Volunteer in Togo
There are currently no openings for short-term projects in Togo. New volunteer projects will be announced here when available. To get an idea of what kind of programs are expected, you can check some of the past projects below.


Developing an educational garden in Kpalime
Kpalime, Kloto

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to conserve biodiversity in a sustainable way through gardening activities. In this context, an educational garden was set up in 2014. The activities carried out in the garden raise awareness among volunteers and the community, promote cultivation of organic fruits and vegetables, and encourage the consumption of organic products by the local population. It is a garden where the principles of sustainable development are implemented.

International volunteers will help expand and reinforce the activities in the garden so that the needs for bigger and more diverse production can be met.
The group will work on the following tasks:
- Preparing the soil, weeding, hoeing
- Making compost
- Protecting the plants, transplanting seedlings, watering them
- Repairing and strengthening the garden fence
- Maintenance of the water distribution pipe system in the garden
- Organizing educational activities for children
- Construction of a straw hut for relaxation and storage of tools and products

Leisure time: The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kpalimé and its surroundings in the free time. You can hike in the mountains around or cool down by one of the famous waterfalls of Kpalime.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a house near the project site, in shared rooms. Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also a center of arts and crafts, with many artists and craftsmen calling it home.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. Kpalimé is a city that welcomes a lot of visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


First Aid awareness and training program
Kpalime, Kloto

Volunteer project: In Togo, many people are still unaware of the basic skills for rescuing victims of road accidents or physical injuries. In view of the increase in road accidents in recent years in the town of Kpalimé, a First aid training and awareness project has been organized for the past three years. The project consists in raising awareness and training in particular among motorcycle taxi drivers commonly called "Zémidjan" and in general among all road users on life-saving skills so that they can have basic knowledge in the field of first aid in case of traffic accidents or other incidents (trauma, cardiac arrest, bleeding, etc.). This project will not only enable the beneficiaries to have reactions adapted to first aid but also the necessary provisions to prevent, limit or remove an imminent danger in the event of an incident and also how to alert the emergency services.

The main objective of the project is to contribute to First Aid Awareness and Training of Togolese communities so that local people can acquire life saving skills and learn how to respond to emergencies.
Specific objectives of the project are:
- To strengthen solidarity between citizens through the learning of first aid techniques;
- To train the volunteers on first aid skills so that they in turn become trainers on the project;
- To sensitize and train motorcycle taxi drivers and the population in life-saving skills through practical demonstrations at the different parking points in the city;

Training will be given to the volunteers by trainers of the National Federation of Civil Protection of Togo (FNPC). The training will focus on learning the first steps of first aid. After their training, the volunteers will in turn train Motorcycle Taxi drivers and other road users on different first aid modules.
The main lines of the training will be: Securing the accident site and the people involved; Assessing the condition of the victim; Requesting help; Providing first aid. The training will cover topics such as choking, bleeding, unconsciousness, cardiac arrest (rescue and defibrillation), etc.

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a house in Kpalimé, in shared rooms. Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Kpalimé. Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Building a youth shelter in Kpalime
Kpalime, Kloto

Volunteer project: Since 2014 international volunteers have been involved in the construction of a reception centre for young people with family difficulties in the community of Kpalimé. The aim of this centre is to provide temporary accommodation for adolescents and young people living on the streets, offering them the opportunity to continue their school studies or to learn a professional trade in the right conditions. The aim for this summer is the completion of the construction of the first dormitory and continuing the construction of the fence.

The volunteers are going to help local workers (masons, carpenters, electricians...) in various masonry and carpentry work for the new building and the fence: fetching sand and water, making bricks, cutting wood for carpentry; excavation work for the construction of the wall; installing supports for windows and doors etc. Volunteers will also take care of the creation of a green space for the center: weeding, landscaping, planting mango, coconut, orange trees, etc.

