Is the weather very hot?

As we work mostly in Ethiopia, the climate is temperate all year around, making it very easy for people coming from Ireland to prepare for and work in. Addis Ababa, where we place most of our volunteers, is at over 2000m altitude, giving it cool days and nights. This is similar to the areas where we work in Kenya. June to September are rainy season and temperatures rarely raise above 24 degrees, akin to an Irish Summer. Lower regions of Ethiopia are more like European weather and can be hot and dry but rarely more than 30 degrees at any time of the year. 

The climate in Burkina Faso and Ghana can be very hot and dry early in the year (February to April), so we try to avoid sending volunteers there at this time. Temperatures drop below 30 degrees the rest of the year, making for a pleasant stay.