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.

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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 a free microlight experience if you book before the end of May!

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

Teach children and adults near the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Use your photography skills to contribute to wildlife conservation.

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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