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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On this project you’ll get experience helping poorer communities. Building a school, playground or help renovate hospitals or homes, you’ll transform the environment in which they live
Step into Africa`s magical wilderness and have the ultimate adventure and learning experience that will change your life!
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.
Experience the life of a wildlife vet in South Africa. Help out with the day-to-day responsibilities of a vet in South Africa and gain invaluable experience and memories.
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.
Assist with childcare & educational activities in a township educare centre while exploring South Africa
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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.
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
Do you have a passion for sports, the arts or music? We welcome volunteers with an interest in these areas to help us to help others around the world!