Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Sudan
There isn’t a lot going on for less skilled volunteers in Sudan but, as with most countries, native English speakers are always in demand. There might not be a huge list of places to work abroad below but we wish more organisations had SVP’s attitude in not charging their volunteers an application fee, as many are recent graduates with little savings.
Grassroots Volunteering in Sudan
The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:
Sudan Volunteer Programme
Since 1997, SVP, a charity based in London, has sent graduates and undergraduates to teach English at schools, colleges and universities. Volunteers are expected to informally teach English for 25 hours a week in schools, colleges and universities in Sudan. Volunteers fly to Sudan in small groups several times a year, though often individuals go by themselves. Volunteers commit to a minimum of seven months in Sudan. Most volunteers are not trained teachers but should have a good education. The minimum age is 22 and there is no upper age limit but volunteers should be physically fit and should speak English as their first language (or who have near native ability).
Where: In and around Khartoum, Omdurman, and other locations in Sudan, mostly in the north and east of the country.
Accommodation & Costs: Shared accommodation is provided, plus a small monthly stipend in local currency. SVP also say that there are numerous possibilities to supplement your stipend through private tutoring and/or extra classes. SVP do not believe that volunteers should pay to volunteer but you will need to fund your own way to Sudan and around £80 towards insurance (unless you already have an individual policy which explicitly includes cover for Sudan).
Help Exchange Networks in Sudan
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Sudan
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents’ homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free Airbnb credit from us here.
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