Welcome to our list of volunteer projects in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. 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.
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.
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.
Help facilitating wildlife education, social development, women’s empowerment as well as assisting in wildlife conservation projects in rural Botswana.
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.
Become thoroughly acquainted with all practical aspects of dairy farming management, its processes and local horticultural nursery farming.
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 with medical professionals and assist with community health care development in Namibia.
The beautiful Namibian desert invites you to help managing desert-adapted wildlife and also offers a variety of vital conservation activities.
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.
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.
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.
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.
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.
During a fun filled week of pure adventure, you will be immersed in nature and amazed by the beautiful scenery that the Hardap Region has to offer.
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.