunity to discover what you’re really passionate about! Volunteering abroad gives you an […]

5 Reasons Why Volunteering Can Change Your Life

female volunteers in Africa

Joining a responsible volunteer project is an incredible way to create sustainable impacts across our global community. However, volunteering is not just about the projects – it is about the people, the landscapes, the adventures, and the richness of cultural exchange. We believe in the power of volunteering to transform both communities and volunteers, shaping […]

The Volunteer Trip That Opened My Eyes


Thomas, a volunteer in South Africa, shares how his experience in Africa opened his eyes to the world and helped him realize why volunteering is important.

The Alternative to Peace Corps, Volunteer with African Impact


Why choose African Impact instead of Peace Corps? Volunteering in Africa is one of the most rewarding experiences there is. The people, culture and iconic landscapes sets Africa apart from the rest of the world. Many people dream of volunteering in Africa. But when they do, the first thing that comes to mind when they’re […]

Top 10 Volunteer Abroad Projects


Let us inspire you to change gears this year, re-think the way you travel and join the impact travel movement by volunteering in Africa on one of our top 10 volunteer projects for 2018.