Volunteer in Africa

Women's Empowerment Volunteer Opportunities in AfricaWomen's Empowerment


Global Mamas is committed to creating a life of prosperity for women in Africa. Prosperity, to us, is mufti-faceted. It means nutritional & health needs met, school fees paid, businesses expanded, money saved, and ultimately women empowered. To that end our women's empowerment volunteers help us design and deliver a variety of programs that help us measure the impact of our work and go beyond income generation.



Whether as a short-term or long-term volunteer, your professional skills will be put to use and help make a difference in the lives of women in Africa, their families and their communities. At the same time, you will give purpose to your time off work.

Past Women's Empowerment Projects

Meredith Crisler - Women's Empowerment volunteer in Africa

Meredith Crisler
New York, New York

Since Meredith works in global sourcing for a large company, she knows how difficult it can be to produce successful eco and socially friendly products. Meredith is proud to have been a part of helping such products come to life. Meredith accomplished the following:

  • Conducted an initial site visit and fair trade evaluation for a group of new Mamas who would eventually become the expert weavers of our Recycled Woven Trivet.
  • Facilitated fair trade training for the new Mamas to ensure they understood the principles of our business model.
  • Introduced and began sampling new products for the site.
  • Agreed to model our new apparel line with Global Mamas staff.

Though Meredith's time with Global Mamas was short, it was incredibly productive. Her favorite achievement was simply feeling a part of an organization that is making a positive impact in many communities across Ghana.

"I was very satisfied with my assignment. I was excited to have the opportunity to travel to one of the villages and see where and how some of the Global Mamas worked. I was also pleased that I was given a task that could have a greater impact but could still be achieved in my two week stay."