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5 Best African Volunteer Programs

Apr 15, 2022 02:00PM ● By Anand Subramanian

Baobab trees, breathtaking scenery, and a cultural richness that will make your head spin. These days, the greatest Africa volunteer tours provide some of the best possibilities to make a long-term impact in communities throughout the world. Thousands of foreign volunteers go to Africa each year to immerse themselves in diverse cultures, explore rare animals, and make meaningful contributions to the local society. The most effective African volunteer programs offer quantifiable outcomes in terms of their influence on African communities. They continually monitor and analyze the success of their initiatives, and they have actual evidence to back it up! Collaboration with local communities is an important component of these initiatives' activities. They respect indigenous' advice in determining which places need the greatest volunteer support. You now understand what makes an Africa volunteer program the best of all time. Check out who ranked first on our list of the finest African volunteer programs:

Love Volunteers

What do you do when an African volunteer program gets a 96 percent volunteer rating? Sign your name on the dotted line! Love Volunteers is an expert in collaborating with local communities in a safe, socially responsible, and beneficial manner. Love Volunteers is the most cost-effective approach to volunteering and aiding local communities in underdeveloped nations worldwide. They collaborate with organizations in over 10 African nations to meet needs via high-quality volunteer initiatives. Love Volunteers is an excellent alternative for educating Ghanaian youngsters in creative arts or assisting Rwandans with agricultural efforts. They may presently be found in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Popular initiatives include Childcare, Community Development, Construction, Disabilities, and Special Needs, Environment, Health, Specialized Placements, sports, Arts and Music, Education, Wildlife, and Women's Empowerment.

Figure 1 - Snippet from Love Volunteers Website. Source - Official Website

GoEco -

When it comes to volunteering in Africa, well-vetted initiatives are essential! That is why, as a GoEco volunteer, you will be in capable hands. This firm is well-known for being a first-rate ecotourism enterprise that carefully vets all volunteer opportunities. Another victory for GoEco? To top it all off, they've managed to provide really low-cost packages! Do you want to help out in the Masai Mara or at a Zimbabwean health clinic? Choose your preferred volunteer trip to Africa among their 10 initiatives and make a profound imprint on the development world. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, and the Seychelles Islands are accessible, and their most popular initiatives include youth empowerment, animal conservation, education, and health.

Figure 2 - A snippet of the GoEco Website. Source - Official website.

Volunteering Solutions -

Offer projects that will have you living like a local! Also known as 'VolSol,' offer initiatives that will have you living like a local! As a volunteer, you will get the opportunity to visit native houses and have meals with them. With VolSol, you'll have a 360-degree volunteer experience in Africa, making your job even more successful. Their most active efforts include medical volunteer labor in South Africa and orphanage assistance in Ghana. Six African nations have projects in place that include a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Their popular initiatives include medical, childcare, women's empowerment, wildlife and conservation, sports coaching, community development, education, and disability care, and they are present in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Figure 3 - A snippet from the Volunteering solutions website. Source - Official website

Performing Arts Abroad -

I'm sure you never imagined that dancing might actually save someone's life. With Performing Arts Abroad, you'll discover how to use arts for social change to better the lives of underprivileged adolescents. While the program's origins are in Nairobi, Kenya, it has subsequently grown to include programs all around the globe. As a volunteer, you will collaborate with local youth movements to boost personal development via the use of dance, cinema, music, and theatre. Locations, where they are present, include Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana, as well as their renowned projects.

Figure 4 - Snippet from Performing Arts Abroad website. Source - Official site

Kaya Responsible Travels  -

Kaya means business when it comes to ethical travel! Kaya, with a focus on ethics and community impact, provides volunteer programs across Africa with the goal of empowering communities via sustainable development initiatives. 'Kaya' also means "my spiritual home" in Zulu, "the enlightened one" in Buddhism, and "I can do it" in the Filipino Waray language. Namibia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are among the countries where they may be found. Arts, business, community, conservation, healthcare, and education are all popular endeavors.

Figure 5 - Snippet from Kaya Responsible Travels. Source - Official Website

 Anand Subramanian is a freelance photographer and content writer based out of Tamil Nadu, India. Having a background in Engineering always made him curious about life on the other side of the spectrum. He leapt forward towards the Photography life and never looked back. Specializing in Documentary and  Portrait photography gave him an up-close and personal view into the complexities of human beings and those experiences helped him branch out from visual to words. Today he is mentoring passionate photographers and writing about the different dimensions of the art world.

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