Volunteering in Togo with Projects Abroad
Togo is an exciting, yet unusual place to spend some time on a volunteer project or work experience placement. Our voluntary projects in Togo are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a gap year, career break or as summer work experience while studying.
Volunteers can take part in an Agriculture & Farming, Arts & Crafts, Teaching, Care, Human Rights, Journalism, Medicine & Healthcare and French Language projects.
As a Teaching volunteer you can teach a variety of subjects, including English and French in large primary and secondary schools. Care volunteers help vulnerable children in care centres, nurseries or centres for disabled children. Law and Human Rights volunteers can work on a variety of different issues, ranging from children’s and women’s rights, prison conditions, police accountability and electoral transparency.
Our Medicine & Healthcare volunteers work closely with experienced doctors in the fields of nursing, paediatrics, midwifery or dentistry. Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy volunteers work with disabled children and adults. Journalism volunteers choose between working with a newspaper, TV or radio station to help raise awareness about regional and international issues.
Where we are Based in Togo
Projects Abroad is based in Lomé, the capital city, just three hours drive from our larger Accra office across the border in Ghana.
Volunteers stay with local Togolese host families in Lomé, who are famous for their generous hospitality, and pride in their home country.
General Information on Togo
Togo is a narrow slice of land sandwiched between Ghana and Benin in West Africa. At its widest point Togo is just 110 kilometres from east to west. It is a Franco-African melting pot which has beaches, jungles and, by spanning six distinct climatic zones from north to south, a great deal in between.
Although Togo became independent of France in 1960, French influence still exists everywhere with French remaining the first language, although you will hear a host of other tribal dialects spoken across the country. It's not just the language that was influenced - there are boulangeries across the country selling delicious croissants and baguettes!
Travel and Tourism in Togo
You can visit Lomé's clubs and restaurants, to sample African food reputed to be the best in West Africa or try some traditional dancing to frenetic drum beats. Visiting the traditional markets or relaxing on the city’s beaches are also popular ways to spend the weekend.
Travel in and around Togo is cheap and easy, the most common forms of transport being by moto (motorbike) or shared taxi. In the South you will want to visit the tropical lakes and lagoons. In the North you can visit hills, waterfalls and coffee plantations. A sight not to miss is the Tamberma Village - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Togo is also an excellent starting point for travel around neighbouring West African countries, whether you are interested in discovering the history of mysterious voodoo in Benin or fancy heading west along the coast to Ghana's sandy beaches and haunting slave forts.
Projects available in Togo
Gain an insight into agriculture and farming in a tropical environment and lend a much-needed hand by working on a local organic farm on this volunteer project in Togo.
Volunteer in Togo and provide much-needed support to children in kindergartens, nurseries and care centres. Help with chores, and organising games and educational activities.
Volunteers in Togo will work alongside staff at a local NGO, helping people with HIV/AIDS by focusing on awareness programmes, prevention, education and training on HIV for children and adults in the area.
Volunteer on this project in Togo and work within a local NGO s workshop and learn new arts and crafts from local tradesmen such as pottery, jewellery making, printing T-shirts and making batik decorations.
Volunteer on our International Development project in Togo and work alongside NGOs, helping communities tackle development issues such as human rights and HIV/Aids.
Volunteer alongside local staff on projects that aim to address and resolve human rights issues in Togo, such as children s rights, child trafficking, women s rights, prison conditions and police accountability.
Volunteer in the vibrant city of Lomé, and choose to work with a newspaper or television station to raise awareness about different regional and international issues.
Taking your Dentistry Elective in a developing country like Togo is sure to be an eye-opening experience. All students will be placed at a big public hospital in Lomé, where will learn from local medical staff.
The hospitals and clinics of Lomé offer a great environment in which to take a Medicine Elective placement. It is likely you will see a number of conditions rarely seen in your home country.
Dedicated professional staff in Togo will be keen to pass on their knowledge to students on a Midwifery Elective placement. Facilities in the hospital may be more basic than in your home country.
As a student on a Nursing Elective in Togo, you will be based in the capital city of Lomé. Your role will include providing vital support to both local medical staff and patients.
Live and work in the fantastic Togolese capital, Lomé. Volunteer on a dental placement and work alongside local staff in the dentistry department of a large public hospital.
Volunteer at a public hospital or private clinic in the Togolese capital city of Lomé. Volunteers with little or no experience can work at a small private clinic, observing consultations and minor surgery.
Volunteer in the maternity department of a hospital in the Togolese capital city of Lomé. You are likely to see a number of births as you shadow the local medical staff.
As a volunteer on a Nursing project in Togo, you will be based in the capital city of Lomé. Your role will include providing vital support to both local medical staff and patients.
Volunteering on a Physiotherapy project in Togo means you will benefit from working with local staff who provide care without much of the modern equipment you might be used to.
Assist local staff in providing basic medical care in areas where it is much needed. Volunteers work alongside staff in Togo, helping to dress wounds and following up on previous cases.
Volunteer on out Speech Therapy project in Togo and gain valuable experience working with staff from a local NGO or school. You will provide much-needed assistance and support.
Volunteer in Togo and put your sports skills to good use. Work with the Projects Abroad Stars teams to provide support to the dedicated sports coaches, while also motivating these young players.
Volunteer in Togo and gain valuable teaching experience in a local public or private school, choosing from a variety of subjects including English, French, maths, and running after-school clubs.
Take part in an intensive stand-alone Ewe 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 Togo
Work with children in care centres in the city of Lomé, assisting local staff with day-to-day tasks and playing games with the children. Volunteers also get involved with renovation work.
Improve your French and get involved in hands-on activities that will make a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged local children on this volunteer project in Togo.
In hospitals and clinics in Togo, you learn about various health conditions and treatments by observing health care professionals. You will also get the opportunity to take French lessons from a qualified teacher.