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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Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
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.
With trips from as little as a week, we offer the chance to take part in a conservation project, spot orangutans & gorillas in the wild or contribute to a community project in Africa or Asia
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.
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...
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!
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
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.
Volunteer in a South African pre-school on the Western Cape and help care for children within a disadvantaged township while staying in the magnificent beach resort of the Strand.
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 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.
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.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, 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.
Come face to face with the great white shark! Learn about and enjoy one of Earth’s most mysterious creatures. It’s a unique opportunity to view them in their natural environment.
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
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!
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.
Help to provide valuable support to children ranging in age from 0 to 5 years old in a township. You can lend a hand with everything from feeding young babies to face painting!
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.