Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa and is located on the southern hemisphere meaning the seasons are flipped from what you are used to in most Western countries. Wildlife and beautiful scenery are abundant. The Swazi cultures and traditions are also largely emphasized. There seems to be a general consensus that Swaziland is a perfect place for a photographer.

Wildlife Conservation: Community Development: With the high AID/HIV rates, many families are in need of support. Volunteers can help out by building homes and beneficial structures for those families. Throughout the building process volunteers can also interact with children who are affected by the high AID/HIV rates.

Education: If you are interested in teaching then Swaziland would be a perfect place to do so. Volunteers work with local schools to help teach underprivileged children with various subjects such as English and Math. This is another opportunity to become a role model for young children needing a strong support system.

Youth Support: Working at care centers is very important in Swaziland because there are many orphans due to the high rates of AID/HIV infections. A lot of the kids need support and a fostering environment and volunteers can give them that through community development programs. Volunteers can improve the care centers, help with food, plan activities and teach the children important life skills.

  • How to Save Money While Volunteering: A visa isn’t necessary unless you stay in the country for more than 30 days. If you plan to stay more than 30 days, you can extend the stay once you are in the country at the Immigration Department. Also do not go in and out of Swaziland at night by road. There are many incidents of recurring car thefts. Remember that the Swaziland currency, Emalangeni, can only be used in the local area. Also try to avoid political gatherings that may become unpredictable. Also the locals largely respect the monarch and their political views seem to be more conservative.
  • Volunteer Support: Make sure you have the contact information of the embassies from your countries. They can keep you up to date with important information in case of an emergency. Each volunteer organization should have some sort of resource and support for foreigners. For example, the Peace Corps in Swaziland offer emergency support in case of any unforeseen happenings.
  • Health and Safety of Volunteers in Swaziland: Compared to other countries, Swaziland is on the safer side for crimes but again there are high risks of AIDS/HIV among the people. You may need to be extra careful about STD’s. Similar to other countries, avoid walking at night alone and watch for your belongings. The emergency number is 933 if you need medical assistance.

Volunteer Programs in Swaziland

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 programs
All Out Africa
Safari to Coast Conservation Volunteer Project
Multiple Countries
9.2 •15 reviews

The Kruger to Coast Volunteer Tour will take you through some of the...

Volunteer Vacations
Rugby coaching and HIV/AIDS education in Swaziland with Volunteer Vacations
Swaziland
9.5 •2 reviews

Swaziland is Southern Africa's best kept secret and is opening up to...

Kaya Responsible Travel
Kaya Volunteer Programs in Mozambique
Multiple Countries
10 •1 review

Mozambique is a truly extraordinary destination for travellers...

All Out Africa
All Out Africa: Volunteer & Safari
Multiple Countries

The Kruger & Volunteering Volunteer Tour will take you through some of...

People and Places
Volunteer at Neighbourhood Care Points in Swaziland with People & Places
Swaziland

Join People and Places volunteers in Swaziland! This program supports...

Kaya Responsible Travel
Kaya Volunteer Programs in Eswatini
Swaziland

Eswatini, previously Swaziland, is a small and yet remarkable country...

Let's Go Africa
Internship & Volunteer Work in Swaziland
Swaziland

Advantages of the Let’s Go Swaziland Community Development Internship...

Volunteer Programs in South Africa

Not enough options in Swaziland? Check out these other Volunteer Abroad programs in South Africa!
  • Wildlife ACT
    Award Winning Endangered Wildlife Volunteer Programs in South Africa - Wildlife ACT
    South Africa
    9.66 •38 reviews

    Get directly involved in some of the most exciting & important...

  • African Dawn
    African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctaury South Africa
    South Africa
    9.13 •23 reviews

    Always wanted to get up close and personal with African Birds and...

  • South African Students Travel Service (SASTS)
    Volunteer in South Africa with SASTS
    South Africa
    8.88 •16 reviews

    SASTS believes that international voluntary services help empower...

  • All Out Africa
    Safari to Coast Conservation Volunteer Project
    Multiple Countries
    9.2 •15 reviews

    The Kruger to Coast Volunteer Tour will take you through some of the...

  • Loop Abroad
    Veterinary Service: South Africa
    South Africa
    9.61 •18 reviews

    This two-week program takes place at a cheetah breeding and care...

  • UBELONG
    Volunteer in South Africa: Most Affordable & Real Impact!
    South Africa
    10 •5 reviews

    UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Cape...

  • Change Volunter
    Big 5 Safari Conservation, South Africa
    South Africa
    10 •1 review

    Gain hands on experience on a wildlife reserve, assisting the team in...

  • Edge of Africa
    Community & Conservation Projects in Africa
    Multiple Countries
    9.46 •13 reviews

    Community, Medical & Teaching: In South Africa you can assist with...

  • Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA
    Highly affordable programs in South Africa from $400 for 2 weeks!
    South Africa
    9.6 •10 reviews

    Enjoy the time of your life in South Africa by volunteering for a safe...

What People Are Saying

The week I spent with All Out Africa in Swaziland was truly an eye-opening experience. I hadn't even heard of The Kingdom of Swaziland before 2018, let alone what day-to-day life there is like, or the...

Group shot

I went to Swaziland to simply fill up some time over my gap year, not knowing what to expect but I went out completely open minded and ending up meeting some amazing people and creating memories I'll...

This trip to South Africa is a trip I cannot stop talking about! I made such amazing friends and memories during my time there. There were so many beautiful things to see and I enjoyed the special...

Related Volunteer Abroad Articles