South Africa is an ideal location to volunteer on your gap year, as it's home to many childcare projects that are always in need of support. You can go backpacking across the continent, and then stop here to look after orphaned children in a care home, work with those that have been hospitalised, or volunteer in a South African school. It's the perfect way to make a difference, live like a local, and make your travel feel meaningful.
Do you have a passion for alleviating the social deprivation in communities around the world? You do? Then we desperately need you on our social work programs helping children in need.
Help inspire some of South Africa’s poorest children in this heart-warming sports and childcare project. Coach your favourite sports and become a role model to kids with few chances in life
This children’s home is a family-run home for abandoned and vulnerable children. Based in the south of Johannesburg South Africa, we rely on volunteers to assist with the babies.
Do you have a passion for healthcare? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with health and medical based projects across four continents!
Do you have a passion for midwifery and assisting mothers in need of assistance at this vital time? We are looking for those with a background in obstetrics to help on our programs.
Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.
Support our sports development program for local school children in eNanda. You will be engaged in youth empowerment and sport projects.
Assist with childcare & educational activities in a township educare centre while exploring South Africa
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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.