Volunteer Work Egypt

Think of Egypt and you probably think of pyramids and sand. Well, yes, but for the country's population of 100.4 million (2019) life is fast and cramped with most of the population squeezed in overcrowded conditions along the life-supporting Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable land is found. According to the country's official statistics agency's report on December 3 2020, Egypt's poverty rate declined to 29.7% in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, down from 32.5% two years earlier however, despite being the second largest economy in Africa and the world's 33rd-largest economy by nominal GDP and relatively rich by African standards, Egypt remains in 97th place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 when ranked in terms  of life  expectancy,

literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Good for the better off but, as ever, there are wide disparities in income wealth across the country. There are volunteer work opportunities in Egypt however not on the scale of pre-revolution year of 2011 and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Nevertheless you can get involved in a number of volunteer work projects, but seek safety advice from your foreign office first as the safety of foreigners is not what it was.


Egypt offers a variety of volunteer projects that allow you to make a positive impact while experiencing the rich culture and history of this fascinating country from restoring degraded landscapes in South Sinai, empowering female farmers to create a healthy food chain for future generations to treating abused horses around the pyramids of Cairo or learn desert sustainable agriculture techniques living a Bedouin lifestyle.

Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Egypt 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 Egypt let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Egypt

Volunteer Work Egypt

Volunteer Work Egypt

Volunteer Work Egypt

Volunteer Work Egypt



Volunteer Work Egypt: Habitat

Help transform communities by providing decent, clean and affordable shelter to Egyptian families.
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The Brooke

Volunteer Work Egypt: The Brooke

Treating working animals and educating their owners in animal welfare across communities in Egypt.
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Volunteer Work Egypt

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

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