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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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.
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.
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
If you have skills in Graphic Design, Social Media and PR or Permaculture, use your skills and intern to further the interests of a hard working tree-planting NGO in Cape Town.
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching & healthcare assistance to disadvantaged children & adults in St Lucia in South Africa
Explore beautiful and diverse Thailand, visit bustling cities and amazing beaches, hone your English teaching skills in the local community.
As a conservation volunteer in Africa you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa.
It’s time for a whirlwind tour of South Africa! Take in our incredible Big 5 game reserve, tour the stunning Garden Route, help out with wildlife conservation and work on your surf skills.