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.
If you’re interested in volunteering in South Africa then check out the range of products available to you via our partners to help make your volunteering in South Africa dream come true.
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.
As a volunteer on this fantastic programme you’ll be responsible for your own set of horses on a beautiful private reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal region near the Drakensburg range.
It’s time for a whirlwind tour of South Africa! Take in our incredible Big 5 game reserve, tour the stunning Garden Route, help out with wildlife conservation and work on your surf skills.
Our teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications necessary, just enthusiasm to teach!
Compliment your studies or university application by gaining international work experience and developing your skills and knowledge on a veterinary internship in South Africa or Bolivia.
Apply to be an integral part of a unique overland adventure. Take rugby through Africa, unite and empower communities and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Outdoor Education voluntary placements in South Africa are active and exciting. You will mainly lead groups of school children in activities including hiking, abseiling, rafting and more.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
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.