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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Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators
Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Unleash your inner explorer and work closely with lions and elephants on a beautiful Big 5 Game Reserve. Learn about animal tracking and become an expert in conservation management.
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!
On this worthwhile project you will be Volunteering in South Africa, spending time enriching the lives of patients in a hospital dedicated to sick and injured young children.
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.
Your mission on this project is to educate and support disadvantaged and vulnerable children, while helping to uplift the community, also through health-care, building projects and sports.
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!
You can help improve the lives of disadvantaged people all across the developing world by joining one of our sports placements.
Fancy joining a group of aspiring travellers and gaining unique teaching experience in one of the world’s greatest travel hotspots? Secure your space on a teaching experience of a lifetime!
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!
Develop your skills and your CV/Resume in Africa and Asia on this round the world skills building gap year.
Volunteering on our South Africa Sports Volunteers project, you will be assisting with sports activities at a school in the disadvantaged community on the South Peninsula.
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.
Live and work in a private game reserve to help with their elephant safari’s, wildlife and environment conservation, teaching and community building.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating and makes a major contribution to the conservation of African wildlife.
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
Help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment. You’ll live on a Game Reserve, in a delightful bush camp where you get up close and personal with the animals.