Five Reasons Not To Volunteer In Africa

Dan Mew
1. You will become more globally appreciative

This might be your first long-distance trip overseas; an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of global issues, developing communities and the wider world around you. Sounds terrible, right?

Five reasons not to volunteer in Africa


2. There’s a chance you will develop invaluable skills

You will mix with like-minded people, face situations which will involve listening to one another and overcoming obstacles as a team. Not only this, but you will learn a whole lot about yourself and your capabilities. If you’d prefer this didn’t happen, perhaps an African Adventure isn’t for you?

Five reasons not to volunteer in Africa


3. It will work wonders for your personal development

A volunteer experience in Africa will work wonders for your confidence as you encounter new experiences, take on new challenges and build resilience. If you don’t wish to become a more self-assured person, then steer well clear.

Five reasons not to volunteer in Africa


4. You could gain a whole new perspective

An African Adventure will open your mind, broaden your horizon and change the way you view the world. If you’d prefer to have a narrower, less well-rounded outlook, it’s best to stay away.

 Five reasons not to volunteer in Africa


5. There’s the  risk of creating meaningful change

You will be contributing to meaningful, sustainable development in communities across Ghana, Kenya, and Zanzibar. If this isn’t your cup of tea, then volunteer travel probably isn’t for you!

However, if you think a meaningful volunteer experience sounds like your thing then you can find your ideal group volunteer experience here. You can see exactly how much this experience will cost here. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!