Volunteer in Cape Verde

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Fast Facts

Location: Tarrafal, Cape Verde
Start Dates 2019 : 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
Start Dates 2020 : Start every Monday
Airport Pickup: PRAIA International Airport 06:00 – 20:00
Duration: 2-8 weeks

5% Discount for bookings made until the end of June 2019!

About the Program in Cape Verde

Doing a volunteer program in Cape Verdi provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people.

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at PRAIRA International Airport. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. You can join the program from 2 to 8 weeks. Departure day is Saturday of your last week.

There are several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!

The minimum duration of the program is 2 weeks. You can start your program with the culture week but this is not compulsory.

On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.

These projects are available in Cape Verdi :

  • Culture Week
  • Environmental
  • Teaching

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate.
  • You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program, including health and 3rd party liability coverage.
  • As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions.
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check and give it to the coordinator on arrival, click here for details

Accommodation & Melas

You will stay in a single gender shared room together with other participants.

There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.

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About the Volunteer Projects in Cape Verde

There are different projects available in Cape Verdi. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer program!

Be aware of the holidays at the projects : 5 July, 31 July, 15 August, 1 November, 25 December.

Culture Week

This is a week full of adventures and cultural experiences to learn about the Cape Verdean culture, including the basics of the Cape Verdean Creole language.

For full details click here


Join this project and help with the education of the local children located in Tarrafal, a small town in the northwest of Cape Verde. You will be teaching conversational English to the local children.

For full details click here

Prices of the Program in Cape Verde

Prices in Pounds
2 weeks : 675 Pounds
3 weeks : 985 Pounds
4 weeks : 1195 Pounds
+1 week : 195 Pounds

Prices in US$
2 weeks : 945 US$
3 weeks : 1295 US$
4 weeks : 1635 US$
+1 week : 380 US$

Prices in Euro
2 weeks : 815 Euro
3 weeks : 1115 Euro
4 weeks : 1415 Euro
+1 week : 325 Euro

5% Discount for bookings made until the end of June 2019!

* There is an extra costs of 45 Euro, 55 US$ or 40 Pounds for the Culture Week

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest & Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book the program together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/€40.

Discount Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/€40.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these different currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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