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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Arrive in Nairobi and tour through Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Irima & Lake Malawi to name just a few, spot the ’Big 5’ in Kruger National Park, volunteer with lions, cheetahs & giraffes.
Change the lives of people in a rural community through teaching, building projects and sustainability initiatives while living in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve!
Join our IT, Literacy and Maths teaching placements in Cape Town and gain invaluable teaching experience in a challenging yet rewarding environment.
Unleash your inner explorer and work closely with lions and elephants on a beautiful Big 5 Game Reserve. Learn about animal tracking and become an expert in conservation management.
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.
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.
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.
Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.
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!
Divide your time between wildlife & environment conservation on horse back and local teaching & community projects.
Work with children with autism, special needs, or physical or mental impairment who need your help, or with deprived children who will benefit tremendously from your loving care and attention.
The best cage is an empty cage! You’ll work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys! This excellent project is based in a beautiful Rehabilitation Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
Working at an amazing reserve based in the heart of the South African wilderness, you’ll be able to get hands-on with lion cubs, assist with research and soak up the beautiful scenery.
Get hands on with wildlife at this rehabilitation centre close to Kruger Park. Volunteers are essential at this centre which is home to a wide range of species with a focus on primates.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the village creches of St Lucia in South Africa
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.
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.
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.