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Volunteer in Africa

Walk on the wild side as you help protect some of the world’s rarest and most vulnerable species.

From the dramatic clash of oceans in Cape Town to the singular jungles of Madagascar, the island beaches of the Seychelles and the lush landscapes of Ghana, Africa offers you not only some of the world’s remotest places, but also some of the most significant opportunities to contribute to the global fight against habitat loss, species extinction and marine pollution.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.

Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.

Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Africa volunteer projects

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Book by 31 January 2022

Programs in Africa

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Planet

Conservation

Madagascar Lemur and Wildlife Conservation Expedition

Help to protect endangered and critically endangered lemur specie...

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Internship

An exceptional career starts with an exceptional internship. Travel to the last remaining primeva...

Curieuse Island Communications and Social Media Internship in Seychelles

Travel to a small tropical island off the coast of East Africa to...

Island Nations Climate Change and Biodiversity Volunteer in Seychelles

Travel to the tiny tropical island of Curieuse to learn about the...

Tropical Island Coastal Environmental Restoration in Seychelles

The idyllic island of Curieuse is home to threatened species uniq...

Island Biodiversity Surveying Citizen Science Project in Seychelles

Learn scientific techniques for conducting biodiversity surveys o...

Seychelles Sea Turtle and Lemon Shark Research & Conservation Short Term Internship

Snorkel, discover and explore Seychelles while working alongside ...

Seychelles Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation Short Term Internship

As corals are vulnerable to climate change, conservation efforts ...

South Africa Big Cat Research Short Term Internship

Make yourself at home in the South African savannah, while gettin...

Climate Change and Coral Bleaching in Seychelles

Travel to the warm, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to c...

FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation Career Internship in South Africa

Join us in South Africa’s Lowveld region, one of the world’s bes...

Wildlife Conservation and Research Internship in South Africa

This program, which takes place over 24 weeks, is of particular ...

Elephant Research and Wildlife Conservation in South Africa

Travel to a private South African wildlife reserve, an hour from ...

Big Cat Conservation Research in South Africa

Explore the wild side of South Africa when you join a global team...

Rhino Poaching Awareness in South Africa

Work as part of our international team on rhino anti-poaching awa...

Giant Tortoise and Biodiversity Research in Seychelles

Discover the stunning Curieuse Island when you join our giant tor...

Cheetah Conservation and Research Project in South Africa

Discover wild South Africa when you join an international team of...

Lemon Shark and Turtle Conservation in the Seychelles

Spend time on the stunning island of Curieuse while you contribut...

Marine Conservation Short Term Internship in the Seychelles

Located in stunning Seychelles, our Short-Term Marine Conservatio...

Seychelles Environmental Conservation Short Term Internship

Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection or...

South Africa Wildlife Conservation Short Term Internship

Call the South Africa savannah home for three months while earnin...

African Tropical Island and Savannah Conservation

Travel to Seychelles and South Africa to contribute towards islan...

Indian Ocean Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship

Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your scuba or ma...

South African Wildlife Conservation Teen Volunteer Program

Find out what it takes to pursue your dream job in conversation. ...

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa

Kick-start your conservation career when you join our six-month w...

Island Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles

Travel to Curieuse Island and join one of the leading marine and ...

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Boost your professional diving or marine conservation career when...

Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition

Travel to a private reserve in South Africa, home to lion, leopar...

Safari Field Guide Course in South Africa

Become an accredited Field Guide and forward your conservation career when you spend 23 weeks tra...

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Get your PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Coral Reef Research Di...

GVI

People

Community Development

Madagascar Volunteer English Teaching

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Madagascar Teaching English Internship

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Public Health in Ghana

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Short Term Teaching Internship in Cape Town

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Short Term Teaching Internship In Ghana

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Women’s Empowerment Short Term Internship In Ghana

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Early Childhood Development in South Africa

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The Intersection of Inequality, Education, and Gender in South Africa’s Townships

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Women’s Empowerment in Ghana

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Short Term Community Development Internship In Ghana

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Teaching with Early Childhood Development In Ghana

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South Africa Global Health Short Term Internship

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Cape Town Women’s Empowerment Short Term Internship

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Volunteer with Children in South Africa

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Women’s Empowerment Project in Cape Town

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Community Development Short Term Internship in Cape Town

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Cape Town Adventure And Cultural Immersion Teen Volunteer Program

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Teaching and Community Development Internship in South Africa

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Volunteer Teaching in South Africa

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Volunteer Public Health Project in South Africa

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Sports in South Africa

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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook Malagasy cuisine

Handcraft your own canoes

Forage for local medicinal plants

Visit the island of the lemurs

Snorkel in a marine wonderland

Gaze and wonder at the southern constellations

Watch the sunset at Banyan tree

Sleepover on a remote volcanic archipelago

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