VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AFRICA
Boasting 11 official languages, 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 70% of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s plant species found nowhere else in the world, volunteering in South Africa offers an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with the “Rainbow Nation” and make a lasting impact.
The major cities in South Africa have developed rapidly over the last 20 years, however, there are still many conservation, social and community development issues that plague the country.
Volunteering with GVI during your gap year, career break or volunteer holiday, will allow you to make a sustainable difference in a variety of different focuses, such as Wildlife Conservation, Childcare, Teaching or Healthcare. Our projects in South Africa are just a few of many fantastic volunteer in Africa options.
Travel abroad to volunteer in South Africa and contribute to important conservation and community development projects. GVI operates two bases in sunny South Africa – we run our community operations in a picturesque coastal village called Gordon’s Bay, located 45 minutes from Cape Town where our volunteers in Cape Town volunteer in a township at an educare centre or sanctuary for disadvantaged children and the volunteer work ranges from teaching to healthcare or construction. Our wildlife conservation base is situated in Limpopo, an area that is home to some of the most remarkable wildlife (including the Big 5: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), landscapes and conservation opportunities South Africa has to offer.