Ethical Volunteering in South Africa

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Some of our most popular programs

Volunteer in southern Africa for an experience of a lifetime.

Our ethical volunteer programs offer the opportunity to explore southern Africa as more than a tourist. With opportunities ranging from wildlife that focus on big cats, orphaned rhinos, cheetahs and great white sharks to social programs that focus on helping children and local communities; we promise to have a program that fits your needs.

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9,500+ Happy Volunteers
1,100+ Rehabilitated Animals
850+ Returning Volunteers

Why Choose Us

We’ve hosted over 9,500 volunteers from 25 different countries.

Since establishing nearly a decade ago, Volunteer Southern Africa has formed partnerships with ethical animal conservation and social development programs across southern Africa. As an organization, our number one priority is to ensure that volunteers have a once in a lifetime experience while giving back to each of our programs both financially and through service work.

Life Changing Volunteer Programs

Ten different conservation and social volunteer programs.

Volunteer Southern Africa is proud to offer ten different wildlife and social volunteer programs across South Africa. Our premium programs range from working with wildlife in a sanctuary, collecting data while on game drives in Kruger National Park to catching and tagging sharks in the Western Cape. Our team is here to help you decide which program is best for you.

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Ethical Volunteering

Feel at ease when volunteering at our programs.

Volunteer Southern Africa understands and recognizes that there are hundreds of wildlife volunteer programs available; therefore, our team works hard to ensure that each of our programs adheres to ethical standards while working with wildlife at all times. By constantly monitoring our programs, we guarantee that our programs remain safe and fun for our volunteers while ensuring conservation is a top priority.


Overland Safari Tours

Experience as much of Africa as possible.

In addition to our volunteer programs, we proudly offer nine overland safari tours that travel all throughout Africa. Our premium tours travel through South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda and is the best way to see as much of Africa as possible.

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