African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa. The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into the Africa leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.
We're proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.
LindseyAge: 25-30FemalePrince Edward Island, CanadaUniversity of Prince Edward IslandLion and Teaching Combo Project11/21/2015How could this program be improved?
Communication could be improved between Antelope Park and projects such as the drop in for what they need.
JoeAge: 19-24MaleManchesterUniversity of ManchesterThe time of my life11/18/2015How could this program be improved?
It is very difficult to think about how I would change the program itself, it really does function well. One thing that I do think would be valuable, however, would be to push former volunteers to promote African Impact more immediately after they finish. When I consider how wide a net the demographic of volunteers covered geographically, I think they could really continue to make their impact after their stay if they were armed with a promotional pack and incentive and confidence to fly the flag at home upon their return. That said, there is a fantastic Ambassador program that all former volunteers have access to that does this, just in a less pushy fashion.
BrianAge: 31-50MaleDevon, United KingdomBig 5 Project at Dumela Lodge11/12/2015How could this program be improved?
It could not be improved. I know the team are still developing Dumela Lodge but for me that made it all the more real, and a better experience. I felt more grounded because of it, but with continued work it will be even more amazing I am sure