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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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.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Do you have a passion for the environment? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Conservation and Environment placements across three continents!
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.
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.
Work with children with autism, special needs, or physical or mental impairment who need your help, or with deprived children who will benefit tremendously from your loving care and attention.
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!
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
Our conservation placement in South Africa offers volunteers the chance to experience living in a wild landscape teeming with animals.
These education placements are based in KwaZulu Natal where volunteers will spend their time helping to organise environmental education programmes for groups of school children.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
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!
This community-based placement allows volunteers to become completely immersed in the local culture of a developing country.
Make this summer one to remember, join other High School students from around the globe for the adventure of a lifetime in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!
Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
Help inspire some of South Africa’s poorest children in this heart-warming sports and childcare project. Coach your favourite sports and become a role model to kids with few chances in life.
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?
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
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.
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!