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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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.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
Do you love working with children? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Childcare and Orphanage placements across four continents!
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.
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 Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.
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.
Do you have a passion for education? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Teaching and Education placements across four continents!
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
This an adventure that gives you the chance to experience Southern Africa’s wonders; go on safari, spend 5 days in Kruger National Park, swim with Whale Sharks and taste Swazi life!
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.
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
If you have a passion for working with animals then we might have just what you are looking for. We offer veterinary medicine and animal care placements throughout the developing world.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
An expedition across Africa from Morocco to Cape Town, Nairobi and Cairo. You must be willing to rough it, work as part of a team and travel where things do not always go to plan!
15% Off exclusive to gapyear.com bookings | Help to care for, rehabilitate and release injured and abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
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.
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
Become a FGASA qualified field ranger on a private game reserve in South Africa by undertaking this course.
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