Animal and Environmental Science Volunteer Work in Cape Town

Location: South Africa: Cape Town

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, Summer, Alternative Spring Break

Dates: 2020,2021,Year Round

11A Valentyn Road, Tijgerhof Milnerton, Cape Town 7441 South Africa

Call Us

Phone: +27797239233


Volunteer in Cape Town and experience its incredible natural beauty on a daily basis. At the same time, gain a greater understanding of how social problems can impact environmental conservation in a country struggling to achieve equality and sustainability.

Here at Bridging Gaps, we facilitate a wide range of customized volunteer opportunities in a variety of amazing local organizations. Our experienced and friendly team works closely with you to create the perfect Cape Town adventure. They take care of every aspect of your trip, from start to finish!

Cape Town is the perfect setting to take part in a volunteer placement focused on environmental conservation or animal protection because it is home to some of the most magnificent and diverse conservation settings in the world. Dotted all over the Western Cape are countless nature reserves, wetlands, national parks, oceans, and world heritage sites - each boasting thousands of species of indigenous plants and a variety of exciting wildlife. The effective conservation of local wildlife and vegetation is a crucial part of the protection of the Western Cape’s rich natural heritage and your assistance is needed.


1. Enjoy a completely customised volunteer experience.

2. Get the chance to work in some of the most beautiful and diverse conservation settings in the world.

3. Contribute to the protection of the Western Cape's rich natural heritage.

4. Assist in an inspiring local organisation.

5. Have an unforgettably rewarding experience!


None required

Minimum Education

High School

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

• The best suitable placement in a local organisation based on your skills, interests & personal & professional goals
• Multiple placement options
• We offer a number of different affordable & comfortable housing options
• We’re the first faces you see at the airport when you arrive! We’ll also take you back at the end of your stay
• A local mentor to support you in every aspect of life in Cape Town
• A comprehensive health & safety briefing & 24-hour emergency support
• A phone & universal power adapter
• Transport support
• Optional weekly social events
• Discounted rates on activities

Credit Available


In South Africa today, the only way someone who does not hold citizenship or permanent resident’s status, can do any form of paid work, is to obtain a work visa. There are no visas available for internships and therefore we can only facilitate unpaid internship and volunteer experiences.
Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Veterinary Science
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Marine Conservation
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Geology
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

Irish, British, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, American, Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Other
  • Group living
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
Roughly 2 weeks
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
Year Founded