All our programs involve volunteering with local families around Africa in exchange for free meals and accommodation. This is a fact that money shouldn’t stand in your way and stop you from travelling and giving back to the communities in need.
Hope Development Volunteers is running a skills, talents, culture and hospitality exchange program – In return for your volunteer help, our African hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about their lifestyles.
This is a great opportunity for long-and short-term budget travelers. Many families are willing to host volunteers for a few weeks or even a few days. It does mean spending part of your vacation working, but if you’re interested in cultural travel and language exchange, traveling doesn’t get much more local than literally living with a local family and sharing in their daily activities.
We connect people who want to volunteer in Africa with people who are looking for volunteer help.
“placements might be building a school, setting up a water treatment facility, cleaning the streets or planting trees”
“teacher placement or acting as a teaching assistant in a local school or an adult education program”
“Do you hope to study medicine, nursing, dentistry, or physician assistant studies?”
“If the idea of getting your hands dirty and offering your manual labour appeals, then Hope Development Volunteers’ building projects could be the most rewarding volunteer travel option for you”
Work in an Orphanage:
“Hope Development Volunteers orphanage volunteers work with orphans in a variety of programs to bring light and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children”
Sports Coaching program:
“If you love sport and adventure, you’re in the right place.”
Wildlife Conservation and Research:
“Volunteers can also take part in scientific research, environmental education and get unique hands on experience with a wide range of amazing animals”
No special skills or qualifications are required to join this program, as all training will be provided by our fully qualified field teams. All we ask is an enthusiasm to learn and become fully involved and immersed in this unique opportunity.
Why Choose Us?
Affordability: Our volunteer programs are free with a one-time application fee of $100 at the time of booking but being free does not mean we cut back on our quality. Our volunteer hosts are safe, comfortable, and inviting. We work hard to provide you with the best quality accommodation and a truly amazing volunteer experience.
Benefit to Communities: Hope Development Volunteers works directly with local communities in Africa to ensure they get support both from volunteers and our team. A constant flow of volunteers means that these people and parts of communities are getting constant support both financially and personally.
Quick & Personal: We work as a team and are always there to help you and answer your questions. We aim to reply to your e-mails within 6-8 working hours or less. You can also reach us by phone or leave a message to have a quick reply back to your queries. Our goal is to make sure you are completely comfortable before you leave for Africa.