Volunteer in Africa

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

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.

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

Support disadvantaged girls on our award-winning gender equality project in Zambia

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

Help enrich the lives of children in the foster care system in Cape Town

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

VOLUNTEERING, REDEFINED.

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.
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March 20, 2017

The Importance of Quality Volunteering – the MD’s Perspective

When our Managing Director visited the project that he initially volunteered on, he was reminded why he first fell in love with African Impact… and why we continue to be leaders in the volunteer travel industry.

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March 17, 2017

What Makes African Impact The Top Rated Volunteer Organization 2016?

Yes, you read that right… Top Rated Volunteer Organization 2016. Based solely on feedback from our volunteers, it’s a title we are very, very proud of!