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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Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
Gain work experience in South Africa. You’ll make a real contribution to saving the lives of injured and abused animals.
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
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.
Work with children helping them to read and write English, teach other subjects if you wish, such as art, drama, ICT, music, PE and sports coaching. And help improve facilities.
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!
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
Come face to face with the great white shark! Learn about and enjoy one of Earth’s most mysterious creatures.
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment.
Our conservation placement in South Africa offers volunteers the chance to experience living in a wild landscape teeming with animals.
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
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.
Do you love working with children? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Childcare and Orphanage placements across four continents!
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
Live in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives.
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.
Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.
Our teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications necessary, just enthusiasm to teach!
Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.