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Here you will find out all the information you need for your civic work in Cameroon.

In 2021 we welcomed on average almost 50 volunteers of all statuses.

Safe arrival!


Volunteering in Cameroon

Each year in Cameroon, France Volontaires has approximately:

  • 60% International Solidarity Volunteers (VSI – Volontaires de Solidarité Internationale)
  • 9% volunteers under Civic Service status
  • 3% interns
  • 26% International Solidarity Work Camps
  • Senior volunteers


Present in Cameroon since 1964, our team supports volunteering stakeholders and volunteers in defining and accomplishing their mission, helps them with their administrative procedures and informs them about the country.

Our services

  • Reception and personal advice
  • Networking
  • Stakeholder information
  • Guidance
  • Putting people in touch with each other
  • Specialised training
  • Welcome and information sessions
  • Monitoring and support
  • Promotions of volunteering experiences/practices
  • Themed workshops and discussion time
  • Internet access, documentation
  • Addresses, tips and newsletter
  • Annual volunteer meeting
  • Volunteering Cocktail

Our partners

Volunteer host organisations in Cameroon 

There are many volunteer host organisations in Cameroon. Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the host organisations:

National Museum (C2D), Ministry of Basic Education (C2D), ACEFA – Bafoussam (C2D), La Route des Chefferies, Sosucam Foundation, Bishopric of Sangmelima, Collège François-Vogt, IECD – European Institute for Cooperation and Development, Diocese of Obala (CODASC), SGMC Foundation, La maison de l’Artemisia, Solidarité Technologique, Tockem, etc.

The dispatching organisations that are members of France Volontaires include:  

The European Guild, the DCC, FIDESCO, CEFOD, DEFAP, Planète Urgence, IFAID, etc.

Settling into Cameroon

Identity card

  • Official name: Cameroon
  • Type of regime: Republic
  • Head of State: Paul Biya
  • Political capital: Yaoundé
  • Economic capital: Douala
  • Main cities: Yaoundé, Douala, Ebolowa, Bafoussam, Bertoua, Ngaoundéré, Garoua, Maroua, Buea, Bamenda
  • Official language (s): French and English
  • Spoken language (s): Bassa, Sawa, Fulfuldé, Douala, Ewondo…
  • Currency: CFA Franc/€1 = ± 655 FCFA
  • Population: 26.55 million inhabitants (2020)
  • Literacy rate: 80% (according to UNICEF)
  • Religion(s): Christian, Muslim, Animist

(Sources: demographic data: UNFPA/UNDP; economic data: DGTPE (Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate General), European Union) 

General presentation

Cameroon is located in Central Africa, at the bottom of the Gulf of Guinea. It is bordered to the north by Chad, to the east by the Central African Republic, to the south by Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, and to the west by Nigeria.

Cameroon has great geographical diversity characterised by forest, savannah and mountains and a population comprising more than 240 ethnic groups.

Its geographical and cultural diversity has led Cameroon to be often referred to as “Mini-Africa” or “all of Africa in one country”. This geographical diversity is characterised by a wide variety of vegetation:

  • In the north-west, a long volcanic chain extends from Mount Cameroon (4,070 m), which overlooks the Atlantic coast.
  • To the west, there are wooded hills.
  • In the centre, there are high-altitude pastures in the Adamaoua massif, which rises to 2,500 m.
  • In the north are vegetation and savannah landscapes as well as a mountain range (Mandara Mountains) on the Nigerian border.
  • In the south are tropical forest and swamps.

With an estimated growth rate of 3.5% in 2021 and accounting for approximately 40% of CEMAC’s GDP, Cameroon is the economic powerhouse of Central Africa. Its Atlantic coastline facilitates the flow of trade for many countries such as Chad and also the Central African Republic. In addition to this geo-strategic advantage, and unlike its neighbours, Cameroon has begun to diversify its economy by exploiting the numerous energy, mineral, fisheries, forestry and agricultural resources that make up its potential.

Particularly rich in natural resources, Cameroon is a world leader in the production of commodities such as cocoa, coffee, palm products, bananas, cotton, maize, cassava, tobacco and rubber.



Cameroon National Representative and Regional Representative, Central and East Africa region
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Volunteer development support officer
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Administrative and financial manager
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France Volontaires' partners in Cameroon