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Volunteer in Africa

Wildlife conservation

Famous for its Big 5 – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos – Africa offers the ultimate safari experience. See these beasts in the wild or help rehabilitate animals in some of Africa’s wildlife sanctuaries, you could even learn your trade as a field guide in South Africa by taking our FGASA approved course.

Africa has more on offer than the Big 5 however: terrestrial conservation in Madagascar or Tanzania could see you living on a beach camp learning field research techniques that will see you study some of the species endemic to the area. Find lemurs or their arch enemy the fossa in Madagascar, or research bat species and bush babies in Tanzania – Africa has a wealth of natural biodiversity that volunteers are vital in helping preserve.

Marine conservation in East Africa is also vital and Frontier has research camps set up on islands off of both Tanzania and Madagascar. Use dive surveys to monitor vibrant coral reefs and marine species, and work with the local community to improve awareness for the fragile coastal ecosystems.

Or visit Tanzania, the birth place of Frontier, and see the Mafia Island Marine Park that was established in 1989 in a joint effort with the WWF to produce one of the world’s most successful multi-user marine parks. The park still exhibits its founding principles today, where it works closely with local people to help preserve biodiversity whilst creating sustainable economic solutions for Mafia communities.

Community development

Africa is a continent well known for the troubles that face its people on a daily basis. Political strife and agricultural difficulties have often prevented first world development in many parts of Africa. Frontier has many projects that aim to help reduce the impact of these hardships, whether its missionary work, teaching, or healthcare projects.

Working in an orphanage can help provide young children with the care and attention they require growing up, whilst teaching English to older students can help provide them with the skills they need to develop a career later in life. A medical internship can provide the necessary assistance a rural clinic might need to operate at an effective level, or alternative a healthcare internship could see you help raise awareness for HIV and AIDS sufferers and decrease the stigma attached to the disease.

Opportunities with Frontier

Frontier offers a number of opportunities to volunteer across Africa, in Kenya, Mozambique, Cameroon, Uganda, Senegal, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Malawi, Gambia, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, and Madagascar.

If you’d like to start planning your volunteer placement in Africa follow the ‘Apply Now’ tab to talk to one of our advisors about finding the best project for you.

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Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.

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"Surveys were explained clearly to me and as many times as I needed. When we did our first survey..."

prices from AU$545

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZM

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Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.

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"I joined the Madagascar marine project back in october 2011, I signed up for a 10week vo..."

prices from AU$545

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGM

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Madagascar Teaching

Madagascar Teaching

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on earth. Provide vital, basic skills and environmental education and get involved with a variety of activities.

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"I took part in the Frontier Madagascar Community Teaching Program for 6 weeks, and Fores..."

prices from AU$345

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: MGT

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Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

An unforgettable teaching experience, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests teeming with flora and fauna and scuba diving in one of the best diving spots in the world!

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"I would say the best thing about working with Frontier is that they give you a push forward in li..."

prices from AU$345

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGA

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Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Madagascar's exotic and rare species as you trek through remote regions of this hugely exciting island with Frontier-Madagascar.

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"I spent four weeks on the Frontier Madagascar Forest Program and had one of the best times of my..."

prices from AU$345

Region: Africa

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGF

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Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Survey and monitor threatened species in this rich mosaic of untouched habitat on Mafia Island, and educate the local communities on environmentally friendly activities.

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"Since arriving on Mafia Island in September last year, my time has gone so fast and I'm not r..."

prices from AU$345

Region: Africa

Activity: Study

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZF

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Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Assist in work contributing to the conservation of the majestic whale shark and beautiful turtle in these crystal clear waters around Mafia island.

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"First time doing marine survey down the water with a great team has taught me a lot. I enjoyed di..."

prices from AU$1595

Region: Africa

Activity: 1stTime

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZW

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Madagascar Teaching Aid - 1 week

Madagascar Teaching Aid - 1 week

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on Earth. Provide vital basic skills, environmental education and get involved with a variety of activities.

prices from AU$945

Region: Africa

Activity: Children

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGC

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Madagascar Sports Coaching

Madagascar Sports Coaching

Inject enthusiasm and creativity into the children's lives and become more than just a sports coach as you work in one of the most extraordinary destinations on Earth.

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"I’ve been doing the sports coaching project in Madagascar at our partnership school called..."

prices from AU$945

Region: Africa

Activity: Sports

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGS

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Madagascar Healthcare

Madagascar Healthcare

As a Madagascar healthcare volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Madagascar in this dazzling and compelling destination.

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"Overall, had a great time working at the special needs school. It was a great chance to help the..."

prices from AU$945

Region: Africa

Activity: Medical

Duration: 1 weeks +

Project Code: MGR

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