Volunteering » South Africa
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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As a research and conservation volunteer in South Africa you’ll live in a Big 5 game reserve and spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment where guidance and assessment is offered to children living on the streets and children at risk.
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!
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
Do you have a passion for education? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Teaching and Education placements across four continents!
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
On this project you will work alongside experienced veterinarians who will train you in veterinary practice and help educate people from the disadvantaged communities on animal care.
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.
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.
Do you have a passion for Sport, Arts or Music? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on volunteering experience in three continents!
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
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 rewarding care project takes place in the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa. The Red Cross is the only dedicated Children’s Hospital in sub-Saharan Africa.
Make this summer one to remember, join other High School students from around the globe for the adventure of a lifetime in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!
Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
Change the lives of people in a rural community through teaching, building projects and sustainability initiatives while living in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve!