Volunteer Work South Sudan

It says a lot about a country when it becomes independent and is welcomed into the world community as its newest nation then, within a year, aid and volunteer agencies are fleeing the country due to an outbreak of factionalised violence as they are unable to guarantee the safety of their staff or volunteers. And that violence continues.

The largely Christian South Sudan broke from what it saw as its oppressive Muslim neighbour, Sudan, and it looked for a while it would be joining a democratic community of nations. It was not to be as those seeking power in the new country disregarded the impact that struggle would have on its own people who had for so long sought to shake off oppression from the north only to have it reimposed by their own together with violence, displacement and crime.

It's a bleak situation. Totally reliant on oil production and exports to survive, not only do these exports have to be transported through the hostile north on the agreement of Sudan, they are likely to be depleted within the next 30-0 years; only 4% of South Sudan is arable however 85% of the population are reliant upon it for subsistence farming and teachers in South Sudan have fled seeking employment elsewhere leaving the education system in disarray.

It will therefore come as no surprise that, despite only being ranked in 191st place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards, at present the opportunity to volunteer in South Sudan is pretty much limited although some agencies continue to operate.

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

Volunteer South Sudan

Volunteer South Sudan

Volunteer South Sudan

Volunteer South Sudan

Volunteer South Sudan


Hope Ofiriha

Volunteer Work South Sudan: Hope Ofiriha

Volunteer work helping staff a primary school, two nursery schools and a healthcare clinic.
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Seeds of Wisdom

Volunteer Work South Sudan: Seeds of Wisdom

Volunteer work in South Sudan in the fields of construction, health and/or education.
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SS Foundation

Volunteer Work South Sudan: SSF

Welcome volunteers interested in working with education programs & cultural integration.
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Volunteer Work South Sudan

Volunteer Work South Sudan

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

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