Volunteer Guinea-Bissau

There was a time when Guinea-Bissau, with its population of just over one and a half million, was championed as a showcase of how a fledgling African nation could and indeed should be run. However years of political and social unrest have left it impoverished, massively in debt and reliant on foreign aid to prevent its total collapse as a nation state.

Today Guinea Bissau is ranked in 176th 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. One out of every five children living in Guinea Bissau will die before their fifth birthday and overall life

expectancy is around 47 years. Guinea Bissau also has one of the highest child mortality rates for the under fives in the world. The majority of the population is illiterate, with just over 27% of females being able to read and write, over one hundred thousand children have been orphaned or abandoned (about one in ten of the country's entire population) and these and other children are at risk of being trafficked to Senegal in exchange for cash so their poverty stricken families can survive.

Despite all of this there are few volunteer work opportunities in Guinea Bissau and what there are tend to focus on health care, and disease prevention together with education and working with orphans.

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

Volunteer Work Guinea-Bissau

Volunteer Guinea-Bissau

Volunteer Guinea-Bissau

Volunteer Guinea-Bissau

Volunteer Guinea-Bissau


Muslim Hands

Volunteer Work Guinea-Bissau: Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands run a number of volunteer health and orphan support programs in Guinea Bissau.
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Volunteer Work Guinea-Bissau: West African Vocational Schools

West African Vocational Schools offers a range of volunteer work experiences in Guinea Bissau.
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