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Make life-changing differences in impoverished Madagascar, assisting with educational activities, sustainable livelihood projects and construction work. Students, gap year volunteers and those who’re retired or in need of a career break are most welcome to partake in this richly rewarding project.

Conservation main
  • Help with African Impact’s upliftment projects within communities where hunger and a high child mortality rate are major concerns. The work and lifestyle is challenging but incomparably rewarding.
  • Be prepared for adventurous road journeys, physical work and long walks to remote and beautiful project sites and discover a fascinating part of the world.
  • You’ll work on sustainable livelihood volunteer community projects that aim to increase food supply and household incomes in south east Madagascar.
  • Gain an intimate understanding of the resource needs of impoverished communities and and enjoy a special visit to Nahampoana Reserve for close encounters with several species of lemur.
  • Teach children in rural villages or unemployed young people in Fort Dauphin, about topics such as English, health and environmental conservation in fun new ways.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 5 Weeks
Impacts Building & Development
Destination Destination
Madagascar
Priced From Priced From
£ 1495|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1495|

Detailed Project Pricing
5 Weeks GBP 1495
6 Weeks GBP 1595
7 Weeks GBP 1695
8 Weeks GBP 1795
9 Weeks GBP 1895
10 Weeks GBP 1995

Project Start Dates

2017 Program start dates are as follows: 

  • 4th January - 14th March
  • 4th April - 12th June
  • 4th July - 11th September
  • 3rd October - 11th December

Please do not that the program will break on the following dates:

  • 15th March - 3rd April
  • 13th June - 3rd July
  • 12th September - 2nd October
  • 12th December - First week Jan

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Well construction

Well Construction

Clean water is vital to human life and as a volunteer you will work with a construction team to build new wells requested by villagers, and repair or improve existing ones.

Construction of latrines

Construction of Latrines

You will assist in the construction of latrines by cutting wire for the cement pit of the latrine, cement mixing and moulding for the SanPlat, side slabs and lid, and sawing and chiselling to create the wooden frame for the latrine building above ground. This will typically be for a local school and links well with Health Education lessons provided for school children.

Health education

Health Education

Madagascar is one of the world's most impoverished and least developed countries in the world. The majority of the population works in subsistence agriculture, and 50 percent of children under three years of age suffer retarded growth due to a chronically inadequate diet. Island-wide, about one in every 10 children die before the age of five from easily preventable diseases, rising to as many as four in 10 in rural areas. Poor hygiene is linked to typhoid, polio, acute respiratory infections and trachoma, the most common cause of blindness from infection.

Through songs, role play and demonstrations, you will work with the Health and Sanitation team to inform children about the benefits of hand washing, teeth brushing and using latrines.

School building

School Building

Assist with school building projects where needed, getting involved with everything from digging the building’s foundations, constructing the walls and laying the floors, to painting the classrooms and building the benches ready for the first day of lessons.

English teaching

English Teaching

You will assist with voluntary teaching in the permanent English teaching program working with young unemployed youths in Fort Dauphin town and tutoring school children in basic English in the surrounding rural villages.

Improved food security

Improved Food Security

A lack of food is an ongoing issue which claims many lives in Madagascar. Volunteer community projects assist the development of training sites both in town and in the idyllic but very poor rural villages. You will work on enhanced planting and harvesting techniques to improve crop varieties, and help develop sites into thriving examples for the local community.

Help apply these project concepts in rural schools, working alongside teachers, parents and students to create school gardens, tree nurseries and teach other practical skills that are vital for the sustainable future of rural youth.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Included volunteer sightseeing

Included Volunteer Sightseeing

Enjoy an inclusive visit to Nahampoana Reserve for close encounters with several species of lemur as part of your volunteer volunteer placement. Visit local markets, forests or simply relax and surf on the stunning beaches surrounding Fort Dauphin.

Masoala National Park

The Masoala National Park, situated in northeast Madagascar, covers nearly 250 miles of rainforest and includes three marine parks. The park features ten species of lemur and is home to a diverse array of birds and reptiles. The Tampolo, Ambodilaitry and Ifaho marine parks are ideal for snorkelling and kayaking adventures.

Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Considered one of the country’s most sacred spots, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is a historical village that was once home to Madagascan royalty. The wall that surrounds the village was constructed with mortar made of lime and egg whites. The Mahandrihono compound includes the former home of the extraordinarily named ‘King Andrianampoinimerina’, with walls made of solid rosewood, and artefacts that belonged to him, including drums, weapons and talismans.

