Travel in Madagascar for a life-changing experience!

Travel in Madagascar for a life-changing experience!

Become an international volunteer in Madagascar and discover this beautiful and unique island in a whole new way.


Some people call it « the red island » while others call it the « big island », but all agree on how breath-taking the landscapes are.

Madagascar shelters a unique biodiversity and is one of the only place where new species are still to be discovered.


Thanks to its location between the equator and the cancer tropic, the island provides a wide diversity of landscapes.


Beaches of fine and golden sand, coral reefs, baobabs, savanna, aquatic jungles, this is what most of travellers remember of their stay in Madagascar.


Unfortunately, this country is not just a beautiful postcard, it also has harsh reality and overwhelming poverty.


The first victims of this problem are the children, with 50% of growth in malnourishment, a school system in decay and the closure of medical centres. The population needs help, amongst others from international volunteers.


To see our photo album of Madagascar, click here!

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Who can volunteer in Madagascar ?


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Everybody can join this programme ! We all have something to give, even without professionnal skills or qualifications. You need to be flexible, independant and want to help people and discover the beautiful island and culture of Madagascar !

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The volunteer programmes in Madagascar !

arrival in Madagascar Globalong When enrolling for a volunteer program in Madagascar with Globalong, you will have the opportunity to help one of the poorest populations on earth.

As soon as you arrive, you will be submerged by the warm welcome that the Malagasy people, who, even with the little means they have, are very friendly and eager to meet new cultures. You will see places that few travellers have ever seen and live with the locals, in local conditions.

Globalong volunteer abroad in MadgascarWhen you enrol for this program in Madagascar, you can choose different projects - please see the full description of each placement, hosting conditions and tasks by clicking on the links hereafter.

During your time off in Antananarivo, you can visit the historical centre and the Andohalo place, the Anglican or Catholic cathedrals, the Ambonin'Ampamarinana temple, the Andafiavaratra palace or the Rova (the royal compound).

globalong volunteer programme in MadagascarNear Antananarivo, you can visit the Lemur’sparc ot the crocodile farm. For the more adventurous, who are not afraid to travel long distances, you can visit Nosy Be, the beautiful island of Sainte Marie or Cap Diego.* The project coordinator will help you organize the trip. 

Useful information to your volunteer programme

globalong humanitarian project MadagascarBank holidays 2018 in Madagascar:

  • 1st January 2018: New Year's Day
  • 8th March 2018: International Women Day
  • 29th March 2018: Memorial Day of 1947
  • 02nd April 2018: Easter
  • 1st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 10th May 2018: Ascension Day
  • 15th May 2018: Ramadan Feast
  • 21th May 2018: Pentecost
  • 14th June 2018: Independance Day and End of Ramadan
  • 15th August 2018: Assumption
  • 1st November 2018: Toussaint
  • 11th December 2018: Republic Day
  • 25th Decembre 2018: Christmas' Eve
  • 17th February au 6th March 2018: Austral summer
  • 21th April au 8th May 2018: Austral automn
  • From 5th July 2018: School Break

Included in the programme in Madagascar:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

  • Pick up from the airport in Antananarivo
  • Accomodation
  • 3 meals per day during the entire programme
  • Mission de bénévolat dans un centre pour mère célibatairesIndividualization of your programme
  • 7/7 support from the coordinator or their team
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advice on how to get your visa (if needed)
  • Donation for your project
  • Country guide
  • Traveller's guide 
  • Transport back to the airport (depending on the project)

Not included in the programme in Madagascar:

  • Flights to and from Madagasacar- check our search engine
  • Visa
  • globalong volunteer programme in Madagascar Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccines (click here for more information)
  • Laundry
  • Soft drinks 
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport back to the airport (depending on the project)
  • Daily transport fee if your project is too far to go by foot (depending on the project)


Climate in Madagascar :


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Globalong rainfall Madgascar

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  • Centre for orphans/street children - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE MadagascarDetails
  • Centre for young girls and mothers MadagascarDetails
  • Literacy and construction for disadvantaged youth in Madagascar MadagascarDetails
  • Eco-volunteering / Lemur Protection MadagascarDetails

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