VOLUNTEER in Madagascar

About the program in Madagascar

In Madagascar we have 5 Volunteering Programs available including kindergarten, teaching, construction, Lemur rehabilitation and conservation projects. You can join the program for a short term 2 weeks program up to a 8 weeks program from 17 years old. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs.

Join the best volunteer trips in Madagascar with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, be a teacher at a kindergarten, community activities, and construction projects for short term 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required.

Madgascar Program Summary

Start Dates 2020 : Start every Monday
Arrival: Airport of Fascene Airport (NOS), Nosy Be on Sunday between 06:00 – 20:00
Location: Nosy Be, Madagascar
Duration: Join from 2-8 weeks
Age: Join from 17 years old

Why Join with GapXperience ?
  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects abroad are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs of the local people.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local coordinators who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program abroad and make life-long friends during your trip.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore the local area and travel around and create some great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info

You can join this program from 2 to 8 weeks. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish. There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule from a short term 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects as you like!

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.

There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.

Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms.

Arrival Details

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program. You will be picked up from the airport of Fascene Airport (NOS), Nosy Be on Sunday between 06:00 – 23:00 and taken to your accommodation.

You can fly directly to Nosy Be or you can check for flights to Ivato International Airport (TNR), the international airport in Antananarivo, and then book a local flight to Nosy Be (NOS) with Air Madagascar, check on their website :

Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 17 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Reviews GapXperience

“I had an amazing time with GapXperience. I was happy with the whole experience and would love to go back there in the future.”

Jennifer Stroud

“I had such an amazing time volunteering. This was truly a life changing experience, which I cannot wait to do again. Thank you!”

Ben Mattress

the volunteer programs in Madagascar

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.

These are the projects in Madagascar :

For info on the accommodation click here

For holidays in Madagascar click here

Cultural Introduction Week

Join the introduction week to get introduced to the local culture.

English Teaching Project

Teach basic English to children in rural villages in Nosy Be.

Mangrove Forest Conservation

Help with the conservation efforts in Madagascar.

Lemurs Conservation Project

Help with the conservation of the Lemurs in Madagascar.

Kindergarten Teaching

Work as a volunteer in a local kindergarten in Nosy Be.

Construction and Renovation

Construction and renovation projects in Madagascar.

Community Care Project

Help with the development of a local community in Madagascar.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

prices of the program

2 week : 855 Euro
3 weeks : 1115 Euro
4 weeks : 1375 Euro
+1 week : 395 Euro

* You need to join for minimum 2 weeks. Extra cost per week :  Lemur Project cost 195 Euro extra per 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

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