Have you always dreamed of visiting South Africa? Would you like to contribute to improving the lives of disadvantaged people? Consider volunteering abroad in South Africa with IFRE for an unforgettable experience!
Brimming with breathtaking scenery and fascinating diversity, South Africa is a heavily sought-after volunteer and travel destination. In this amazing country, you can see fascinating wildlife up close while on a safari in Kruger National Park or meet penguins and watch whales from one of the country’s beautiful beaches.
If extreme sports are your thing, you’ll find bungee jumping and shark cage diving, along with windsurfing and kiteboarding. A variety of delicious food, near-perfect weather, and lovely people make this country a traveler’s paradise.
Unfortunately, Apartheid scarred South Africa badly, and more than half of the population still lives in poverty. The top one percent of the country owns almost eighty percent of its wealth and those most heavily affected by poverty are blacks, the less educated, households headed by women, large families, and children, especially in rural areas.
Today, many local organizations, orphanages, and schools are working to help these poor communities and children and desperately need volunteers more than ever.
When you join a South Africa Volunteer program, you’ll make an enormous impact on vulnerable South Africans living in crushing poverty. You can help underprivileged children, work in health care, teach English, or participate in a physical education project.
Be a catalyst for change and a more positive future for the people of South Africa.
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Available Volunteer Projects in South Africa
No matter what your passion is, IFRE has a project in South Africa you will love! There are so many different ways you can make a difference, so browse our offerings and find a project which is perfect for you!
Child Care Project (Cape Town)
Healthcare Project (Cape Town)
Teaching English Project (Cape Town)
Primary School Sports/Physical Education Project (Cape Town)
Social Welfare Project (Cape Town)
Wildlife Conservation Project (Port Elizabeth)
In addition to the exciting programs listed above, IFRE also offers group programs for high school and college students, family volunteering, alternative spring breaks, and many other unique programs. Contact us today to learn more!
Volunteering South: Program Dates
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Please check the program page for the available dates
Since 2003, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.