Trusted by 113,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's most popular volunteer programs in South Africa and 50+ other destinations around the world.
Based on one of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park, volunteers on this program get to live amongst Africa's ‘Big 5’ animals and help protect their natural habitat for periods ranging from 2 to 12 weeks.
Your fully-hosted experience includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a volunteer house with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.
IVHQ offers a multi-layered support network, so even before you depart, you’ll receive outstanding service from your IVHQ Program Manager and gain exclusive access to volunteer training and preparation tools.
Are you ready to immerse yourself in a new culture while making a difference? Join our community of travelers who have spent over 7 million hours supporting local communities.
- IVHQ’s South Africa program is available year-round, starting on every Monday of the month
- Fully hosted volunteer experiences starting from only $250 for 1 week - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
- You'll be joining a global network of 113,000+ volunteers backed by the world’s leading team of volunteer travel experts - IVHQ’s outstanding safety systems and track record set them apart as the world’s safest organization
- Support impact-driven volunteer projects run by locals within your host community
- Flexible booking and free changes so you can register with confidence
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As a volunteer on the Childcare project in Cape Town, you'll play a dynamic role in enriching the lives of local children by assisting with a wide range of tasks within a large childcare center. This includes teaching, tutoring and caring for children, organizing games and activities and helping with general duties to assist with the day to day running of the center.
As a volunteer teacher in Cape Town, you’ll be placed in low-income public primary schools assisting teachers and working with students in entry-level classes. By teaching an array of subjects, including basic Mathematics, English and Life Skills, you'll help create an all-around better learning environment and education standards for local children.
The focus of the Sports Development project in South Africa is on developing both the physical skills and general life skills of the children at schools that do not have Physical Education teachers. Our Sport Development project operates in the same schools as our Teaching and Computer Training projects in Cape Town.
This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about sports and youth development, and would love the opportunity to share their passion with young learners.
You don’t need to be a pro surfer to appreciate the thrill involved in the sport of surfing and surf enthusiasts of all abilities are welcome to join our Surf Outreach project in South Africa! This is an after school project in which volunteers help facilitate local children in learning how to surf while teaching them valuable life skills.