Volunteer In Africa

South Africa Amakhala Big 5 Conservation

Do you want to experience and explore Africa and all of its inhabitants? Well Amakhala will not disappoint! Assist behind the scenes on various on-going conservation and community projects and meet the famous Big Five along with a vast array of other wildlife. Stay in a 4-star luxury lodge, go canoeing, fishing and camp under the stars in the middle of the bush!
1-12 Weeks
12+
16+
Every Monday

Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal to incredible animals, such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, baboons and so much more! The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on a 3,200-hectare reserve near Windhoek and offers a safe refuge for an ever-growing abundance of orphaned, injured and abandoned animals.
2-12 Weeks
12+
18+
Every Monday

Ghana Teaching Volunteers

Help teach underprivileged children where you will leave each day with a real sense of achievement. There is no better way to experience life in Ghana, where you will be surrounded by beautiful beaches and jungles and be integrated into the friendly and hospitable culture. You will play an important role in supporting the local teachers and providing a different way on how the children can learn.
1-24 Weeks
12+
16+
1st & 3rd Saturday

Zimbabwe Elephant & Rhino Sanctuary

Get up close with our rhinos and elephant herd where you will be involved in valuable conservation work that will help towards securing the futures of these endangered species. This hands-on diverse experience will see you studying and learning about the animals behaviour, undertaking anti poaching patrols and lots more! You will get a unique behind the scenes insight into this family owned 10,000 acre game reserve in the heart of Zimbabwe.
1-8 Weeks
5+
17+
Every Monday

South Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

This is your chance to work behind the scenes at a true conservation big cat sanctuary that is currently home to many rescued lions, tigers, leopards, jackals and caracals. This unique and exhilarating experience will allow you to be fully involved in all aspects of the sanctuary where you will be able to get up close with some of the worlds most iconic animals.
1 -12 Weeks
16+
18+
Every Saturday

Namibia Carnivore Conservation & Research – Kanaan

Volunteer as a big cat conservationist in the stunning Kanaan Region of Namibia, where your help will ensure the carnivores habitat and all other animals that call it home, are safe for years to come. Your time will be focused on researching the free-roaming populations of carnivores to support the important role in mitigating human-wildlife conflict.
2-12 Weeks
12+
18+
Every Friday

Namibia Elephant & Wild Dog Research – Mangetti

Come and help our researchers in Mangetti where you will actively contribute vital data to aid with our conservation efforts. You will research the levels and causes of conflict between humans and African wild dogs and elephants in an effort to devise an effective plan. Explore the natural savannahs, lush grass plains and see these incredible animals up close.
2-12 Weeks
12+
18+
Every Wednesday

Namibia Carnivore Conservation & Research – Neuras

Want to be a part of conservation in Namibia? Well we cannot think of a better project to volunteer on! Assisting with data capture of native carnivores, you will help with the research on the conservation of carnivorous species such as cheetahs, leopards and hyenas in the stunning Namibia Desert.
2-12 Weeks
12+
18+
Every Friday

South Africa Great White Shark Programme

Come face to face with one of the worlds most infamous predators – the great white shark. You will be volunteering for a world leading organisation working alongside qualified and experienced marine biologists. Working in an area that has an abundance of sharks and other wildlife, you can be sure your time here won't be forgotten fast.
2-12 Weeks
18+
1st & 15th Each Month

South Africa Primate Sanctuary & Monkey Rescue

Come and join us at this amazing monkey rescue and sanctuary that will provide you with a unique experience to interact with the primates and to assist with the daily care of the animals. You will gain a fascinating wildlife experience while you learn all about the primates and the care they need.
1-12 Weeks
5+
18+
1st & 3rd Sunday

South Africa Childcare Volunteers

Play an important role by volunteering at a range of day-care centres across Cape Town, where you will get to offer invaluable assistance to the local staff and provide the care and love the children so desperately need. You will be involved in all daily activities that range from basic teaching, playing and assisting staff.
2-24 Weeks
18+
Selected Dates

Ghana Childcare Volunteers

Are you ready to take on a new experience where you can explore the real Africa, make lots of new friends and make a real difference to the lives of young underprivileged children? Your time and effort at our day care centre is vital and you will provide an important contribution to the children’s daily lives.
1-24 Weeks
12+
16+
1st & 3rd Saturday

South Africa Shamwari Big 5 Conservation

Have a once in a lifetime experience by working behind the scenes in one of Africa’s finest game reserves. Your time on the reserve will be diverse and structured, giving you the opportunity to personally experience life as a budding conservationist. You will get to help out at the Born Free Big Cat Foundation, Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and the Rhino Awareness Centre as well as monitor some of the worlds most iconic wildlife.
2-12 Weeks
15+
17+
Every Monday

Malawi Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Volunteer at the world renowned Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, where you will play a vital role helping with the rehabilitation of some of the 200 animals that currently call the centre home. This award winning centre aims to release as many animals back into the wild as possible and currently looks after monkeys, lions, antelope and more.
2-12 Weeks
13+
18+
Every Tuesday

South Africa Teaching Volunteers

Help make a difference to underprivileged children across Cape Town by teaching and assisting in a range of local primary schools. You will get fully involved with all aspects, from planning lessons through to teaching your very own class! The enthusiasm and smiles of the staff and children will make you feel at home from day one.
2-24 Weeks
18+
Selected Dates

South Africa Penguin Sanctuary

Help save the endangered African Penguins along with other seabirds on this hands programme based in the penguin conservation centre in Cape Town. You will play an integral part of the daily running of the centre where you will be involved in regular boat release prorgrammes at Robben Island, assist with feeding and cleaning of the seabirds as well as help with the large numbers of new daily arrivals.
6-24 Weeks
16+
Every Tuesday

Ghana Medical Experience

This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience into the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and to meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on the placement, you will get to shadow and assist the professional medical staff where you will get an unparalleled experience.
1-24 Weeks
16+
1st & 3rd Saturday

South Africa Teaching & Wildlife Orphanage

Take an active part in educating and inspiring underprivileged children about the importance of the environment and wildlife conservation. This amazing programme not only provides you with the unique opportunity of caring for some of South Africa's iconic species, such as cheetahs, wild dogs and meerkats, but to also educate the next generation of children to be passionate about the local wildlife.
1-12 Weeks
18+
Every Saturday

South Africa Marine Conservation

Get hands on with this award winning marine conservation programme in the beautiful Plettenberg Bay. Located along the heart of the Garden Route and offering some amazing coastal scenery you will get to observe some amazing marine wildlife such as; Bottlenose Dolphins, Great White Sharks, seals and many whale species, including Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales and Orca / Killer Whales.
1-12 Weeks
18+
Every Monday

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