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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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.
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.
This rewarding care project takes place in the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa. The Red Cross is the only dedicated Children’s Hospital in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
Fasten your seat-belt it’s time for a whirlwind in South Africa; take in a Big 5 game reserve, tour the stunning Garden Route, help out with wildlife conservation and work on your surf skills.
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 up close to the mini kings of the jungle! Work at a lion conservation centre in South Africa, you can care for, feed, even swim with lion cubs and explore the amazing Pilanesburg NP!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
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 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.
Volunteering on our Law & Human Rights internships gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.
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.
Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
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.
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.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.