I always hope that volunteers who join our projects will leave with a feeling that they have not only contributed to something long-term and worthwhile, but they have learnt about the African soul and taken away life long memories from this beautiful continent.
EDGE of AFRICA was founded in 2007
The main aim at that time was to contribute towards conservation putting emphasis on community-conservation a.
Within a year, it became clear that there was a great need in various sectors of the local community for support and specialized assistance. EDGE of AFRICA stepped in and began forming strong bonds with the local people and various organisations. By the end of 2007, we had established community, sports and medical projects which were run solely by the goodwill of volunteers and our small EDGE of AFRICA team. To this day we maintain those strong relationships and our network base is expanding. We have become respected in local communities and act as an umbrella organisation supporting a variety of organisations and individuals.
We are combining a visit to breath-taking countries in Africa with a life-changing volunteer experience.
Our 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.
Our enthusiastic and specialised team
Are dedicated to our project work and making EDGE of AFRICA volunteer experiences unforgettable.
One of our main criteria for choosing team members is their passion for Africa’s heritage, and this is evident throughout our organisation.
We are a passionate, hands on team and we all distil our passion for Africa’s community and environment in each volunteer joining our mission. EDGE of AFRICA relies on a growing network of specialists based worldwide. The core team includes conservation specialists: Biologists, Zoologists and Field Guides, community workers: Qualified Nurses, Social Workers and Teachers, to name a few. Close relationships with local people in every project field are carefully nurtured, and constant updates with the local councils, researchers and community members ensure the support of reliable, sustainable projects. Not only this but we have dedicated and caring staff to run our volunteer accommodation and give our volunteers an unforgettable experience in Africa.