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1. Posted by judy-ash (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

[i] Hey we are two girls 20 and 22 who are doing a RTW trip starting this oct .We were just wondering how to go about volunteer work in africa etc.


judith and Aisling

2. Posted by maitreya (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

i am SO JEALOUS. :) the best thing to do is probably to go with a company. in fact, i dunno how much travelling you guys have done before, but if it's not much, doing a placement with a gap company can be a great stepping stone to learning how to travel and about the culture. i did my gap in thailand in 2003 with projects abroad (, and they were pretty good, although obv i don't know what they're like in africa. they do let you go with a mate, though, so that might be worth looking into. good luck with it all!

3. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 8y

Hello! try looking at They don't charge any huge fees and their projects look great! I am thinking of doing the Borneo ecolodge placement this Fall. I went to India with Projects Abroad and I know that people have had great experiences with Projects Abroad, but I really didn't enjoy myself too much, their India projects aren't very well planned out for the money you have to pay.
Have a great trip!!!
Laura Jade