Intern & Volunteer in South Africa
Despite great advancements in South Africa, rural areas and shanty towns suffer from a lack of educational resources and health facilities. The gap between rich and poor is extremely evident. Volunteer work in South Africa is vital to assist with efforts being made to tackle these social issues.
Our volunteer projects and internships in South Africa focus on a number of initiatives, from social Work, human rights and healthcare to veterinary, photography and sustainability. Whilst you’re volunteering or completing one of our internships in South Africa, you can visit Kruger National Park for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience to see the Big 5. The sheer number of animals and natural beauty in South Africa will surely captivate you. If you like adventure, take a trip to the Drakensberg Mountains in the north, where the scenery is beyond breathtaking. Last but not least, take time to immerse yourself in the rich South African culture, and don’t forget to try the local dish of chakalaka, a spicy relish with a secret ingredient!
South Africa’s coast is also not to be missed! Why not add an extra week to your South Africa volunteering and go on the renowned South African Garden Route? You will travel along the southeastern coast, and wander along the fine beaches of Mossel Bay. Discover fantastic gems at every turn, such as the Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve or the Knysna Lagoon. If you fancy a surf, don’t miss one of the most famous surfing hotspots, Jeffreys Bay.
Join us as a Kaya intern or volunteer in South Africa through one of our award-winning projects. Whichever project you choose, your hard work will make a difference in the lives and futures of South Africa’s wonderful communities and wildlife.
WHY INTERN OR VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH KAYA?
- You can become an intern or volunteer in South Africa on one of our projects for anywhere from 2-12 weeks.
- Kaya’s internship and volunteer projects in South Africa are available to start throughout the year.
- All of our projects work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Kaya provides all volunteers and interns with accommodation for the duration of their trip.
FUN FACT ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.