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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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.
Help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment. You’ll live on a Game Reserve, in a delightful bush camp where you get up close and personal with the animals.
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
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.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
Work with social workers who provide counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems they may be suffering from.
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
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!
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 Sport, Arts or Music? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on volunteering experience in three continents!
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching assistance to disadvantaged children in the village creches of St Lucia in South Africa
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
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.
Outdoor Education placements in South Africa are varied & exciting. The bulk of your role will involve leading groups of school children in outdoor activities, from hiking to abseiling.
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!
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!
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.
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.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.