Volunteering with animals allows you to work directly with ethical, environmental projects all across South Africa and in Namibia. You will be able to volunteer directly with wild and rehabilitated animals, in game reserves and with endangered species. Help make a difference in the lives of animals affected by hunting, poaching, and habitat destruction. Help domestic animals at a rescue centre, or with birds in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest aviary. These projects are perfect for candidates who are passionate about Africa’s wildlife and protecting our natural heritage. For projects with wildlife only, see our volunteering projects with animals; or find opportunities to volunteer on a farm.
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.
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.
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 in this award winning avery, which is home to thousands of birds from all over the world.
An educational centre based near the Kruger National Park. Young children are taught the importance of conservation. Your enthusiastic participation is welcomed.
Learn about and gain practical experience in conservation. Interact with the local children through education and play whilst spreading the message of conservation.
Experience the African bush while assisting a well-known conservation project.
Support women, children, and the environment in this exciting new wilderness and community outreach project in Botswana.
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.
Bring relief to animals in distress in Cape Town. Spend your day’s beach walking, playing and comforting man’s best friend.
Ride and explore the breathtaking Drakensberg mountains on horseback.
Get first hand ranger experience in this magical setting with all of the South Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and even Rhino).
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!
Work with local communities to guarantee our ocean’s future. Spend your days on the beach and in the ocean learning and inspiring others.
Get up close and personal with these magnificent marine creatures, and get in involved in educating the community on the importance of marine conservation.
Volunteer in an incredible bird and wildlife sanctuary in the beautiful Hout Bay area of Cape Town.
Work with a variety of African animals in the exceptionally beautiful Namibian wilderness.