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Volunteer in South African preserve Volunteer at a South African Game Preserve
Volunteering in a South African game preserve allows close up access in return for giving of yourself to help preserve endangered animals.
Volunteer in South Africa caring for penguins Volunteer in South Africa Rehabilitating the Penguins of SANCCOB
A volunteer program in South Africa dedicated to helping rehabilitate penguins to be sent back to the wild.
Volunteer in South Africa with lions Volunteer in South Africa’s Lion and Safari Park
A unique voluntourism program at Kruger Park where there are a variety of projects to help monitor and care for wildlife.

Volunteer Programs in South Africa with Connect-123. Connect-123
Volunteer Programs in Cape Town, South Africa
Connect-123 links you to volunteer projects in Cape Town, South Africa, according to your interests and skills, in health care, human rights, community service, education, and many other fields. Health care projects include working directly with doctors on medical research projects, providing non-medical care to patients, attending ward rounds and helping the nursing staff care for patients. Human rights, social work, and education projects include working at a legal advice center, assessing the impact of community-based interventions, helping with public health awareness campaigns, mentoring street children, teaching English, caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages, working with youth regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality and adolescence, and helping to build schools and houses for disadvantaged communities.

Volunteer in South Africa with IVHQ International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Volunteer Abroad in South Africa from US$275

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offers affordable volunteer abroad opportunities available in South Africa from only US$275. Volunteers can participate in Wildlife Conservation, Animal Care, Teaching, Childcare, Sport Development, Surf Outreach and more. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.

Volunteer with children in South Africa with ELI Abroad. ELI Abroad
Volunteer and Internships in South Africa
Experience South Africa through volunteer and internship opportunities that benefit the locals while giving participants a unique cultural immersion. Volunteers can work with at-risk youth, community development projects, environmental projects, assist with public nutrition programs, etc. while experiencing a cosmopolitan and diverse city within reach of some of amazing beaches!

Short-Term Volunteering in South Africa United Planet
Volunteer in South Africa for 5-12 Weeks
Imagine yourself in this complex, yet warm and welcoming country known for its historic break from the abuses of apartheid, and for its spectacular landscape of coastline, diverse wildlife and dynamic urban centers. Today, South Africa's strong economy, well-developed infrastructure and modern amenities speak to a nation actively working to recover and grow. On a United Planet volunteer quest in South Africa, you will play an important role with social work assisting in a wide variety of activities for children up to 18 years, as well as supporting community development in retirement communities, child care centers, and much more.

Volunteer in South Africa with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad
Volunteer in South Africa
Projects Abroad is the world's largest international volunteer organization. Trusted by over 132,000 volunteers. Discover 18 exciting countries across 5 continents: Argentina, Botswana, Cambodia, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Volunteer programs start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, childcare, social work, conservation, community development, medicine, human rights, journalism, international development, language courses, and more! Programs are for ages 16+.

African Conservation Experience
Volunteer Conservation Placements in Southern Africa
Whether you want to get hands-on in a wildlife rehabilitation center, experience life as a wildlife vet, learn how to track wildlife or join a research project in a national park — volunteering with African Conservation Experience allows you to make a real difference to wildlife in southern Africa. With over 10 years experience, we are the original and most experienced organization at placing people on worthwhile conservation projects in southern Africa.

African Impact
South African Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation
Whether you want to get hands-on in a wildlife rehabilitation center, experience life as a wildlife vet, learn how to track wildlife or join a research project in a national park — volunteering with African Conservation Experience allows you to make a real difference to wildlife in southern Africa. With over 10 years experience, we are the original and most experienced organization at placing people on worthwhile conservation projects in southern Africa. There are many, many other projects offered, from education to wildlife photography for volunteers of all ages.

Wilderness Conservation Programme
Join Askari for the experience of a lifetime. Make a real contribution to the conservation of wilderness and get involved with wildlife research in South Africa. Live life on an active game reserve and become part of the full time management, research and conservation team.

Volunteer in South Africa
A variety of volunteer social work and conservation projects throughout South Africa. See their website for details.

Wildlife Conservation Expedition in South Africa
Joining an international team of volunteers you will collaborate with GVI on critical conservation research and witness some of South Africa's most amazing wildlife such as the leopard, hyena, lion, cheetah and elephant.
Your role as a hands-on member of this expedition will be to collect behavioral patterns of the reintroduced predators and larger herbivores located on a private game reserve. To properly train you on this work you will be taught to use modern research equipment to aid in locating predators.
Each day you will reflect on your work while watching vibrantly colorful sunsets, and sleep on the reserve blanketed with the stars of the African sky.
Volunteer with Children in South Africa
The incredible city of Cape Town is rich in history, culture and natural beauty. However there are still many people living in poverty and GVI is working in townships throughout the city to offer disadvantaged children educational opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Situated just 45 minutes from Cape Town, this volunteer program involves providing a safe, fun and creative environment for children, giving them the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Volunteers will be involved in planning and implementing a program which uses, educational games, song and dance, arts and crafts to allow these children to have fun while learning and developing at the same time.

Volunteer in South Africa — Wild Cat Conservation
Volunteer with rare species of tigers and lions in this beautiful region of South Africa. Learn about conservation of Africa's large cats, and have a great time with an international team of up to 20 volunteers.

Kaya Responsible Travel
Volunteer in South Africa
Kaya volunteer and travel in South Africa provides a variety of volunteer programs, focused on under represented communities in Cape Town and St. Lucia. You can assist in social services capacities such as sports coaching, social outreach and education; provide medical assistance and awareness; or help with wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. Travel responsibly and reward yourself as well as your host community with Kaya.

Love Volunteers
Volunteer Programs in South Africa
Become a Love Volunteer in South Africa and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers, the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization, has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!

Volunteers for Peace
Volunteer Workcamps in South Africa

VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries every year, including Africa! Project cost starts at $400, with additional fees in some cases, and includes 3 meals a day and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 32,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at!

Wildlife and Ecological Investments
Volunteer and Intern in South Africa

A very wide variety of conservation projects, marine and wildlife, are available. See website for details on latest projects.

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