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How To Get The Most Out

Ask Questions and get informed

When choosing a volunteering project, don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions:

  • How did the project start?
  • Where are the animals from?
  • Does the community gain from the project?
  • How does my financial contribution help?
  • Is it safe?
  • Is the project sustainable?

We at Good Hope Volunteers are dedicated to providing real and sustainable experiences. Our projects have been researched, visited and evaluated to make sure they meet our vision. Feel free to ask us anything you want to know - we have a policy of being transparent and open.

Experience it to the fullest 

Don’t hold back on experiencing everything you can: EAT, PLAY and ENJOY. Whether it’s sticking your hand in an elephant’s mouth or dancing with a big group of Xhosa kids – embrace every moment and give it your everything. Volunteering in South Africa will give you memories for life. South Africa has an abundance of cultures, adventure sports and beautiful wildlife. Jump off the highest bungee jump in the world, take a sunset safari drive, eat boerewors and pap at a braai or climb Table Mountain - submerge yourself in everything this rainbow nation has to offer. Remember that life starts when you step out of your comfort zone. Yes, you will be nervous at first and everything will be different and not what you are used to, but rock it! Make new friends -, savor the moment where you and people of all these different cultures come together. 

Work hard & learn 

Volunteering is about much more than making a financial contribution - its helping that little one put on their shoes, listening to the old lady tell you about her grandchildren and cleaning up the after the rescued monkeys. MAKE A DIFFERENCE and work hard. Give it 100% and the experience will give you 100% satisfaction. Listen to the project team - they have years of experience, stories and knowledge to share with everyone who is willing to listen and learn. Be the positive change you want to see in the world.

Share your journey

Let’s work together to keep the spirit of volunteering alive. Share your story with friends and family, encourage them to volunteer and make a change. Take pictures and share your memories on social media for the world to see! We need more people like you!