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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Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.
Gain work experience in South Africa. You’ll make a real contribution to saving the lives of hundreds of injured and abused animals, leaving you with a great sense of achievement.
Get involved with hands on work caring for a whole host of big cats including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, caracals and lion cubs! You’ll look after rescued animals and help with...
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.
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
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!
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.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating and makes a major contribution to the conservation of African wildlife.
Based in a large reserve of 30,000 hectares you will be living the life on what seems like a permanent safari as you track lions and monitor their behaviour for research.
Do you have a passion for healthcare? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with health and medical based projects across four continents!
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Sharks, Whales, Penguins, Seals, Dolphins... this is an extraordinary and exciting project in a beautiful location, surrounded by white beaches and blue ocean.
Volunteer in this busy children’s hospital in Cape Town and touch the lives of those in recovery by assisting local medical staff and carers with a variety of activities.
Make this summer one to remember, join other High School students from around the globe for the adventure of a lifetime in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!
Make this your most rewarding Summer break yet! We’ve created a group tour for the adventurous soul who wants to give back while also exploring the very best of Southern Africa.
Get involved with exciting, endangered and priority species conservation work in the heart of Africa. You’ll work across up to 4 different Game Reserves.
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.
Spend time in the African wilds; you’ll help to care for cheetahs, giraffes and hyenas, learn all about the importance of wildlife conservation and go on safari through Pilanesburg National Centre!
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.
Exciting and worthwhile project that will enables you to care for young South African children, play with them and take part in multiple activities such as singing or story telling!