Volunteer Opportunities in South Africa | GivingWay

Volunteer Opportunities in South Africa

While South Africa has developed immensely over the last 20 years, it still struggles with a number of education, healthcare and environmental issues that require attention. As a country that is in the midst of great change, finding your volunteering place and cause has an incredible advantage because you can being a part of a movement of ongoing development. This - coupled with breathtaking landscapes and ultra rich culture - is probably why South Africa is very popular when it comes to a volunteering destination.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Organizations

Featured Organizations

Volunteer in Animal Care

Spin for Charity

Aids, TB, CANCER, Differently Abled

Humans Helping Animals

Helping needy animals in rural areas of KZN

Volunteer in Childcare

VOLUNTEER & TRAVEL

We are a non-profit based in underprivileged communities in Durban, South Africa. These are day centres for children and NOT orphanages. We place children with care givers and or relatives but we still provide support for them.

Tshega Christian Mission

TCM was established in 2004 and we strive to be a transformational ministry, giving hope and bringing holistic change to the community we are serving.

Volunteer in Conservation Work

The Baywatch Marine Conservation Project / Raggy Charters

We operate marine cruises in order to fund marine conservation in the Eastern Cape.

Happy Toes Permaculture Project

Happy Toes is a Permaculture Project and grassroots lifestyle training centre.

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

One Heart Christian Foundation

We are a NPO operating on Christian values to help educate,counsel, teach and mentor youth in the rural area that we serve. We support rural schools through volunteer assistance while we counselling youth and women and run youth programs over weekends to promote positive interaction.

Izizwe Volunteer Projects

Our volunteer driven organization works for the youth of Walmer Township

How to Volunteer in South Africa

How to find volunteer opportunities in South Africa

More than it’s landmarks (no less than 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!) choosing to volunteer in South Africa can boost your professional experience. Capetown is an international crossroad and many nonprofits - also in Johannesburg or more rural areas - collaborate with global players. Participating in one of the many conservation projects offered by nonprofits can help you later on. In urban and rural areas, major causes many organizations work around are in the healthcare volunteering sector, mostly relating to HIV/AIDS struggles - education and poverty - all are critical concerns for a large part of South Africa’s population.

Best time to volunteer in South Africa

The most popular time to volunteer in South Africa is between late November - early February. March is best for volunteers heading to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, or around Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park; End of the high season bring a coolness which makes these areas particularly amazing.

Essential information about South Africa

South Africa has as many as 11 official languages that imply on it's rich cultural diversity. Volunteers in South Africa will probably spend less than the traveler's average daily $100 cost. Volunteers in South Africa will have to obtain a Volunteer Permit in addition to their visa - which requires proof they will be able to support themselves, a valid return air ticket, and an an indication as to the nonprofit they will be volunteering with.