Volunteer Work Algeria

Most volunteer work opportunities in Algeria focus on the 200,000 Saharawis from the Western Sahara who are living in four semi autonomous refugee camps in Algeria and are completely dependent on foreign aid as there is literally nothing in the region, except for the camps themselves; certainly no arable ground. Elsewhere volunteer work opportunities are fairly scarce with Algeria ranked in 90th place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country.

Working in the camps is harsh and volunteers will usually stay with a host family during their time in Algeria so its a great opportunity to really get to know and understand the Saharawi way of life. The maximum volunteer period is three months ~ the length of a non extendable visa.

This volunteer work in Algeria is mainly teaching English although, and particularly for those who can speak Arabic, there are also development work opportunities. Its very much down to the individual. The camps themselves are governed by Polisario, a Sahrawi rebel national liberation movement working to end Moroccan presence in the Western Sahara and effectively the Western Sahara's government in exile. Potential volunteers to the camps should remain aware off the dangers and the increasing instability of the Sahel region. As such, volunteer opportunities may be curtailed when the volunteer work projects deem it unsafe to continue their work.

Please note that the volunteer opportunities there were in Algeria were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the permanent closure of some volunteer opportunities and restrictions on others. Hopefully things are now beginning to return to normal. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Algeria let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Volunteer Work Algeria

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