Leisure time: The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kpalimé and its surroundings in the free time. You can hike in the mountains around or cool down by one of the famous waterfalls of Kpalime.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: In Kpalime. The accommodation is in a house with several rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms), close to the work site. Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: The project is in the municipality of Kpalimé. Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Medical care and social activities for poor and sick in Mother Teresa charity house
Kpalime, Kloto

Volunteer project: In partnership with the "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" Welcome House in Kpalimé, we are launching an international volunteering project this summer to help the staff of this charity house. Every day, the House welcomes poor sick people and people in precarious situations from different regions of Togo. This project will allow the volunteers to bring their compassion and love to the sick and poor people by participating in different activities that contribute to the improvement of their living conditions. The services rendered in this centre are multiple, varied and free of charge. Activities to be carried out include medical care by assisting nurses and doctors, activities with patients, cleaning and cooking for patients, and maintenance of the premises. The volunteers will work under the supervision of the Sisters of the welcome house. Volunteers with training or experience in the medical or social field will be highly appreciated.

The aim of this summer project is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the sick and poor people hosted at the "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" house in Kpalimé. The volunteers will take part in the various activities of the centre:
- Assisting the staff in providing medical care: treatment of patients, distribution of medicines, care, bandages, physiotherapy, massages...
- Maintaining the green space of the center;
- Assisting in the households and kitchens: distributing meals, cleaning the dormitories, tidying the beds, peeling vegetables or tubers, folding laundry, cooking, washing
- Offering games and activities to boost patients' morale.

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: In Kpalime. The accommodation is in a house with several rooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Basic conditions. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: The project is in the municipality of Kpalimé. Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Promoting Togolese culture and the role of women in environmental protection
Kuma Apoti

Volunteer project: This project initiated in 2016 promotes the Togolese culture in all its diversity through an annual festival with performances of local artistic and folklore groups. This year's edition is under the theme "Women - pillar of environmental protection". Women have an important role to play in the preservation of the environment and natural resources and in the promotion of sustainable development. In Togo, for example, the main responsibility for providing for the household falls on women, especially in rural areas, and they largely determine consumption trends. Thus, women have a fundamental role to play in the adoption of sustainable and environmentally sound consumption patterns, natural resource management and production. This project encourages women to become more involved in environmental protection activities through the organization of cultural and community activities. A cultural event will be organized at the end of the project where various folklore and artistic groups from the village will perform. There will be also other cultural activities around the theme of the project such as a fashion show in traditional dresses, skits, Batik, public places safety, etc. This Festival is a space for intercultural exchange and citizens' expression.

The aim of the festival is to promote local artistic and folklore groups by providing them with a framework for expression designed to raise awareness of the issue of environmental preservation. Cultural and community activities will be organized to encourage the participation of women and girls in environmental protection. International volunteers will be immersed in the life of rural families within the frame of the cultural exchanges.

The first phase consists of different awareness-raising activities related to the theme (discussions, study visits, meetings with local artists, debates, mobilization actions ...). The volunteers will take part in:
- Formation of the volunteer art group;
- Group rehearsals (percussion, singing and dancing);
- Organization of workshops around the theme of the project (local development actors, associations, women's groups or cooperatives, etc.);
- Batik workshops;
- Sketch editing;
- Health awareness and environmental protection actions in the village;
- Assist artistic and folk groups in the preparation for the festival;

The second phase will cover the organization of the festival: logistics, communication and media design, sound system, installation. Volunteers' tasks include:
- Arranging and setting up the space for the show;
- Planning the activities (group performances, sketches, fashion show, etc.);
- Evaluation;

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: The village of Kuma-Apoti is one of the ten villages of Kuma Township. It is located north-west of the city of Kpalimé. Its landscape consists of a vast plateau and wooded mountains. Kuma-Apoti is located in a humid zone and its climate, very particular for Togo, is much cooler and temperate than that of Lomé. The village economy is essentially based on agriculture, around which a few commercial, craft and tourist activities gravitate. The agricultural sector employs about 80% of the population.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Renovating a health center and raising HIV/AIDS awareness
Agomé-Tomégbé

Volunteer project: This project is part of a small development initiative for renovation of social and health infrastructure to contribute to the improvement of the living environment in rural areas. Agomé Tomégbé is an isolated village in the prefecture of Kloto. The village's social facilities or infrastructure are really dilapidated. The inside and outside of the dispensary are very degraded. This project will allow the building to be renovated through painting and masonry work. In addition to the renovation activities, volunteers together with the dispensary staff will also organize door-to-door and public awareness campaigns on the fight against HIV/AIDS in the village.