Ifaty

Ifaty is the name of two dusty fishing villages on the coast of southwest Madagascar. Offshore, a 60 mile long coral reef is ideal for diving, snorkelling and fishing.

Avenue of the baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabs

The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws tourists from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region.

Nosy Be

The small island of Nosy Be is one of Madagascar’s premier tourist spots. Clear turquoise waters and excellent seafood restaurants make it a great place to relax and unwind.

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About Fort Dauphin

About fort dauphin

About the Destination

You will be living and working in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the island based around Fort Dauphin in southeast Madagascar and camping within rural, isolated communities. Madagascar is unique and one of the most fascinating yet least travelled areas of Africa. The diversity of the island is astounding, from the people to the geography, climate, architecture and wildlife. Brimming with endemic fauna and flora, 80 percent of the island's plant and animal species are found nowhere else on earth.

You will camp for the duration of your placement. Camping facilities are provided but you will need to bring your own tent. When in Fort Dauphin, you will camp at the stunning lake-side site of Lanirano, which is fully equipped with flush toilets and showers as well as electricity for charging technology such as cameras, iPods and mobile phones. Laundry services are also available locally.

Although the more rural areas facilities are more basic there will always be latrine and private washing amenities. Water will be collected (and treated) from nearby rivers and wells. Although conditions here will be more rudimentary than you are used to, we assure you that you will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful sites in the world and you will awake to deserted beaches and forests teeming with wildlife on your doorstep.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Johnny Comber, UK

Volunteering was one of the biggest things I have done in my life, I would encourage everyone and anyone to look at this project and what the charity is all about. Whilst in Madagascar, I got experience life in a 3rd world country. Living in a tent in the middle of a field, having to get water from a well, no showers and no electricity. All this was fantastic as it made me really appreciate what we all have back home. I also got to experience being a part of local community, working in any village is fantastic. You feel so welcome with a great sense of purpose and the work you do with this organisation is so beneficial to that village. After returning to Madagascar, I gained a new desire; a desire to see the world, do good things with my life but more importantly, to return to Madagascar to help one of the poorest countries on this planet, it's people & wildlife. Please think about visiting Madagascar because it will reward you & open your eyes beyond belief. It isn't just about doing something to help others, it's an adventure & an experience you'll never forget.

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Brochures

Volunteer Programme Dates 2016

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Sustainable Development, Madagascar

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

Make life-changing differences in impoverished Madagascar, assisting with educational activities, sustainable livelihood projects and construction work. Students, gap year volunteers and those who’re retired or in need of a career break are most welcome to partake in this richly rewarding project.

Conservation main
  • Help with African Impact’s upliftment projects within communities where hunger and a high child mortality rate are major concerns. The work and lifestyle is challenging but incomparably rewarding.
  • Be prepared for adventurous road journeys, physical work and long walks to remote and beautiful project sites and discover a fascinating part of the world.
  • You’ll work on sustainable livelihood volunteer community projects that aim to increase food supply and household incomes in south east Madagascar.
  • Gain an intimate understanding of the resource needs of impoverished communities and and enjoy a special visit to Nahampoana Reserve for close encounters with several species of lemur.
  • Teach children in rural villages or unemployed young people in Fort Dauphin, about topics such as English, health and environmental conservation in fun new ways.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 5 Weeks
Impacts Building & Development
Destination Destination
Madagascar
Priced From Priced From
£ 1495|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1495|

Detailed Project Pricing
5 Weeks GBP 1495
6 Weeks GBP 1595
7 Weeks GBP 1695
8 Weeks GBP 1795
9 Weeks GBP 1895
10 Weeks GBP 1995

Project Start Dates

2017 Program start dates are as follows: 

  • 4th January - 14th March
  • 4th April - 12th June
  • 4th July - 11th September
  • 3rd October - 11th December

Please do not that the program will break on the following dates:

  • 15th March - 3rd April
  • 13th June - 3rd July
  • 12th September - 2nd October
  • 12th December - First week Jan

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Well construction

Well Construction

Clean water is vital to human life and as a volunteer you will work with a construction team to build new wells requested by villagers, and repair or improve existing ones.

Construction of latrines

Construction of Latrines

You will assist in the construction of latrines by cutting wire for the cement pit of the latrine, cement mixing and moulding for the SanPlat, side slabs and lid, and sawing and chiselling to create the wooden frame for the latrine building above ground. This will typically be for a local school and links well with Health Education lessons provided for school children.

