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 on a reserve in the Greater Kruger area and spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.
Offer vital medical and healthcare assistance in a rural Zulu village of South Africa, which is known for it’s amazing beauty and incredible wildlife experiences!
Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre. You will learn about primate behaviour and care as well as providing enrichment for rescued monkeys.
This children’s home is a family-run home for abandoned and vulnerable children. Based in the south of Johannesburg South Africa, we rely on volunteers to assist with the babies.
Customized, hands-on Human rights internships in five fantastic cities! Programs are tailor-made according to your interests and abilities and have flexible start dates. Apply now!
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
Travel to South Africa and volunteer in the Great White Shark capital of the world. Cage dive with Great Whites and contribute to marine conservation.
Do you have a passion for healthcare? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with health and medical based projects across four continents!
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators