Volunteer Niger

 

Volunteer Niger


You know that there aren't going to be many volunteer work placements on offer in Niger when you hear that even the Peace Corps pulled out in 2011 having had a presence in the country since 1962. It was simply too unsafe for them to work following a succession of unstable governments since independence, rebellions in the north of the country and a general state of unlawfulness particularly in rural areas. It will therefore come as little surprise that Niger is ranked in bottom 189th place of all countries and territories in the world in 2019 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of 62.02 years (2018). In the unlikely event you were ever to volunteer in Niger you would find a country where thousands live in slavery, diarrhoea and typhoid fever are rampant due to a virtually non existent water and sanitation system and ill health is rife. Most of Niger's population live in poverty and their homes are small, over crowded, mud brick huts. Previous work projects in Niger have focused on agriculture, business development, education, environment, health and HIV/AIDS and well as youth projects, however pretty much the only volunteer organisation on the ground in Niger at present is the ever robust Red Cross.


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Niger have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Niger let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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Red Cross

Volunteer Work Niger: Red Cross


Humanitarian support during the recurring droughts that includes both money and seed distribution.

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Galmi Hospital

Volunteer Work Niger: Galmi Hospital


Volunteer work at a hospital in the remote Hausa area of Niger at the edge of the Sahara Desert.

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Rain4Sahara

Volunteer Work Niger: Rain4Sahara


Volunteer work opportunities in rural Niger providing counselling and teaching of girls from Nomadic families.

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Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

Volunteer Work Niger: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development


Volunteer work includes organising seed fairs, so that farmers can get seeds to plant in the next farming season, and supporting refugees who have fled from conflict in Libya and Mali.

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Cure International

Volunteer Work Niger: Cure International


CURE Niger is the only hospital in Niger offering specialty surgical care for physically disabled children with a variety of conditions.

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Niger Profile

About Niger


Find out more about Niger, its people and what daily life is like there in our Niger profile pages.

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