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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As a volunteer on this fantastic programme you’ll be responsible for your own set of horses on a beautiful private reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal region near the Drakensburg range.
Gain work experience in South Africa. You’ll make a real contribution to saving the lives of injured and abused animals.
Come face to face with the great white shark! Learn about and enjoy one of Earth’s most mysterious creatures.
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment.
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 in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives.
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
Make this your most rewarding Summer break yet! We’ve created a group tour for the adventurous soul who wants to give back while also exploring the very best of Southern Africa.