Volunteer in South Africa
Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in
South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa with Volunteering Solutions from 1 to 24 weeks and contribute to local communities by joining Childcare, Wildlife & Conservation, Teaching English, Sports Development, and Medical Program. Programs are located in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

South Africa


South Africa - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 1-24 Weeks

Program Locations : Cape Town & Port Elizabeth

Minimum Age : 17 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


At a Glance

Currency Used : South African Rand (ZAR)

Language : Afrikaans & English

Travel on Weekends to: hike up the Table Mountain or go for a thrilling wildlife safari

5 Days Volunteer Work

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Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa with Volunteering Solutions on a range of highly trusted and affordable volunteer abroad programs in South Africa including Childcare, Teaching English, Sports Development, Wildlife Conservation and the Penguin Rescue Program.  Volunteer opportunities in South Africa are based in the two most enthralling cities - Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. For those who have a time crunch, VolSol Team has crafted an exclusive 2 Week Special Volunteer Travel Program, which includes a package of work and a travel itinerary. VolSol is one of the best volunteering organizations in South Africa & trusted by thousands of past volunteers. 


  • Programs based in and around Cape Town, Port Elizabeth as well as wildlife project in Sidbury
  • Meaningful volunteering opportunities all year round from 1 to 24 weeks
  • Stay with other likeminded volunteers in a volunteer house in Observatory, Cape Town and in a hostel in Port Elizabeth
  • Incredible weekend add-on adventure tours in and around Cape Town
  • Option to stay with host family available in Cape Town

Best Volunteer Opportunities in South Africa

Bethany - Volunteer in Childcare Program in Cape Town, South Africa
"The volunteer program in South Africa well exceeded my expectations. The staff were very reliant and enthusiastic. Not only did I enjoy working at my volunteer site, but I also was able to immerse myself with the culture and beauty of South Africa, all in just 2 weeks! My biggest regret is that I could not stay longer."

Bethany - Volunteer in Childcare Program in Cape Town, South Africa View

Mohd Lokman - Volunteer in Healthcare Program in Cape Town
"The clinic staff there were very welcoming and kind, and they guided me and very fun to work with. It was a fun experience and 2 weeks flew past so fast and I wished I could have spent more time and do more to help them.I have met new family and friends that I will treasure forever. If I ever have the chance to do it again, I will."

Mohd Lokman - Volunteer in Healthcare Program in Cape Town View

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Weekend Travel Options

Make the most of your free time while volunteering in South Africa. Go for the wildlife safari during the weekends, or spend time relaxing on the beaches of Cape Town. Hike up the Table Mountain for a stunning view from the top. If you an adventure junkie, then you would absolutely love this country. Go for the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jumping, which is said to be the highest bungee jumping spot in the world. You can also go for a Shark Cage dive or normal Scuba Diving.

Explore the city of Cape Town, visit the local markets, take a tour of the towns in the outskirts and binge on some local food. We have a 3 Days Big 5 And Bungee Garden Route Tour, which will combine the best of everything - road trip, bungee and of course, wildlife safari. There's the Cape Town to Sedgefield Tour also, which you can opt for. There are so many things to do in South Africa that one may fall short of time. You can seek help from our in-country coordinator, to plan your weekend trips.

Go ahead and choose your weekend tour. In case you have any doubts or wish to customize your trip, simply write to us at and we’ll help you plan your weekend!

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