Volunteer Work Sudan

Sudan, with its population 47.7m (2024), has a complex history, cultural diversity, and geographical significance contribute to its unique identity in north-eastern Africa. Much of the copuntry is desert, especially in the north of the country where there are frequent famines and droughts compounding the problems of a country that became independent from the UK in 1956 only to see years of civil war. This war, though long over, destroyed so much of the country's infrastructure, and there are ongoing conflicts between those advocating for the vigorous extension of Islamic law and culture throughout the country and those favouring a secular government. As a result, today Sudan is in 172nd place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 with levels of poverty and living standards that are significantly below that of other Arab states and even low human development.

There is too much history regarding this complex country to go into any detail here, especially regarding its relationship with the breakaway nation of South Sudan in the south and the conflicted area of Darfur to the west of the country, however the African Volunteer network is not concerned with politics, we focus solely on volunteer work placements in the countries that span the African continent. As such most volunteer work in Sudan is about helping students of all ages, both children and adults alike, learn conversational English. Other projects include helping children traumatised by war and assisting in refugee camps.

What limited volunteer work opportunities there were in Sudan were affected by COVID and continue to be disrupted by violence in the country. As such, right now probably isn't the right time to consider being a volunteer there. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Sudan let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Sudan

Volunteer Work Sudan

Volunteer Work Sudan

Volunteer Work Sudan

Volunteer Work Sudan



Volunteer Work Sudan: SVP-UK

The main work of the Sudan Volunteer Programme is teaching English at various levels in Sudan.
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Volunteer Work Sudan

Volunteer Work Sudan

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

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