Africa: The Final Volunteer Frontier. This vast continent is home to a huge variety of environments, wildlife, and cultures. From the incredible coastlines to the heart of the Congo jungle to the majestic Serengeti this place is really wild. And always in need of volunteer work. We organize a ton of different programs in Africa; you can help out in a number of different wildlife reserves like a tiger and lion park in South Africa or wildlife orphanage in Zimbabwe. In Kenya or Zambia you can aid in community development or medical outreach. Or help fight the war against HIV/AIDS by assisting with awareness programs in South Africa. Guaranteed life-changing adventures. Read on to step into the shoes of people who have been to the experience this world for themselves.
My Orphanage and Teaching Project was located in Limuru, Kenya. I stayed at the Brackenhurst establishment and worked at a private primary school. The day at the school started at 9:00 and ended at 15:00. The day was split into three sessions, and three subjects predominated: maths, English, and Swahili. Religious studies and some others like geography were occasionally present in the timetable. It was difficult to get involved in the Swahili classes but I taught an English class and an R.S. class, and marked the books every day in maths (as the children finished they would bring them to me for marking).
St. Lucia, South Africa
I always wanted to help people and children around the world, to contribute in their lives, and make a difference. Volunteering in South Africa was my perfect opportunity.
I entered into the world of the Zulu Tribe. I learned their language so I could communicate with the villagers and the children in their native tongue, and I learned a bit about their customs.
My volunteer work at the Zimbabwe Wildlife Orphanage was phenomenal, one of those life-altering experiences that you don’t know how to begin explaining to others. But here’s my attempt: I was picked up from the airport by the owners. Coming from Finland, you can imagine the journey was long and exhausting, but I could not resist asking dozens of questions regarding my work, the animals, and volunteering in Zimbabwe in general.