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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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.
If you have skills in Graphic Design, Social Media and PR or Permaculture, use your skills and intern to further the interests of a hard working tree-planting NGO in Cape Town.
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.
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast who likes to surf, this is the project for you! Help with feeding young animals, upkeep of the park enclosures and monitor game with beaches just a few miles away.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching assistance to disadvantaged children in the village creches of St Lucia in South Africa
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Outdoor Education placements in South Africa are varied & exciting. The bulk of your role will involve leading groups of school children in outdoor activities, from hiking to abseiling.
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.
Help inspire some of South Africa’s poorest children in this heart-warming sports and childcare project. Coach your favourite sports and become a role model to kids with few chances in life.
Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.
On this project you will work alongside experienced veterinarians who will train you in veterinary practice and help educate people from the disadvantaged communities on animal care.
This placement combines coaching in a variety of sports with gaining valuable experience in a sports school. The experience you gain on this project will be an excellent entry into your CV.