Volunteering in Madagascar with Projects Abroad
Located off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is known for its unique and extraordinary wildlife (including lemurs and chameleons), lush rainforest and extensive coastline. Tourism and agriculture are both major sources of growth, however, at least 69% of the diverse population live below the national poverty line.
Volunteers can have a hugely positive impact by helping to improve literacy levels as teachers, caring for children and contributing to their educational development in care centres, or by preserving one of the most exceptional ecosystems in the world on our Conservation programme.
Whether you are on a gap year, career break, or looking for a meaningful experience during a holiday period, volunteering with Projects Abroad gives you the chance to live and work alongside the hospitable and friendly people of Madagascar and discover this amazing island.
Where you will live in Madagascar with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad is based in the town of Andasibe, four hours east of the capital, Antananarivo. The town, located next to three conservation areas, has a population of 12,000 people, and is near the larger town of Moramanga. When you arrive in Madagascar, you will fly into Ivato airport near the country’s capital city of Antanarivo and travel to Andasibe.
You will stay at a local guesthouse.
Volunteer Travel and Tourism in Madagascar
As a volunteer living and working in Madagascar, you will have plenty of opportunity to explore the unique landscape around you, both at the weekends or after finishing your placement. Living in Madagascar, you will be able to view thousands of plant and animal species that are found nowhere else in the world, as well as discover the island’s fascinating culture and history.
If you choose to travel at the weekends you could relax on one of island’s beautiful beaches, visit Tsingy de Bemaraha (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or learn more about Madagascar at the well-known Museum of the Gendarmerie.
Projects available in Madagascar
Volunteer on a Care placement in Madagascar and work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. These placements are understaffed and have limited resources, so they are in need of volunteers.
Volunteer on our Conservation project in Madagascar, the world s fourth largest island. Work to protect a wide range of beautiful, endemic species through wildlife surveys and other conservation work.
Volunteer in Madagascar and increase awareness of key healthcare issues affecting the rural population, focusing on the importance of vaccinations, basic hygiene and seeking treatment when ill.
Live in Madagascar and volunteer on a Teaching placement where you can support staff, improve literacy levels and give children the skills and education they need to build a sustainable future.
Take part in an intensive stand-alone French language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your regular volunteer placement. Learning a language is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Take part in an intensive stand-alone Malagasy language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your regular volunteer placement. Learning a language is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture.
High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Madagascar
Join our High School Special volunteer project to make a difference in Madagascar. Help run a summer camp for school children in a disadvantaged community and take part in much-needed community renovation work.
Take part in hands-on environmental activities at a local national park in Madagascar. As a volunteer, you will also get involved in community work which will benefit the local people.