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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As a research and conservation volunteer in South Africa you’ll live in a Big 5 game reserve and spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a passion for the environment? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Conservation and Environment placements across three continents!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Help to hand-rear young cubs across the cat species, assist with research, nurse sick animals back to health and play a vital role in saving the cheetah from extinction at this big cat project!
Work with social workers who provide counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems they may be suffering from.
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
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.
On this worthwhile project you will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick and injured young children.
Volunteer at South Africa’s first primate rehabilitation centre giving abused monkeys and baboons a chance at life in the wild. From feeding baby monkeys to helping with veterinary procedures!
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.