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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Work with social workers who provide counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems they may be suffering from.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
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!
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the disadvantaged community on the South Peninsula.
Become a FGASA qualified field ranger on a private game reserve in South Africa by undertaking this course.
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.
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!
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
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 veterinary experience on a Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, closely shadowing the reserve vet and helping out in a variety of animal management and care projects.
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!
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
With trips from as little as a week, we offer the chance to take part in a conservation project, spot orangutans & gorillas in the wild or contribute to a community project in Africa or Asia
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!
Help to make a difference to an impoverished township near Cape Town. You’ll be working with children from three to six years old who need care and attention while their parents are at work.