Welcome to our list of volunteer projects in South Africa and Namibia. You can use the filters below to narrow down your search based on your interests, passions and requirements. We have a number of conservation and animal rescue/rehabilitation projects, as well as social programmes and volunteering opportunities with children. We also have medical volunteering projects, farming experiences and a fun category which we call voluntourism. Enjoy the search, and let us know if you have any questions.
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.
Volunteer your time in a children’s home for abused, neglected and abandoned children from the community - give love where it is most needed.
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.
Spend time learning, sharing stories and bringing love to the grandmothers and grandfathers of South Africa.
Experience the African bush while assisting a well-known conservation project.
Bring light and smiles to young children during a time they need it most by volunteering in the wards at the Children’s Hospital.
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.
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.
Become thoroughly acquainted with all practical aspects of dairy farming management and local nursery farming.
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).
A safe home for abused and mistreated horses based along the beautiful Garden Route. Help rebuild their trust and strength.
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 in an animal rehabilitation sanctuary near Kruger Park and assist in the battle against poaching, animal abuse and illegal wild animal trade.
Volunteer with medical professionals and assist with community health care development in Namibia.
A sanctuary designed to create a safe and beautiful home for abandoned and abused primates. Help rehabilitate and protect these playful animals!
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.
Practice, learn and develop photography skills while visiting a variety of volunteer projects in Cape Town.
Volunteer with children in the Garden Route, and help them at school, at home, and with their futures.
Make a positive impact on the youngest South Africans as you become a vital part of their recovery from major medical treatments.
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.
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 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.
Use skateboarding as a tool to motivate and offer support to underprivileged South African youths.
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 wildnerness.
Experience hands-on exposure to all aspects of a boutique wine estate, as well as the general management of the farm and nursery.