Cameroon Catalyst is an international development charity founded by students in 2009. To this day, it remains led by students, and is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to experience international development.

Each year, it takes a team of dedicated individuals to fundraise, design and travel to Cameroon to assist the construction of projects. This requires a large set of skills from a wide range of backgrounds.

Why Be Involved

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.


  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Gain experience and learn new skills
  • Be part of a fun and exciting community
  • Opportunities to travel to Cameroon
Raised by student teams in 2015
Students involved in the charity

Our Teams

University of Southampton

Cameroon Catalyst was founded in 2009 by students at the University of Southampton. Since then the team have led the construction of 6 projects in Cameroon.


Founded in 2014, the Birmingham team has led a study into rainwater harvesting for communities in Cameroon.


Not at either Birmingham or Southampton? We are always looking to expand, and can provide support to students looking to establish their own society at their university.

Student Trip

Each summer, a team of students travels to Cameroon to assist in the construction of the project and to help research and develop future projects.

The trip is a fantastic opportunity to visit Cameroon and see first hand the lively and exciting country.

  • 3 Week trip typically in June or July
  • Cost Approximately £1200
  • 2 weeks spent working developing projects and conducting research
  • 1 week leisure time to explore Cameroon

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, message us below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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    General Contact Information


    Postal Address: Cameroon Catalyst, Student Activities, Building 42, University of Southampton Students’ Union, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

    University of Southampton Team

    If you have any enquiries for our Southampton team they can be contacted directly at

    University of Birmingham Team

    If you have any enquiries for our Birmingham team they can be contacted directly at