Child & Orphan Care Volunteering

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African Impact’s child and orphan care programs work with community care facilities, pre-schools, support centres and safe houses across Africa to assist at-risk children with lessons, educational games and other fun activities.

We are very well accepted in the communities we support and the local teachers, principals, facility managers and community leaders have wonderful things to say about the volunteers who give their time to help them. Our vulnerable child and orphan care projects have a strong focus on early childhood development, nutrition and learning through play, to ensure these kids are well prepared and ready to enter school.

Our child and orphan care volunteer projects are run in partnership with our charity, The Happy Africa Foundation, and we follow very strict protocols to ensure our responsible approach. We have a detailed Child Protection Policy which all African Impact staff, volunteers and interns abide by, and any person joining our projects must submit criminal record checks before arrival.

Working with children, particularly in rural Africa, can be an incredibly humbling and rewarding experience; it can be a real eye-opener and often quite harrowing, but you won’t meet friendlier children with bigger smiles anywhere else in the world.

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Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Support, Cape Town

Play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children at foster care homes and after-school programs in Cape Town. As a volunteer on this project, you can use educational games and fun activities to help children on their way to a brighter future.

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FROM £ 787 | € 1021 | US$ 1313 | AU$ 1391

Orphan Day Care and Community Support, Zululand

Living by the beach and surrounded by Africa’s most magnificent wildlife, volunteers work directly with the chiefs of the village and families living in poverty to support young children and contribute to bigger and brighter futures for them.

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FROM £ 874 | € 1134 | US$ 1459 | AU$ 1545

Christmas Volunteering – Antelope Park, Zimbabwe

Celebrate this holiday season in the heart of the Zimbabwean bush. Give back to the communities and assist with holiday parties at the local schools, while also participating in the first lion conservation program of its kind in Africa. Where else in the world!

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FROM £1297 | €1687 | US$2369 | AU$2853

Education & Community Support – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Give back to those who are less fortunate in a rural at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. You will teach English to young children and adults, as well as support members of the iconic Maasai tribe in learning how to read and write.

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FROM £ 699 | € 904 | US$ 1167 | AU$ 1281

Teaching & Youth Development, Cape Town

Share your passion for education and love of working with children as you work with underprivileged and undeveloped communities in Cape Town, teaching and caring for disadvantaged children and providing youth with better and brighter opportunities for their future.

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FROM £ 787 | € 1021 | US$ 1313 | AU$ 1391

Teaching and Orphanage Support, Kenya

Offer your teaching assistance to vulnerable children in the Limuru community in Kenya, many of whom are orphaned, affected by HIV/AIDS and developmentally challenged. Your extra special care and attention will help promote their development in under-staffed, impoverished schools.

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FROM £ 874 | € 1134 | US$ 1459 | AU$ 1709

High School Group Volunteering

Are you looking for a safe and interactive group volunteering trip to Africa for students at your school? Let us put together a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure for you that is specifically designed for those aged 14-18 years old.

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