Apply now!Volunteering in South Africa – Program Fees Please Note: The program fee is paid directly to the host organization. All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee. What is included in the volunteer program fee? Airport Pickup Orientation Accommodation for all projects Meals are included in most programs (please check the description of your chosen project) Support from local staff & Program supervision In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay In-country administration costs Donation to support the local project There are no hidden costs.
Most of these projects are the most affordable to volunteer in South Africa. Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work. Participants in our South Africa programs normally find US$100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date. Volunteer in South Africa – Project Details Location Find all the volunteer programs across South Africa here. You will find in detail, where the volunteer programs for a specific cause are located in South Africa. Accommodation & Meals The details of these services vary according to the project, please check the specifics of your chosen program.
Start & Duration Our programs to volunteer in South Africa start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Therefore, you should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation. Program length also varies according to the project Township Teaching with Doreen Location: Masiphumelele Township, around 45 minutes from central Cape Town Arrival airport: Cape Town (code CPT).
Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms Food is not included. You will need to purchase your own food (budget approximately US$50 per week) Available from 2 to 12 weeks. Teach Sports to disadvantaged Children Location of project: Southern Peninsula, Cape Town Arrival airport: Johannesburg – Cape Town (code CPT) Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms Food is not included.
You will need to purchase your own food (budget approximately US$50 per week) Available from 2 to 12 weeks. Great White Shark and Ocean Conservation Location of project: Kleinbaai, 180 km south east of Cape Town Arrival airport: Cape Town (code CPT) Shared room in a chalet sleeping shared by four and six people. Each chalet has a kitchen, lounge, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Food: Breakfast included (cereal, tea, coffee and sugar) and lunch if on the boat.
All other meals are self-catering (budget approximately US$50 per week). Available from 2 to 4 weeks. Big 5 and Hyena monitoring Location of project: Limpopo province Arrival airport: Johannesburg (JNB) Shared dormitory room in volunteer house on the park section; a couples room with ensuite bathroom is also available on request if available. Food: Self-catering – food is provided. Volunteers will cook following a menu and do the washing up on a rotary basis with the other volunteers.
Available from 2 to 12 weeks. Work with Monkeys Location of project: Near Tzaneen, 6 hours drive from Johannesburg. Arrival Airport: Johannesburg (airport code JNB) Shared wooden cabins at the park. Food: All meals included (vegan food only – prepared by an African maid trained by a professional chef). The food has had excellent reviews from non-vegans and vegans alike. Available from 2 to 8 weeks Work with Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Location of project: Animal sanctuary on South Africa’s world renowned Garden Route next to Port Elizabeth Arrival airport: Port Elizabeth (code PLZ) Shared dormitory style room in wooden lodge at project (2-8 persons per room) Food: All meals are included Available from 2 to 8 weeks Learn to surf & help children reach for their dreams Location of project: Muizenberg, Cape Town Arrival airport: Cape Town (code CPT) Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms Food: Self-catering (budget approximately US$50 per week) Around 30 min to the project – a short multi-person taxi ride and a train journey (budget approx.
US$20 per week). Available from 2 to 8 weeks Big Five Animal Conservation Volunteer Project Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa Arrival airport: Port Elizabeth (PLZ) Same sex shared dorms with an awesome entertainment area. Very comfortable accommodation. Food: All meals are prepared for you. Available from 2 to 4 weeks. Orientation for Volunteers in South Africa Orientation takes place at 5pm of the arrival day.
Therefore, you should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation Volunteer Requirements You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. All participants in our volunteer in South Africa programs must have adequate travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in South Africa or during orientation, Treat animals and humans with respect.
Most importantly, pack in energy, a positive attitude, love in your heart and a spring in your step! Some projects also have specific requirements, therefore please check the description of your chosen program. Language Skills required to volunteer in South Africa Fluency in English is required in all the projects. Safety You will have competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders.
Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience. Apply now!See Also: Miniature Horse Service Animal
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[embedded content] Volunteering Solutions arranges and facilitates ease of access, living and volunteering for all its international volunteers. All they have to do is pack their bags and arrive in Port Elizabeth. Airport Receive/ Transfer Volunteers are picked up from the Port Elizabeth Airport. Scheduled transfers are arranged to and from the airport to the reserve. The reserve is approximately 45 minutes from the airport.
All volunteers need to arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport on Monday before 4pm, as transfer is provided till that time only. Orientation The volunteers would be a given a basic orientation with guidelines and instructions by the project coordinators. A weekly itinerary is also prepared assigning roles and responsibilities to the volunteers. Accommodation Volunteers are housed in dorm style accommodation.
The dorms are alotted on same gender basis. In cases where volunteers want to stay as a couple, this can be arranged at an extra cost and also depends on the availability of rooms unless arrangements were made prior to arrival. Volunteers are more than welcome to socialize in the common area such as the entertainment area, lounge, TV area etc.Laundry facility is available for two days in a week at an extra cost.
Internet service is also available during certain designated hours.Loading… Meals Volunteers are provided with meals on all seven days of the week. Your basic breakfast will consist of cereals, bread, butter, jam, tea, coffee and cheese, but sometimes volunteers are also served eggs, sausages or baked beans, and sometimes a combination of the both. [embedded content] Volunteering Solutions makes great efforts to provide best of living standards to its volunteers.
In Cape Town, our international volunteers are picked up from the airport and put in volunteer houses or with host families, equipped with all modern amenities. We also make sure that we help our volunteers with their local requirements, sightseeing or weekend tours. Airport Receive/ Transfer Volunteers are picked up from the Cape Town International Airport by the local coordinator or representative.
Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in South Africa will be picked up from a meeting point decided beforehand. Orientation A half day orientation will be provided by the local staff on the program start date. The orientation would cover topics such as introduction to the program,General information about South Africa,Safety Tips / Guidelines,customs,health guidelines, communities, projects, host families, support services, travel and tours.
The volunteers also receives a City Tour which is a 2 hour walk around the City Centre. Accommodation Volunteering Solutions arranges accommodation for volunteers in a Volunteer hostel or in home stays in local communities. The Volunteer hostels are dormitory-style accommodations situated in Sea Point and Observatory. While Sea Point accommodation is located a stones-throw away from the city centre, Observatory accommodation is located in a beautiful suburb of Cape Town, about 20 minutes from the city center.
The hostels are perfectly situated close to shops, restaurants, public transport, and some of the best beaches in the world! The areas are also very safe.Living in the hostel is a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” because you will meet and live with more than 20 other volunteers from all over the globe. It’s a great opportunity to make lifelong friends and learn about different cultures. Each day you will travel to your project, usually by mini-bus taxi which is a very cheap and efficient way to travel in Cape Town, and is also a lot of fun! After you finish your project for the day you usually spend your evenings doing different activities with the other volunteers in the house like, movie nights in the lounge or having a braai, which is a South African barbeque.
As mentioned before, accommodation is set up in typical backpacker-style, with rooms sleeping 4-8 people per room. 2 meals are provided on weekdays (Monday- Friday) – a breakfast consisting of eggs, cereals, fruit, toast, tea/coffee, etc. and dinner at a contracted restaurant located within 5 minute walk from the house, where a set, wholesome meal is provided to each volunteer on a daily basis.When staying with a host family while volunteering in South Africa you will live in one of the local communities of Cape Town.
There you will experience life of a typical South African family which will be a great cultural experience. You will be provided 3 meals a day, prepared by your host. Breakfast before your project, a packed lunch to take with you and a delicious home cooked meal for dinner. You will travel a short distance to your project in the morning and in the evenings you will spend time bonding with your host family.
On the weekends you can either spend your leisure time with your host family or book yourself into a backpacker in town to explore the city centre during the day and experience Cape Town night life. Loading… Meals Volunteers are provided with all meals for 7 days at home stay and 2 meals a day (Breakfast & Dinner) from Monday to Friday at volunteers house. If you have any special dietary needs, please inform us in advance.
Please note that no meals are provided on the day of arrival and during the day of orientation.