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!
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!
Live and work in the world’s most beautiful city - Cape Town - and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.
Help educate orphaned and needy children and support entire communities - from young to old - in an underprivileged community (surrounded by wildlife!) in Zululand, South Africa.
Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.
Travel to destinations around the world and support local schools and teachers. Whether you have experience in teaching or not, you’ll gain a lot from our Volunteer Teaching experience
Experience hands-on wildlife veterinary and conservation science in South Africa, and earn 6 university credits.
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
This project is a very caring sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. You’ll get to help out with the rehabilitation of wild animals and even young ones!