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Nyanga Upliftment Project

Hout Bay Children's Programmes

Game Reserve Conservation

Welcome to Good Hope Volunteers

COVID-19 Update (12 Nov 2020)

South Africa is waiting for you!
Borders to South Africa are open for international travellers. When entering South Africa, you need to present a negative Covid-19 test result that is not older than 72 hours. Also, you need to present proof of medical insurance before boarding. This insurance must include testing and treatment of COVID-19 if applicable. For the latest information visit www.dha.gov.za, contact your nearest South African foreign mission or contact us.

Namibia is waiting for you!
Borders to Namibia are open for international travellers. The government requires visitors to remain at selected facilities for the first 7 days of their trip, before they move freely throughout the country. Our Wildlife Conservation project has been identified as one of these accommodation spaces. Both the Wildlife Conservation and Medical project are now open to international volunteers once again.

Welcome back discount
As a welcome back discount, we are offering US$ / € 100 off any arrival before 31 December 2020.

Full flexibility
In order to give you the flexibility that you need, we are currently allowing all bookings to be cancelled or amended free of charge prior to arrival if travel regulations change or your flight is cancelled due to the pandemic.

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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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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 almost 40 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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"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

"You’ll start to see the world with a new set of eyes.
If you’re prepared to challenge yourself emotionally
and morally, eager to make a difference and ready
to make life long memories;
then this project is for you!"

Emma from the UK

Emma from the UK

Jeffrey's Bay Kindergarten

"Volunteering in Cape Town was a great experience for me.
The project was amazing and I had many co volunteers
working with me. The children made me smile all the time
and some of them will probably never leave my heart again."

Josephine  from Germany

Josephine from Germany

Athlone Children's Home

"It was the most incredible experience of my life. Being
able to help others by doing what we love is amazing.
We were close to all the animals, I met a lot of incredible
persons from all over the world, we were just a big family.
The managers were so nice. It's an experience that I would
do it again without hesitation."

Melanie from France

Melanie from France

African Horizon