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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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.
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.
Do you have a passion for Sport, Arts or Music? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on volunteering experience in three continents!
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.
Work with social workers who provide counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems they may be suffering from.
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.
This rewarding care project takes place in the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa. The Red Cross is the only dedicated Children’s Hospital in sub-Saharan 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!
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.
This project is a very caring Sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. It’s a very popular and worthwhile placement where your work and help is desperately needed.
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
Fancy joining a group of aspiring travellers and gaining unique teaching experience in one of the world’s greatest travel hotspots? Secure your space on a teaching experience of a lifetime!
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
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!
Volunteering on our Law & Human Rights internships gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.
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.
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.
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 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.
Experience the life of a wildlife vet in South Africa. Help out with the day-to-day responsibilities of a vet in South Africa and gain invaluable experience and memories.