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Volunteering in Togo with Projects Abroad

  • Placement location: Lomé
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families
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  • Top places to travel: Tamberma, Lake Togo, Kpalimé

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Map of Togo A beautiful view of a beach in Togo

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.

Children from a Projects Abroad Care placement in Togo take part in a Reading Club to help increase literacy

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.

Two elephants in a field in Togo, Africa

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

High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Togo

Projects for professionals available in Togo

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