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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Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.
Learn about African wildlife and ecosystems during an intense Game Ranger Guide Course in South Africa.
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.
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...
Exciting and worthwhile project that will enables you to care for young South African children, play with them and take part in multiple activities such as singing or story telling!
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.
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Our teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications necessary, just enthusiasm to teach!
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators
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.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
Make this your most rewarding Summer break yet! We’ve created a group tour for the adventurous soul who wants to give back while also exploring the very best of Southern Africa.
Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
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.
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!
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 on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
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.
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.
Make this summer one to remember, join other High School students from around the globe for the adventure of a lifetime in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!