A volunteering journey to South Africa means being immersed in the culture and traditions of an ancient land, and marveling at magnificent landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, while being embraced by warm and welcoming people. South Africa is a truly inspiring and exciting country to explore.
GoEco’s volunteer programs are designed to let you get a real taste of living in South Africa, while still providing you with all the support you need before, during, and after your trip.
- Gain experience in wildlife conservation or teaching abroad
- Get up-close with Africa's Big Five!
- Ethical wildlife interactions and volunteering tasks
- Discover Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Park and other top destinations
- Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.
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Wildlife lovers rejoice! This sanctuary is home to various wildlife species who have been rescued but are unable to be returned to the wild. Volunteers are able to provide hands-on care by preparing food for the animals and creating enrichment activities. Volunteers also assist in maintaining the sanctuary itself.
Work closely with fascinating African animals at a widely-accredited wildlife ranch! Volunteers work alongside professional staff and have the option to join as a volunteer or wildlife intern. Volunteers prepare food, feed the animals, maintain the ranch and more. Take the opportunity while here to dive with the resident crocodiles!
Join a program in Cape Town to empower the local low-income communities. Provide educational resources to local children, assist in a preschool or lend a hand at a farm school. Volunteers will create fun, educational activities and games, and teach the local schoolchildren.
Gain vast experience in animal care as you volunteer at a world renowned wildlife rehabilitation center in South Africa!
Gain hands-on animal care experience unlike anywhere else in the world. Whether you are going on a game capture or taking a lecture on animal health and nutrition, you will be exposed to the immense variety of animals and knowledge that is available in the African environment. Perfect for pre-vet students!