Volunteer in Africa with the World’s Top Volunteer Organization

Picked by volunteers as the World’s Top Volunteer Abroad Organization for the 2nd year in a row, African Impact is proud to offer multi-award winning volunteer, gap year and internship projects in 11 African countries.

Global Youth Travel Awards logo
GoAbroad.com logo
World Travel Awards logo
Top Volunteer Abroad Organization Award logo

Volunteer Abroad with Africa’s Most Experienced and Impactful Volunteer Organization

At African Impact, we create life changing journeys. We are pioneers in the volunteer travel industry and experts in responsible volunteering and internships in Africa. We invite you to join our passionate teams and to experience projects that we have built and grown, hand-in-hand with local communities, since 2004. Let us take you #BeyondVolunteering to a place that leaves you awed, inspired, able to do more, to discover more, and to make a real impact. This is volunteering, redefined.

Community Volunteering

Conservation Volunteering

Internships in Africa

Group Volunteering

Community Volunteering

Community Volunteering

Make a real change in African communities. Teaching, medical care and building are just some of the amazing projects on offer.

Conservation Volunteering

Conservation Volunteering

Help conserve Africa’s wildlife. From Big 5 research to Lion rehabilitation, and everything in between!

Internship Programs

Internship Programs

Looking to get some career experience or want to share your skills? Our internships are what you are after.

Group Volunteering

Group Volunteering

Whether you are travelling with friends, family or on an educational tour – we will design your perfect group volunteering opportunity!

Explore our most popular projects

Get involved in the daily running of one of the largest sanctuaries for chimpanzees in the world.

Join a unique, hands-on project to protect Africa’s lions in Zimbabwe.

Care for and educate rural village children in one of South Africa’s most beautiful tourist towns.

Teach children and adults on the tropical island of Zanzibar.

Monitor and study the African Big 5 – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo – in South Africa.


Delivering Experiences
Beyond Expectations
We recognize that it is a big decision to choose to volunteer and travel in Africa, and we want you to have the experience of a lifetime while you’re here. We deliver far more than just “24/7 support”’
Our Space,
Your Home
The more comfortable you are, the bigger your contribution to a project, and the better your experience. We at African Impact put a lot of time into selecting and creating the space you will call home.
Beyond Volunteering,
Creating Global Citizens
Over the years, we have noticed the amazing effects our volunteer programs have had on all involved.  While not always tangible or easy to measure, the biggest impact we make is often on individuals!
Measurable and
Meaningful Projects
Truly understanding of the impact of our projects and your contribution, is what makes African Impact the industry leaders. In fact, we believe this is the only way to justify bringing you here.
We are with
you all the way
Our experienced teams are with you every step of the way, both on and off your project, to ensure you have the best experience and help you make the biggest impact possible during your time.
Let's get
Find the project you love:

Search Projects

Latest Blog Posts

Homestay, Red Hill
March 14, 2018

Introducing Our First Homestay Experience

We are excited to announce our latest volunteer project – the Social Impact Experience. This Cape Town-based project is a 2 to 12-week adventure, created in response to a huge need from a rural settlement and volunteers wanting a more integrated experience with the community they work with. Hence, this project is the first of its kind at African Impact…
March 6, 2018

Educate and Empower: Don’t Let These Girls Become Just Another Statistic

Gender empowerment has come to the forefront of the western press. Hashtags such as #metoo and #timesup have seen huge global momentum. There is the potential for big change. But, for attitudes to alter, education is vital to empower girls.
Volunteer enjoying the views of Cape Town, despite current water restrictions
February 19, 2018

What You Need to Know About The Cape Town Water Crisis

Everything prospective volunteers need to know about the water crisis in the city of Cape Town and why Cape Town is still open for volunteering.