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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Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
Work with social workers in Knysna who provide counselling services to needed people.
Live within the stunning world heritage site of iSimangaliso Wetlands and provide teaching assistance to disadvantaged children in the village creches of St Lucia in South Africa
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
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.
Community placements in South Africa are based in Outdoor Education camps that welcome children from disadvantaged backgrounds at certain times of the year.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
Few countries have changed politically as much as South Africa in recent years. It is a diverse and beautiful country, from the Kruger National Park to the stunning Kalahari Desert.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.