Volunteer and discover Africa, a continent of diverse cultures and spectacular wildlife. Rehabilitate lions in Zimbabwe or further humanitarian development in South Africa; this is your chance to make a difference. Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports from hundreds of volunteers in Africa, GoEco presents you with a carefully vetted selection of excellent humanitarian, development, education, and wildlife volunteer projects in countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, and Kenya. You can also combine two projects or more and create a meaningful gap year program.
Volunteer at a surf and adventure club for children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town. Be part of an opportunity for children to learn life lessons and stay off the streets. Volunteers receive surfing lessons during the school day and help teach the kids after school.
Volunteer up close and personal with Africa's rare lions, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas and other indigenous wildlife.The Johannesburg Lion Park offers a fun and interactive volunteer experience for those who love animals and wish to assist with conservation efforts.
Live among some of Africa's spectacular wildlife while working on a team expedition to complete projects that better life on the sanctuary. See the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the zebras, cheetahs, elephants, and many more that have found a safe haven on the sanctuary.
Experience life in the African bush while contributing to conservation efforts of Africa's fierce predators - lions and leopards. Participate in research and monitoring of these intriguing wild cats to better understand their behaviors and how we can help ensure their futures in the area.
Experience coastal South Africa while giving back to the local community. Volunteers will contribute by playing and interacting with orphaned children. Volunteers will also participate in AIDS/HIV awareness education for adults in the region.
Contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation in this meaningful project aimed at working with endangered populations of rhinos and elephants in South Africa. Monitor these beautiful animals' behaviors to help us better understand how to ensure their existence for years to come.
In the new setting of the Thanda Wildlife Reserve, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we offer volunteers the opportunity to photograph the phenomenal wildlife in the area and to help raise awareness in the local community.
Volunteer with rare species of tigers and lions in this beautiful region of South Africa. Learn about conservation of Africa's large cats and have a great time with an international team of up to 20 volunteers.
Volunteer in South Africa for your chance to get up-close and personal with some of the worlds most precious marine animals. Based in stunning Gansbaai, join a team of professional marine biologist on daily research expeditions.
Experience the beauty of Cape Town while supporting children in underprivileged communities. This program is tailored to volunteers over 30 to share their expertise and life experience with youth in need of inspiration and positive adult role models.
Volunteer for abandoned and abused cats and dogs in communities surrounding Cape Town. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in veterinary care for both veterinary students and animal-lovers alike.
Experience the beauty of Cape Town while investing your efforts in the education and growth of at-risk and vulnerable children. Contribute to the long-term, sustainable development of severely under-served communities in the area by inspiring and educating their youth.
Travel to the exciting tourist destination of Cape Town, South Africa, and give back to the orphaned children in extremely under-served communities of the region. Teach, mentor, and play with these children who desperately seek your devotion and care.
Spread your passion for sports to children who have had few opportunities to learn and develop their skills in a structured yet fun environment. Inspire children to set goals and stay active, both on and off the sports field.
Participate in research initiatives on Africa's "Big 5" wildlife species – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. Contribute to research and conservation work and play a part in vital conservation activities.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting conservation project for the care and rehabilitation of African wildlife. Experience the African bush up close near the incredible Kruger National Park.
Volunteer at one of the largest and most successful wildlife rehabilitation and release centers in Africa! Volunteers on this project work with a range of animals, anything from monkeys to lions. Experience beautiful Zimbabwe while making a positive impact on the delicate African ecosystem.
Volunteer in the majestic and beautiful Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe! Make an impact on the lives of at risk children by showing them that you care! Have fun, meet new people, and learn about Africa and its incredible culture.
Walk and work with lions in a stunning game reserve. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and work towards releasing them back into the wild. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to spend some time with orphaned elephants.
Volunteer to work up close with lions against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Falls. Be involved in the research of lion behavior and participate in one of the world's few initiatives to release them back into the wild. Volunteers will also volunteer to assist the National Park's rangers and to teach about conservation in the local school.
Volunteer at a health clinic in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Provide medical support to those who do not have easy access to healthcare and much needed assistance to a severely understaffed facility. No prior medical experience needed!
Come explore Kenya's natural beauty while giving back to communities in need! Volunteer with either local schools or orphanages to provide care and education to underprivileged children in Kenya, inspiring them to grow and set attainable goals for their futures.
Volunteer in Nairobi, in the healthcare or education sectors. Volunteers will get the chance to experience the rural communities outside of Nairobi, and spend several days per week helping out those who need it most in the country.
Become part of the local community as you live in a traditional Swahili village, contribute to local conservation work, and help inform new management practices through your research. Contribute to important research in the preservation of Colobus Monkeys, found in the coastal forests of Kenya.
Travel to the pristine beaches of southern Kenya and spend your days researching dolphin behaviour and aiding in their conservation. Little is known about East African dolphins so the work you do on this project will contribute tremendously to a growing body of knowledge, which is critically needed.
Volunteer in an exciting conservation project. Make connections within the local community and help to bridge the gap between the growing tourist industry and the local population. Learn about serious conservation from leading specialists in a sustainable fashion.
Come experience life in Livingstone, Zambia while teaching the importance of sports and physical activity to the community. Coach soccer or netball, teach the schools' physical education curriculum, or contribute your individual skills in your own way to impact the community and have fun with the children!
Immerse yourself in the unique Zambian lifestyle while providing the residents of Livingstone with vital medical care. Gain valuable experience in the medical field or share your knowledge with others while working with the dedicated nurses and medical staff of local under-served clinics.
Volunteer in the sunny town of Livingstone, Zambia, only a few kilometers from the beautiful Victoria Falls. Volunteers are placed with a teacher in one of six under-served schools within the community to assist with the flow of the classroom and provide the students with invaluable individual attention that they would not otherwise receive.
Volunteer for the welfare and rehabilitation of lion cubs along the banks of the mighty Zambezi river; take part in a research program to better understand the ecology of elephants and join the education programs to involve communities in conservation as part of a holistic approach.
Volunteer in beautiful Jambiani and help the local community. Teach English, participate in community and environmental initiatives, and enjoy the stunning locale in and around this relaxing town on Zanzibar's southern coast.
Volunteer in Seychelles and work with local and government initiatives to conserve the wildlife and environment. Get lost along the white sand beaches or go on a diving adventure while becoming an integral part of the wildlife conservation and education in this little piece of paradise.
Spend your days exploring the underwater world of the Seychelles. Scuba dive with whale sharks and learn about coral reefs, sea turtles, and other marine life as you collect data and contribute towards marine conservation.
Contribute to local initiatives that aim to increase educational and community development. Volunteers can choose placements in local village schools, girls' education, football coaching, orphanages, and construction programs. Come volunteer in Ghana and get immersed in the local culture.