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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Get up close to the mini kings of the jungle! Work at a lion conservation centre in South Africa, you can care for, feed, even swim with lion cubs and explore the amazing Pilanesburg NP!
Our Animal Care placement offers volunteers who are passionate about animal welfare the opportunity to make a difference in South Africa by working alongside local staff and aiding them.
You’ll be helping out with this amazing project, based near Kruger Park, that aims to give shelter and care to Vervet monkeys that have been injured, orphaned or abused.
Volunteers on our sports placement in South Africa help to develop the skills of disadvantaged youngsters who would not otherwise get the chance to play sports.
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
Help to hand-rear young cubs across the cat species, assist with research, nurse sick animals back to health and play a vital role in saving the cheetah from extinction at this big cat project!
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.
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
A Gap Year favourite, this tour covers 3 countries, Kruger National Park, a community volunteer project in Swaziland, golden coasts of Mozambique and the vibrant cities Durban and Cape Town.
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.
Whether you are considering a career in Law and Human Rights or a graduate seeking practical experience, you will have a role to play on our project in South Africa.
This project is a very caring Sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. It’s a very popular and worthwhile placement where your work and help is desperately needed.
Gain veterinary experience on a Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, closely shadowing the reserve vet and helping out in a variety of animal management and care projects.
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!
Learn about African wildlife and ecosystems during an intense Game Ranger Guide Course in South Africa.
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment where guidance and assessment is offered to children living on the streets and children at risk.
These education placements are based in KwaZulu Natal where volunteers will spend their time helping to organise environmental education programmes for groups of school children.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.
Get underprivileged children to fall in love with books and improve the reading skills of 5 to 12 year olds, giving them access to an education as well as the tools they need to build a better future.