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African Impact

Partnerships and Collaborations

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organization that runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences, service placements and internship programs throughout Africa.  The organization was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe and since then has grown into the African leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent. 

African Impact offers fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects that are run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts.


To African Impact, volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not just about the hands-on help and skills that volunteers bring; it’s also about what this amazing continent, its people and its wildlife can give those volunteers in return.  The volunteer experiences we offer in Africa are based on three key points: 1) volunteers having an amazing time and experiencing everything Africa has to offer; 2) volunteers learning as much as they can about local history, culture and wildlife and soaking up the essence of the country; and 3) supporting local communities and conservation efforts through education and hands-on help. 

African Impact is offering one scholarship to an NSHSS member to attend a 4-week Healthcare Project program in St. Lucia, South Africa.  Read more about the St. Lucia Healthcare Project here.  Applicants must be 18 or older. To apply, visit /member-benefits/scholarships/.    

African Impact is also offering NSHSS members, ages 18 and older, a 10% discount on program registration fees for projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.  To learn about the full range of programs offered, visit  

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