Volunteer Cape Verde

 

Volunteer Cape Verde


Cape Verde, which is comprised of ten islands, isn't an obvious location for volunteer work projects not least because, unlike other African nations, only a very small percentage (7%) could be classified as poor and school attendance, especially at primary level, is pretty much universal. Despite this, there are some volunteer work placements available mainly in the area of conservation and education regarding de-forestation. Cape Verde has few natural resources so what it does have needs to be preserved and new resources are required to protect the islanders from the droughts that regularly affect the area.



In the last few decades alone, 200,000 have died during these droughts which have affected food and water supplies. Many more islanders have had to migrate to secure these necessities leading to more from Cape Verde now living abroad than on the islands themselves. In the last few years many more have moved away from the increasingly over burdened capital of Praia to rural areas where there is a lack of basic amenities such as sanitation. Volunteer opportunities mainly comprise conservation work, helping to extract underground water supplies and in infrastructure building.


Volunteer Work Cape Verde


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Cape Verde have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVId-19 pandemic. Hopefully they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Cape Verde let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Turtle Foundation

Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Turtle Foundation


Are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers mainly during the nesting seasons.

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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Delta Cultura

Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Delta Cultura


Volunteer work at the Youthcenter Tarrafal in Cape Verde working with children and young people.

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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Project BioDiversity

Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Project BioDiversity


Protecting unique wildlife through community-driven environmental protection programs in Cape Verde.

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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Caritas

Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Caritas


Volunteer work from the Mindelo street children project to protection of the environment on the islands.

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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Move-te Mais

Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Move-te Mais


Portugeuse volunteer work in health prevention and screenings, education and social support.

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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: SI MA BO

Volunteer Work Cape Verde: SI MA BO Cape Verde


A non-profit volunteer work organization helping stray dogs and cats in the Cape Verde island chain.

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Volunteer Work Cape Verde: Child Sponsor

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Another way to volunteer in Cape Verde is to do so by sponsoring a child there. Details of how to sponsor a child on the islands with Cape Verde child sponsor organisations, charities, programs and projects.

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