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Wide Range of Volunteer Opportunities in Nigeria

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 3-6 Month, 7-12 Month, 9-12 Week


year round


There are no special skills required by Volunteers for International Partnership in Nigeria. Selection will be based on your completed application, resume, transcript and reference. 

At your host project, your success will depend on teamwork, creative problem solving, patience and openness to other points of view. Your co-workers will expect you to be a dependable, resourceful, motivated contributor who works well with others.

A few requirements must be meet:
- The minimum age is 18
- You must be healthy and fit enough to adapt to living and working where host project conditions may be strenuous
- If you are applying to work with minors or others with special needs, professional certifications and/or background record checks may also be required i.e. minimum level of language proficiency


  • English

Cost in US$:

Depends on the specific program

Program Fees Include:

- Airport Pick-up
- Arrival orientation which include medical orientation
- Support serivices during the program
- Written materials to help understand the community after arrival
- Basic language lessons


There is no stipend for this program and therefore you will need to bring enough pocket money to cover personal expenses and basic needs. There is also a small program fee which includes:- Program Administration by SYTO- Work Placement- Accommodation placement (does not include the cost of accommodation)- Visa processing and extension services up to a maximum of 3 months (this does not include your entry visa)- Airport meet and greet at Muritala Mohammed International Airport- Airport Accommodation transfer- Bed and Breakfast for (4 nights 5 days in Ibadan)- Orientation at work place prior to beginning of work- Transfer to permanent accommodation/work placement after arrival orientation- Support Services by SYTO on an on-going basis.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Gender Issues
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Media
  • Public Health
  • Refugee Relief
  • Teaching
  • Translation
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Volunteers are placed on project in their area of interest if and when available. We try to ensure that placements are made in areas of the country we consider safe for our participants.

Age Range

18-36 years, except US citizens 21-36

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network