Volunteer Mali

For many years Mali was considered one of the safest and most secure democracies in Africa. Since 2012 that has no longer been the case following a military coup and an insurgency in the north led by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) who declared an insurrection against Mali rule. The north of Mali is now effectively under rebel control and people are hurting.

Today Mali is ranked in 182nd 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 make it well short of even

sub-Saharan standards. In fact Mali is one of the 25 poorest countries in the world, let alone Africa. Life expectancy for its 13.44 million people is under 50yrs and 80% of its population rely on subsistence farming and fishing in a country where 65% of the land is either desert or semi-desert. Despite being a mainly Muslim country there are tens of thousands of AIDS orphans (Muslim countries tend, generally, to have much lower rates of the virus) and the streets of cities such as Bamako are home to thousands of abandoned children.

There are a number of volunteer work opportunities in Mali however they tend to be of a specialist nature rather than general volunteering. For example volunteer projects are always on the look out for trained health care professionals and those with experience of helping develop sustainable farming and irrigation projects.

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

Volunteer Work Mali

Volunteer Mali

Volunteer Mali

Volunteer Mali

Volunteer Mali


Joliba Trust

Volunteer Work Mali: Joliba Trust

The Joliba Trust works with marginalised farming and cattle raising communities in rural Mali.
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Village Ventures

Volunteer Work Mali: Village Ventures

Community based volunteer work in the extremely poor villages surrounding the town of Diema in Mali.
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International Service

Volunteer Work Mali: International Service

Volunteer work in Mali with International Service working with people with disabilities.
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Volunteer Mali

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

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