Volunteering » South Africa
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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Community placements in South Africa are based in Outdoor Education camps that welcome children from disadvantaged backgrounds at certain times of the year.
Get involved with exciting, endangered and priority species conservation work in the heart of Africa. You’ll work across up to 4 different Game Reserves.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
The best cage is an empty cage! You’ll work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys! This excellent project is based in a beautiful Rehabilitation Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
Do you have a passion for education? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Teaching and Education placements across four continents!
Make this summer one to remember, join other High School students from around the globe for the adventure of a lifetime in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!
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.
A Gap Year favourite, this tour covers 3 countries, Kruger National Park, a community volunteer project in Swaziland, golden coasts of Mozambique and the vibrant cities Durban and Cape Town.
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.
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
Volunteer in this busy children’s hospital in Cape Town and touch the lives of those in recovery by assisting local medical staff and carers with a variety of activities.
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!
Whether you are considering a career in Law and Human Rights or a graduate seeking practical experience, you will have a role to play on our project in South Africa.
Volunteer at South Africa’s first primate rehabilitation centre giving abused monkeys and baboons a chance at life in the wild. From feeding baby monkeys to helping with veterinary procedures!
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
Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating and makes a major contribution to the conservation of African wildlife.
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.
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!
This community-based placement allows volunteers to become completely immersed in the local culture of a developing country.