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&nbsp The following information is taken from the African Impact website

http://www.africanimpact.com/

Volunteer Work Africa - Working Holiday Abroad[]

Our pride... We are the largest on-the-ground facilitator of responsible volunteer projects throughout Africa in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania. In 2009 we were nominated as finalists in the World Travel Awards, and are continuously striving to improve the nature of the work that we are doing in Africa.

Our place... Based in South Africa we work in partnership with our office and field staff in Southern and East Africa, as well as volunteers from around the world.

Our passion... For this continent, and its sustainable development, means that we will go out of our way to ensure measurable results for projects through meaningful volunteer experiences.

Our people… Our team is made up of people with vast experience living, working and travelling in Africa. We raise up and invest in local staff wherever possible, and our colourful team is made up of people who have an unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for their work.

The Story Behind African Impact[]

Since its humble beginnings at our Antelope Park Lion Rehabilitation Project in Zimbabwe in 2004, Andrew and Wendy Conolly, along with a dedicated team of managers, office and field staff, have built African Impact into Africa's leading voluntourism organization.

Our first volunteers were welcomed with open arms to our Antelope Park project in late 2004, and the journey from that date to now has been an exciting and rewarding one!

Having traveled to our volunteer projects throughout Southern and East Africa, I’ve seen a lot of fascinating things and met a lot of intriguing people! From camping with Maasai warriors and camels in the bush of Northern Kenya while scouting a new project; to tracking leopards with experienced scouts in Southern Botswana; taking a ‘chicken bus’ up to the lip of the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, or having the time of my life reading to kids at our adopted orphanage in Mozambique, I have never failed to be continuously inspired, and re-inspired, by the people that I have met.

Whether they were our very own African Impact project managers or participants or local partners such as headmasters in small rural schools or over-eager children with an amazing desire to learn, I am continuously awed by the beauty of the kind of humanity that can eclipse all boundaries and bring people together when working for a common cause.

Ultimately, I prefer to seek out the evidence and outputs that stand to support the work that we are doing. So I will leave you with these comments and in the mean time will look forward to welcoming you to Africa one day!" - Sarah Graham (nee Conolly), Co-Founder, Cape Town, October 2009

"The whole experience was absolutely incredible. It was uplifting, rewarding, challenging, grounding, heart-breaking and soul-destroying in equal measure. To see the absolute joy on the faces of the children when we arrived to spend time with them, or their excitement at being given the opportunity to do something creative, was incredible. This is why I WILL do it again and why I would encourage anyone who is thinking about doing this to go and do it." - Stuart Neath, UK. Past Volunteer to our Mozambique project.

"As a department, we truly appreciate your dedication and hope you recognise, as we do, the valuable role you play in building brighter futures for Zambia's next generation. Thank you for your continuing support. It is through the positive efforts of organisations like yours that we can change a lifetime for a child in need..." Zambian Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, 2008

We invite you to be more than a tourist – to be a traveler, a conservationist and a humanitarian…

Volunteer Projects based in Africa[]

Volunteering in Africa takes you one step further into the true character of this intriguing continent than the average visitor. With over 5 years experience in facilitating responsible volunteering in Southern and East Africa, at African Impact we believe we are the on-the-ground African specialists in volunteer project management. We pride ourselves on being ambassadors of responsible and meaningful travel in partnership with our charity The African Impact Foundation. Volunteering with us in Africa could mean anything from collecting data and research on Africa's iconic wildlife at our African Big 5 and Wildlife Conservation project in South Africa, to teaching children in Cape Town or providing healthcare assistance in Zambia...

Early Childhood Development in Cape Town[]

South Africa

Township schoolson the outskirts ofCape Town have meagre and ill-equipped classrooms and facilities. Your mission on this project is to educate and entertain disadvantaged and vulnerable children, while helping to uplift the community not...

How Long: Prices shown are for a 2 week duration with this project offering placements of up to 8 weeks.
Where: Cape Town Southern Peninsula
Price: £895
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Big Cat Wildlife Research & Conservation Project in Kenya[]

Kenya

As a volunteer on this project, which borders the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, you will have the unique opportunity to get involved in vital conservation and wildlife research on lions, leopards and cheetahs.

How Long: 2 - 12 weeks
Where: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Price: £1845
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African Wildlife Photography And Conservation[]

South Africa

Guided and tutored by a professional photographer, gain practical experience in wildlife photography while contributing to the conservation of South Africa’s wildlife.

How Long: 4 weeks
Where: Greater Kruger Area, South Africa
Price: £2295
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Humpback Whale Research & Marine Protection project[]

Mozambique

Volunteer in one of the most beautiful coastal locations in Africa, getting involved in industry-leading, globally-recognised whale research. As a volunteer, you’ll explore this underwater paradise, learn about marine conservation, and work on real solutions.

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 4 weeks.
Where: Tofo, Mozambique
Price: £2199
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Teaching and Community Development Project[]

Zambia

One of African Impact’s first ever volunteer projects which we began in 2006 was our teaching and community development volunteer program in Livingstone, Zambia. Directly support a local teacher by providing classroom assistance in a rural primary school in Livingstone.

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 12 weeks.
Where: Livingstone, Zambia
Price: £995
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Rural Healthcare and HIV / AIDS Awareness[]

South Africa

Join our volunteer project in South Africa and provide rural healthcare and HIV/AIDS awareness to local communities in South Africa. Contribute to a better quality of life with healthcare assistance to those who do not have the means or medical resources.

How Long: Prices shown are for 2 weeks duration, project available up to 12 weeks.
Where: St. Lucia, East Coast of South Africa
Price: £995
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Wildlife Rehabilitation: Rescue and Release Project[]

South Africa

Join our passionate team at a wildlife rehabilitation, rescue and release centre in the Greater Kruger Area of South Africa. Here you will help care for rescued, injured, and lost wildlife and rehabilitate these animals, with the goal of releasing them back where they belong.

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Endangered Black Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project[]

Zimbabwe

As a volunteer at the Endangered Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation Volunteer Project, in Zimbabwe, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work hands-on with Africa’s incredible wildlife, side-by-side with conservation experts, and within the local community.

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Shark Conservation Project[]

South Africa

Assist with Shark Conservation in Gansbaai, South Africa, and meet one of the ocean’s greatest predators up close. Play your part in stopping the needless slaughter of over 100 million sharks annually, by conducting research and collecting data that contributes to decisions around shark conservation methods.

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