Safe & Responsible Volunteer Programs in Ethiopia

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Teaching Volunteering in Ethiopia
Teaching Volunteering in Ethiopia
Volunteer in Ethiopia for a life-changing experience
Volunteer in Ethiopia for a life-changing experience
European Volunteer together with a group of teenagers smile to the camera
European Volunteer together with a group of teenagers smile to the camera
Mindfulness volunteering in Ethiopia
Mindfulness volunteering in Ethiopia
Teaching volunteering in Ethiopia
Teaching volunteering in Ethiopia
Music and Dance volunteering in Ethiopia
Music and Dance volunteering in Ethiopia
Arts Development volunteering in Ethiopia
Arts Development volunteering in Ethiopia


IKPVA offers a wide range of safe and responsible volunteer programs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s vibrant and fascinating capital.

10 amazing programs to choose from:
- Teaching
- Computing and IT
- Sports Development
- Community Renovation
- Environmental Awareness
- Gardening & Landscaping,
- Health and Wellness Coaching
- Arts Development (Singing & Playing Instruments)
- Women’s Empowerment
- Arts & Photography

Arrival dates: every Saturday
You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 14 weeks
All meals included - Delicious Ethiopian food
Airport pickup and drop off included
First week of free cultural activities
Weekends off to relax and explore around
The program fee is paid directly to the local organization
Volunteers have a unique experience of by actively participating in developing communities for a fairer world while creating a rich personal opportunity for cultural exchange
Volunteers have the chance to experience Ethiopia from a local perspective

  • Volunteerism should not be expensive for the ones with good hearts that want to lend a hand.
  • IKPVA is the only international volunteer organization based in a developing country that also runs its own developing projects. Most of other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations.
  • Most affordable program and registration fees in Ethiopia! Program fees starting at only $395 for 2 weeks
  • We are not targeting any surplus revenues. ll money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs
  • The most affordable registration fee: only U$ 199! And it is refundable 60 days before program start date


Volunteering with IKPVA in Ethiopia gives you the opportunity to do your bit to help improve the lives of people living in underprivileged parts of Ethiopian society! See our range of projects to see how you can donate your time, skills and affection to the purpose of helping people less fortunate than yourself.

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Health and Wellbeing Volunteering Experience

I had a great experience volunteering and working with children of the Ethiopian Education Foundation (EEF). It was a grand experience coaching the youths on the basics of health and wellbeing lifestyle initiatives. Everyone involved learnt and practiced basic CPR and resuscitation techniques to save lives in emergency situations where there is no doctor. The students learned how to handle and respond to various forms of first aid treatments for common accidents. It was also a pleasant experience as various groups explored how to recognize and manage signs of worms, diarrhoea and dehydration in children. The youths loved it as much as I did as they also helped in showing me around the local places of relaxation at the weekends. Would relish an opportunity to work with the staff and organising team again as they made my experience a fantastic one.

I would recommend Iko Poran and EEF to anyone who would like to consider volunteering in Ethiopia.

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About Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA

Iko Poran is a well-established NGO offering a wide range of life-changing volunteer programs in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. These safe, affordable and meaningful programs include Teaching, Childcare, Community Development, NGO Support,...