Our Youth Development Programme (YDP) is open to all young people aged 16-20. If you want to share the experience of a lifetime in Africa with other like-minded volunteers, this is the trip for you.
The YDP is an epic opportunity to learn about a fascinating new culture and the world around you. You’ll gain new friends, new skills, and memories to last a lifetime.
There are three 10-night trips to choose from – Ghana, Kenya or Zanzibar – where you’ll spend one week volunteering at our partner projects before rounding your trip off with one of our exciting adventure weekends.
You can choose to work as a teaching assistant, help construct new classrooms, or deliver sports sessions in primary schools. There are plenty of tools to help you get 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 will accompany you in Africa. In April 2021, you’ll get to know your group leaders and fellow volunteers at a Pre-Departure Day. Then, on the day you depart, everyone will meet at London Heathrow 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 this 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.