Go Volunteer Africa is an award-winning volunteer travel operator. Go Volunteer Africa provides sustainable and ethical volunteer projects, and exciting adventure holidays in Africa. Go Volunteer Africa is number one provider of affordable and meaningful volunteer travel programs in Africa.
EASTERN AFRICA: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar
WESTERN AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo (REP), Congo (DRC), Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Angola, Botswana, Estwani, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia
Go Volunteer Africa has been leading volunteering opportunities since 2009. We have volunteering projects in across Africa (and abroad!). From building, to teaching, to childcare, all combined with memorable safaris and tours! You can join a group or take a group of your own, we also have solo programs.
Our projects are established in collaboration with the host community, so we know we are addressing a real need and genuinely making a difference to those communities’ lives – but if you have an idea for a project please do let us know!
Go Volunteer Africa combines community development, service learning, and fun filled adventures! We work on many different projects which support the advancement of education, healthcare and the relief of poverty by focusing on education, Agriculture, health, environment and social development.
Go Volunteer Africa community projects focus on building basic infrastructure to assist local community development. Our approach to community development is different because each project we run is owned and led by the community to ensure its sustainability. We work closely in partnership with village leaders, local organizations and charities and that means each project is fully integrated into village life.
We are dedicated to empowering communities through sustainable service, transformative learning, and adventurous exploration. Go Volunteer Africa leads the way in combining meaningful volunteer encounters and fun filled adventures in Africa – Work Hard and Have Fun.
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- Rebecca Pen reviewed 5 months ago
Musanze is an amazing place and my experience at the women’s center and with Go Volunteer Africa was incredible. It was very well organized right from the moment I signed up, Jim supported me throughout the entire experience, all of my questions were answered thoroughly and promptly and I had the experience of a lifetime.
Although I had wanted to stay in Kigali, but Jim’s offer for Musanze turned out to be the best. I stayed with a local host family for culture experience. The host mother was outstanding and really caring. The project Manager Damien helped me and the other volunteers in every aspect of our trip. He knew a lot about the area, making it easy to get around, visit the best places and shops.
During my time in Rwanda, I met a few other volunteers while I was there and we would catch up for a meal or go for swimming. GVA Rwanda is a very affordable, safe and flexible volunteering option. I would definitely recommend GVA if you are interested in a great volunteer experience in Rwanda.
- Geana McKrist reviewed 3 months ago
I spent 4 weeks in Rwanda with Go Volunteer Africa and I was able to participate in different programs. Mostly teaching English to children and working with women projects. But they also have programs with sports and young men enterprises and lots of outreach activities.
It was a life changing experience and we could connect with the communities and get to know the people who live there. For me, this was the number one reason why I loved this experience.
The children’s were kind and respectful, eager to learn. So the teaching was natural and easy.
I felt home in our volunteer house living with 6 other girls and two boys. We had dinner together every day and spend weekends travelling together as well. I felt welcome by the city of Musanze and Kigali and by all the Rwandans I met.
Throughout those four weeks not only did I build an individual relationship with each and every kid but I also made so many friends in the program.
Jim, the Coordinator at Go Volunteer Africa’s offices who arranged my program in Rwanda was very supportive and making sure we got the best experience. The staff in Rwanda is extremely very helpful and I am looking forward to travel with you again in Malawi.
I had a really positive experience with Go Volunteer Africa. The level of support and friendship I received from GVA staff members and fellow volunteers made this an incredibly rewarding and positive experience.
I researched a lot of organizations before I went to Kenya, some of which were cheaper and some better organized than Go Volunteer Africa, but I really wanted an organization that was part of the community.
It was such an amazing experience and I got so much more out of it than I thought, the cultural immersion, chatting with the kids, sharing meals with local families all made me feel so much more than a tourist or even a volunteer, I really felt part of the project.
I was in Kenya for 4 weeks and then traveled to Tanzania for another 2 weeks. I would recommend Go Volunteer Africa to anyone but if they do not have what you are looking for just get out there and do it you will not regret it!