Elephant Conservation Project

Hout Bay Children's Programmes

Primary School Project

Welcome to Good Hope Volunteers

Since 2009 we have been aiming to make a difference through supporting a wide range of community and conservation projects in South Africa and Namibia.

If you are willing to lend your time and skills to a volunteer project of your choice, we will use all our expertise and passion to make this an experience of a lifetime for you. During your time at the volunteer project, we will work hard to ensure that you benefit as a person as much as the project will benefit through your efforts.

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Join us to be a Good Hope Volunteer

None of the projects we work with could function without the dedication and hard work of volunteers from all over the world.
You will assist your project not only with your dedication, time and skills, but your financial contributions will also enable them to make their visions come true. A child’s smile or a healthy animal released back into the wild are the rewards for your hard work. You also have the opportunity to experience the country in a way that no tourist ever will, make friends and broaden your horizons.

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Find a volunteer project by category

Conservation Volunteering Medical Volunteering Voluntourism Long-term Volunteering Farm-stays Social Volunteering

Why choose Good Hope Volunteers as your partner

  • Independent, local provider
  • Established since 2009
  • Local support in Cape Town and along the Garden Route
  • We only support volunteer projects that make an important contribution
  • Our projects depend on their volunteers
  • Volunteer House in Cape Town
  • Donations to projects
  • We are a passionate team of professionals
  • Accurate, detailed and up-to-date information about our volunteer projects

Find the volunteer project you want to support

You can choose from more than 25 volunteer projects. It is important that you choose a project you find worth your passion and efforts. Our website offers a lot of information including photographs and videos about each volunteer project to give you an idea of what the organisation does and the day to day experience of volunteering there.

For projects you are interested in, you can also request our detailed project descriptions, which are multi-page documents that give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Good Hope Volunteers in Numbers

Learn about the issues our projects tackle

Our projects provide help where it is needed the most. Governmental institutions are often overwhelmed by the number of issues. HIV and social inequality as a result of apartheid are just two issues our social volunteering projects tackle. Poaching, species extinction and canned hunting are some issues of many that our conservation volunteering projects are dealing with. NGOs cannot solve these problems, but they play an important part in minimising their negative effects .

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"It is always complicated to return from such an important trip and be able to find the right words to share so much beauty. But I feel that once again Africa has been able to make me a better person. Thank you for everything, from the bottom of my heart."

Giulia from Italy

Giulia from Italy

Conservation & Community (Jan 24)

"When I was a young girl I wrote a letter to Santa Claus:
'When I get tired just remind me who I am and who I am
supposed to be'. The whole experience was beautifully
exhausting, but thanks for all the memories. I can strongly
recommend it! Thank you for everything!"

Laura from Brazil

Laura from Brazil

Medical Project

„I have fond memories of the project. The highlights were: counting  rhino’s from the plane, the night drives (we spotted owl, rhino and elephant) and the game count on horseback. It was very interesting to help the vet with the health-checks, darting and care for the caracal. Taking care of Hamlet, the baby warthog was really nice too. For who appreciates to be outside and likes adventure, this is an amazing opportunity. "

Stach from the Netherlands

Stach from the Netherlands

Wildlife Conservation