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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.


African Food and Peace Foundation

Our USA-based internship program gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of fundraising, marketing, event planning, and nonprofit operations for an organization working in the international arena to empower women and girls.


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.


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.


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.


charity: water

Some opportunities for volunteers in the New York City area.


Children of Uganda

Children of Uganda offers volunteer opportunities working directly with orphan and other disadvantaged children in Uganda, on their bi-annual Tour of Light in the U.S. and on occasion in their Charles Town, WV office. Contact to learn more about available internships and/or current volunteer opportunities.


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.


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.


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.


Integrate Health

Lubuto Library Partners

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


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.


Solar Cookers International

Solar Cookers International has opportunities in the U.S. for volunteers to organize a solar cooking event, teach a solar cooking class, and provide support in the Sacremento, CA office. There are also opportunities to teach solar cooking techniques in Kenya.



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.


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.


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.


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.


Wildlife Conservation Network

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


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.


World Hope International

Volunteer opportunities for professionals (medics, technicians, teachers and businesspeople), college students, families and individuals. Service opportunities exist in the United States and Africa.