Volunteer in Ethiopia

Program Snapshot

Location: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Age: 
18 years +
Minimum Stay: 
4 weeks
Airport Pickup: 
Included. Programs begin on any day.
Costs: 
LV registration fees plus program fees from US$700 for four weeks.
Accommodation: 
Volunteer guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available.
Language: 
Good English.

Program overview

Volunteers in Ethiopia are needed to work with children and assist with teaching. Our partner has established a model that creates new families for vulnerable children and marginalized women in desperate need, and together we currently support 11 family homes within a suburban neighborhood in Addis Ababa. 

Taking the step of volunteering overseas, especially in such a challenging environment, is something you will look back on with pride and with a greater understanding of humanity and its problems. Volunteers in Ethiopia come from many walks of life and are all ages. The efforts of volunteers are never wasted and indeed have a measurable impact on those individuals and families most affected by poverty.

Past volunteers in Ethiopia have broadened their outlook on life. Inevitably, there will be a re-assessment of your values as a result of your time spent as a volunteer. The experience is bound to leave you better equipped to face future challenges in your life. While there, you may well feel frustrated at times, and possibly overwhelmed by the challenges, but you can rest assured that you are making a difference.

Lying in the east of Africa, Ethiopia’s vistas and landscapes are immensely dramatic. Here, you will find the Simien Mountains and the Bale Mountains, both of which have wildlife that can be viewed nowhere else in the world. In contrast, there is the Danakil Depression to the north, where the hostile terrain offers that chance for extreme adventure.

For more info about traveling in Ethiopia get a copy of Lonely Planet and Wikitravel.