Africa is a diverse continent, with peoples from the tribal Masai Mara to the cosmopolitan city inhabitants of Cape Town, and endangered wildlife from the Big 5 to Whale Sharks.  With an array of adventure sports at the stunning Victoria Falls and the beaches of Zanzibar there is plenty to fill your free time.  It is the ideal location for those looking for a gap year, volunteer or internship project focusing on community development, conservation or healthcare.

Welcome to Africa

The African continent is famous for its incredible scenery such as Victoria Falls and Mount Kilimanjaro, its varied wildlife including the famous Big 5, and the challenges that its varied population are facing from access to education to underfunded healthcare.  Kaya works with sustainable volunteer projects in Ghana in the west, Kenya in the east and South Africa and many more, in the south.  The continent is like a canvas painted with the most beautiful colours, and a story written with  the history of both a troubled past and inspirational future. It is the world’s oldest populated area, with approximately 2,000 regional languages spoken throughout the continent.

Africa is the only continent that is in all 4 hemispheres and home to the largest remaining populations of lions, African elephants, cheetahs and leopards. From the shorelines to the desert this continent is a haven for environmental and wildlife conservation.  You can help protect elephants in Namibia on our Elephant and Community Water Access project, work with African wildlife at a Rescue Sanctuary in Zimbabwe or assist with species identification on the beautiful shores of Tofo Bay in Mozambique.

African identity and culture is as diverse and varied as its climate, wildlife and landscapes. The vast regional differences, indigenous tribal traditions and languages help to set this continent apart from the rest of the world. The one unifying aspect of African identity is their cultural heritage stemming back thousands of years. However, many countries struggle with access to basic resources and many sustainable initiatives have been founded on the belief that everyone can make a difference if they work together. There is also work being done to celebrate these differences and similarities.  Read here to learn more.  You can become a part of ongoing projects like assisting health professionals in Zambia , building work in Swaziland or Microfinance in Ghana.

Whether you are looking for a gap year in Africa, a chance to be a sustainable volunteer or a professional internship there is something for you. Explore the many wildlife and community volunteering options available to you and get to know more about the amazing locations!

African countries with volunteer projects

Volunteer in Ghana

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Volunteer in Kenya

Click here to checkout our varied volunteer projects in Kenya

Volunteer in Mozambique

Click here to checkout our varied volunteer projects in Mozambique

Volunteer in Namibia

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Volunteer in South Africa

Click here to checkout our varied volunteer projects in South Africa

Volunteer in Swaziland

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Volunteer in Tanzania

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Volunteer in Zambia

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Volunteer in Zimbabwe

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Our African Projects

Family Volunteering: Community Development in Morocco
Volunteer as a family in Morocco and give back to your local hosting community through teaching women, children from impoverished areas or children with special needs.
Women’s Empowerment internship in Morocco
Get involved with women's empowerment projects in Morocco and help local women build their future!
Childcare Volunteering in Morocco
Get involved with local Moroccan children and help move their education forward!
Tree Planting and Environmental Education Summer Initiative in South Africa
Take a hands-on role in reforestation and environmental education by volunteering on this mass action project in South Africa this summer.
Veterinary Internship on South Africa Wild Coast
Veterinary internship in South Africa Wild Coast catering to 2nd and 3rd-year students
Healthcare, Community & Hospital Volunteering in Kenya
Join us in Kenya as a healthcare volunteer and help to change the lives of the vulnerable, ill and over-burden communities.
Dentistry Internship in Ghana
Our dental placement in Ghana is based in a hospital in Accra, supporting dentists as an intern
High Impact Outreach Community Project in Ghana
Come and volunteer in Ghana to create a high impact on local community initiatives.
Rural Volunteer Teaching in Moshi, Tanzania
Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based in rural Moshi.
Events Planning Internship in Africa
Join this exciting events planning internship in Africa and develop your work, social and global citizenship skills
Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland
If you are under 18 join this initiative Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland
Community and Environment Facilitated Research Internship in Southern Africa
Join our Facilitated Research Internship in Southern Africa and develop your paper in a stunning context

Easy 3-step application process

APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.


We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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