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About us

Good Hope Volunteers is an offspring from Good Hope Studies, an English language school in Cape Town, providing English lessons for foreign tourists since 1995. 

In 2009, we started offering volunteering, first through a partner, but soon we’ve organized our own volunteer programme. Over the years our programme grew to over 30 projects and we decided to let it flow under its own brand. 

Our passion really is in intercultural exchange programmes. We strongly believe that South Africa is one of the best places around the world to go and spend some extra time. Be it to learn English or to gain as a person from getting involved in social or conservation projects on a voluntary basis. 

We are a service company, bringing volunteers together with projects who depend on volunteers. Supplying the right people to the right projects is one of the core things we do. We are very service focused, believing that volunteers need a lot of support in order for their involvement becoming a success. 

We are based in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa. We also operate a volunteer house in Rondebosch, Cape Town and a residence in the student area of Observatory, Cape Town. Some of the most interesting projects are also located in and around Cape Town. However we offer projects throughout South Africa and in Namibia.

Mission Statement

Good Hope Volunteers provides an all encompassing, high-quality volunteering experience to individuals and groups from all over the world.

Our staff are committed to practicing openness, transparency, inclusivity, equality and tolerance whilst make a meaningful contribution to the development of the voluntourism industry in South Africa. Through well researched project selection and thorough client communication, we work work to ensure that our participants leave Southern Africa having had an unforgettable experience of our country, the environment and its people. We spare no effort to place ourselves at the forefront of further developing Southern Africa as an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence, within the global volunteering industry.

Our Policy

Good Hope Volunteers strives to deliver a high-quality, volunteering and travel experience for each of our candidates.

With this in mind Good Hope Volunteers only associates ourselves with volunteer projects which provide a meaningful and tangible contribution to the environment and the development of the South African nation and her people.

We do not associate ourselves with volunteer projects that are not all-inclusive, tolerant of all beliefs and ideas, nor projects which do not follow strict conservation guidelines with regards to the care of animals, both domestic and wild.

We believe that the future of this country and the conservation and development efforts that South Africa needs, rely heavily on the dedication volunteers provide. We aim to be a part of the growth and success of South Africa, and are very proud of the country we live in.