Community Volunteer Programs in Africa

Africa is full of diverse and beautiful people. Unfortunately, as a result of poverty, many of these people live in appalling conditions and face daily challenges.

African Impact seeks to alleviate some of these challenges by implementing and supporting volunteer projects throughout Africa. These projects are run with the help of committed volunteers and are ideal for those wishing to spend some time travelling abroad. Volunteers will be placed in local communities and spend time working directly with the people and immerse themselves in the culture of the area.

Whether you’d prefer to teach Englishcoach a sports team or work alongside healthcare professionals, as a community volunteer in Africa, the opportunities to change lives are endless.

Ready to take the next step and find your volunteer program in Africa that is right for you? Below we answer some of the most commonly asked questions that we receive about our volunteering programs in Africa.

African Impact's Top Rated Community Projects in Africa

Medical & Community Development in Livingstone, Zambia

$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

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

Sports & Community Development in Zambia

$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

Frequently asked questions about our community volunteering programs in Africa

Africa is the second largest continent covering almost one fifth of the total land surface of the world which means it has numerous volunteer destinations where volunteering can occur. At African Impact we carefully select and negotiate with local communities in areas where we believe we can make a sustainable impact to the community as a whole including but not limited to the people, infrastructure and conservation.

Our community projects in Africa can be found in the following destinations :

  1. South Africa volunteer projects
  2. Zambia volunteer projects
  3. Tanzania volunteer projects
  4. Zanzibar volunteer projects
  5. Kenya volunteer projects

Some of the most popular community projects in Africa are the following :

  1. TEACHING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER IN ZAMBIA
  2. EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  3. GIRL EMPOWERMENT
  4. SPORTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

If you can’t decide, don’t worry, we have specialists on all areas from destination to impact type to the accommodation required, you can submit an enquiry now and they will get back to within 24 hours!

All African Impact Community Volunteer Projects
OPENING JAN 2023

Early Childhood Development in Cape Town, South Africa

$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

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

Medical & Community Development in Livingstone, Zambia

$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

Teaching & Community Development Volunteer In Zambia

$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

Female Empowerment Project in Zambia

$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

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

Hospital & Clinic Support in Kenya

$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

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

Christmas Volunteering In Livingstone, Zambia

$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

Sports & Community Development in Zambia

$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

OPENING TBC

Childcare & Community Support in South Africa

$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

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

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.

Various

16th October 2022

Impact: NGO & Charity

Volunteer Reviews of our Community Volunteer Projects
“I had a great time being able to deliver care to people who need it most in rural Zambia. Home-based care is an effective way to provide the most basic needs that cannot be met otherwise. I also enjoyed the additional projects that involved teaching and playing sports. They were a pleasure.”

Andrew Merelman, USA

Medical & Community Development - Zambia

“My volunteer experience in this program was undeniably the greatest thing I have done in my life! The people I met were amazing, kind, helpful, and allowed me to have an unforgettable experience in Zambia. You immediately feel like part of the family when you start, and it only gets better the longer you stay!”

Kelley Elise Costa, USA

Teaching & Community Development, Zambia

“I had a tremendous 2 weeks working with the sports coaching and development project; the access to meaningful projects within local communities was excellent. Would certainly consider repeating this!”

Simon Martin, United Kingdom

Sports Coaching & Development, South Africa

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