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Volunteer in Africa to help local families like this mother and her children.

Spend time in Africa with Sweetwater Volunteers, and become part of a real village community.

Volunteering in Gambia, Africa

Staying in a local village away from the busy tourist areas, Sweetwater volunteer projects are for people who want to get to know the real Gambia.

There are plenty of ways a volunteer can become immersed in this incredible country. No matter your interest or career path, at Sweetwater we have a wide range of voluntary work, including a variety of community and conservation projects.

Placement Opportunities

Sweetwater Volunteers Experience

volunteering in Gambia and working with children

Gambia is only a 6 hour flight from the UK, making it a good choice for volunteering in Africa. The lovely people, culture and climate will give you the flavour of a real Gambian experience.

The diverse cultures, incredible landscapes, villages bursting with colourful life and friendly people mean many volunteers in The Gambia describe their experience as life-changing. Many have taken the decision to return to volunteer in The Gambia on more than one occasion.

These volunteer projects are for people who want to get to know the real Gambia. We will do all we can to ensure that you enjoy all the smiling coast has to offer!

You will be met at the airport where you will be greeted with a lovely Gambian smile; after all you are visiting the Smiling Coast as The Gambia is known. A short 30 minute drive and you will arrive on site at our volunteer project location. Our staff will ensure you are made welcome and will be ready to help you to settle, relax and feel part of the family immediately.

You will be staying in a village community in Fula Kunda, away from the busy tourist areas. You will get to know first hand the Gambian hospitality, and you will become part of the local community.

while volunteering in Gambia there is time to visit local beaches, or see the fishermen at work

Fula Kunda is situated on the outskirt of the town of Brikama, which is famous for the busy and colourful Craft Market that is well worth a visit. You can see the wood carvers and drum makers at work! Brikama also has local supermarkets that supply all the provisions you may need.

The real Gambian experience awaits you as you become immersed in the cultural environment.

You can experience some of the lovely countryside Gambia has to offer as well miles of unspoiled beaches. There will be free time for you to take advantage of transport to the local beaches, and nightlife of Senegambia. Transport can be arranged for you to visit any part of The Gambia that captures your interest. There are lots of places of natural beauty to enjoy.

Bird Watching—–Fishing——Drumming Holidays.

Our site is situated in a local village where we support the community especially the children. We are surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and skills in all the above areas. We employ Gambian guides and musicians to facilitate the amazing packages we can build for you around your area of interest. You will stay with us onsite where you will experience the real Gambia, we will arrange a package for you in consultation with yourself so that you spend your time in The Gambia just how you would like.

We can build the package that will suit your needs, you can mix and match your days, you can spend some time on our various projects if you would like to join in, you can share your knowledge and skills with the local children.

You will enjoy every minute and have a remarkable experience staying with us.

We can arrange bird watching trips.

We offer fishing trips.

African drumming workshops.

Please contact us for more information so we can arrange a package that best suits your needs.

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Just want a Gambia holiday?

During the Gambia holiday season you can stay with us for a holiday. Relax in the beautiful African sunshine, or use us as your base to explore Gambia. Use the contact form asking for a quote for your holiday requirements, we can offer a room only basis or meals/transport, whatever you want we will do our best to accommodate you.