Volunteering in South Africa

Volunteer Programs South Africa

Volunteering in South Africa is an incredibly rewarding and worthwhile experience. A country which is healing after years of division, South Africa offers volunteers a unique experience to live within the local community. Our South African partner is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable international volunteering. The well-established team has played a crucial role in helping the local community for almost 40 years. Based in Cape Town they will assist in making your volunteer experience the most memorable yet!

Although South Africa is the largest economy in Africa the very uneven balance of wealth means there continues to be serious economic and environmental problems, as well as the increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS. During their placement, volunteers make a valuable contribution assisting at local community projects. Our partner has worked very closely with disadvantaged communities, projects and institutions. The organisation endeavors to make a difference by offering development programs, training skills, stimulating local economies and creating opportunities for people from different cultures. It’s a chance to learn from others, to respect other cultures and to embrace the concept of working together. Through this process we hope to achieve greater development within these communities. We believe that international voluntary services help empower local communities to develop self reliance and sustainability.

Alongside the wonderful range of volunteer programs (listed below), South Africa provides endless opportunities for the adventurous traveler to experience all that this stunning country has to offer. From diving with Great White Sharks to scaling the infamous Table Mountain, there's an option for everyone. Need inspiration? Check out this guide: 100 Best Things To Do in South Africa!

Become a Love Volunteer and be part of the team making a REAL difference in South Africa!

 

Programs

9 programs
  • Philippi Farming Area, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This wonderful project works to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need in the Philippi farming area. The residents live in extreme poverty, well below the…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This program makes a truly positive impact on impoverished children and their families. Volunteers are desperately sought to help this program implement a…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This program plays an essential role in improving the education of at-risk children in Cape Town. These children come from impoverished backgrounds, with many…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program is currently closed due to the pandemic.

This amazing conservation project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the beautiful natural environment of Cape Town and its surrounding areas. Projects could include hands on conservation work in parks and reserves, or working on initiatives that…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This amazing program has a huge impact on the lives of those less fortunate in Cape Town. Most of the medical projects supported by the program are government…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 779
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This program makes a truly positive impact on vulnerable children, abused women and those with physical and mental challenges. Volunteers are desperately…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

By introducing at-risk children to sport and physical activity, this program has a positive impact on their lives. This wonderful program plays an essential…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 839
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This program plays a very positive role in the lives of some of Cape Town’s most impoverished children and youth. Volunteers are placed on a physical…

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  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 759
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Covid-19 entry requirements South Africa.

This fabulous project was developed to simply save the lives of the majestic native animals of South Africa. The Wildlife Protection program is based on a…

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