Volunteer in Cape Verde

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About the Program in Cape Verde

Arrival: PRAIRA International Airport
Duration: 2-8 weeks
Start Dates 2019 : 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
Start Dates 2020 : Start every Monday
Age: From 18 years old

Doing a volunteer program in Cape Verdi provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skillsets 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
  • Renovation Project
  • Education Project
  • Sports Coaching
  • Cape Verde Adventure

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers need to be 17 years or over to participate.
  • You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program.
  • 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!

Introduction Week

This week is an introduction to the country and culture of Cape Verde including cultural excursions, basics of the Cape Verdean Creole language, sightseeing in Tarrafal. This week is highly recommended as your first week but it is not compulsory.

For full details click here

Education Project

Teach as a volunteer at the education project to local children in Tarrafal, a small town in the north-west of Cape Verde. You will be teaching conversational English and help with the education of the children.

For full details click here

Renovation Project

Do volunteering in this building and renovation project in local village schools and make a difference in the lives of the local children in and around Tarrafal renovating the infrastructure to improve the learning conditions for the students.

For full details click here

Sports Coaching

Join the sports coaching project helping local kids with your sports skills and knowledge in Tarrafal. Teach them the value of sports in terms of physical and mental health and inspire the kids to do sports.

For full details click here

Cape Verde Adventure

Explore the islands of Cape Verde with adventure activities including hiking, trekking and snorkeling. Explore beautiful landscapes, meet local people and learn about their culture, do trekking & cycling, enjoy snorkelling and go sea kayaking along the coasts of Tarrafal.

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

* There is an extra cost per week of 45 Euro/55 US$/40 Pounds for the Culture Week & Renovation Project and 180Euro/220 US$/160 Pounds for the Adventure 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, a 5% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment

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: £240, US$285 or €250.

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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