Volunteer Abroad in South Africa

There are 85 organizations offering a total of 379 GoNomad Volunteer Abroad programs


International Volunteer HQ [IVHQ]

International Volunteer HQ is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in 40+ destinations.IVHQ offers volunteer projects in two locations in Cape Town; Muizenberg and Table View. Volunteer project options include sports development, teaching, and surf outreach and more...


Sunny South Africa is rich in culture and has spectacular wildlife. Help communities in need or experience the African bush at its best. Ready to wake up with the rise of the African sun and the sound of lions roaring in the distance?

ELI Abroad

Spend a few exciting weeks working with NGO’s in beautiful, eclectic Cape Town. Volunteers can help in literacy campaigns, public health education programs and work in orphanages. Housing is provided, and on weekends volunteers can hit the beaches, explore the city’s buzzing nightlife or go wine tasting. Sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Plan My Gap Year

PMGY offers 2-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in the coastal town of Cape Town and also on a world-class game reserve near Kenton-On-Sea in South Africa. Volunteers in Cape Town get involved in a wide-range of project work including English teaching, orphanage care and working with special needs children. Volunteers on the 'Big 5' game reserve enjoy hands-on involvement and a rich education in Conservation Management. Our Affordable Program fees include our world class support service, ATOL protection, airport transfers, accommodation, meals and much more!

Voluntour South Africa

Make a positive impact while volunteering abroad in South Africa with Voluntour South Africa. Programs are available in the vibrant cities of Cape Town, Durban, and Hoedspruit where participants may choose from three options. Aside from developing a sense of responsibility, they also get the chance to combine community service with some fun-filled adventures on a grassroots level.

Connect-123 Internship Programs

Volunteer in Cape Town with Connect-123 and have the opportunity to explore South Africa! Volunteer projects are available in many different areas, including Community Development, Education and Environmental Protection. Program costs cover in-country orientation, 24/7 staff support, and arrangements for local accommodation. Programs are available to participants from all over the world.

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specializes in worthwhile and rewarding volunteer and paid work programs in stunning destinations overseas. From the moment you enquire, you will receive personalized support and guidance from experienced, well-travelled advisors. Work on a farm in Australia, volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica or teach English to children in Chile, there is a program to suit everyone!


  • South Africa: Apartheid's Footprint & Community Health

    Be a part of a program that helps you gain experience by supporting (and assisting) experienced social workers in a rehabilitative program for people seeking a better life. The focus is on health, finding purpose and building community and social net...

African Impact

African Impact has been providing responsible and interactive conservation and community focused volunteer programs throughout Africa for over 10 years. The organization believes in utilizing volunteer placements to make a real difference - empowering communities, protecting the amazing wildlife and giving volunteers an experience they will never forget!


  • Game Reserve Volunteering with Gapforce

    A volunteering experience with bite! Relocate to the incredible setting of the South African bush for the animal encounter of a lifetime, working closely with the entire spectrum of safari wildlife on a working game reserve. This special program call...

Globe Aware

  • South Africa- Supporting Communities

    South Africa has celebrated an end to formal apartheid but despite its rich natural resources and can-do attitude, the majority of the black population still face huge challenges. Job prospects are still in low supply, housing and the standard of liv...

Operation Wallacea

  • Operation Wallacea - South Africa

    Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data coll...

Love Volunteers

Become a Love Volunteer in South Africa and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities! Check out our programs and sign up now!

Pod Volunteer

Volunteer with award winning Pod Volunteer in the stunning diverse country of South Africa. Volunteers can help at a range of animal volunteer projects including helping to collect research alongside the big 5 at our Kruger Conservation and Leopard Monitoring project, taking part in turtle surveys at our marine conservation project or supporting the important work done at our Horse Rehabilitation project. Volunteers can also stay in the beautiful coastal region of Cape Town providing care, education and community support at a Children’s Day Care project.

All Out Africa

Experience life in South Africa by becoming a volunteer with All Out Africa. Volunteers can work in Wildlife Awareness, Business and Community Development, and Childcare in the city of Cape Town. Placements include excursions, food, and housing, and may run from 5 to 8 weeks. The program is open to individuals, couples, and family volunteers from across the world.

Volunteering Solutions

Four programs are available to participants from across the globe upon joining Volunteering Solutions in South Africa. Situated in Cape Town or in rural areas, volunteers can help with operations of a local orphanage, assist in childcare programs, or teach sports as well as other subjects at an elementary school. Programs are offered year-round.

Shark & Marine Research Institute

  • Contribute Towards Meaningful Shark Research in S.A!

    Shark & Marine Research Institute (SMRI) is calling all early career scientists and budding Marine Biologists to join our Ranks and help protect our endangered and vulnerable shark species. SMRI was founded with the aim of obtaining critically requi...

Bridging Gaps

Bridging Gaps offers a range of customized opportunities in Cape Town including professional internships and educational volunteer placements. Our team collaborate with over 400 local organisations to find you the best suitable placement, based on your career and personal goals. Our experienced team work closely with you to design your tailor made trip and continue as your mentors throughout your time in Cape Town.

Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary

  • Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary

    Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary was established as a safe haven for animals who cannot be released back into the wild and now have a place to call home and live out the rest of their lives in a peaceful and happy environment. Our Sanctuary is currently ho...

i-to-i TEFL

  • Volunteer Abroad with an i-to-i TEFL/TESOL Course

    If you're looking for the perfect volunteer abroad opportunity, then take an i-to-i TEFL qualification. With our range of classroom & online TEFL courses, you'll be able to start teaching and traveling quicker than you thought possible! The cours...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

  • ISA Service-Learning in Cape Town, South Africa

    Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town was founded in 1652 and is South Africa's oldest city. Cape Town, known for its diverse and growing population, is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Opportunities to serve year-...


  • Volunteer and Teach in Africa

    myTEFL's four-week Teach in Africa program is an amazing opportunity to get TEFL certified, and to put it to good use. Good in all senses of the word! It starts off with our top rated 120 Hour online TEFL. You complete this from the comfort of you...


  • BUNAC - Sports Coaching South Africa

    Sports Coaching South Africa program gives you the opportunity to use the power of sport to raise awareness of health and social issues among underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth. You will be living with fellow volunteers and working alongside ...

American Institute For Foreign Study

  • AIFS Study Abroad in South Africa: Service Learning

    Spend a semester or academic year in captivating Stellenbosch with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the University of Stellenbosch. Courses are taught in English. Choose your course on the Full Curriculum Program. Focus on South African his...

CIS Abroad

  • Service Learning in South Africa

    Head to Cape Town, South Africa for an enriching and eye-opening service learning program! This program places you in a community-based service project addressing an issue or question raised by the local community. Your service work is complemented b...

ESL - Language studies abroad

  • ESL - Volunteering Programmes Abroad

    ESL - Language studies abroad offers a programme that combines language study and volunteering. There are two stages: first is attending an intensive language course and second is participating in a rewarding experience through volunteerism. ESL - La...

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