Volunteer Guinea

Guinea, also known as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from Guinea-Bissau, is essentially a basket case after years of economic mismanagement and repressive rule, leaving it as one of the poorest countries in Africa standing at 178th 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.

The situation since 2006 has deteriorated further with education in particular suffering as sending children to school is considered a poor investment when they could be out working and earning money. In fact an estimated 73%

of children in Guinea have a job with the majority working in domestic servitude. Child trafficking is also a major issue in Guinea Conakry with thousands of street children in the capital being taken to Mali, Sierra Leone or the Ivory Coast for exploitation.

For those who remain life is also grim with tens of thousands of AIDs orphans and overall just under one in ten children have been abandoned or orphaned and there are increasing levels of poverty. Against this backdrop there are few volunteer work opportunities in Guinea Conakry ~ its as if the world has turned it back on this unstable and impoverished country. In fact the world pretty much has.

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

Volunteer Work Guinea

Volunteer Guinea

Volunteer Guinea

Volunteer Guinea

Volunteer Guinea



Volunteer Work Guinea: CECI

CECI places volunteers in schools, colleges and continuing education centres in Guinea Conakry.
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Red Cross

Red Cross

Providing health and emergency relief services to communities throughout Guinea-Conakry.
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Volunteer Guinea

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

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