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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 us for an amazing oceanic adventure as we sail along the South African coastline from Cape Town, to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the oceans. With cultural exchange, and options for activities like diving, snorkeling, kayaking and hiking along the way, this project is truly unique. Your volunteer fee will also help us to sponsor young men and women from disadvantaged communities to join our voyages.
Join a well-structured volunteer programme at this beautiful children's home near Cape Town, and assist with child care, developmental play, preparing food, feeding, fun activities and a wide range of other tasks.
Join this vibrant, hands-on project where you will be playing with the children, reading them stories, assisting qualified teachers twice a week in afternoon programmes, helping with food preparation, child care and lots of other tasks at a beautiful children's home near Cape Town.
Join a dedicated team of conservationists for a rich African wildlife experience, focusing on monitoring Elephants and Rhino in 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 this rewarding community project in Cape Town and help to provide essential meals for the homeless as well as assist underprivileged children at the after-school programme.