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Zimbabwe

Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

The African lion population has diminished by 80 - 90% in the past 40 years. The aim of the Lion Rehabilitation Program, African Impacts own pilot project, is to release

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South Africa

African Big 5 & Wildlife Conservation Project

As a conservation volunteer in Africa you will experience Africas amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks in the Greater Kruger big 5 National Park in South...

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Kenya

Big Cat & Wildlife Research in Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve

Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important research. The loss of wildlife...

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Zimbabwe

Hands on lion conservation in beautiful Victoria Falls

The African lion population has decreased by an astonishing 80 - 90% over the past 40 years. By joining volunteer projects in Africa together with African Impact, ALERT and...

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South Africa

Teaching & Youth Development, Cape Town South Africa

Share your passion for people and love of teaching in Cape Town, as you work with underprivileged inner-city communities, teaching and caring for disadvantaged children and...

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South Africa

Sports Coaching and Development, Cape Town

Volunteer in Cape Town and join this meaningful project where you will provide a safe and nurturing environment for children, and empower children and youth through education...

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Zambia

Healthcare & Medical Volunteering in Livingstone, Zambia

Due to inadequate staff and being under-resourced, the Ministry of Health in Zambia is struggling to provide sufficient healthcare to the public. As a volunteer in Zambia...

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Tanzania

Teach English to children and adults on Zanzibar Island

Poverty, home responsibilities and a lack of qualified teachers has resulted in a great need for increased levels of education in rural Zanzibar. Students are unable to achieve...

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Tanzania

Teaching and community support on the slopes of Kilimanjaro

Teach English and assist nursery school teachers with daily programs for 90 children between the age of 2 and 6 years. Dance, play and have fun as you interact and volunteer...

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Zambia

Teaching & Community Development Project in Zambia

Contribute to a Teaching Community Development Project in Zambia. Volunteers provide teaching assistance to understaffed schools, and will provide support to children who...

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South Africa

African Wildlife Photography and Conservation

Through this project you not only get the chance to take amazing wildlife and magnificent landscape portraits, raising money for conservation projects, but your work will...

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South Africa

Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Support - Cape Town

Visit one of the world's most iconic tourist destinations and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through African Impact. Volunteers...

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South Africa

Girl Empowerment, Cape Town, South Africa

African Impact offers volunteering opportunities in girl empowerment in Cape Town, South Africa. Volunteers can design their own project and make a lasting impact on the

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Zimbabwe

Orphan Care and Teaching - Victoria Falls

Working as a volunteer in Zimbabwe, carrying out simple acts of caring, playing, teaching, and helping, can bring hope and smiles to the needy and orphaned. By volunteering...

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African Impact Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

African experience

the experience In africa and particularly this volunteer program is by far one of the most enriching and controversial trips in my life. Due to my young age, I hope there are many more experiences with these characteristics and this level of profound work elaborated. This trip has definitely sparked a drive in me to continue doing more adventurous trips. Volunteering here has made me more conscious and capable in a sense of being more reflective, observant and grateful for the conditions in which i live. I personally thought the volunteer work would contribute to my anger towards the world and its injustice, but now i realize i had that anger due to the fact that I couldnt help much from where I was standing, i felt like i was going in circles. But this trip has definitely given me the tools, the enthusiasm and the guide to be able to be a helping hand to the world.

Program: Healthcare and Lion Rehabilitation Combo Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

what a great time

had an amazing time on impact Africa and found everyone really helpful and can see why its needed in the community i feel like i made a difference and am going to miss the kids loads especially in gapa the work they do they is amazing and the mamas are so friendly and kind and to sum up it was a blast and shame we didnt come for longer

Program: Teaching & Youth Development, Cape Town South Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

2 weeks volunteering in Cape Town which has changed my life forever

I obviously felt really nervous before i arrived at the house and met everyone however within the first 10 minutes of arriving all my nerves had gone away. Vicki, Alice, Dan and Jess at African Impact could not have made me feel more at home and welcomed us with open arms. I was volunteering for teaching at 2 different preschools in the morning and then we went to GAPA in the afternoons. Just seeing the children with massive smiles on their faces each day and greeting you with big hugs is probably the best thing you could ask for. We started with the very start of a new year/ term so had a lot of new children who had just started preschool for the first time so for the first couple of days it was more about getting to know the children and their level of understanding of english, games, songs ect..
We worked very closley with the teachers at the preschools and the Grandmas at GAPA so you build a special connection as you all have the same goals.
The 2 weeks went way too fast and if i could stay longer then i would have 100% all the volunteers or my family as i call them were just amazing, we all got along so well so it is extremely sad saying goodbye to everyone as you all become so close so quickly. I really could not recommend volunteering enough as it has really changed my life forever and something i will never ever forget. I am already figuring out when i can return next. Thank you African Impact for such a memorable experience.

Program: Teaching & Youth Development, Cape Town South Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Two weeks volunteering in Cape Town

I was lucky enough to spend two weeks volunteering in Cape Town through African Impact.
It has been an amazing opportunity to explore and understand some of the townships in the wider Cape Town area, and to meet and be involved with community groups that are doing good in these areas.
African Impact does an amazing job at ensuring the projects are sustainable, and focused on sharing information meaning that these groups and the people involved can continue the work. AI offers amazing support to these communities and it's very humbling to see the difference this organisation makes through it's hard work. I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity.
As well as supporting the local communities, the AI team supports its volunteers and helps them to feel comfortable and confident in their role. As a volunteer I have felt like a member of the AI family and the wider community.
I'm so sad to be leaving, two weeks has gone so fast and has not been long enough. I look forward to coming back.

Program: Teaching & Youth Development, Cape Town South Africa

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Zanzibar teaching and community project

This was my second time on the project and I loved it as much as I did the first time. It is such a unique experience here and it is amazing to directly live in the village with the people next door. It is so great to see how much they welcome us being here and how much every student enjoys the lessons. Each lesson you finish gives you the feeling that you really can make an impact.

Program: Teach English to children and adults on Zanzibar Island

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