Volunteering, done right.

EDGE of AFRICA Volunteers launch new Art Club!Volunteers construct eco-friendly greenhouse for local Pre-schoolVolunteer run Recycling Swop Shop empowers local childrenVolunteers give local Pre-Schools a makeover!New English Literacy class for underprivileged adults 7 local schools receive much needed water tanks Volunteers inspire community appreciation for Africa's natural heritageUpliftment of Little Rascals Pre-School

EDGEofAFRICA is an award-winning volunteer project co-ordinator for gap year placements, work experience, and volunteer internships in Africa — with tanglible results. » see all our achievements

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Volunteers from 28 countries worldwide have made their contribution in Africa through one of our volunteer programmes.

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We make sure our volunteers are fully trained, so that no matter what level they start at their contribution has a long term positive impact.

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Make the difference.

Volunteers from all over the world have immersed themselves in our Social Upliftment, HIV & AIDS, Sports, Wildlife & Conservation, and Work Experience projects.


With the help of over 850 volunteers to date, EDGEofAFRICA operates conservation, community and sports projects in the neediest countries in Africa.

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Volunteering with EDGEofAFRICA

For volunteers to make an impact, they need the tools. It is impossible for them to contribute in a meaningful way without being equipped and trained. This is what sets us apart! We provide all the material, training and support for you to not just "feel" that you have done something worthwhile, but to know your involvement has made an immeasurable difference!

Your personal experience

We all have different interests and abilities, not one less important than the other, and it is that diversity that makes our volunteering world "go round". We focus on your strengths, personal and/or study aims and work experience to ensure that we tailor our projects to suit you. Different volunteers bring different ideas and different personal talents! Because we consider all this, you will have a worthwhile time with us, and our projects will gain from having engaged the best of your best abilities.

Africa has always been drawing power to those seeking adventure, the desire to become immersed in one of the oldest cultures on earth today, and more so to come to Africa and make a difference. And so as we reach out to all countries in the world, we have had the pleasure of welcoming volunteers from over 26 different countries and cultures. They have gained from learning about our magnificent continent and people, and so have we gained by learning about theirs, and growing our EDGE of AFRICA family.

From the time we receive your first email enquiry, through your booking, we will give you all the dedicated pre-departure support you need so that you are well informed and confident about joining our team. Our support will continue from your "touch down" to the final day when you go home again - we will take care of your needs. Your volunteer fee includes your airport transfers from/to the nearest airport, your accommodation, three hearty meals a day, project training and equipment, and project transport, as well as your contribution to the sustainability of your programme. But our relationship with you doesn’t end with your departure. We need you to stay in touch, to stay involved and to keep bringing the ideas for a better tomorrow.