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.
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.
Offer vital medical and healthcare assistance in a rural Zulu village of South Africa, which is known for it’s amazing beauty and incredible wildlife experiences!
Volunteering in South Africa you will see there is a passionate desire for education – in the classroom, on the sports’ field and about the world!
Do you have a passion for helping the most vulnerable? We welcome anyone with a genuine desire to help the children of this world get a better start in life.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteering on a medicine and healthcare project will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.
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
Work with social workers in Knysna, South Africa, who provide counselling services to people in need and ensure that their lives are enriched on this great project.