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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Live in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Sharks, Whales, Penguins, Seals, Dolphins... this is an extraordinary and exciting project in a beautiful location, surrounded by white beaches and blue ocean.
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.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating and makes a major contribution to the conservation of African wildlife.
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment where guidance and assessment is offered to children living on the streets and children at risk.
Work with children with autism, special needs, or physical or mental impairment who need your help, or with deprived children who will benefit tremendously from your loving care and attention.
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
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.
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!
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.