Welcome to our list of volunteer projects in South Africa and Namibia. You can use the filters below to narrow down your search based on your interests and requirements. We have a number of conservation and animal rescue/rehabilitation projects, as well as social projects and volunteering opportunities with children. We also have medical volunteering projects, organic farming experiences and a fun category which we call voluntourism. Enjoy the search.
Get up close and personal with Africa’s greatest treasure - our wildlife. Be involved in the rehabilitation of some of South Africa’s most amazing creatures.
Volunteer your time in a children’s home for abused, neglected and abandoned children from the community - give love where it is most needed.
Work with local communities in the battle against poaching! Volunteer with one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife protection organisations.
Bring light and smiles to young children during a time they need it most by volunteering in the wards at the Children’s Hospital.
Volunteer with Africa’s iconic elephants and educate the world about their plight.
Work and play with children during school, and after school care sessions. Make a difference one child at a time and one smile at a time.
Volunteer in an animal rehabilitation sanctuary near Kruger Park and assist in the battle against poaching, animal abuse and illegal wild animal trade.
A sanctuary designed to create a safe and beautiful home for abandoned and abused primates. Help rehabilitate and protect these playful animals!
Make a positive impact on the youngest South Africans as you become a vital part of their recovery from major medical treatments.
Get the best of both worlds with this project that offers opportunities to volunteer in conservation efforts as well as with local communities and children.
Work with a variety of African animals in the exceptionally beautiful Namibian wildnerness.
Get up close and personal with these magnificent marine creatures, and get in involved in educating the community on the importance of marine conservation.
Help children with reading and learning in a Cape Town school, giving them a chance for brighter future.
Bring relief to animals in distress in Cape Town. Spend your day’s beach walking, playing and comforting man’s best friend.
Volunteer in an incredible bird and wildlife sanctuary in the beautiful Hout Bay area of Cape Town.
Ride and explore the breathtaking Drakensberg mountains on horseback.
Volunteer to support and protect these rare and precious lions on the doorstep of the Kruger Park.
Spend time learning, sharing stories and bringing love to the grandmothers and grandfathers of South Africa.
Volunteer at a Kindergarten in a poor community and go surfing in one of the best spots in the world.
Volunteer to help the rehabilitation, and possible release, of primates such as baboons, vervet monkeys and bush babies.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Africa’s famous Big 5. Get involved in the important task of fighting for their safety and rehabilitation.
Volunteer with a groundbreaking project that has rescued 33 lions and tigers from circuses and zoos in South America. Volunteer and make a difference!
Volunteer with children in the Garden Route, and help them at school, at home, and with their futures.
Use skateboarding as a tool to motivate and offer support to underprivileged South African youths.
Volunteer with lions, tigers and other big cats, as they live out their lives under the African sun.
Volunteer with medical professionals and assist with community health care development in Namibia.
Volunteer with these extra special children, and brighten their days with your kindness. If you have love to give, and want to receive love, this is the project for you.
Learn about and gain practical experience in conservation. Interact with the local children through education and play whilst spreading the message of conservation.
Every day is different when you volunteer with children in aftercare projects, in orphanages and hospitals from a variety of underprivileged communities in Cape Town.
This project will involve you in sea bird rescue and rehabilitation. Love a penguin today!
Learn to scuba dive while conserving the ocean and working to protect its inhabitants.
Use surfing as a tool to encourage children from lower income communities, and inspire them to have a better future.
Practice, learn and develop photography skills while visiting a variety of volunteer projects in Cape Town.
Work with local communities to guarantee our ocean’s future. Spend your days on the beach and in the ocean learning and inspiring others.
Volunteer in this award winning avery, which is home to thousands of birds from all over the world.
Experience hands-on exposure to all aspects of a boutique wine estate, as well as the general management of the farm and nursery.
Become thoroughly acquainted with all practical aspects of dairy farming management and local nursery farming.
An incredible sanctuary that rescues and protects big African cats from canned hunting breeding farms and the bone trade. A wonderful cause to get involved in.
Make a meaningful difference by bringing joy to the lives of young children while working with inspirational people from the community.