Youth Volunteering Work in Africa

Youth volunteering opportunities are available in various orphanages and schools in Africa.

As a volunteer, you will work with HIV/AIDS orphans, many of whom are HIV positive. Others have been abandoned after birth due to their parents or their own HIV status or left in the streets to fend for themselves. Youth volunteers also work as teaching assistants in schools.

We have school and orphanage projects in several African countries. The orphans in children’s homes in Africa are extremely disadvantaged and encounter a lot of hardships in their life.

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Africa orphans are deprived of many opportunities necessary for their development. The children in our Africa orphanage projects have never experienced loving, caring and stable relationships.

Typical Orphanage Volunteering Youth Work in Africa

Working abroad as a youth volunteer in orphanages is not difficult. Volunteer orphanage work typically involves:
  • Teaching the school going children and helping them to do their homework after school.
  • Help in keeping the children busy and organizing educational and recreational activities for them (games, art, music, crafts etc.)
  • Helping to keep the children’s home clean.
  • Helping with and monitoring the cleanliness of the children.
  • Basic chores such as cooking, washing of dishes, laundry, building structures etc.
  • Helping the children to learn common courtesies, moral education etc.

    Typical School Volunteering Work for Youths

    Youth volunteers assist teachers in nursery schools and kindergartens. Youth volunteers can also work as teacher assistants at lower classes in a primary school.

    Volunteer Work for Youths is suitable for:

    We invite youths of any age. Youths aged 16 and 17 need parental waiver to participate in our programs.

    Our youth volunteer programs are flexible and volunteers can arrive and depart on any day all year round.

    By volunteering at a school or orphanage in Africa, you have the unique opportunity to make a real contribution to the community, while experiencing the rich African culture and different aspects of life in Africa.

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    Youth Volunteer Safaris & Volunteer Expeditions

    We organize optional safaris and expeditions for all our volunteers. Payment for this is separate. Volunteers typically join up together for a 1 - 4 day safari while volunteering in Africa.

    Accommodation and Meals for Youth Volunteers

    You will stay in the orphanage or with a host family near the orphanage. 1 - 3 volunteers will typically be based in the same orphanage and 2 - 5 volunteers in bigger orphanages with more than 100 orphans.

    Youth Volunteer Program Costs

    Our youth volunteer program costs are the same as the regular volunteer programs. For volunteer abroad safety tips, other Africa youth volunteer opportunities and projects, youth volunteer safaris, youth volunteer expeditions and youth volunteer work abroad programs, follow the links below.

    Youth Volunteers in Africa » Youth Volunteering in Ethiopia » Youth Volunteer Work in Kenya » Youth Volunteer Jobs in Malawi » Youth Volunteer in Tanzania » Youth Volunteer in Zambia » Youth Volunteer in Uganda