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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You can help improve the lives of disadvantaged people all across the developing world by joining one of our sports placements.
Protect one of Africa’s most vulnerable species - Track and monitor rhinos in South Africa to help prevent poaching.
As a research and conservation volunteer in South Africa you’ll live in a Big 5 game reserve and spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Volunteer in a South African pre-school on the Western Cape and help care for children within a disadvantaged township while staying in the magnificent beach resort of the Strand.
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.
This project is a very caring Sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
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.
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!
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
Our teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications necessary, just enthusiasm to teach!
Our conservation placement in South Africa offers volunteers the chance to experience living in a wild landscape teeming with animals.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within the reserve.
Community placements in South Africa are based in Outdoor Education camps that welcome children from disadvantaged backgrounds at certain times of the year.
This rewarding care project takes place in the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa.
Experience the life of a wildlife vet in South Africa. Help out with the day-to-day responsibilities of a vet in South Africa and gain invaluable experience and memories.