OUR INTERN AND VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH AFRICA PROJECTS

Volunteer in South Africa with Kaya, a country which draws in more visitors than anywhere else in the continent. It could be described as ‘a world in one country’ due to its contrasting terrain, rolling mountains, lively cities, vast array of wildlife, spectacular vistas and gleaming rivers and oceans.

    Volunteer in South Africa

    We have projects for those wanting to volunteer in South Africa in many different areas, which are suitable for people with a wide range of interests and skills. You can volunteer in South Africa on one of our community projects which range from Sports coaching to Teaching English in rural schools. These projects are perfect for those who want to volunteer in South Africa and have an interest in working with people. For those with an artistic eye, we have two photography placements. If you are keen to help out South Africa’s ‘Big 5’, then our Wildlife conservation programme is just right for you. For those wanting to volunteer in South Africa in more specialist areas, we have various business internship programmes as well.

    Despite the great strides this country has made recently, rural areas and shanty towns suffer from a lack of resources for education and health facilities. The gap between rich and poor is extremely evident, thus your volunteer work in South Africa is vital to work on initiatives, which are tackling these problems.

    While you volunteer in South Africa you can visit Kruger National Park for a once in a lifetime safari experience to see South Africa’s ‘Big 5’, where the sheer number of animals and natural beauty will captivate you. Or, take a trip to the Drakensberg Mountains, in the north, where the scenery is beyond breathtaking. If you fancy stepping back into history, explore the UNESCO World Heritage fossil Hominid sites that have traces to early human occupation and evolution. Don’t forget to try the local dish of chakalaka, a spicy relish with a secret ingredient!

    South Africa’s coast is not to be missed! Why not add on an extra week to your South Africa volunteering and go on the renowned South African Garden Route? You will travel along the south-eastern coast, wander along the fine beaches of Mossel Bay, and 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 at Kaya and intern or volunteer in South Africa on one of our many award-winning projects. Whichever project you choose, your hard work will make a difference to the lives and futures of South Africa’s wonderful communities and wildlife.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about South Africa:

    • Population 53,675,563 July 2015 estimate
    • Language – IsiZulu (official) 22.7%, IsiXhosa (official) 16%, Afrikaans (official) 13.5%, English (official) 9.6%, Sepedi (official) 9.1%, Setswana (official) 8%, Sesotho (official) 7.6%, Xitsonga (official) 4.5%, siSwati (official) 2.5%, Tshivenda (official) 2.4%, isiNdebele (official) 2.1%, sign language 0.5%, other 1.6% (2011 est.)
    • Religion – Protestant 36.6% (Zionist Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%), Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census)
    • Currency – South African Rand (ZAR)
    • Climate – mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights, wet season November to March, Dry season May to August

    Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

    Social Work and Youth Internship in South Africa

    Join our social work and youth internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills in a different environment.

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    Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa

    Join our human trafficking internship in South Africa and get involved with a local community on a worthy cause.

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    Hospital and Healthcare Internship in South Africa

    Join our hospital and healthcare internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills and learning about healthcare in an African context.

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    Hospitality Management Internship in Africa

    Develop your experience through an hospitality management internship in an African context working for an award winning backpacker lodge

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    Occupational Therapy in South Africa

    Join our occupational therapy in South Africa placement and get involved in a local community while learning about a different other than your own.

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    Tree Planting and Environmental Education Summer Initiative in South Africa

    Take a hands-on role in reforestation and environmental education by volunteering on this mass action project in South Africa this summer.

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    Veterinary Internship on South Africa Wild Coast

    Veterinary internship in South Africa Wild Coast catering to 2nd and 3rd-year students

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    Volunteer with the Big 5 in Port Elizabeth

    Volunteer and have an amazing time working on this game reserve in Port Elizabeth. Work with South Africa's big 5: lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, rhino and leopard.

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    Veterinarian Volunteering in South Africa

    Join our veterinarian volunteering at one of South Africa’s premier game reserves developing your knowledge of diagnosing, treating and preserving wildlife in their natural habitats.

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    Small Business Development Internship and Product Design in Africa

    Share this small business development internship in South Africa to extend your CV/Resume while developing the capacity of a social enterprise.

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    Community Health and Home Based Care Volunteering in South Africa

    Join us in St Lucia and bring your enthusiasm and willingness to help on this community health and home based care project.

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    PR and Social Media Internship at an NGO in South Africa

    Develop your CV/Resume and help raise awareness about greening and reforestation projects by taking a PR and Social Media Internship at an NGO in Cape Town.

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    HIV/AIDS Education and Day Care Volunteering in South Africa

    Volunteer on our community education and day care project and support the people of St. Lucia, South Africa where HIV/AIDS rates are high.

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    Early Childhood Development Internship In Africa

    If you are studying early years education or development intern with us in South Africa or Swaziland and earn from and compare your experiences with local teachers and students.

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    Community Sports Coaching Volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa

    As a community sports coaching volunteer you will volunteer in South Africa in a Cape Town township where sports coaching is much needed.

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    Support the Recovery of Children in a South African Hospital

    Volunteer in South Africa and assist local nurses and carers by offering support to this busy children’s hospital.

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    Pre-Veterinary Internship in South Africa

    Develop your interests and studies in veterinary science or animal welfare on this pre-veterinary internship led by an experienced and qualified botanist in South Africa.

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    Photography and Conservation Project In Kruger, South Africa

    Join this incredible wildlife photography course to develop skills for taking great shots whilst participating in essential conservation education and activities in the Greater Kruger Area.

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    Permaculture and Horticulture Internship in South Africa

    Participate in promoting environmental awareness within African Communities, combat Climate Change and develop your own knowledge and skills.

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    Graphic Design Internship at an NGO In South Africa

    Use your flair and passion and participate in this exciting graphic design internship at an NGO in South Africa.

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    Family Volunteering: Wildlife Research in a Game Reserve in South Africa

    Volunteer as a family on a research and conservation project in the famous Kruger area home to the Big 5; lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and many more.

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    Events Management Internship in an NGO in South Africa

    Develop the knowledge that you have gained through your studies and participate in this events management internship at an NGO in Cape Town.

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    Equine Therapy for Disabled Children in Cape Town

    Volunteer abroad on our specialised project and help to provide equine therapy to disabled children in South Africa.

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    Community Teaching Volunteering in Cape Town

    Become a community teaching volunteer in South Africa and provide essential teaching support in the poverty stricken communities in the townships of Cape Town.

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    Rhino, Elephant and Big Cat Research and Conservation in Kruger

    Volunteer in South Africa on a research and conservation project in the greater Kruger area home to the Big 5; lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and more

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    Conservation and Ecology Volunteering in the Swaziland Savannah

    If you are a student or are fascinated by wildlife and habitats, why not join us on this conservation and ecology internship in the Swaziland savannah.

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    African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

    Why not do a bit of everything on this 9 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

     

    TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

     

    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

     

     

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    We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us via email if you have any questions or use the chat window in the bottom right.