Volunteer in Egypt
For those who appreciate the simple pleasures of sun, sea and sand, a volunteer program in Egypt is the perfect opprtunity. The balance between the ancient and the modern makes Egypt an amazing destination and, for what might just be the trip of a lifetime, it’s more than affordable luxury. Do more than just sightseeing by applying to local NGO's and volunteer organisations who help communities, wildlife and the environment. You will get a real feel for the people, culture and country whilst being able to be far more than just a tourist.
Volunteer Programs in Egypt
Volunteer Organisations in Egypt
Guide to Volunteering in Egypt
Most flights arrive into Sharm El Sheik or Cairo and as soon as you arrive you will feel the warmth of the local people, there will also be the satisfaction of being able to really making a difference. Whether you are young, old, or in-between, retired or just simply adventurous, we have a holiday or experience which will be just perfect for you! You will meet lots of new people from all over the world, at any one time there are thousands of international tourists in Egypt which is an increasingly popular destination after all the political and social problems recently. Be prepared to get involved and try to be open minded and fun to be around, on some itineraries you can participate on homestays.
Popular Places to Volunteer in Egypt
There are volunteer programs located throughout the country and if you in Cairo in your spare time you might want to visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza - on arrival if you haven't previously booked an organised experience there are no lack of guides waiting to guide you around the historical sites. If it’s a Mediterranean atmosphere you prefer then a program in Alexandria could appeal to you. Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria’s architecture is vastly different to Cairo’s yet its history is equally as rich. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331BC, the city will appeal to culture vultures who will appreciate the famous Montazah Palace Gardens. Head out and about by foot to explore the city and don’t forget to head to Mansheya for real Egyptian food and some of the best falafel you’ll ever taste.
Types of Programs
Egypt has long been one of the most popular countries in the world with so many historical places of interest located here, you will be able to explore the riches of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and do something beneficial to communities by working as a volunteer. Types of programs you can apply for include helping communities, archaeology projects or disadvantaged youth - this is a great way to get an authentic experience working alongside local people and learning more about their culture. If you would like to help refugees in Egypt, contact Refuge Egypt.
WWOOF in Egypt
The Habiba Organic Farm is located in a Bedouin settlement in Nuweiba, South Sinai and need volunteers to help. Meals and lodgings are included and you will be able to help with general farm tasks and sustainable living projects. You will need to be able to stay for at least 2 weeks.
How to Apply
Interested in applying? Search our featured organisations and enquire for more information or apply today. We highlighly recommended applying through a structured organisation who will provide placements, transport and a safe experience. There are some free local volunteering opportunities in Egypt which including helping communities or working on organic farms.
Egypt Volunteer Reviews & Testimonials
‘As a general volunteer with ACE I wasn’t totally sure what I would be doing, but alongside helping with the cats, dogs and other animals that stay at the centre I was able to help alongside the vets and found the whole experience so rewarding’
‘ACE is a fantastic charity and my time there was too fast! As a veterinary student I gained so much experience. It is a really friendly place and the vets were so experienced, you can’t fail to enjoy your time there and know that you are helping the animals of Luxor’
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