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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Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
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!
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.
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Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
Experience hands-on wildlife veterinary and conservation science in South Africa, and earn 6 university credits.
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.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
An expedition across Africa from Morocco to Cape Town, Nairobi and Cairo. You must be willing to rough it, work as part of a team and travel where things do not always go to plan!