Volunteer Eritrea

The chances are looking for volunteer work in Eritrea will never be an issue for you ~ not least because it is known as the North Korea of Africa and one of the most secretive states in the world. As such, its not exactly easy to enter Eritrea, nor safe to do should you achieve that entry.

If you were successful you would find a country ranked in 181th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and living standards. You would find one quarter of a million children abandoned, lost or orphaned through a disastrous thirty year war of independence

from Ethiopia and its subsequent border war with Ethiopia. You would find a country were 4/5th of the population don't have access to safe water leading to a prevalence of waterborne diseases including bacterial diarrhoea, Hepatitis A and typhoid fever.

You would find a county where children face a future with "no educational and career prospects, and the only thing they can look forward to is a lifetime of quiet servitude." You've probably guessed by now that here at the African Volunteer Network we're not in the employ of the Eritrean Tourist Board! The reality is there us simply no meaningful volunteer work sector in Eritrea and what there is, is normally outside organisations like the Red Cross providing grudgingly accepted humanitarian relief or support organisations for the many Eritreans who have left their homeland.

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

Volunteer Work Eritrea

Volunteer Eritrea

Volunteer Eritrea

Volunteer Eritrea

Volunteer Eritrea


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Volunteer Work Eritrea: Red Cross

Emergency assistance and humanitarian aid to drought affected areas across Eritrea.
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Volunteer Eritrea

Volunteer Eritrea

If you are considering undertaking a period of voluntary work in Eritrea check out our Eritrea profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Eritrea.

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