Agape Volunteers, volunteer in Africa

Agape Volunteers

About

Agape Volunteers is a fully registered UK non-profit which specialises in placing thousands of volunteers abroad into projects across Africa, including childcare, teaching, medical, HIV, music and sports programmes., with prices starting at £510 all inclusive.

As a non-profit, Agape Volunteers has a constitutional commitment to ensure that all of our volunteer programmes guarantee real impact in Africa so you can be sure that your time and money will be directed to projects which are in real need and will improve lives across Africa. Whether you're a medic, an animal lover, a teacher or just someone who wants to make a difference in the world - we have the perfect Africa volunteering programme for you, with fees starting at £510.

Agape Volunteers also provides bespoke fully comprehensive travel insurance free of charge, boats a 100% safety record across all countries and offers a wide range of fantastic additional trips for you to take while you volunteer.

Founded
2010
Headquarters

Home Park
Muddiford
Barnstaple
EX31 4ET
United Kingdom

Free travel insurance included as standard on all programmes

Agape Volunteers is now providing a bespoke and fully comprehensive travel insurance package with all of it's programmes, included as standard. Agape have teamed up with global insurer AXA to ensure all volunteers are fully protected, no matter what their circumstances.

Reviews

Default avatar
Ida
1/10
No, I don't recommend this program

It's a scam.

I did the project in South Africa, and discovered that Agape is actually just an agency for the project there. This isn't mentioned ANYWHERE on their website or in the PDF they provide with the description of the project. They present it as THEIR project. I ended up paying them 1880 pounds as opposed to the 1146 pounds I would have paid had I booked directly with the project, which is called Leo Africa. Yes, I did get travel insurance as part of the price, but three weeks of travel insurance doesn't cost 734 pounds.

You'd think with all the extra money I paid them, they'd provide top service, but no. The coordinator had me book a plane ticket BEFORE he had confirmed with the project that there was space for me, which meant I then had to go through the hassle of rebooking the tickets.

What really gets me is that they present themselves as a charity - an altruistic organization that was set up to provide good opportunities for volunteering.

Just to be clear, my experience at Leo Africa was really good, and I can recommend it.

What would you improve about this program?
As I said above, people should book directly with LEO Africa: https://leoafrica.org/
Default avatar
sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Agape Volunteers. They were so supportive and made me feel at ease about traveling to a foreign country. I learned so many things, met so many people, and had the time of my life. I volunteered with children while I was there and they were the sweetest kids I have ever met. I can’t wait to go on another trip with them! Kenya was such an interesting place. I have never been to a place like that before, but it was so beautiful. I think I will try another country next, maybe Ghana. I can't wait for the next adventure! It was really so much fun and I never felt like I was on my own at all. If you are on the fence, go with it! You will not regret this life-changing trip! Happy travels!

Default avatar
kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All I can say is wow! This really was an experience I will remember forever. I genuinely felt that Agape Volunteers was there every step of the way to guide and encourage me. The people I met, especially the children opened my eyes to so many different styles of life. I feel like I am a better person after going on this trip. I look forward to the day when I can go back and volunteer again. Going on this trip gave me a new passion for helping others and I am so eager to keep doing as much as I can. The kids in Ghana were wonderful! The other volunteers and I will remain friends for life, and I will keep the memories I made close in my heart for years to come. If you are looking to give back and have a one in a lifetime adventure, I totally recommend!

Default avatar
kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

All I can say is wow! This really was an experience I will remember forever. I genuinely felt that Agape Volunteers was there every step of the way to guide and encourage me. The people I met, especially the children opened my eyes to so many different styles of life. These kids were truly so special and feeling like I helped them out was the best feeling in the world. I would love to do it again someday. I am looking forward to giving back more and helping more children in need. I feel like I am a better person after going on this trip. The other volunteers and I will remain friends for life, and I will keep the memories I made close in my heart for years to come. If you are looking to give back and have a one in a lifetime adventure, I totally recommend!

Default avatar
selena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I started looking into volunteer programs when I got an urge to give back, I found Agape Volunteers and could not be more pleased. The amount of culture and experiences I was able to soak up during my time abroad is something I will cherish for a lifetime. I highly recommend trying out this program, if you are on the fence, take it from me, you won’t regret it. I was nervous at first, but they helped guide me along the way. The children whose lives I was able to impact made this trip all worthwhile. They were the sweetest kids, I will never forget them, and I can't wait to go back and see them again. The people I met and the memories I made are something I would have never had the pleasure of doing if I did not go out of my comfort zone and join the program.

Programs

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7