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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This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within nearby reserves.
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!
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.
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
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.
Our Wildlife Veterinary and Game Farming course is an incredibly hands on and rewarding programme, allowing you to work closely with one of the Western Cape’s premier Wildlife Vets.
Volunteer on the famous ’Garden Route’ and help assist teachers teach local children. engage in after-school activities and excursions and enjoy adventure opportunities while giving back!
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Care for Wild Africa project.
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
Work on the Balule Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park with experienced field guides, research managers and ecologists.