Health education

Health Education

Madagascar is one of the world's most impoverished and least developed countries in the world. The majority of the population works in subsistence agriculture, and 50 percent of children under three years of age suffer retarded growth due to a chronically inadequate diet. Island-wide, about one in every 10 children die before the age of five from easily preventable diseases, rising to as many as four in 10 in rural areas. Poor hygiene is linked to typhoid, polio, acute respiratory infections and trachoma, the most common cause of blindness from infection.

Through songs, role play and demonstrations, you will work with the Health and Sanitation team to inform children about the benefits of hand washing, teeth brushing and using latrines.

School building

School Building

Assist with school building projects where needed, getting involved with everything from digging the building’s foundations, constructing the walls and laying the floors, to painting the classrooms and building the benches ready for the first day of lessons.

English teaching

English Teaching

You will assist with voluntary teaching in the permanent English teaching program working with young unemployed youths in Fort Dauphin town and tutoring school children in basic English in the surrounding rural villages.

Improved food security

Improved Food Security

A lack of food is an ongoing issue which claims many lives in Madagascar. Volunteer community projects assist the development of training sites both in town and in the idyllic but very poor rural villages. You will work on enhanced planting and harvesting techniques to improve crop varieties, and help develop sites into thriving examples for the local community.

Help apply these project concepts in rural schools, working alongside teachers, parents and students to create school gardens, tree nurseries and teach other practical skills that are vital for the sustainable future of rural youth.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Included volunteer sightseeing

Included Volunteer Sightseeing

Enjoy an inclusive visit to Nahampoana Reserve for close encounters with several species of lemur as part of your volunteer volunteer placement. Visit local markets, forests or simply relax and surf on the stunning beaches surrounding Fort Dauphin.

Masoala National Park

The Masoala National Park, situated in northeast Madagascar, covers nearly 250 miles of rainforest and includes three marine parks. The park features ten species of lemur and is home to a diverse array of birds and reptiles. The Tampolo, Ambodilaitry and Ifaho marine parks are ideal for snorkelling and kayaking adventures.

Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Considered one of the country’s most sacred spots, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga is a historical village that was once home to Madagascan royalty. The wall that surrounds the village was constructed with mortar made of lime and egg whites. The Mahandrihono compound includes the former home of the extraordinarily named ‘King Andrianampoinimerina’, with walls made of solid rosewood, and artefacts that belonged to him, including drums, weapons and talismans.

Ifaty

Ifaty is the name of two dusty fishing villages on the coast of southwest Madagascar. Offshore, a 60 mile long coral reef is ideal for diving, snorkelling and fishing.

Avenue of the baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabs

The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws tourists from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region.

Nosy Be

The small island of Nosy Be is one of Madagascar’s premier tourist spots. Clear turquoise waters and excellent seafood restaurants make it a great place to relax and unwind.

Back to Top

About Fort Dauphin

About fort dauphin

About the Destination

You will be living and working in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the island based around Fort Dauphin in southeast Madagascar and camping within rural, isolated communities. Madagascar is unique and one of the most fascinating yet least travelled areas of Africa. The diversity of the island is astounding, from the people to the geography, climate, architecture and wildlife. Brimming with endemic fauna and flora, 80 percent of the island's plant and animal species are found nowhere else on earth.

You will camp for the duration of your placement. Camping facilities are provided but you will need to bring your own tent. When in Fort Dauphin, you will camp at the stunning lake-side site of Lanirano, which is fully equipped with flush toilets and showers as well as electricity for charging technology such as cameras, iPods and mobile phones. Laundry services are also available locally.

Although the more rural areas facilities are more basic there will always be latrine and private washing amenities. Water will be collected (and treated) from nearby rivers and wells. Although conditions here will be more rudimentary than you are used to, we assure you that you will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful sites in the world and you will awake to deserted beaches and forests teeming with wildlife on your doorstep.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Johnny Comber, UK

Volunteering was one of the biggest things I have done in my life, I would encourage everyone and anyone to look at this project and what the charity is all about. Whilst in Madagascar, I got experience life in a 3rd world country. Living in a tent in the middle of a field, having to get water from a well, no showers and no electricity. All this was fantastic as it made me really appreciate what we all have back home. I also got to experience being a part of local community, working in any village is fantastic. You feel so welcome with a great sense of purpose and the work you do with this organisation is so beneficial to that village. After returning to Madagascar, I gained a new desire; a desire to see the world, do good things with my life but more importantly, to return to Madagascar to help one of the poorest countries on this planet, it's people & wildlife. Please think about visiting Madagascar because it will reward you & open your eyes beyond belief. It isn't just about doing something to help others, it's an adventure & an experience you'll never forget.

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Brochures

Volunteer Programme Dates 2016

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