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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If you have a passion for working with animals, our voluntary Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care projects are a great way to gain work experience as well as help animals in developing areas.
Do you have a passion for alleviating the social deprivation in communities around the world? You do? Then we desperately need you on our social work programs helping children in need.
Short-term specials are programmes for 16-19 year olds. They are ideal for anyone interested in exciting foreign travel, making a difference in local communities, and making new friends!
Discover wild South Africa when you join an international team of volunteers assisting in the research of Africa’s most charismatic big cat, the lion.
Gain veterinary experience on a Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, closely shadowing the reserve vet and helping out in a variety of animal management and care projects.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
Do you have a passion for conserving and protecting our environment? We need people like to you to work to reverse the damage done, restore what nature intended and heal our world.
We offer social, conservation & medical projects plus farm stays in South Africa & Namibia. Start an adventure of a lifetime for a meaningful experience that will change the lives of others.
Do you have a passion for helping the most vulnerable? We welcome anyone with a genuine desire to help the children of this world get a better start in life.