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.
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.
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Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment to children who have been disadvantaged in life and are looking for a way to improve their prospects
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.
Teach underprivileged children to protect the environment while taking care of wild animals. The project is a non profit organisation situated on a reserve near Kruger Park in South Africa.
All over the world there are huge numbers of children in need of care and support. By volunteering on a Care placement you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives.
Support our sports development program for local school children in eNanda. You will be engaged in youth empowerment and sport projects.
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.
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!
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