The aim of this project is to contribute to the improvement of social and health infrastructure in rural areas through the renovation of the Agomé Tomégbé dispensary. The project activities include: development and renovation of the health centre building (painting and masonry); organizing awareness sessions on the fight against HIV/AIDS; and promoting intercultural exchanges between volunteers and the local population.

The volunteers will set up and renovate the health center site: cleaning, painting inside and outside the building, doing masonry work. They will plan awareness actions on HIV/AIDS prevention, identifying targets, preparing awareness tools, organizing outings and awareness sessions in the village and its surroundings. The group will also organize cultural activities to facilitate exchanges with local people.

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Located 15 km from the city of Kpalimé and 135 km northwest of Lomé, the capital of Togo, the village of Agomé-Tomégbé has about 5500 inhabitants. The village lays on a hillside between the waterfall of Kamalo and Kloto Mountain. The village also has its own waterfall. The local people are very hospitable and mostly farmers who mainly grow cocoa, coffee, maize, cassava and yam. There's a college and two primary schools in the village. The area is remarkable with its scenic landscapes and cultural diversity.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Tutoring and recreation activities for students in Yeviepe
Yeviepe, Kloto

Volunteer project: Every summer, we organize a project of socio-educational activities and tutoring for students in the village of Yéviépé. Activities will take place in the new library and in the primary school in the village of Yéviépé. This project makes it possible to offer the children of the village some recreational activities and to help improve their level in several subjects (Mathematics, English and French) before the start of the school year.

The activities will be divided in two parts:
- The first part will be devoted to support classes for primary and secondary school students in the subjects in which they have the most difficulties. The volunteers will help children in the learning of French (reading, writing, conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.), in Mathematics and also in English.
- The second part will be dedicated to games, sports and entertainment activities, which will be held in the village library (reading, drawing, singing and dancing contests, etc.), writing a collection of stories, and screening films and documentaries for the children.

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Yéviépé is located 12 km from the town of Kpalimé, on the road to Nyivé village, not far from the border with Ghana. It is surrounded by Kpadapé to the North, Kalakala to the East, Nyivé to the South and Womé to the West. With a population of about 3000 inhabitants, Yéviépé is a very welcoming village. It was founded in the late 18th century. The population is essentially composed of farmers occupied in the cultivation of maize, beans, cassava, yams and rice. The village has a large number of children and young people of school age. There is a kindergarten, a primary school and a college welcoming students from six neighboring villages. The traditional village festival is held annually in August and brings together the entire village population. The village is also remarkable with its natural environment, its cultural diversity and rich history which you'll be able to discover!

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Support for youth entrepreneurship
Kpalime, Kloto

Volunteer project: Launched in 2018, this project is in its 3rd edition this year. Each summer a group of local and international volunteers carry out activities within the framework of this project to support youth entrepreneurship initiatives. Despite the employment programs put in place by the Togolese government to promote youth entrepreneurship, many of the young companies still struggle to become self-reliant with their economic activities because they lack knowledge, technical and financial support.

For this edition, the aim is to identify and support the micro-projects carried out by young girls and women in the commune of Kpalimé by giving them the tools to better manage their activities and make them more profitable.
At the end of the project, at least one of the selected projects will be financially supported through Fundraising. To achieve this, international volunteers willing to participate in this project will be networked with local volunteers to work on Fundraising. The local and international volunteers will choose the winner according to the criteria defined by the group as a whole.

Project tasks:
- Linking local and international volunteers for fundraising, and mobilization of funds through Fundraising;
- Brainstorming on project progress and planning of activities;
- Elaboration of questionnaires for data collection in the field;
- Identifying ten micro-enterprises carried by young girls or women of Kpalimé;
- Carrying out organizational diagnostic studies in the selected micro-enterprises;
- Analysis and reporting of the diagnostics results;
- Organizing exchange workshops and presentation of the tools for effective management of micro-enterprises;
- Choosing the project to be financed according to the criteria;
- Financing of the project selected by the whole group of volunteers;
- Monitoring and evaluation of the project;
- Promoting cultural and skills exchanges between the participants and volunteers;

