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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Community placements in South Africa are based in Outdoor Education camps that welcome children from disadvantaged backgrounds at certain times of the year.
Whether you are considering a career in Law and Human Rights or a graduate seeking practical experience, you will have a role to play on our project in South Africa.
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.
This rugby coaching project gives you the chance to organise coaching, training drills and matches for local children who are keen to play a game that is loved on all continents.
Join our IT, Literacy and Maths teaching placements in Cape Town and gain invaluable teaching experience in a challenging yet rewarding environment.
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.
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.
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the village creches of St Lucia in South Africa
Help protect vulnerable species like cheetah, rhino, brown hyena, roan and sable in a private wildlife reserve in South Africa.
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!
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.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
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.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
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.
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.
Now this really is an experience you won`t be able to forget! Getting up close to great white sharks and recognising who is who! You will really make your friends jealous.
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.
Learn about African wildlife and ecosystems during an intense Game Ranger Guide Course in South Africa.
Outdoor Education placements in South Africa are very active and exciting. You will mainly lead groups of school children in activities ranging from hiking to abseiling to rafting and more.