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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Teach underprivileged children to protect the environment while taking care of wild animals. The project is a non profit organisation situated on a reserve near Kruger Park in South Africa.
Visit amazing Cape Town in South Africa when you volunteer alongside an international team teaching underprivileged children from townships to surf and care for their coastal environment.
On this worthwhile project you will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick and injured young children.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
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.
Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
An expedition across Africa from Morocco to Cape Town, Nairobi and Cairo. You must be willing to rough it, work as part of a team and travel where things do not always go to plan!
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.