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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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.
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.
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.
A life-changing experience in Zululand awaits you as you educate orphaned and needy children in an underprivileged community in St Lucia, South Africa.
Experience hands-on wildlife veterinary and conservation science in South Africa, and earn 6 university credits.
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.
Do you have a passion for alleviating the social deprivation in communities around the world? You do? Then we desperately need you on our social work programs helping children in need.
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.