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Kpalimé. Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also home to the largest arts and crafts center in the country where a large number of artists and craftsmen (woodcarvers, potters, weavers) have settled.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. In short, it is a city that moves and attracts many visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


School support and rural life immersion
Agou Kebo Dogbadzi

Volunteer project: This summer, in collaboration with the village of Agou Kébo Dogbadzi, we are launching a school support project for the benefit of the children of this village. The tutoring will be coupled with socio-cultural activities during the holidays. The activities will take place in the primary school of the village. This project will improve the children's level in several subjects (Mathematics, English and French) before the start of the school year. The volunteers will work in collaboration with members of the Village Development Committee.
This project is also intended as a framework for cultural exchanges where the volunteers will be immersed in the life of farming families to discover their traditional ways and practices.

The volunteers will provide courses (French, English, Math) to help children advance before the back-to-school season. They will also organize fun, educational and sports activities (games, dances, singing, football gala, reading).

The activities will be divided in three parts:
- The first component will be devoted to support courses for primary and secondary school students. Volunteers will be involved in teaching French (reading, writing, conjugation, written and oral expression, etc.), numeracy (Math), English, etc.;
- The second part will revolve around games and various activities (percussion, reading competitions, drawing, songs and dances...);
- The third part is about immersion in the life of local families: spending time with the families, accompanying them in their various activities (daily tasks, field work, etc.);

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Situated about 100 km from Lomé and on the way to the city of Kpalimé, Agou Kébo Dogbadzi is a small village and chief town of the canton of Kébo which is one of the 12 cantons of the Agou prefecture. Perched on the slope of Mount Agou (the highest peak in Togo), the village Kébo Dobgadzi is very wooded and green with a panoramic view over part of the prefecture of Agou. The village is composed of five districts with an estimated total population of nearly 1000 inhabitants. The majority of the population lives from agriculture. They cultivate corn, beans, cassava, yams. There are many fruit trees such as mangoes, orange trees, avocado trees, banana trees, etc. The village has a large number of children and young people. There is a primary school and a secondary school that welcome pupils from the five districts of the village. There is also a peripheral health care unit in the village.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Teaching computer skills and critical thinking to Togolese students
Kpalimé

Volunteer project: Despite the evolution of new information technologies and communication, the access to these technology tools is still very limited in high schools and universities in Togo. A large majority of Togolese students do not master the use of computer tools. In response to this problem, courses on basic computing skills and internet are organised for three weeks. The modules will be: getting to know the work of computers, connection, navigation, Internet, electronic mail, search engines, web browsers, software download, text and image file transfer, social networks.
In addition to the computer classes, the project offers the opportunity to screen films and documentaries to children in the afternoons. The aim is to promote debates and intercultural exchanges with local children to awaken their critical thinking. A bank of DVDs and projection equipment will be provided.

In the Computer course, the volunteers' duties include: Welcoming students and presentation of the training program; Implementation of the training program (introduction, basics of computer science, typing on keyboard, using Windows, Word and Excel, creating an email account, searching information on the internet, use of social networks); Evaluation and giving certificates to the participants.

In the second part of the project, volunteers' tasks consist of: choosing films or documentaries, arranging the place for projection, preparation and installation of the projection equipment, supervision of children, film screening, organizing debates and intercultural activities.

Leisure time: As part of the volunteer project, different activities are organized: discovery walks, hikes, festive outings, cultural meetings. These activities allow volunteers to get in touch with local populations and also to discover Togolese culture. During the weekends, group excursions are organized to discover the tourist sites of the region.

Language: English and basic French

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated together in a house with several bedrooms (usually 2 to 4 rooms). Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Located 120 km north of Lomé, the town of Kpalimé is the ideal place for hikers and nature lovers who want to discover beautiful mountain landscapes and tropical flora. Many natural waterfalls will allow you to cool off in their pools. Kpalimé is also a center of arts and crafts, with many artists and craftsmen calling it home.
With about 101,088 inhabitants, Kpalimé is a tourist town in the Plateaux region and the capital of the Kloto district. Apart from public and administrative services, you will find art shops, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The big market of Kpalimé comes alive on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a huge offer of different products: many tropical fruits, vegetables of all kind and African clothing. Kpalimé is a city that welcomes a lot of visitors.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.


Long-term projects in Togo