Naturally Africa Volunteers supports a small network of locally-operated projects in Africa. These sustainable programs aim to help communities achieve self-sufficiency instead of creating a dependence upon aid or donations. A U.K. registered charity, Naturally Africa Volunteers offers projects that are need-based, and volunteers help in areas where there is a lack of skill or knowledge, so you wont be taking jobs from the local workers.
Kickstart your career in sports medicine in Tanzania on the Street Kids Sports Volunteer Project. Get children from the local community involved in positive team activities that benefit them both physically and socially. Program fees start at $705 and you can stay from four to 12 weeks.
Join experts and other veterinary technicians in the field and work with wildlife, livestock, and domestic animals of the stunning Wild Coast region on the South Africa Pre-Vet Wildlife Project. Get hands-on experience with a range of animals, from lions to mice. Fees start at $1,450 for four weeks, with stays up to 12 weeks.
If you’re interested in a career as a social scientist, you’ll gain more from an experience with Kenya Community Outreach as a volunteer than you will from reading a textbook. This project helps the people of extremely disadvantaged communities who are affected by HIV/AIDS, disease, malnutrition and lack of food, unemployment, limited education and other issues. Programs start at two weeks at $690.