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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Study to become a Level 1 Field Guide on a FGASA in Victoria Falls. This 55 day safari guide course covers a variety of topics from animal behaviour, guiding, wildlife, birds and ecology.
Volunteering in South Africa you will see there is a passionate desire for education – in the classroom, on the sports’ field and about the world!
Be it a clinical internship, a research position or public health project, participating in the practice of medicine in a different culture will give you invaluable insight for your career!
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.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research in the beautiful Kruger National Park.
Get involved in groundbreaking marine research in a location unlike any other & have the opportunity to get up close & personal with Great White Sharks & South Africa’s wildest marine life!
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense two week experience which takes you to some stunning locations.
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
Do you have a passion for midwifery and assisting mothers in need of assistance at this vital time? We are looking for those with a background in obstetrics to help on our programs.
All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention and you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives on our projects.