South Africa is an ideal country to volunteer in. There is great need for volunteers as countless NGO's are working hard each day to improve the lives of formerly disadvantaged communities or to preserve nature. Listed below are a number of volunteer projects in South Africa. Some are located in our focus areas Cape Town, Hout Bay and the Garden Route. The other volunteer projects are located in other parts of South Africa.
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.
This project aims to give back to the elderly by promoting quality of life and preservation of dignity through valuable care, nursing and help provided.
Make a meaningful difference by bringing joy to the lives of adults and young children in this vibrant township 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.
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.
Provide good care and assist in the all-round functioning of the sables and the outride horse herd based along the beautiful Garden Route.
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 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.
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.
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.
This project creates long-lasting opportunities for children of disadvantaged communities through a powerful formula of surfing, education, and nutrition.
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.
Experience hands-on exposure to all aspects of a wine estate, from vineyard field management, new vine growth and vine pruning to the harvest and pressing period.
This After-School Programme and Youth Skills Development Programme benefits young people in the townships of Gugulethu, Bonteheuwel and Philippi.