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community development in africa
a continent of riotous colour & cultural depth

There are few things that give a greater sense of achievement than rolling up your sleeves and getting involved in community development work. Volunteering in Africa on your gap year or career break gives you the opportunity to work in an orphanage, see what a difference you can make teaching at a local school and even introduce your own grassroots economic development project as you travel in Africa. Immerse yourself in the local community for an original, rewarding and exciting adventure meeting new friends and discovering a spellbinding new country by volunteering abroad.

Have a look at our community development programs for your perfect gap year in Africa and book yourself onto the adventure of a lifetime:

Africa, Community Development

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Uganda Build A School Programme

Work in the heart of this rural African community, building and developing sustainable education infrastructure for local Ugandans whilst putting a smile on the faces of the people you meet!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,545

  • Prices: from US$1,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: UGV

South Africa Zulu Community Project and Adventure

Work in this rural Zulu community and help those who are less fortunate; experience the magical culture, environment, wildlife and people of the incredible destination that is South Africa!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,145

  • Prices: from US$1,145
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: ACV

Ethiopia Teaching & Community Project

Transform the lives of disadvantaged Ethiopians and discover the ancient beauty of this stark and fascinating country known as the cradle of humanity.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,195

  • Prices: from US$1,195
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: ETC

Uganda Missionary Work

Contribute to improving the livelihoods of children and communities by volunteering on a faith based project in the Pearl of Africa.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$945

  • Prices: from US$945
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Missionary
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: UGM

Uganda Community Volunteering Programme

Help this rural Ugandan community move towards a brighter and healthier future, becoming involved in many different capacities!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$895

  • Prices: from US$895
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: UHP

Mozambique Village Project

This village project integrates several elements that combine to form a cohesive strategy for enhancing development in this local community in Mozambique.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,745

  • Prices: from US$1,745
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Project code: MVP

South Africa Primate Sanctuary

Enjoy the spectacular backdrop of South Africa whilst working at a monkey sanctuary where a range of different species are rescued and rehabilitated, including marmosets, howlers and lemurs.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$2,295

  • Prices: from US$2,295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 months +
  • Project code: SAP

Madagascar Healthcare

As a Madagascar healthcare volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Madagascar in this dazzling and compelling destination.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$795

  • Prices: from US$795
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Medical
  • Duration: 1 weeks +
  • Project code: MGR

Madagascar Community Adventure

Help contribute to providing an improved quality of life for local people living in such an underprivileged yet beautiful area.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MCA

Madagascar Construction

Work in the heart of this rural African community, building and developing sustainable education infrastructure for local children whilst putting a smile on the faces of the people you meet!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$295

  • Prices: from US$295
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Construct
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: MCT

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