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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Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
Help to care for abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Take part in vital conservation work in Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania) on your gap year to preserve some of the most majestic and endangered wildlife on the planet.
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
This project is a very caring Sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
A life-changing experience in Zululand awaits you as you educate orphaned and needy children in an underprivileged community in St Lucia, South Africa.
Work with social workers in Knysna who provide counselling services to needed people.
Outdoor Education voluntary placements in South Africa are active and exciting. You will mainly lead groups of school children in activities including hiking, abseiling, rafting and more.
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!