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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.

Projects Abroad in South Africa
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, nutrition, social work, conservation, law and human rights, building, community township project, international development, journalism, veterinary medicine, performing arts, music production, and sports. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in South Africa with Projects Abroad Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.

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.
What's included:
Finding a volunteer project that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet and greet service; a complete preparation and orientation information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and assistance.
Internships in South AfricaVolunteer in South Africa with Connect-123 Dates: Both start dates and durations are flexible. Typical durations range from 1 to 6 months.
Cost: Please see website for details.
Contact: Connect-123 International Internship and Volunteer Programs
USA Tel: (800) 731 6406 (toll free)

Volunteer Abroad in South Africa from US$250
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offers affordable volunteer abroad opportunities available in South Africa from only US$250. Volunteers can participate in Teaching, Childcare, Sport Development, Surf Outreach and Computer Training. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually—you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in South Africa South Africa with Volunteer HQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.

ELI Abroad — South Africa
Experience South Africa through volunteer 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!
Volunteer with children in South Africa Dates: See website
Costs: See website
Contact: ELI Abroad
, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278

Volunteer in South Africa – United Planet: 5-12 Weeks
United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and home stays. United Planet Quests are offered in more than 25 countries from 1-52 weeks.
Short-Term Volunteering in South Africa Dates: Apr. 8 (5-12 weeks), May 13 (5-7 weeks), Jul. 15 (5 weeks), Aug. 26 (5-12 weeks), Sept. 30 (5-7 weeks).
$3575 (5 weeks) - $5745 (12 weeks).
Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email More information can be found at: Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

Gap Year/6-month+ Learning Exchange in South Africa
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 gap year quest in South Africa, you will play an important role supporting educational initiatives, either volunteering as a sports coach with at-risk youth, or working with young orphaned children.
Volunteer in South Africa for Gap Year Cost: $9,075 (6 months), $12,445 (1 year).
Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email More information can be found at: Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

Make a REAL difference in South Africa with Love Volunteers
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!
Love volunteers in South Africa Contact: Love Volunteers
US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243

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
African Wildlife Conservation
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.


Askari 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.


Global Vision International
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 — Tiger and Lion Park
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.


Health Volunteers Overseas
Program in South Africa
HVO is a teaching and training organization. HVO volunteers train local health care providers. Only accepts volunteers who are doctors, nurses, and other health professionals; preference for those who have experience as educators. Most programs have a minimum of one month. Fees are minimal but volunteers cover their own airfare.


Kaya Responsible Travel 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.


Modgaji Conservation and Rehabilitation Projects
Student, volunteer, and gap year program on a big five game reserve in South Africa. Assist in reserve management and running of an African wildlife rehabilitation center.


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 $500, which includes food 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!


Willing Workers in South Africa
Volunteer Farm Work
WWISA arranges working volunteer holidays to South Africa and abroad.


Teach Abroad in South Africa | Summer Program
As a WorldTeach India Summer Volunteer, you will serve in semi-urban Ladakh by providing students and teachers with English language instruction. For those schools that have access to computers, you will work in a dual capacity, providing some English as well as some computer literacy instruction. Placements will span grade levels from middle to high school.
Application deadline for the summer is April 15th. See website for start and end dates.
Conservation Volunteering in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve comprises 53, 392 hectares of private land adjoining the Kruger National Park (KNP) on its western boundary in the area known as the Greater Kruger National Park. There are no fences between the KNP and Timbavati with the wildlife roaming free between these areas. There are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati including the Big Five of Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant as well as 360 species of bird life.


Work with Projects Abroad in South Africa
Volunteer in South Africa with ELI
Volunteer in South Africa with United Planet

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