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Volunteer Programs

Make a difference by giving some of your time and experience to one of the many good volunteer programs in South Africa. Volunteer a day or several months and you can easily combine volunteer work with a holiday. You can help out building houses, caring for aids orphans and street kids, education in rural areas, erosion control, alien vegetation eradication, wildlife research and rehabilitation and more. The self cost involved covers your food and accommodation.

Volunteering might be one of the most rewarding and genuine experience of your life and you will get friends for life.

Some of our favorite projects:

Lion & Rhino Research Project (near Kruger)
Help researchers in a private game reserve monitor lion behavior and sustainability impact as well as black and white rhino. You will help collect data in the field and help in conservation efforts so the game reserve can better manage the animals, their prey and habitat. You will need a passion for nature, animals and conservation. Choose from 2 to 6 weeks participation. Included is transport Johannesburg return, accommodation in shared dormitory room and food is provided for volunteers to cook together.
Orphaned Monkeys (near Kruger)
Help rehabilitate cheeky little monkeys so they can go back into the wild! This worthwhile volunteering experience works directly with orphaned vervet monkeys by rehabilitating and raising the orphaned baby monkeys in a semi-natural environment. You will assist with feeding and administering medicine, maintenance and cleaning work as well as help with education and outreach. You will stay in shared cabins and all meals as well as transport return Johannesburg are included in the cost. Stay from 2 to 12 weeks.

Great White Shark Monitoring (near Cape Town)
If you love the thrill of adventure, are fascinated by great white sharks and sea life, being out at sea, this project is for you. You will help protect and increase the understanding of the great white sharks by helping marine biologists observe and record information like taking pictures at sea, tagging sharks, tracking, counting as well as assisting boat crew with at-sea duties and shark cage diving.. Min. 2, max 4 weeks. You stay in shared rooms in a volunteer house and breakfast and lunch is included.

Art, Horses & Wildlife Safari (near Kruger)
Artists, horse and animal lovers have the chance to combine and deepen their passions on this unique project on a game reserve outside the Kruger Park. You will have painting lessons in the bush and interact with the reserves 10 rescue horses and explore the reserve on horseback if you wish. While improving your art skills you will help out feeding and fetching the horses. This is a retreat to acquire and/or improve your skills while at the same time helping and connecting with the horses and the African bush. Accommodation is rustic and eco friendly and meals included. Min 1, max 2 weeks.

Teach Small Children in a Township (near Cape Town)
Help teach young underprivileged children between 1 to 6 years in the daily activities such as fun lessons, singing, creative work, reading and feeding. Min 2 weeks, ma 12 weeks. You stay in dormitories with kitchen facilities nearby. You are only an hour away from vibrant Cape Town city and at the same time you will be able to experience the township life which is bright, fun and cultural!