Volunteer Gabon

There are few volunteer work opportunities in Gabon because of its relatively small size with a population of just over one and a half million people, and its relative wealth as it reaps the rewards of a buoyant oil industry off its coastline.

In fact Gabon is 106th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country making it on a par with the world average.

Gabon does face some challenges though.

One in ten children living there are orphans or abandoned and there is a growing tendency for them to move to cities like Libreville, its capital, to beg on the streets.

There are some educational volunteer placements in Gabon, where the education itself is free; its just that the other school expenses such as books and writing materials put it out of the reach of many families. Those looking to undertake voluntary work in Gabon are pretty much limited to qualified medical staff or those with a keen interest in preservation and conservation.

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

Volunteer Work Gabon

Volunteer Gabon

Volunteer Gabon

Volunteer Gabon

Volunteer Gabon


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Volunteer Work Gabon: Ape Alliance

The Ape Alliance has volunteering openings at the Gorilla Habituation Project in Gabon.
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Volunteer Gabon

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

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