Volunteering » South Africa
Volunteering in South Africa is essential to closing the gap between the rich and the poor. Approximately two thirds of South Africa’s population live on less than £47 a month resulting in 31.3% of the population living well below the poverty line. This is a shocking statistic and something that can be made better with the help of those who choose to volunteer in South Africa.
Volunteering in South Africa can take on many different roles. You could care for disadvantaged, street and orphaned children, forced to live in sub-standard and poorly-built housing. Love sports? Teach your desired discipline to a group of enthusiastic young people eager to get stuck into a fun pastime instead of turning to a life on the streets. Want to assist in creating a future for endangered African animals? There’s a multitude of conservation projects that need positions filled in game parks and reserves.
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Join our IT, Literacy and Maths teaching placements in Cape Town and gain invaluable teaching experience in a challenging yet rewarding environment.
Volunteering on our Law & Human Rights internships gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.
As a volunteer on this fantastic programme you’ll be responsible for your own set of horses on a beautiful private reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal region near the Drakensburg range.
Work with social workers who provide counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems they may be suffering from.
Live in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives like snare sweeping, erosion control and alien plant removal.
Your mission on this project is to educate and support disadvantaged and vulnerable children, while helping to uplift the community, also through health-care, building projects and sports.
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Are you desperate to visit a magical place where friendly zebra roam free and curious monkeys swing gracefully from the trees outside your bedroom window?
Fasten your seat-belt it’s time for a whirlwind in South Africa; take in a Big 5 game reserve, tour the stunning Garden Route, help out with wildlife conservation and work on your surf skills.
Now this really is an experience you won`t be able to forget! Getting up close to great white sharks and recognising who is who! You will really make your friends jealous.
Divide your time between wildlife & environment conservation on horse back and local teaching & community projects.
Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the disadvantaged community on the South Peninsula.
As a research and conservation volunteer in South Africa you’ll live in a Big 5 game reserve and spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
Few countries have changed politically as much as South Africa in recent years. It is a diverse and beautiful country, from the Kruger National Park to the stunning Kalahari Desert.
Work with a wide range of African wildlife in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.
This rugby coaching project gives you the chance to organise coaching, training drills and matches for local children who are keen to play a game that is loved on all continents.
All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention and you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives on our projects.
Become a FGASA qualified field ranger on a private game reserve in South Africa by undertaking this course.