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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Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
Explore China’s breath-taking landscapes and historical sites, visit bustling cities and remote villages, sample delicious food and hone your English teaching skills in the local community.
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.
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
Experience hands-on wildlife veterinary and conservation science in South Africa, and earn 6 university credits.
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
A life-changing experience in Zululand awaits you as you educate orphaned and needy children in an underprivileged community in St Lucia, South Africa.
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.
Work with social workers in Knysna who provide counselling services to needed people.
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!