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 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.
Join marine biologists working closely with sharks, going cage diving with them and conducting valuable research into their behaviour. All on South Africa’s glorious Cape coast.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
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.
Help to make a difference to an impoverished township near Cape Town. You’ll be working with children from three to six years old who need care and attention while their parents are at work.
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...
As a volunteer on this fantastic programme you’ll be responsible for your own set of horses on a beautiful private reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal region near the Drakensburg range.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
We have established partnerships with a wide variety of camps and outdoor education centres that have education places available departing during January 2015.
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!
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!
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
Help protect vulnerable species like cheetah, rhino, brown hyena, roan and sable in a private wildlife reserve in South Africa.
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.