SAVE Volunteering

SAVE Volunteering

About

SAVE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization (NPO) that assists communities in Africa. We are NOT a booking agent, all of our community projects are run and funded by our local NPO/ Foundations on the ground. Our work involves setting up and facilitating sustainable community and conservation development projects in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi as well as assisting non-profit organizations that are actively involved in the local communities. We now also offer several wildlife conservation projects including pre-vet, white shark and wild cats.

The fees we charge for programs only covers unavoidable costs including accommodation, transport, and a donation to SAVE to help finance the projects.

In exchange the volunteer contributes to community development, experiences African culture and makes new friends.
Every little bit helps volunteer for 2 weeks up to 2 years!

Founded
2006
Headquarters

20 Briza Road
Cape Town
7441
South Africa

Reviews

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Karen Cha
10/10

This project is so great! The people on this project are so friendly and dedicated (Gail, Cassandra etc.). We stayed in Hartebeesport together with our team leader Cassandra, which was very, very safe! And Cassandra is really kind.

I especially liked the project, because we did a lot of varied jobs during our stay: we worked with monkeys, cheetahs, elephants, owls, cats and dogs. And we did a very meaningful job!

I can definitely recommend this project, if you like animals and want to do a difference.

Yes, I recommend
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Nanna
10/10

I only have one bad thing to say about saltycrax and that is that it is hard to be 11 people coming together there, when you don’t know each other yet. But if you are traveling a few people together it is amazing! The staff is so helpful and passionately about their job! The project with the children works excellent and you really fell that you get the right tools to make a difference. It is a really amazing project with amazing staff and volunteers behind it

How can this program be improved?
Maybe more games to make the volunteers closer between the different houses, schools and programs
Yes, I recommend
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Ashley
9/10

I spent 4 weeks in Table View and absolutely loved spending time with very young kids in the morning and older kids in the afternoon sports. Having variety kept it interesting and each day was less repetitive. Although I traveled in the winter months and was often unable to actually do swimming and surfing with the older children in the afternoon, I still enjoyed getting to know them a bit better when things did not go as planned on a cold/rainy day. All these kids will always be in my heart, as well as all the other amazing people volunteering a part of their lives to help these children!

How can this program be improved?
I think Monday’s are a wasted day and all volunteers should go to school, even if it is only a half day. Additionally afternoon projects are often communicated to the volunteers so late that we had to rush to ensure the equipment, food, and volunteers were all ready to go.
Yes, I recommend
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Sydney
9/10

SAVE volunteering opened my eyes to so many things. The amazing staff were fantastic to work with. They create a great work environment both in the schools and within the volunteer houses. I worked at Honey Bee Educare in Dunoon and had a fantastic expirience working with the teachers, kids, and other volunteers. It was a life changing expirence.
I would return to Cape Town in a hearbeat if i could. I hope to be able to some day.

Yes, I recommend
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Thomas
8/10

I would work more with the kids. Actually they are the reason why most of us came for. I don't understand why we don't wor on mondays for example. Then I would wish a better allocation of the volunteers. While we are until 6 person in one class, in other schools they have to control a class with 30 kids by theyr selves.
But nertheless it's a nice programm and a good opportunity to have a first experience in the world of the volunteers.

How can this program be improved?
I would work more with the kids. Actually they are the reason why most of us came for. I don't understand why we don't wor on mondays for example. Then I would wish a better allocation of the volunteers. While we are until 6 person in one class, in other schools they have to control a class with 30 kids by theyr selves.
But nertheless it's a nice programm and a good opportunity to have a first experience in the world of the volunteers.
Yes, I recommend

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