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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Apply to be an integral part of a unique overland adventure. Take rugby through Africa, unite and empower communities and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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!
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!
As a volunteer in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa, you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks which help to conserve the ’Big 5’.
This project gives you the chance to volunteer at the world’s only white lion conservation project alongside the Global White Lion Protection Trust in South Africa.
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
Work on the Balule Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park with experienced field guides, research managers and ecologists.
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!
This teaching program serves a dual purpose; it gives children in rural parts of the world the chance to speak English; and secondly it gives the volunteers an insight into education systems
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.