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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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.
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Outdoor Education placements in South Africa are varied & exciting. The bulk of your role will involve leading groups of school children in outdoor activities, from hiking to abseiling.
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators
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.
An expedition across Africa from Morocco to Cape Town, Nairobi and Cairo. You must be willing to rough it, work as part of a team and travel where things do not always go to plan!
Create a coastal conservation model which ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
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.