As part of this World Cleanup Day, African Impact volunteers are taking part in a global mass clean-up to part of the biggest civic action in human history.
As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.
Sonia and her sister, Sarina, joined African Impact for 9 weeks spanning 4 volunteer projects in 3 countries. Sonia reveals her favorite parts of each project, tips for future volunteers and some of the activities she and Sarina did outside of her time at our volunteer houses.
It’s time to put the tropical island of Zanzibar – just off the coast of Tanzania – on your travel bucket list for 2018. Why should you take our word for it? Well, we’ve been running volunteer projects here for over 10 years and during this time have come up with our Top 10 Reasons to Visit Zanzibar.
Is a lack of funds preventing you from fulfilling your dream of volunteering in Africa? Volunteering with African Impact and have the chance to provide a positive impact on local communities and conservation efforts in Africa. But, if it’s a financial obstacle that’s holding you back, there’s good news to share!
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.
Having volunteered with us prior to being offered a position, Sheriece knows all there is to know about our Teaching and Community Support Program and gives us an awesome breakdown here of what your life as an education volunteer in Zanzibar could be like.
As our Project Coordinator in Zanzibar, Sheriece Kamp is a wealth of knowledge! Her story was recently published in Australia, and we wanted to share it with you. In this first part, Sherice shares some advice on how to become affiliated with African Impact, how she manages her role with us and discusses what it takes to be a volunteer!