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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Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal Tigers!
Learn to dive or improve whilst contributing to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research in Sodwana Bay; one of the world’s prime dive locations.
Play sport against local teams as well as support our work by delivering fun coaching sessions to young people from disadvantaged communities. Help us develop sport for a developing world.
Volunteering in South Africa you will see there is a passionate desire for education – in the classroom, on the sports’ field and about the world!
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.
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense two week experience which takes you to some stunning locations.
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
Help out at this wildlife reserve that promotes the conservation and rehabilitation of African wild cats and predators, and to provide a safe haven for wildlife that cannot be released back into the...
Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.
This children’s home is a family-run home for abandoned and vulnerable children. Based in the south of Johannesburg South Africa, we rely on volunteers to assist with the babies.