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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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!
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
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.
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 vet procedures!
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
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.
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.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research in the beautiful Kruger National Park.
Help educate orphaned and needy children and support entire communities - from young to old - in an underprivileged community (surrounded by wildlife!) in Zululand, South Africa.
This project is a very caring sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. You’ll get to help out with the rehabilitation of wild animals and even young ones!