Africa is a fascinating country. It varies vastly from location to location and is a popular destination for students looking to do voluntary work during a gap year. Many companies offer students volunteering jobs with little or no experience and with travel and accommodation often provided for a small fee, it can be a great way to explore parts of the world whilst also giving something back.
Africa is the second most populous continent in the world, and therefore your help is greatly appreciated. They often require volunteers in a number of areas such as wildlife conservation, childcare, health care and teaching.
Not only can this create a long-term positive effect on the inhabitants of the area and the habituate but can also be a great life experience. It can also help you when it comes to looking for employment, as experience in a similar role always goes down well.