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 release former injured, wild animals into freedom again. 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.
Make a difference by actively participating in the conservation of African wildlife within a fun, safe, stable and stunning environment.
Be involved in the day-to-day tasks of managing a Big-5 Game Reserve and caring for wild animals who need rehabilitation and animal husbandry.
Volunteer and make a difference at a reserve that aims to promote the conservation of the indigenous fauna and flora of the Zandvlei wetland in Muizenberg.
Help facilitating wildlife education, social development, women’s empowerment as well as assisting in wildlife conservation projects in rural 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.
Make a difference to the lives of abandoned, abused, neglected dogs and cats and help to care for them and to rehabilitate and even re-home them.
This project provides a safe & secure ‘forever-home’ for donkeys and other farm animals actively rescued from horrendously abusive treatment.
The beautiful Namibian desert invites you to help managing desert-adapted wildlife and also offers a variety of vital conservation activities.
Work with local communities to guarantee our ocean’s future. Spend your days on the beach and in the ocean learning and inspiring others.
Combine fun with ocean conservation! Dive into the wonderful sealife of South Africa, improve your diving skills and collect data on endangered species of our oceans.
Get up close and personal with these magnificent marine creatures, and get in involved in educating the community on the importance of marine conservation.
Work with a variety of African animals in the exceptionally beautiful Namibian wilderness.
Live at the beach and work in the bush where you will assist in various capacities of wildlife conservation and sustainabilitiy of the African ecosystems.