Volunteer Burkina Faso

The landlocked nation of Burkina Faso in west Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world ranking in 183rd place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country.

Life expectancy is just over 53yrs and in one recent 12 month period a staggering 1000,000 children were orphaned as a result of AIDS/HIV.

In fact one out of every five children in Burkina Faso is an orphan or as been abandoned. With just 20% of the population earning a wage, you may expect there to be many volunteer work placements and opportunities in

Burkina Faso. In fact, there are very few ~ the country simply has no working infrastructure and those in charge are poorly educated with just 8% of eligible children actually attending secondary school.

What volunteer work there is focuses on education and orphans as well as health awareness in an attempt to stop the population being further decimated by the AIDS virus.

If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Burkina Faso let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Burkina Faso

Volunteer Burkina Faso

Volunteer Burkina Faso

Volunteer Burkina Faso

Volunteer Burkina Faso


Transform Burkina

Volunteer Work Burkina Faso: Transform Burkina

Transform Burkina works to eradicate poverty in Burkina Faso through education, health and water provision.
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Volunteer Work Burkina Faso: Amurt

Occasional volunteer work opportunities in Burkina Faso improving access to health care and safe water.
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Volunteer Work Burkina Faso: Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières run health clinics and also work with refugees from neighbouring Mali.
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Volunteer Burkina Faso

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