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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We offer social, conservation & medical projects plus farm stays in South Africa & Namibia. Start an adventure of a lifetime for a meaningful experience that will change the lives of others.
This project is a very caring sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. You’ll get to help out with the rehabilitation of wild animals and even young ones!
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 vet procedures!
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research in the beautiful Kruger National Park.
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Share your passion for arts, crafts and photography on an incredible overseas placement focused on personal and social development in arts and creativity.
Assist with childcare & educational activities in a township educare centre while exploring South Africa
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within nearby reserves.
Live and work in the world’s most beautiful city - Cape Town - and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.