Volunteer or Intern in Africa with the
World’s Top Volunteer Organization

Named the World’s Top Volunteer Abroad Organization for the 2nd year in row, African Impact is proud to offer multi-award-winning responsible volunteer projects, gap year travel programs and internship opportunities across 11 African countries.

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Volunteer Abroad with Africa’s Most Transformative and Impactful Responsible Travel Organization

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





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!


Help establish small businesses in South Africa

Monitor big cats in the world-famous Maasai Mara Region

Support orphaned and vulnerable children in a wildlife hot-spot

Address global health on this 4-week program in Zambia

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.
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Fighting gender equality in Zambia blog
The Bigger Impact

Hope for Fighting Gender-Based Violence in Zambia

As part of International Day of The Girl Child, intern Hanna explains how The Girl Impact is raising awareness of gender-based violence in Zambia.
Chimpanzee family in Chimfunshi
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8 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer at Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Volunteering at Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary isn't just about the chimps. Check out our eight reasons to volunteer in this incredible destination.
PADI instructor gives lesson on dolphins
The Bigger Impact

Eco Tourism and its Role in Protecting Zanzibar’s Dolphin Population

A video and explanation of how the African Impact team is implementing Eco Tourism practices to protect the island's resident dolphin population.