We believe in the spirit of Africa and that your experience is just as important as your impact. Volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not just about the help and skills that you can bring; it’s also about what this amazing continent, its people, and its wildlife can give you in return. An experience filled with adventure, learning and breathtaking moments will make sure you go home, share the magic of Africa, and come back.
Ultimately, we combine extraordinary experiences with genuine impacts!
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! Aside from being the trusted specialists on volunteering 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.
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.
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 can 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.
Our mission is to deliver the best international volunteer experiences in Africa with long-lasting impact for both the communities we work in, as well as the volunteers travelling with us. The values that guide the way we operate as a company and interact with each other and our guests are explained as follows:
We challenge ourselves to never stop learning and commit to stretching ourselves beyond the familiar to gain new insights. We consistently look at ways to improve and welcome change.
We approach our mission positively, with resilience and make achieving our vision a fun experience.
We are passionate about shaping peoples’ lives for the better. It is the essence of our culture and the driving force behind everything we do.
We invest in creating honest and fruitful connections and relationships with our volunteers, our employees, and with the communities we serve.
Translated simply, this means that “a person is a person because of other people”. I am because you are, and you are because we are. This is the essence of Ubuntu. This is the philosophy that drives us, as it creates values such as compassion, kindness, and fairness.