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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Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
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.
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!
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.
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 underprivileged children to fall in love with books and improve the reading skills of 5 to 12 year olds, giving them access to an education as well as the tools they need to build a better future.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
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.
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.
Help protect vulnerable species like cheetah, rhino, brown hyena, roan and sable in a private wildlife reserve in South Africa.
Live and work in a private game reserve to help with their elephant safari’s, wildlife and environment conservation, teaching and community building.
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!
Work with a wide range of African wildlife in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
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.
Based in a large reserve of 30,000 hectares you will be living the life on what seems like a permanent safari as you track lions and monitor their behaviour for research.