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ABOUT Volunteer with Reforest the Future

Help maintain and improve our beautiful tree nursery site. We aim to set an example of reforestation in practice for the whole of Gambia. Assist our specialized Reforestation training team!
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About the Program

As a volunteer in our beautiful tree nursery, you will help maintain the nursery and vast garden. Our mission is to improve livelihoods through agricultural innovation and environmental protection. This is the essence of being a tree nursery volunteer at Reforest the Future Gambia. In the Gambia, and Africa as a whole, we are facing critical periods of deforestation, and food security is a major concern for the coming decades.

What To Expect

  • You will wake up in the tree nursery under the canopy of a mahogany tree, surrounded by the sound of birds chirping.
  • Take a stroll around the beautiful tree nursery. You can choose to help feed the animals on-site or assist in the tree nursery.

A Typical day at Work

Help maintain and improve our beautiful tree nursery site. We aim to set an example of reforestation in practice for the whole of Gambia.

  • Assist our specialized Reforestation training team.
  • Join the fantastic tree nursery team and exchange techniques that you can practice at home.
  • Be part of our mission to improve livelihoods through Agroforestry innovation.

Leisure Activities

Despite being the smallest country in Africa, the Gambia has a lot to offer. You can explore various activities during your free time:

  • Upcountry is beautiful, and our team can provide tips for making the most of your time.
  • Highlights include Wassu Stone Circle, taking a boat ride with Gambia's wild hippos, or visiting the incredible chimpanzee rehabilitation project.

End of tour

Leave the experience feeling accomplished!

RATES

Prices are per person and depend on the length of your stay and accommodation choice. Please note inclusions and exclusions below.

PRICES

1 week
€100
4 weeks
€314
5 weeks
€414
6 weeks
€520
8 weeks
€725
9 weeks
€826

inclusions

What is included

  • Accommodation: Stay in beautiful traditional huts around Reforest the Future Gambia. All accommodations have local showers and toilets.
  • Food: From Monday to Saturday, you will be served a traditional cooked lunch, including local favorites like Domoda and Benichin. Dinner is your responsibility. On Sunday, you will need to arrange your own lunch.

What is excluded

  • Transport to and from the project. Can be arranged for an additional fee.
Can start any day
Depending on the availability, volunteer work can start any day of the week; we do recommend to start on Monday.
Singles and Couples
This experience is a great choice for singles and couples above age 18.
min. 7 days
Your volunteering experience should last at least 7 days, but you can stay with us as long as you like.
Basic accommodation
You will be staying in standard room in eco lodge.
Customization Option
We can adjust your volunteering experience and combine it with work on other fields or prepare an all inclusive itinerary for you.
Moderate activity
This experience requires light to moderate activity.
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FAQ

What are the requirements?

  • To join the program, you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide permission from your legal guardian(s) or if you are accompanied by your parents.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: You need to have a basic level of English.
  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: an CV or a statement explaining why you want to volunteer with us, and/or a video telling us a bit about yourself and why you want to volunteer at Reforest The Future Gambia.
  • OTHER SKILLS: All you need to succeed at Reforest The Future Gambia is a positive attitude and a willingness to share ideas.
  • TIME COMMITMENT: Your assistance will be required on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Is this experience suitable for families?

This trip is suitable for families with kids older than 5 years. We have very positive experiences with families coming for this type of travel. The kids were the ones who enjoyed the most. 

How demanding is the experience?

The volunteering experience in the field can be quite exhaustive due to the heat and a smaller amount of physical work. You will however have more than enough time to recover your strength. 

How can I prepare myself?

Pack everything you need for your basic needs. We recommend having a Gambian SIM number, as accessibility to the internet is sometimes a problem. We also recommend bringing a power bank. Make sure you pack mosquito repellents, trekking covered shoes and comfortable wear. 

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OFFERED BY

Reforest the Future

Reforest the Future was founded in 2011 with the aim of tackling land degradation, food insecurity and poverty In The Gambia by planting trees and educating women, land-workers and young people. Founded by Isatou Ceesay - Environmentalist activist and Queen of Recycling!

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