Our Youth Development Programme (YDP) is open to young people aged 16-20, who want to embark on a trip of a lifetime in Africa next summer alongside like-minded volunteers.
The YDP is an epic opportunity to learn about a fascinating new culture in the world around you, and you’ll come away with new friends and memories to last a lifetime.
There are three 10-night trips to choose from – Ghana, Kenya or Zanzibar – where you’ll spend 7 days volunteering at one of our partner projects before rounding the trip off with one of our exciting adventure weekends.
You can put your skills to good use and choose to work as a teaching assistant in a primary school, help construct new school classrooms in a building role or deliver sports sessions in primary schools as a multi-sports coach. There are plenty of tools to get you ready on My African Adventure, our online volunteer portal, so don’t worry if you’ve never done something like this before.
The trip is organised by African Adventures from start to finish, and our friendly team of UK staff accompany you and lead the trip. In April 2021, you’ll meet your group leaders and fellow volunteers face-to-face at the YDP Pre-Departure Day. Then, everyone will meet at London Heathrow Airport on the day of travel to head for Africa. Our in-country Trip Hosts will be waiting to co-lead the trip when you arrive, and they’ll be with you until you leave.
What are you waiting for? Do something amazing next summer and join the YDP.
This is your opportunity to explore a new country, meet new people, and have an impact on the world around you.