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Volunteer in South Africa Programs and Opportunities


Volunteer in South Africa Programs and Opportunities

With fine weather, gorgeous scenery, compelling wildlife, great beaches, subtropical coast and superb cuisine, South Africa has everything for the travel lovers across the world. From off-roading on safari to diving with great white sharks, it is hard to name any other holiday destination that offers as much as variety as done by this southern tip of Africa.

Volunteering in South Africa program has bundle of opportunities for those who want to make significant contribution in the education, health, conservation and other sectors.

Available Volunteer Project in South Africa

FDIP Volunteer in South Africa Program has myriads of volunteering opportunities while making a meaningful journey:

Teaching Volunteer Project

Decent education is right of every student. In some of the underprivileged areas the education system and teaching method is not really advanced, due to this the joy of learning fades away from the students. This is one of the major challenges being faced by the schools of South Africa. Participation of international volunteers can add that flavor of dynamism in the teaching process. Students are in growing mental stage, they are always curious to learn new things. Arrival of a teacher from few oceans away can trigger their fascination for learning; this will be your great contribution as a international volunteer in the local schools of South Africa.

Details of South Africa Teaching Volunteer Program >>

Underprivileged Children

With existing contrast between modern urban areas and impoverished rural regions, South Africa is facing many challenges, especially in Children’s rights. Volunteering for underprivileged children is a chance to work for better education, health and other basic fundamentals required to build a standard life standard of a kid.

Details of South Africa Childcare Volunteer Program >>

Sports Volunteering

Sport is in the spirit of South Africans, it is the key element of development and unification of its people in last few decades. South Africa has played 3 times in FIFA World Cup group stage and country is 2 times semi finalist of ICC World Cup One Day Cricket. Volunteering in sports can add more enthusiasm and encouragement to the kids for living their sport dream in the future.

Healthcare Volunteer

Specially designed for medical professionals, medical students, nurses and nursing students and other practitioners and academicians of public health and healthcare services, South Africa Healthcare volunteer program is an opportunity to gain hands of experience of medical works and healthcare services.

Details of South Africa Medical Volunteer Program >>

Conservation Volunteer Project

South Africa is suffering with environmental issues stemmed by unsustainable urbanization, air pollution, solid waste pollution, deforestation and soil degradation. Volunteer in Conservation projects will join the awareness campaigns and initiatives against these elements of environment degradation.

Program Fee

Program fee comprises registration fee of $169 and weekly program fees. Weekly program fees are as listed below:

Weeks All Programs Wildlife
1 week $305 $745
2 weeks $455 $1,175
3 weeks $605 $1,605
4 weeks $755 $2,055
5 weeks $905 $2,505
6 weeks $1,055 $2,955
7 weeks $1,205 $3,405
8 weeks $1,405 $3,955
9 weeks $1,555 $4,405
10 weeks $1,755 $4,905
11 weeks $1,905 $5,355
12 weeks $2,055 $5,855
Program fee includes
  • Airport pickup
  • Orientation cost of volunteer
  • Contribution to host family
  • Breakfast and accomodation
  • Emergency support
Program fee excludes
  • Airfares and visa charge
  • Airport Drop
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bevarages extra food and laundry
  • Recreational activities
  • Any other personal needs
  • Daily transportations

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How can I volunteer in South Africa?

You may volunteer in South Africa by helping orphanage homes, teaching English in schools, working in clinics/hospitals, raising HIV/AIDS awareness, assisting community development, and working with children, among several other endeavors.

How can I become a volunteer in Africa?

You may become a volunteer in Africa by considering the type of volunteering program you want to do, such as assisting children, saving endangered species, or constructing housing. Contact various volunteering projects for more information and assistance in asking the best option for your interest and goals.

What projects can I volunteer in South Africa?

In South Africa, there are several volunteer projects in various fields such as teaching, human rights, the environment, women’s empowerment, community development, care, medical assistance, and many others.

What is the average cost of volunteering in South Africa?

Volunteer programs start at $150 for one week and include accommodation (volunteer house or host house), meals, airport pickup, in-country support, fundraising projects, and extensive support services. 

How do I get the visa to travel to South Africa?

A tourist visa is not required for most European countries, the United States, Canada, and Australia for travels of up to 90 days. You may acquire a tourist visa at the airport where you will arrive.

How will I be picked up at the airport?

A local coordinator will receive you at the Cape Town International Airport’s arrival gate and take you securely to your volunteer program in South Africa.

What vaccinations are required to volunteer in SouthAfrica?

Advisable vaccines would be as suggested by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). COVID-19 vaccines are also required in South Africa.

What are the accommodation arrangements for the volunteers in South Africa?

Volunteers are often housed in a hostel or with a host family. The volunteer hostel has a dorm-style room. The vast majority of volunteers are accommodated with host families.

What do I need to know about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic before traveling to South Africa?

 All travelers must have a COVID-19 PCR test result that is negative more than 72 hours before departure. Face masks are mandatory in all public places and on public transportation.

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