EDGE of AFRICA is combining a visit to breath-taking countries in Africa with a life-changing volunteer experience.
Our vast variety of wildlife, environmental, sports, medical and community projects ensures exposure to the colourful heritage, cultures and traditions these countries have to offer, with the valuable benefit of making an actual, tangible difference in the lives we touch.
Our organisation operates without any official funding. We rely solely on the goodwill, dedication and enthusiasm of our team members and volunteers. As winner of multiple awards, we accommodate all ages and nationalities, and guarantee an authentic, African experience in a safe and beautiful environment.
EDGE of AFRICA’s Ethos and Principles aim to encourage empowerment by promoting self-worth & education through responsible volunteering. We choose our projects very carefully. We aim to work at a grassroots level, meaning we work alongside locals, hearing what their needs and dreams are. We aim to empower individuals and to create a self-sustaining community. This is an instrumental factor in which projects we decide to run. EDGE of AFRICA hopes to inspire and educate individuals who otherwise don’t have the opportunities, creating a mentality of ‘I can do it!’
Why support EDGE of AFRICA?
We don't just go rushing ahead and creating part-time volunteer opportunities to please our voluntary workers. We don't go around looking for kids with runny noses, crèches in need of assistance, alien plants to be eradicated and HIV patients requiring a bit of sympathy just to act the part. We don't get our volunteers involved in services that offer them a sense of goodwill while they're over here, but then slowly dissolve as soon as they leave back home. Our projects are all sustainable and continue long after volunteers' footsteps have been washed off our beaches.
We accommodate all age, race and religious groups.
You can join us as a single volunteer or intern, or come over as part of a school or university group. We can recommend the most rewarding program for the more mature volunteers, and adapt our programs to suit your requirements.
The accommodation is very comfortable, the meals are heart-warming and the staff members will become your best friends.
Our headquarters are based in Knysna, in the jewel of the Garden Route and one of the top holiday destinations globally.
We have well established opportunities in Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Cameroon.
Our overall volunteer feedback is extremely positive and we boast a high return rate of volunteers.
For more information about our individual programmes please visit our website: www.edgeofafrica.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a brochure