Overview

Madagascar is an exotic country with a high concentration of endemic species, making it a jewel in terms of biodiversity. It is the world’s fourth largest island and its cultural richness differs from one ethnic group to another, with 18 ethnic groups forming the Malagasy population. Malagasy society remains open-hearted to everyone who takes time to discover and enjoy its natural and cultural heritage. This land of smiles and contrasts is ready to take you on your next adventure whether helping out in local communities or just exploring. This island located at the crossroads of the African and Asian worlds will surely amaze your senses. Madagascar will certainly shift the way you see the world.

ABOUT NOSY BE
Nosy is an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be means “big island” in the Malagasy language and is Madagascar’s largest and busiest tourist destination. Here you’ll find volcanic lakes, lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang Ylang plantations and breathtaking coral reefs that are practically begging to be explored. Perfectly located on the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia, Nosy-Be evokes feelings of discovery and adventure, the rich and endemic biodiversity will have you begging for more.

Eligibility

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions to this age requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in the culture. Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.

 

Projects

World Endeavors volunteers in Madagascar can contribute to the following projects:

 

Housing

Volunteers stay in a shared volunteer house and stay in shared rooms by gender. The meals are a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice a week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants at your own expense.

Dates And Costs

The World Endeavors Volunteer in Madagascar program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 1 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and World Endeavors volunteers can choose when they would like to start their program. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.

When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Madagascar contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

Program Name First Week Each Additional Week
Volunteer In Madagascar $1,790 $300

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Visa guidance and support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel Protection with 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Re-entry Support
  • Airport reception
  • Shared, single gender dorm style rooms
  • 3 meals per weekday and 2 meals per weekend provided

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Madagascar
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one. We can accommodate applications received 4 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. If your intended start date is less than 4 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.

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