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Volunteer Opportunities

Our members are involved in a wide range of activities that touch the lives Africans throughout the continent. Most member organizations work at the grassroots level, empowering people to build a better future for their children, families, and communities.

Below you will find brief descriptions of positions, internships, and other opportunities for volunteers to work directly with our Aid for Africa members and the people they help.

To search for an opportunity by country, interest area or activity, please go to Find an Opportunity.

Africa Development Corps

We place two types of volunteers—Classic Volunteers, who fundraise for their positions, and Supported Volunteers, who are subsidized. Classic Volunteers work with indigenous organizations in Africa for 6- to12-month periods. Placements include a wide array of positions in education, microenterprise, agriculture, and public health education. Supported Volunteers fill a limited number of subsidized opportunities for highly skilled volunteers who work directly on our initiatives.

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Aid for Africa

Aid for Africa has volunteer opportunities for individuals with a flair for writing in the areas of fundraising/grant development, story development, and social media. We also have opportunities in administrative support and fund raising. Work in our Maryland office or telecommute. Please contact us through the link below.

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Arlington Academy of Hope

If you have time and a desire to help kids in Africa, Arlington Academy of Hope needs you. We have variety of opportunities including newsletter writing, communications, grant writing and fundraising and community outreach.

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Books For Africa

Join us at our St. Paul, Minnesota, and Atlanta, Georgia warehouses! Volunteers sort and pack books. No heavy lifting is involved. Must be at least 12 years old.

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charity: water

Some opportunities for volunteers in the New York City area.

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Children of Uganda

Work directly with the children in orphanages in Uganda or help raise awareness in your own community. Some internships available on occasion.

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ChildVoice International

ChildVoice International’s work is driven by a team of passionate and talented volunteers. We take volunteers on short-term team trips to Uganda based on skills needed. We also provide 12-week internships in Uganda for students with at least one year of college. In the US we have opportunities at headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire, for a range of administrative activities.

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Development in Gardening

Development in Gardening has opportunities in the countries where we work for volunteers with strong agriculture backgrounds and international experience. We also host a two-week volunteer trip annually to current project sites in Africa.

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Doctors on Call for Service Foundation

Share your skills and up-to-date medical knowledge with your colleagues in Africa during a short-term Continuing Medical Education trip or through a long-term teaching commitment. Longer trips also available.

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Fistula Foundation

Become part of our Circle of Friends program. Plan and hold your own fundraising and informational events. Opportunities also occasionally available in our Santa Clara, CA office.

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Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

FIMRC accepts volunteers in Uganda and at headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. Volunteers in Uganda support the the clinic and community outreach programs. Volunteers work in the clinic and with local health groups on public health initiatives.

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Generation Rwanda

We have openings for skilled individuals who have an interest in serving as volunteer interns in our Kigali office for a period of at least three months.

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Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope

We take volunteers to Ghana to teach basic reading to children and health education to women and children during summer months. We also take volunteers for construction and repair projects. In the United States we need volunteers to collect and sort donated items and load containers for shipment to Ghana.

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H2O for Life

H2O for Life has opportunities for volunteers at their offices in Minnesota, to assist at local events, write articles and blogs, and become ambassadors in their communities.

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Health Alliance International

Some opportunities to help with administrative tasks in our Seattle, WA office. Some projects can be done remotely. Please fill out a volunteer form on our web site to express your interest.

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Hope Through Health

Hope Through Health accepts qualified volunteers for a minimum stay of three months at one of our sites in Togo. Volunteers must meet French language fluency, health-related experience, and educational requirements.

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Invisible Children

Invisible Children offers volunteer opportunities in their offices in San Diego, CA, on the road, and in the countries where they work.

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Lubuto Library Project

Professional librarians and teachers can provide training, assistance in collection development, monitoring and evaluation systems. Performing arts or health/psychosocial counseling professionals also needed.

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Medical Bridges

Enthusiastic volunteers needed in Houston, TX to help sort, pack, and/or donate medical supplies and equipment. We can accommodate groups up to 25. Physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals are invaluable helping to turn surplus into supplies.

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Planet Aid

Organize a local clothes collection drive to raise funds for a project in Africa. Volunteers are also needed in our Columbia, MD, office to help sort and post donated books for sale on Amazon.com.

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RefugePoint

Join the RefugePoint staff in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Apply for communications internships for a semester or full year.

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South Africa Partners

Volunteers needed in the Boston, MA area to assist at local events.

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Teach With Africa

We are looking for people who are passionate about improving education in Africa. Volunteer opportunities in the San Francisco Bay area include a range of administrative and fundraising activities and tutors.

We send US teachers to schools across South Africa. We look for experienced and credentialed high school teachers in math, science and English and who are supported by their schools and communities.

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Tostan

Tostan is a volunteer-driven organization. Volunteers are posted for six months to two years in Tostan's national field offices in Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, or The Gambia and for at least 3 months in Washington, DC.

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Trees for the Future

Help with events and editing and translating books and manuals. Help increase public awareness by talking with schools and other groups. Volunteers also needed to encourage their communities, churches, and civic groups to support tree planting projects.

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Uganda Christian University Partners

Visit Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda, to meet students, staff, and faculty and strengthen the ties between your local community and the Church of Uganda. Trips generally run in the summer.

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Village Enterprise

We offer two kinds of internships – Field Internships in Africa and US Office Internships. Work on projects that directly affect the people and communities with whom Village Enterprise Fund works in East Africa.

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Water to Thrive

Water to Thrive has openings for volunteers in the Austin, Texas, to help with events, speak at events, and find funding. Volunteers can also participate in mission trip teams that travel to Ethiopia each year to visit well sites and participate in community activities.

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Wildlife Conservation Network

Volunteer opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area include staffing events and assisting with mass mailings.

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Women’s Microfinance Initiative

Women’s Microfinance Initiative offers internships in both Uganda and Bethesda, MD. Interns must be flexible and willing to work on a variety of projects, including working with village women and children and managing financial records.

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World Bicycle Relief

Opportunities for internships and volunteering in our offices in Chicago, IL. Plan and hold your own fundraising events and join other efforts.

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World Hope International

Hope Corps is a program that facilitates short-term (one week to one year) outreach opportunities for professionals (medics, technicians, teachers and businesspeople), college students, families and individuals. Service opportunities exist in various countries in Africa.

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