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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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.
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.
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
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.
Your mission on this project is to educate and support disadvantaged and vulnerable children, while helping to uplift the community, also through health-care, building projects and sports.
This placement combines coaching in a variety of sports with gaining valuable experience in a sports school.
Become part of the local community, gain awareness and understanding of a different culture whilst making a meaningful contribution; the impact is life-long
This rugby coaching project gives you the chance to organise coaching, training drills and matches for local children who are keen to play a game that is loved on all continents.
Get hands on with wildlife at this rehabilitation centre close to Kruger Park. Volunteers are essential at this centre which is home to a wide range of species with a focus on primates.
Divide your time between wildlife & environment conservation, whilst in the saddle, with local teaching & community projects.