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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Work with social workers in Knysna who provide counselling services to needed people.
As a conservation volunteer in Africa you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa.
As a research & conservation volunteer you’ll live a reserve in the Greater Kruger area & spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
A life-changing experience in Zululand awaits you as you educate orphaned and needy children in an underprivileged community in St Lucia, South Africa.
Compliment your studies or university application by gaining international work experience and developing your skills and knowledge on a veterinary internship in South Africa or Bolivia.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Few countries have changed politically as much as South Africa in recent years. It is a diverse and beautiful country, from the Kruger National Park to the stunning Kalahari Desert.
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.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.