About the Network


Volunter Abroad Programs

Welcome to the African Volunteer Network. Searching online for volunteer opportunities abroad in Africa can be confusing as you will find many adverts offering all sorts of volunteer programmes and jobs from teaching to working with animals. Be careful though, as many of these adverts are for big, for profit, businesses who take a large cut of your volunteer fee to pay for their advertising, plush offices and staff in UK cities. The African Volunteer Network is run and managed by volunteers who have worked and continue to work in Africa and is a directory of volunteer and charity work programs run and managed locally in Africa itself. No-one pays to be listed here and any money you pay for your volunteer experience goes 100% to the project itself and the community within which it operates.

But the African Volunteer Network isn't just a directory of Africa volunteer work programmes and jobs, its an online community where you can share experiences, tell others what worked and what didn't, advice and tips, as well as a forum for discussing issues, finding jobs in Africa and even placing adverts for projects and products of interest to the volunteer work community. So, if you're an African volunteer project offering safe volunteer and/or charity programmes, claim your free listing at the Network or if you're a volunteer looking for paid or unpaid volunteer jobs abroad sign up for our free regular newsletter here and see volunteer opportunities pop into your inbox for a long as you choose to subscribe. You can also follow us on Facebook. Make the African Volunteer Network your first choice for African volunteering because you're amongst friends who work out there!

Here at the African Volunteer Network you will find listings for volunteer abroad work programs and projects ranging from schools and orphanages, hospitals, construction and conservation work, animal welfare as well as community projects. Some of our Africa volunteer projects are more specialist working with groups such as African street children and former child soldiers. You really can make a difference to people's lives when you volunteer, including your own.

Main sections of this site:

Volunteer by Country

Details of current volunteer work
opportunities in each of the
countries of Africa.

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Country Profiles

Explore each of the countries of
Africa in our detailed
African country profile pages.

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All About Africa

Discover all about Africa and how to
make the most of your
volunteer experience there.

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Pan-African News
African News

Explore all the latest and breaking
news from across Africa while
you volunteer.

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Volunteer Supplies
Volunteer Supplies

Don't set off on your volunteer experience
in Africa without checking out our
recommended essential supplies.

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Get listed Here!

For a limited period get your
African NGO or volunteer organisation
listed here for FREE!

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Lighthouse Project

A must read novel about the pitfalls
of volunteering in Africa written
by the african-volunteer.net team!

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Sponsor a Child
Sponsor a Child in Africa

Details of how to sponsor a child in
each country of Africa at our
sister site. child-sponsorship.com.

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