If you love to travel to fascinating places but also want to do something to give back, there are some brilliant ways to volunteer in Africa. The African continent is astounding, breathtakingly and stunningly beautiful but also wild and unforgiving. Life is hard and challenging in many areas with millions still living in abject poverty, and resources are inadequate, overstretched and unevenly distributed. There is truly an amazing diversity in the ways to volunteer in Africa and you don’t need any special skills to make a difference.
1. Reef Doctor – Antanarivo, Madagascar
One of the best ways to volunteer in Africa is to get involved with looking after the environment. Madagascar is an extremely poor country, but with some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. Reef Doctor offers you free dive training as well as certification and real time marine research experience. You also get to work with the small local fisherman and their communities, while exploring one of the largest reefs in the world.