Volunteer Work Abroad Since 1997

South Africa

From working with children to helping conserve the country’s majestic wildlife, a volunteer in South Africa can make a real difference. Its spectacular landscapes, cities and diving can tempt any adventure-lover to volunteer in South Africa, and with 11 languages, 48 million people and 2,200 species of plant on Table Mountain alone, the number of magical reasons to volunteer in South Africa is enormous!


Featured Programs in South Africa


Mission: Possible...improve classrooms and libraries for hundreds of children in 1 week!

Discover the world of conservation in the iconic South African bushveld

wildlife volunteering in south africa

Join a wildlife conservation team and research Africa’s big predators

Volunteer with lions in the South African bush

Assist with wildlife conservation programs and education projects in local schools 

Field Guide Course South Africa

Spend six months training in the African bush with an optional six months working on a game reserve

Volunteer in South Africa

Plan and deliver arts and crafts workshops to children from Cape Town’s townships.

Volunteer abroad in africa

Volunteer with children in Africa, and explore the best of two incredible countries

volunteer abroad in south africa

Volunteer in Cape Town on community and childcare initiatives, and enjoy a 4-day tour of the famous Garden Route

volunteer abroad in africa

Two countries, one amazing African wildlife conservation adventure

volunteer abroad in africa

Two countries, one amazing African wildlife conservation adventure


volunteer abroad in south africa

Volunteer on vital conservation efforts and enjoy a 4-day safari in Kruger National Park

volunteer for under 18

Discover Cape Town, South Africa on this community-based volunteer project for under 18s

intern abroad south africa

Intern at Luxury Safari lodges in South Africa and receive career development opportunities

orphanage volunteering in south africa

Assist with childcare & educational activities in a township orphanage or nursery while exploring South Africa

Construction Volunteering in South Africa

Volunteer on community construction and renovation projects in townships around Cape Town

Sports Volunteering in South Africa

Teach township children from Cape Town how to surf

Volunteer Healthcare Projects in South Africa

Help run primary healthcare educational workshops in Cape Town’s townships

Volunteer Sports Projects in South Africa

Teach children sports in a deprived township school near Cape Town

Volunteer Teaching in South Africa

Teach children literacy and numeracy in one-to-one sessions while exploring the best South Africa has to offer

Teaching Internship in South Africa

Assist with education projects in Cape Town’s townships and gain additional experience on a work placement

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa

Study wildlife conservation and then gain work experience on a game reserve or with a South African conservation organisation


South Africa National Parks Internship

Learn new skills and play a part in the long term conservation of South African national parks

News From South Africa

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The children from the orphanage enjoyed a suf lesson.

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