Togo Volunteer Quests

Volunteer in Togo: 6 or 12 months



Our programs in Africa allow volunteers to work with under-privileged kids, support a local NGO, and so much more.  Our volunteers become immersed in the local community and often consider their Quest a life changing experience.  

Country Information

Togo has an estimated population of 7 million people, with about 40 different ethnic groups. It is widely remarked for their friendly people and beautiful coastlines and mountains just waiting to be explored! Togo offers a rich history, warm climate, and tons of outdoor excursions, including hikes and safaris (it retains one of the largest elephant populations in West Africa!).

Despite these wonderful attributes, Togo needs volunteers to help aide their attempts in improving their childcare and education systems, the welfare of disabled citizens, as well as their community development. Working with the charming Togolese people can not only improve the lives of others but also yours!

United Planet and the ICYE Federation

For six months to one year, you can experience a life-changing program in one of over 30 countries across the globe. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation , founded in 1949.  Through their vast network and 60 years of experience, United Planet and ICYE offer a wide range of programs for volunteers from around the world.


Who can apply?

Volunteers must be 18 years of age volunteer in Togo  with United Planet. United Planet can send volunteers who are citizens of the United States and Canada or those who are currently living in the U.S. and Canada.  Citizens and residents of other countries must contact the ICYE partner in their home country. United Planet can send people from any country to our Short-term Quest locations for 1-12 week programs.  Some of our short-term volunteer placements can be extended for longer stays.  Please contact us for more information about volunteering with United Planet.

Volunteer Opportunities in Togo

United Planet currently offers volunteering opportunities in partnership with local organizations in Togo. 

What's Included and Program Details

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        Please see the Long-term Prices and Details page for more information on what's included in your program fee.

Quest Program Briefs

Library Project

You will work in a community library in Kpalimé that aims to promote reading and research particularly for students, but also for the community of Kpalimé in general. Volunteers assist with many aspects of the library's operations from helping patrons to sorting books. This project is great for volunteers who are innovative, enthusiastic, independent, and love working with children. Volunteers stay with host families in the community.

Development NGO Project

For this Quest volunteers work in the main office of an NGO that offers voluntary service placements and social development projects. The office, which is located in Kpalimé, is responsible for the coordination and development of the entire organization’s programs and activities. The volunteer mostly assists staff working on the voluntary service placement projects. Some of the activities will include visits to the host project or families, meeting with volunteers, organizing cultural activities, and many others.

Physical Education Quest

Physical Education Project

Volunteers work with teachers to organize prepare for physical education classes for youth in Kpalimé or Agou. This Quest is great for volunteers who love sports and working with children. The site aims to support and encourage youth to participate in various physical education and sport activities.


Teaching Projects

Volunteers work in an early childhood development center or a kindergarten that serves children ages 3-5 years old from under-privileged families. Volunteers support teachers in a range of activities from arts to sports. This project is a great fit for a volunteer who is enthusiastic, motivated, and loves working with children.


Working with People with Disabilities Projects

Volunteers work with physically and mentally disabled adults and children in local centers and schools.  Many people living with disabilities in Togo require support and assistance. The volunteer will help with typical tasks including assistance with not only schoolwork and with everyday activities but also by helping them become more self-sufficient and dispelling prejudices within the communities. It can be a demanding job, but it is a valuable and rewarding experience.

Volunteer Accommodations

Most volunteers live with host families, but accommodations may vary according to the assigned project.  Other possible accommodations include shared housing with other volunteers or a room at the work placement.

Learn about the application deadlines and program fees for this Long-term Quest. 

Three Easy Steps to Apply

Questions about applying?

Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help!  We'd love to talk to you. Email or call  .

Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).

Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!


Special Discounts:

  • Refer someone who participates in a Short- or Long-term Quest and you will receive 10% off your total Short-term Quest program fee or  5% off your total Long-term Quest program fee.
  • Participate in 2 Quests and receive 10% off one of your Short-term Quest program fees.