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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Work with social workers in Knysna who provide counselling services to needed people.
Our conservation placement in South Africa offers volunteers the chance to experience living in a wild landscape teeming with animals.
Experience the life of a wildlife vet in South Africa. Help out with the day-to-day responsibilities of a vet in South Africa and gain invaluable experience and memories.
Get involved with exciting, endangered and priority species conservation work in the heart of Africa.
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
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.
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.
Help to care for abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.