South Africa

Assist in a Children's Hospital in Cape Town


Program Name: Children's hospital Cape Town
Cape Town Childrens Hospital Assist in a Children's Hospital in Cape Town and work with vulnerable children in need of long term medical assistance. Your work at the hospital offers the children more individual attention and the care they need.

Volunteers can help with feeding, bathing, clothing and general care for babies and infants in a recovery medical setting.
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks Cost: From 380 euro per week
Where? Cape Town, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Childcare
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Lion Sanctuary and Big 5 Safari Reserve


Program Name: The Kingdom Lion Sanctuary
kingdom-sanctuary Work with well known Lion conservationist Kevin Richardson at the Kingdom Lion Santuary situated on a Big Five Reserve and help care for the animals, learn about the Big 5 and experience the African bush.

Known from Discovery Channel and several wildlife movies Kevin Richardson now allows volunteers to be part of his unique project.
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks Cost: From 840 euro
Where? Gauteng, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Wildlife/Conservation
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Teach children on South Africa's Wild Coast


Program Name: Wild Coast Education Project
Wild Coast Education Project Do you have a love for helping young children while living the beach lifestyle? If you do then this education project in the Wild Coast of South Africa is your perfect choice!

Join the team of this project to make a difference to the children in and around the beautiful seaside village of Chintsa. When you're not helping out at the preschools you will be able to enjoy some of the beach activities like canoeing and surfing within walking distance of your accommodation!
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks Cost: From 600 GBP
Where? Chintsa, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Education
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Help teach children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Program Name: Izizwe Education Project
Izizwe Education Project The Izizwe Education Project is perfect for anyone who wants to experience township life while being able to help the children at the local high school.

There is a serious shortage of staff, class assistants and other important roles at this high school so even if you're not a teacher, you are welcome and appreciated to help out on this project. The children love to interact and learn from international volunteers!
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks Cost: From 200 euro
Where? Port Elizabeth, South Africa Age: 16 years and older
Category: Education
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Live and work with primates in South Africa


Program Name: Primate Rescue Project
Marmoset Come and enjoy working with all kinds of monkeys on this exciting project! The sanctuary is located in Pretoria and is home to over 80 monkeys varying from Marmosets to Barbary Macaques.

Lend a hand in helping with the day to day running of the sanctuary as well as helping to expand the sanctuary to accommodate more monkeys! Get to know the monkeys on a personal level and you'll be guaranteed to have at least one favourite by the time you leave!
Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 320 euro
Where? Gauteng, South Africa Age: 17 and older
Category: Wildlife/Conservation
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Community work in Capetown, South Africa


Program Name: Cape Town Community Projects
handing-out-food-lofdal Cape Town Community Projects is reaching out to communities in need of support, development and uplifting. Many of the communities are facing great challenges because of poverty and the abuse of narcotics.

The project reaches out to the children and adults with a variety of projects in which you can be involved as volunteer. The projects include helping at the school, soupkitchen, abandoned baby home, communal gardens, rehab centre and much more.
Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 280 euro
Where? Capetown, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Community
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Wildlife and animal conservation in South Africa


Program Name: African Wildlife Project
rhino The African Wildlife Project in South Africa is a hub of conservation and animal re-introduction efforts in the Great Karoo basin. As a volunteer you will work on ongoing wildlife research and management projects as well as assist with community development and environmental education programmes.

Come get your hands dirty in a unique South African bush experience!
Minimum Duration: 2 weeks Cost: From 770 GBP
Where? Great Karoo Basin, South Africa Age: 18 years up
Category: Wildlife/Conservation
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Wildlife conservation work with the Big 5 in South Africa


Program Name: Big 5 Safari Reserve
elephant The Big Five Safari Reserve in the Eastern Cape gives you the opportunity to work and live in a conservation area with the presence of the incredible Big 5; Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard.

Help spot the lions and research their behaviour, assist the vet with his work and do so much more to experience the African bush!
Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 430 GBP
Where? Eastern Cape, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Wildlife/Conservation
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Sports development for township children in Port Elizabeth


Program Name: Sports Project PE
match-of-soccer Interactive sports activities – both fun and competitive – are a powerful tool and an extraordinary leverage mechanism to develop life skills and encourage sustainable social change.

The focus of this project in the townships of Port Elizabeth is on developing personalities, life skills and reducing at-risk behavior. As a volunteer you can coach children and teenagers, play games, interact with them and help them give a view on their future and possibilities.
Minimum Duration: 5 weeks Cost: From 235 euro p.w.
Where? Port Elizabeth, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Sports
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Work with Cheetahs in South Africa


Program Name: Cheetah and Wildlife Project
Volunteer working with cheetah The Cheetah Conservation project is situated in the beautiful Karoo in South Africa and offers an opportunity to be part of a project focussed on long term conservation.

This project works mainly with the endangered cheetah and other smaller cats (caracal, African Wild Cat, Servals) which they rehabilitate to be placed in the wild again. By walking with the cheetahs, these beautiful cats are taught to hunt independently again.

Be part of this unique piece of Africa and join this unique project.

Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 390 euro
Where? Eastern Cape, South Africa Age: 16 years and older
Category: Wildlife/Conservation
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Help orphaned children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Program Name: Door Of Hope Orphanage
childcare The Door of Hope Orphanage in Port Elizabeth has been the home and place of safety for 38 children ever since mama Gladys gave them a place to stay.

Most children were abandoned or neglected before they arrived at the home of this inspiring lady, most of them also affected by HIV/AIDS. Mama Gladys, with the help of some permanent staff, gives these children a safe place and the love and care that they need. You can volunteer at the Door of Hope and help take care of these children.
Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 200 euro
Where? Port Elizabeth, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Childcare
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Work with children in Port Elizabeth's Walmer Township, South Africa


Program Name: Izizwe Township Project
izizwe The Izizwe Township Project is situated in the Walmer Gqebera Area in Port Elizabeth, better known as Walmer Township. Gqebera is one of the few places in PE where a specific area for the black community still exists in-between neighborhoods populated by mainly whites.

This community of approximately 70.000 people faces many challenges and volunteers can offer their help and hands in the primary schools, creches and daycare centers, the soupkitchen, the local dance group and much more.
It is also possible to help different groups of people by combining several of these options.
Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 200 euro
Where? Port Elizabeth, South Africa Age: 16 years and older
Category: Childcare
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Community care work in Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Program Name: Missionvale Care Project
foodbank-missonvale Missionvale Care Center focuses on the people of surrounding townships and offers a variety of services; a primary school, afterschool programmes, a clinic, vegetable gardens, feeding and clothing programmes and much more.

The support and help of volunteers is much needed and welcomed by this community center that focuses on helping the very poorest. Missionvale offers a lifeline for those who are in dire need; a daily meal, clothing and some dignity in their struggles for life. Many people are HIV/AIDS infected and there are high rates of alcohol abuse and domestic violence.
Minimum Duration: 1 week Cost: From 200 euro
Where? Port Elizabeth, South Africa Age: 18 years and older
Category: Community
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