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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Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
If you have a passion for working with animals then we might have just what you are looking for. We offer veterinary medicine and animal care placements throughout the developing world.
Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
Your mission on this project is to educate and support disadvantaged and vulnerable children, while helping to uplift the community, also through health-care, building projects and sports.
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators
This placement combines coaching in a variety of sports with gaining valuable experience in a sports school.
Whether you are considering a career in Law and Human Rights or a graduate seeking practical experience, you will have a role to play on our project in South Africa.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
Divide your time between wildlife & environment conservation experienced from the top of a horse with local teaching & community projects.
A Gap Year favourite, this tour covers 3 countries, Kruger National Park, a community volunteer project in Swaziland, golden coasts of Mozambique and the vibrant cities Durban and Cape Town.
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!
Live in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives.
Join marine biologists working closely with sharks, going cage diving with them and conducting valuable research into their behaviour. All on South Africa’s glorious Cape coast.
Change the lives of people in a rural community through teaching, building projects and sustainability initiatives while living in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve!
Are you desperate to visit a magical place where friendly zebra roam free and curious monkeys swing gracefully from the trees outside your bedroom window?
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!
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching assistance to disadvantaged children in the village creches of St Lucia in South Africa
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!
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.