Volunteer with us

Volunteer With Us

EPAfrica is proud to be entirely volunteer run. We offer fantastic opportunities for personal development, through extensive training, our professional development programme and working closely with our knowledgeable partners.


Our volunteers are the heart and soul of EPAfrica. They're involved in every aspect of the organisation, from running our summer programmes to fundraising, communications, finance and training. There are heaps of opportunities available, both within East Africa and the UK. We aim to give our volunteers an opportunity to push themselves, take on real responsibility and experience grassroots international development and charity management at its best.


In East Africa

Project Worker

Have the summer of a lifetime as a Project Worker with EPAfrica and experience grassroots development at its best. You'll spend ten weeks working with a rural East African secondary school, designing and delivering a tailored investment programme.

Investing in textbooks, installing water tanks, setting up health and careers initiatives, strengthening school organisation... our Project Workers have the flexibility to tailor our model to do what's best for their school. This is not a holiday. It's a challenge.

Summer Team

Are you interested in helping run one of our project sites? Did you enjoy your time as a Project Worker? Or perhaps you are an external candidate looking to gain firsthand project management experience? Why not become a part of our Summer Team.

The Summer Team supports our programmes out in East Africa ensuring that they run smoothly and have impact. A variety of roles are available, from Project Manager to Pre-Summer Team Coordinator. It provides the perfect opportunity to gain experience in people and project management within a development context.

Application deadline Sunday 31st March 2019.

Project Researcher

Help EPAfrica to improve the way that we work by undertaking a research project for us. Go to East Africa and meet rural communities, live with our other volunteers in an East African town, and develop your research skills in order to answer key questions for EPAfrica's future.

You can also do research from the UK over the course of the year to support our motivated research team. Explore the literature on education and East Africa and help us to develop our knowledge of the area.

In the UK

Join our Central Charity

From Communications Lead, to IT support, to Training Officers, our Central Charity has a huge range of volunteering opportunities. These volunteer roles are usually filled by past Project Workers or Project Researchers, but we also welcome external applications if you feel you have a skill to offer - such as accounting, medical or legal expertise.

Join our University Societies

Our University Societies are the heartbeat of EPAfrica, overseeing the recruitment, training and fundraising of our Project Workers. They're based within our UK regional hubs: Cambridge, Oxford and London. University Societies positions are usually filled by former Project Workers who are still enrolled at the respective universities.