Volunteering in a social context allows you to work with children and vulnerable communities throughout South Africa and Namibia. You are able to really make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Social volunteering will place you in children’s homes, schools and local groups which devote time and energy into making a difference to the community. Projects in this category are run by individuals and organisations who are committed to making a difference, and who believe the future of our society lies in working together. There is a wonderful African proverb which states “It takes a village to raise a child”. We all need to be part of supporting our future leaders. If you are looking for projects specifically in healthcare, please see our medical volunteering opportunities in Namibia.
Learn about and gain practical experience in conservation. Interact with the local children through education and play whilst spreading the message of conservation.
Spend time learning, sharing stories and bringing love to the grandmothers and grandfathers of South Africa.
Bring light and smiles to young children during a time they need it most by volunteering in the wards at the Children’s Hospital.
Support women, children, and the environment in this exciting new wilderness and community outreach project in Botswana.
Make a meaningful difference by bringing joy to the lives of young children while working with inspirational people from the community.
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.
Become thoroughly acquainted with all practical aspects of dairy farming management and local nursery farming.
Work and play with children during school, and after school care sessions. Make a difference one child at a time and one smile at a time.
Volunteer at a Kindergarten in a poor community and go surfing in one of the best spots in the world.
Volunteer with medical professionals and assist with community health care development in Namibia.
Volunteer in the multi-purpose day care centre and experience a social welfare programme which supports the township community of Nyanga.
Work with local communities to guarantee our ocean’s future. Spend your days on the beach and in the ocean learning and inspiring others.
Volunteer with children in the Garden Route, and help them at school, at home, and with their futures.
Make a meaningful difference by bringing joy to the lives of children and improve their well-being. You may combine more than one project within this community.
Every day is different when you volunteer with children in aftercare projects, in orphanages and hospitals from a variety of underprivileged communities in Cape Town.
Volunteer with these extra special children, and brighten their days with your kindness. If you have love to give, and want to receive love, this is the project for you.
Soccer, basketball, yoga, hockey and more. Social change through sport, and the development of young Namibian champions.
Use surfing as a tool to encourage children from lower income communities, and inspire them to have a better future.
Help children with reading and learning in a Cape Town school, giving them a chance for brighter future.
Volunteer in a city-based NGO which brings about social change through providing education on where our food comes from before it arrives on our plates.
Use skateboarding as a tool to motivate and offer support to underprivileged South African youths.