Explore nature at
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An incredible mosaic of landscape, wildlife and culture
Volunteer in Africa
Africa is a beautiful and varied continent, with its diversity reflected across the destinations we offer. Everyone knows Africa for its iconic wildlife and famous sunsets, however, it has so much more to offer.
It's never ending landscapes of beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, red deserts and mountainous peaks stretch as far as the eye can see. The vibrant cities, old cultures and tribes make for an interesting discovery.
If you are looking to volunteer for 1 week or 3 months, all of your time and effort will contribute to long-term sustainable projects and you can leave with a real sense of achievement.
So whether it’s heading out onboard a jeep in search of the big five in South Africa, aiding whale shark conservation off the coast of Mozambique, helping underprivileged children in Ghana or taking care of rescued animals in Namibia, this is your chance to experience this incredible continent.
By volunteering in one of our great destinations in Africa, you will get the chance to explore and discover a new country, join in on exciting activities and meet like-minded people with whom will become life-long friends.
The majority of our participants are first-time solo travellers, therefore safety is our top priority. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated Facebook groups allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time to ensure you have a positive experience volunteering overseas.
All of the programmes in Africa include extensive pre-departure information and support, as well as assistance with all aspects of your trip from our UK team. Our dedicated in-country co-ordinators are there to provide you with local support throughout your placement and depending on which programme you choose, also your airport pickup, orientation, accommodation and meals.
GhanaKnown as ‘Africa’s Golden Child’, this tropical paradise is packed with surprises and offers something for everyone. Ghana has the most incredible energy, where you will be welcomed with the universal ‘Akwaaba’ and smiling faces. An abundance of natural beauty awaits, with secluded pristine white beaches, rugged mountains and waterfalls wherever you turn.
MadagascarAfter breaking away from mainland Africa over 180 million years ago, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and is famous for its unique wildlife and biodiversity. This fascinating country is one of the few truly off the beaten track destinations left for the adventurous traveller. With lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, beaches, hiking and diving, you're in for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
MalawiFamously nicknamed the 'Warm Heart of Africa,' Malawi is renowned for being one of the world's friendliest destinations. Apart from the legendary Malawian friendliness, what captures you first about this vivid country is its geographical diversity. Home to Africa's third largest lake; Lake Malawi, national parks packed full of exotic wildlife and miles upon miles of untouched wilderness, it's time to get exploring!
NamibiaFew countries can claim limitless horizons, striking landscapes and harsh environments. Namibia is home to the oldest desert where huge dunes tower over the remote wilderness. The diverse wildlife includes the critically endangered black rhinoceros, the tallest elephant in Africa and the largest free roaming cheetah population.
South AfricaTravel along the garden route as you take in the incredible landscapes of the jagged lush green mountains, powdery beaches lapped by two oceans and end up in the world’s best city, Cape Town. Wherever you are, you cannot escape the proximity of nature and wildlife. Head out on safari to see the famous big five, take a stroll down to Boulders Bay to see the colony of penguins or dive in the azure seas in search of sharks.
TanzaniaThe magic of Tanzania is hard to beat! Imagine a country with the tallest of mountains and the deepest of lakes, where millions of animals roam and where you can awaken to the sunrise in the desert and then watch it set sitting on a soft sandy beach! Boasting three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, intriguing cultures and people and being widely renowned as the world’s best safari destination, Tanzania should be on everyone’s bucket list!
ZimbabweStunning natural beauty can be found all over in Zimbabwe, with national parks that are amongst the finest in Africa (including Victoria Falls), safari scenes that remain remote and unspoilt and locals whose kindness makes any trip unforgettable. The diversity and volume of wildlife is out of this world and when you add in the history and heritage of Zimbabwe, this country has it all!
Or choose your African adventure by project
Childcare projectsVolunteering with children is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time abroad and allows you to immerse yourself into the local community. By assisting in local day care centres and kindergartens in underprivileged communities, you will provide young children (under 6 years old) the encouragement, love and education that they need to grow and flourish.
Family projectsWhy not do something different for your next family holiday? Our family volunteering projects will allow everyone to fully immerse themselves into worthwhile projects, while creating memories that will last a lifetime. There is no better way of learning than my travelling and experiencing new things, which is why we offer many programmes for children aged 5 years and up.
Medical projectsOur medical programmes will provide you with invaluable experience as you observe and work alongside local professionals. We can organise a variety of health related placements for your medical elective, including; nursing, physical therapy, midwifery, dentistry, paediatrics, surgery and more. Several of our projects also welcome qualified professionals and pre-med students.
Mental health projectsOur mental health and psychology programmes will provide you with invaluable experience as you observe and work alongside local professionals. You will get to volunteer across multiple settings for a broad experience, including government hospitals, half way homes and head out into the community on home visits.
Older AdultsGone are the days where travelling abroad was the preserve of gap year students. Don't let old fashioned attitudes hold you back as you are never too old to take on a new and exciting challenge. Volunteering abroad is a fantastic way to see the world and take on a new experience while sharing a lifetime of skills and knowledge with those less fortunate.
Teaching projectsGet set for a trip full of laughter and joy as you dedicate your time to teach children in less developed countries. This is your chance to shape and redirect someone’s future into something brighter and better – nothing else compares! Get fully involved in planning and delivering lessons that can be anything from teaching English, getting messy with art or being creative through music and dance.
Travel & Volunteer ExperiencesOffering the best of both worlds, our travel and volunteer trips combine rewarding volunteering projects with an exciting adventure. Travel around your chosen country as a group, as you explore and discover on our action packed trips. Take in the amazing landscapes, get involved in exciting activities, meet friendly locals and volunteer on worthwhile programmes to help make a difference - what more could you want?
Under 18 projectsUnder 18 but still want to volunteer abroad? Well look no further! We have over 20 projects across the world in some of our most popular destinations, including wildlife, childcare, teaching and more! Our safe and structured programmes make volunteering the ideal why to travel abroad by yourself for the first time and to make new lifelong friends. So, if you are 16 or 17 years old, what are you waiting for…it’s time to see the world!
Wildlife projectsHelp save endangered species by carrying out vital research while observing animals in their natural habitat. Or get up close to some majestic animals to provide care and attention within one of our partnered ethical sanctuaries. This is your chance to head out on safari in search of the famous big five in South Africa, release baby sea turtles in Sri Lanka, look after elephants in Thailand and so much more.
- 2,601 animals rehabilitated & released
- 20,755 sea turtles successfully hatched
- 1,550 children have benefited from education
- £310,731 has been donated to our local projects
- 55,850 hours of help provided by volunteers
You’re not alone
- 94% of volunteers travel by themselves
- 82% of volunteers are female
- Perfect way to make new lifelong friends
- Explore exciting destinations as a group
- Meet everyone in our Facebook groups
Why The Mighty Roar?
- Affordable and transparent fees
- Responsible and sustainable projects
- Ethical wildlife programmes
- 100% financial protection
- 24/7 emergency support