Volunteering in Africa, especially for the first time, can be daunting, but also thrilling! We want our volunteers and interns to have peace of mind and know that we have a network of experienced, trained staff on hand to support and guide you through your volunteering journey.
When people think of travel to Africa, the term ‘culture shock’ comes up a lot, because volunteers are exposed to diverse new cultures, ways of life, animals and scenery which you might not have experienced before.
Of course, the people and wildlife you’ll encounter as well as the program activities will differ from project to project. Below are some guidelines to help prepare you for your volunteering trip.