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 & conservation volunteer you’ll live a reserve in the Greater Kruger area & spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
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!
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.
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Work with a South African wildlife capture team and help relocate buffalo, rhino, giraffe and plains game.
Do you love working with children? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Childcare and Orphanage placements across four continents!
Work with social workers in Knysna who provide counselling services to needed people.
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.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.