“You don’t get to just be “African Impact”, you can’t just buy the badge. You need to aspire to the values the organization represents. It’s been an almost unspoken, collaborative journey that we’ve defined as Beyond Volunteering.”
How does African Impact go #BeyondVolunteering?
We believe in the spirit of Africa and that your experience is just as important as your impact. Volunteering is a
two-way thing. It’s not just about the help and skills that you can bring; it’s also about what this amazing continent, its
people and its wildlife can give you in return. An experience filled with adventure, learning, and breathtaking
moments will make sure you go home, share the magic of Africa, and come back. Ultimately, we combine extraordinary experiences…
…with genuine impacts. We know Africa, we live and breathe it every day. We know our communities, our families, our tribes and our staff. We have built every project hand-in-hand with them, meaning it is led and directed by them. We measure every single thing we do, so if you are looking for a part-time, sit-around in the sunshine kind of deal, we’re not for you. Our team of international and local staff live and work with you and will help you contribute to our long-term goals. This lets us go beyond what the world thinks of as ‘volunteering abroad’…
…and provides an experience that truly transforms communities and volunteers. Forget the savior complex; it’s out of the door by the time we’re through with our volunteers. We know you go home richer and worldlier. You are better friends, better neighbours and better people. Volunteering in Africa helps to change perceptions and stereotypes about Africa, its people and its problems, while it provides local communities with an exchange of culture, mindsets and ideas. Welcome to Beyond Volunteering and our journey.