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Volunteer Africa is unlike other volunteering organisations. We are run by a team of committed returned volunteers with the dual aims of enabling people to make a difference to the lives of rural Africans and to raise funds for our partner NGOs. Volunteer Africa does not spend any money on paid advertising and our operating costs are minimal meaning that the money you pay to participate is spent in Africa enabling community development.

Volunteers participate in our programmes from all over the world including China, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Volunteers come from all walks of life and ages. Applications are welcome throughout the world.

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." -Maya Angelou 

Want to see something of what Tanzania is like? Click here to see a short presentation on You Tube made by one of our HK returned volunteers Terry Chui.

We are registered with VirginGiving enabling volunteers to have their own fundraising page! Click here to take you to our online fundraising page.

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Why pay to volunteer?

Africa is not short of labour! Money is a different matter. Classrooms, homes, medical clinics, sanitation projects are some of the projects are made possible by the programme fee volunteers donate as well as their labour.

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Who volunteers?

Volunteers come from all walks of life and countries. Their time in Tanzania is often life-changing and many stay in touch with the villages and go on to set up their own charitable projects.

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