Start your African volunteering experience with African Volunteer Aid. AVA is a volunteer travel not for profit organization focused on providing affordable volunteer travel experiences that are high quality, safe, and responsible. Launched in 2014 by Executive Director, Jessica Charlotte, following a trip abroad backpacking and volunteering in Uganda, AVA has been slowly growing ever since.

As part of our mission to promote responsible travel, we developed alternative volunteer vacations designed to connect travellers with local people and places for an authentic experience. We aim to give people of any age and background the opportunity to offer their time, energy and skills to community development projects in Uganda, whilst exploring new cultures, developing new skills and establishing lifelong friendships to people that also care about the needs of the local people in developing countries.

African Volunteering with AVA - helping children

With our volunteer program we allow you to discover some of the wonders of Africa while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Africa, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference. All our charity programs are combined with unique, magical nature excursions (safari) where you will have the opportunity to tour the National Parks of Uganda.