South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa! Through our partnership organizations, you’ll receive support and guidance before, during, and after your volunteer trip. We invite you to further our mission to provide sustainable voluntary support to programs working in environmental conservation, community development, and more.

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Eva, the human climbing frame Accommodations for deaf, hard of hearingCommunity Outreach & HIV Awareness

Program Type: Community Development, HIV & AIDS · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,397

You will have the opportunity to uplift underprivileged communities by supporting a range of community based projects. With this project you will be able to make a real impact and become immersed in the diverse cultures that Knysna has to offer... Read more!
Criminology Work Experience

Program Type: Administration, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,533

This Work Experience Programme covers various aspects of the exciting field of criminology. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the following areas: Community Police Forum (1-2 days) - This  civilian forum is working... Read more!
Dolphin sightings Dolphin & Whale Research and Coastal Conservation

Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,588

By joining this Initiative you will have the unique experience of working alongside an Eco-tourism company in their efforts to research and conserve dolphin and whale populations.  You will also have the chance to educate local children about... Read more!
Elephant Research Elephant Conservation & Environmental Restoration

Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,588

You will have the opportunity to make a real and tangible difference to sustainable conservation projects. Not only will you work hands on with meaningful local conservation projects but you will also participate in educating the wider... Read more!
Setting up for community talent contest Events Management Work Experience

Program Type: Administration, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks or longer · Cost: From $1,533

Through this programme you will have the valuable experience of planning and running your own event (or events) from start to finish! You will be given a basic brief by EDGE of AFRICA, but you will be responsible for planning all the logistics... Read more!
Volunteering at the Vervet Monkey Foundation Help Orphaned and Injured Vervet Monkeys

Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks or longer · Cost: From $715

Would you like to experience living in the African bush rehabilitating the indigenous vervet monkey? The Vervet Monkey Foundation operates the largest centre for vervets in the world. In 2006 we became a member of PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries... Read more!
Law Work Experience

Program Type: Administration, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,533

This Work Experience Programme allows you to gain experience in varies sectors of law and can be tailored to suit your interests. By spending time at a dynamic law firm in Knysna you will be able to apply your theoretical knowledge in a real... Read more!
Marketing Work Experience

Program Type: Administration, Information Technology · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,533

Gain experience in marketing and help promote EDGE of AFRICA's various community outreach and conservation projects! As an organisation that is entirely dependent on the financial contribution and man power of volunteers, effective marketing is... Read more!
Pre School Children Pre-School Teaching & School Enrichment

Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $2,381

You will provide much needed teaching support and manpower to underprivileged pre-schools for children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. You will be assisting with teaching our fun and educational workshops and will help local children... Read more!
Enjoying the evening Primate Caregiver

Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 104 weeks or longer · Cost: From $788

In our Primate Carers, we want people: •With at least two years work experience •Has excellent organisational and people skills, is self motivated and confident in working on their own initiative towards the Foundation’s goals and objectives... Read more!

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