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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.
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Join our highly rated enrichment program at Fikelela Child & Youth Care Centre near Cape Town. You will assist a qualified teacher with a weekly group lesson aimed at improving fine & gross motor skills, and basic Maths & English literacy. You will also be helping the care workers with serving and feeding the babies and younger children at meal times, keeping the children occupied with games, arts and crafts, and many other tasks.
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.
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.
Join CNN Hero 'Mama Rosie' at this award winning project near Cape Town and assist the care workers with child care, developmental play, preparing food, fun activities and many other tasks.
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.
Work with a wide variety of snakes and other reptiles at a unique facility near Kruger National Park dedicated to the conservation of reptiles.