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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As a conservation volunteer in Africa you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks in the Greater Kruger big 5 National Park in South Africa.
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
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
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.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Arrive in Nairobi and tour through Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Irima & Lake Malawi to name just a few, spot the ’Big 5’ in Kruger National Park, volunteer with lions, cheetahs & giraffes.
Volunteer for less, 10% off price shown until 30th June 2015. Work with children with autism, special needs, or physical or mental impairment who need your help, or with deprived children.
Community placements in South Africa are based in Outdoor Education camps that welcome children from disadvantaged backgrounds at certain times of the year.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.