How to Volunteer in Egypt

If you are keen to volunteer in the Middle East then we highly recommend Egypt as your destination.

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.

This is the perfect way to experience the country or spend a gap year in Egypt. You can 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.


Location of Projects

There are volunteer programs located throughout the country in places like:

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Giza
  • Shubra El-Kheima
  • Port Said
  • Suez
  • El-Mahalla El-Kubra
  • Luxor
  • Mansoura
  • Tanta


Volunteer in Cairo

If you volunteer Cairo you can help lots of amazing local organisations helping communities. In your spare time you can visit world famous sights like Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. 


How You Can Help

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 some local charities offer this opportunity.

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.

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.