Sustainable Development Volunteer Work in Cape Town

Location: South Africa: Cape Town

Program Duration: 3-6 Months, 2-4 Weeks, 7-12 Months, Alternative Spring Break, 1-2 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, Summer

Dates: 2020,2021,Year Round

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

Call Us

Phone: +27797239233


Volunteering is an amazing way to learn more about the country you are visiting and the trials its people face. It will challenge your perspectives and test your personal abilities, allowing you to learn an incredible amount about yourself in return. We facilitate customised volunteer projects in the beautiful and dynamic city of Cape Town, South Africa.

Sustainable development requires a partnership and balance between the social and environmental requirements of a community and its need for economic development. Cape Town has a long way to go before reaching its goal of a sustainable future, and it needs your help! We collaborate with numerous NGO’s, cooperate companies and government organisations working towards the creation of an environment where economically marginalised communities can take responsibility for their own wealth whilst taking into consideration the impact this has on the environment. As a volunteer in this field, you could be involved in research, environmental education, creating entrepreneurship opportunities, training and mentorship, hands-on fieldwork, and exploring and promoting ways to achieve a sustainable economy.


1. Experience the real essence of life in Cape Town.

2. Enhance your personal development and cultural awareness.

3. Help Cape Town reach it's goal of a sustainable future.

4. Use your skills and experience to assist marginalized communities across the Western Cape.

5. Have an unforgettable and 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.
Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Agriculture
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Projects
  • Small Business Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Organic Farming
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • 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