If you’re looking to start volunteering abroad one of the first places you should be considering is volunteering in Cameroon. Located right on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon is actually considered one of the most diverse countries in all of Africa, offering some of the most amazing scenery and outdoor experiences. You’re definitely never going to get bored while you’re in this country, whether it’s on your own time or while you’re volunteering with our non-profit organization.
Cameroon has gorgeous beaches, where you’ll find beautiful golden sands and very little traffic. You’ll also get to experience lakes and savannahs, huge deserts, amazing tropical rainforests and volcanic mountains. If you’ve ever wanted to explore any type of landscape Cameroon is an amazing place to do it, because you can see everything from one central location. Whether you’re looking to scale a mountain or swim in the Gulf, you’re going to have the opportunity for that here. But you’re also going to have the opportunity to make a huge difference for the people who call Cameroon their home.
The programs that our non-profit organization offer when you’re volunteering in Cameroon are actually quite varied. That’s because there’s a great deal that can use our help. Programs that focus on community development, orphans and street children, agriculture, health and housing are prevalent here. That means, no matter what your area of interest, you’ll be able to support the people of Cameroon and give back in a way that means something to you. All you need to do is show up and you’ll see why it’s so important to help the people living here.
Programs in Cameroon actually last for as little as 1 week and as long as 12 weeks. That means, no matter how much time you have to devote to the program, you can absolutely make a difference. Even a single week volunteering with those in Cameroon will allow you to really explore this amazing country and come to love the amazing people who live there. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference you can make and you’re definitely going to be more than happy with the way the people who live here appreciate everything that you’re doing. You really will feel like you’re making a difference in the world, and you will be.
Cameroon is a spectacular country, but it’s one that’s often ignored or skipped over. Whether you’re traveling for leisure or you’re looking for a way to start volunteering, Cameroon is an amazing place to start. It offers a little bit of everything and it’s actually been called ‘Africa in miniature’ because of the amazing diversity throughout. There’s very little you won’t see in Cameroon, and you’re going to be more than happy to come back here again and again, whether to volunteer or to spend some time with the new friends that you’re going to make along the way. And this country will always welcome you right back again.
This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural areas in Cameroon, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
- Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
- Arrival Airport: Douala (Code: DLA)
- Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7-8 hours per day
- Requirements: Flexible Start & end date (except school based program)
- Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
- Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
- Airlines: Brussels Air, Royal Air Maroc, Delta, AirFrance
- Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Malaria Medication, Hep A-B wwwnc.cdc.gov
Volunteer Programs in Cameroon Buea
Are you ready to help people in need, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and culture of a new country and have the experience of a lifetime? With poverty, disease and a lack of skilled providers putting a strain on important services such as health and childcare in developing countries across the globe, there are many corners of the world which rely on the help of volunteer travelers like yourself.
Volunteer in Cameroon with A Broader View Volunteers a top rated non-profit charity organization, which works tirelessly to support our wonderful volunteers and serve the local communities where our volunteer programs are located. Placements in Cameroon are based in the city of Buea. Program placements are tailored to the volunteers different interests and skill sets, but still allow volunteers time to explore the African local culture and activities during their free time.
The type of programs in Cameroon vary widely, offering everything from education to health care. Volunteers can choose between 2 program opportunities in the orphanage. International volunteer help is not only appreciated by the local community, it is severely needed by the millions of Cameroonians living below the poverty line. With thousands of children living and working on the streets, as is so often the case in developing countries like Cameroon, our volunteer programs are designed to support the needs of local teens and children in desperate need of assistance.
Many of our volunteer abroad programs cater to underprivileged women and children’s care, education and health requirements. Our extensive range of social programs near Buea, Cameroon programs include: Orphanage Care, Children Education and many more.
Volunteering in Cameroon is an incredibly rewarding experience. We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds to join us. Whether you’re seeking volunteer abroad programs for college students or voluntary work for over 60s, as a trusted non-profit organization which prioritizes the safety of our volunteers, we are the go-to for volunteers across the globe. We also offer customized programs with flexible arrival dates to best suit the needs of the remarkable volunteers we depend on to help us make the world a better place.
If you’d like to volunteer, Cameroon is just one of the countries we’ve taken under our wing, supplying a steady flow of volunteers and providing year-round financial support to local projects in near Cameroon. Wherever you decide to volunteer, A Broader View give you the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service work, learn a foreign language, make lifelong friends and discover that one person really can make a difference. Your search for the best volunteer abroad programs ends here – volunteer in Cameroon with us and gain A Broader View of the world.
Welcome to Cameroon! 🇨🇲. My name is Orock and I am your ABV coordinator while you are staying in Cameroon. Our country has one big city, Yaundé. But you will be working in Buea. We will be ready for support 24/7 in case you need to contact us urgently. We will introduce you to your volunteer location and staff. You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.
You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.
What's the best time to go to Yaoundé in Cameroon? Here are some annual weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:
- On average, the temperatures are always high.
- A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months of: March, April, May, June, August, September, October and November.
- Yaoundé has dry periods in January and December.
- On average, the warmest month is March.
- On average, the coolest month is January.
- October is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain.
- January is the driest month.
Reviews & Multimedia
I didn’t know what to really expect from this trip. I was excited to be in Buea but was unsure how the kids would respond to me. I loved getting to know all the children. Their kind spirit and smiling faces despite their rough backgrounds was powerful reminds to not take things for granted.
This has been one of the most incredible, yet most heart-breaking experiences of my life. The people here are so welcoming and appreciative of anything at all you can provide them and they love to share their culture.
My three weeks in Cameroon were fantastic. When the school closed I was able to get involved in many other community programs like the woman's sewing club. Cameroon is a beautiful country with a fascinating culture you will learn so much about both the country and yourself during your time. It really was a wonderful experience.
Prices for Cameroon
Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501c(3) charitable organization, You can fundraise (optional) for the expenses of the trip after you get confirmed in our programs. Prices are per person and in US dollars (US$).
|Length of program
|Program Fee $USD
- Accommodation: Share Volunteer Housing
- Meals: 2 meals per day
- Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
- Orientation: Project Overview and Nairobi Orientation
- Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
- Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Extra costs: Flights to Rwanda. Entry Visa. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet
Most of our programs run year round, you can start any volunteer/internship program on any day. When you apply you will lets know your start and end dates. Our programs run year round and have volunteers arriving almost every day from many different countries.
Since our programs sometimes depend on the local holiday calendar, there are brief occasions when normal programs work is suspended. For example, schools/daycares often close for long winter/summer vacations. During these times, we arrange for alternative work programs that are similar in substance to our ongoing programs, but address the short-term, direct needs of the local communities.
If you would like to arrange your start and end dates around the local holidays, please call us at 1.866.423.3258 or email us at [email protected].
A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.
Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 4.5 million dollars in international aid.
By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.