Volunteer Liberia


Its soil is unimaginably rich and provides a true paradise for with exotic fruits, valuable natural resources, raw materials, mountains, swamps tropical woods, wild parks and kilometers long white sandy beaches with palm trees. Numerous rivers which drain the country into the Atlantic Ocean provide ample opportunities for leisure and exploring the diverse landscape from Kpatawe waterfalls to the beautiful beaches of Liberia.

Liberia is a relatively safe country for volunteers and tourists. In 2020 Liberia was listed in Lonely Planet as top 10 cities & countries to travel to. Potentially, Liberia is the Gateway to Africa. The people are a friendly, and the Liberian hand clasp is unique to all of Africa and represents the warmth of the Liberian population to visitors.

Volunteers play a crucial role in addressing unmet needs within Liberia. They step up to fill gaps in services, provide assistance to vulnerable populations, and support community organizations and nonprofits.

Volunteer can choose to stay from 2 weeks to 6 months or longer.

Volunteer Liberia will provide your 24/7 in case of emergency, health-relatedor otherwise: Healthy and Safety is always a priority for us. You can expect to have a safe and supportive organization and a host family that will provide timely support and ensure your safety. In addition, the staff of Volunteer Liberia as well as Experience Liberia will be available to provide help and support.

Interns/Volunteers should be fluent in English.

Liberia Dollars (LRD) and US Dollars

This will vary depending on what activities you want to participate in and how much you need to be comfortable during your placement. With the exception of medicine and a first-aid kit, you can buy everything that you would need for your placement while in Liberia. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Water purification tablets and/or good quality water purifier
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • Penknife
  • Books about your country
  • Photos of your family/friends/home
  • A few examples of your local currency
  • Colored pencils and pens, drawing books, stickers

One of our representatives will be waiting for you at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. Please do not forget to send your detailed flight itinerary in advance.

We recommended for your travel to Liberia. We would also advise you to discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need.

  • Yellow Fever (MUST)

A certificate of yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry into Liberia.

A tourist/ visiting visa can be obtained at a Liberian embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival for 30 days. If you decide to stay longer than this, you can extend your visa after you arrive. Please remember that it is the volunteer’s responsibility to manage their individual tickets and visa. We are also willing to help you obtain airport visa upon arrival. If you are interested, please contact us after your application.

We do not uprightly decide program fees because we want to work with volunteers/interns to work out a favorable fee. Usually, most volunteers are denied opportunity to volunteer only because they do not meet up with specify amount charged by most volunteer programs. We want to arrest this such situation by providing an affordable and acceptable fee based on volunteer/intern budget. Fees usually covers costs related with setting up the program, meals, accommodation, and in-country administrative expenses.

There are no age limits for volunteering generally but our set age restrictions that reflect the level of responsibility or experience needed. This can also be dictated by insurance companies.

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Yes, you can volunteer with your family or friends. We do offer group volunteering opportunities on our website. You can also volunteer with family or friends for fundraising events and collections.

All organizations will offer hands on training to prepare you for the role. How much training you need, will depend on the role. If you are working with children or adults who are vulnerable you will likely get Safeguarding Training.

If you are not sure about what you would like to do or require some extra support in your volunteering/ internship with Volunteer Liberia can assist you in finding the right opportunity and take those first steps into a new volunteering/internship role.
Contact [email protected] to see how we can help you.

When you are not hard at work, you will have the opportunity to explore the community and various aspects of Liberian life. We will facilitate cultural trips, as well as socializing opportunities to visit the sandy beaches with palm trees. Numerous rivers which drain the country into the Atlantic Ocean provide ample opportunities for leisure and exploring the diverse landscape from Kpatawe waterfalls to the beautiful beaches of Liberia. More information will be provided during your placement as well as the times for work hours.

A volunteer experience will vary for every opportunity/role but, there are some basic support services you should expect:

  • An induction where you are introduced to the opportunity/role and the organisation, its procedures, and to colleagues. Also a health and safety brief, remit of your role.
  • A named contact who you can go to with any problems or queries.
  • Initial training in order to be able to carry out your role. 
  • Ongoing support to provide you with development opportunities and to sustain your skills, motivation and interest in the organization.

If you have an issue, concern or problem first talk to the group you are volunteering for to give them a chance to investigate and do their best for their volunteers. If things are not resolved and you want to talk to another organization Volunteer Liberia, may be able to intervene and help to suggest possible solutions to the issue or problem. You are under no obligation to keep volunteering for an organization if you don’t like it.

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