WHAT CAN I DO?
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Check out the best range of volunteer projects in South Africa and a selection of great courses and tours to add to your adventure.

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Browse our regularly updated albums covering everything from volunteer projects, things to do in Cape Town, accommodation and much more.

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Featured Volunteer Projects

Ethical volunteering in South Africa is a life changing experience, and one that many volunteers return to again and again. The hardest part is deciding what you would like to do!

You can focus on one project, or combine any number of projects to create an experience that’s right for you.

Each project page includes details about what's included, accommodation, volunteering hours, available dates and volunteer fees. You will also find links to project photos and downloadable volunteer guides.

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Fikelela Child and Youth Care Centre

Fikelela Child and Youth Care Centre

Join this vibrant, hands-on project and help with fun activities, reading stories, assisting with food preparation, child care and lots of other tasks at a beautiful child care centre in Khayelitsha near Cape Town.

Greater Kruger Conservation Project

Greater Kruger Conservation Project

Join a dedicated team of conservationists, encounter a wide variety of African wildlife and assist with ongoing research projects within the Greater Kruger National Park.

African Penguin and Seabird Rehabilitation - Backpacker

African Penguin and Seabird Rehabilitation - Backpacker

Help to rehabilitate endangered African Penguins and other marine bird species at the SANCCOB rehab centre near Cape Town. This option includes self-catering backpacker accommodation.

Baphumelele Children's Home

Baphumelele Children's Home

Join CNN Hero 'Mama Rosie' at this award-winning project near Cape Town and assist the care workers with childcare, developmental play, preparing food, fun activities and many other tasks.

Lion Sanctuary

Lion Sanctuary

Join a dedicated team and contribute to the running of an ethical big cat sanctuary near Cape Town for captive born lions that cannot be rehabilitated into the wild.

Reptile Conservation & Education

Reptile Conservation & Education

Work with a wide variety of snakes and other reptiles at a unique facility near Kruger National Park dedicated to the conservation of reptiles.