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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Do you love working with children? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Childcare and Orphanage placements across four continents!
Help to care for abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
If you have a passion for working with animals then we might have just what you are looking for. We offer veterinary medicine and animal care placements throughout the developing world.
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!
These education placements are based in KwaZulu Natal where volunteers will spend their time helping to organise environmental education programmes for groups of school children.
Volunteer in a South African pre-school on the Western Cape and help care for children within a disadvantaged township while staying in the magnificent beach resort of the Strand.
This rewarding care project takes place in the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa.
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!
Join marine biologists working closely with sharks, going cage diving with them and conducting valuable research into their behaviour. All on South Africa’s glorious Cape coast.
Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the disadvantaged community on the South Peninsula.