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South Africa

Izizwe Township Projects

Volunteer in a project that aims to bring together and build the people of Walmer Township despite their differences. You will help address challenges like high unemployment...

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South Africa

Izizwe Township Projects Sports Coaching

Izizwe Projects in Walmer Township focuses on providing services to the youth and children of this township that they normally lack. All children should have access to sports...

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South Africa

Missionvale Medical

The Missionvale Care Centre operates in the extremely poor informal shack land township of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth, South Africa – part of the wider Nelson Mandela...

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South Africa

Vervet Monkey Project

Join a Vervet Monkey Project and take part in efforts to conserve one of South Africa’s indigenous primates. Classified as ‘Old World’ monkeys, vervets have existed...

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South Africa

Door of Hope Orphanage

Volunteer in Door of Hope, a home that takes in abandoned and orphaned children and young people. You will help lighten the burden of looking after many children and provide...

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Malawi

Chideso Community Projects

Join the Child Development Organization (Chideso), which is based in Masasa community, Malawi. As a volunteer, you will participate in projects aimed at supporting children’s...

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South Africa

Missionvale Care Center

The Missionvale Care Center operates in the extremely poor informal shack land township of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Founded by Sister Ethel Normoyle,...

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South Africa

Lion and Big Cat Sanctuary

The Lion and Big Cat Sanctuary is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cat. At the sanctuary, they will be protected and they can prosper for the...

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South Africa

Big 5 Wildlife Conservation

Join the Big 5 Wildlife Conservation, a unique initiative that promotes the re-introduction of animals to their natural habitat. Be part of a team that contributes to the...

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South Africa

Marine and White Shark Project

Join a Marine Volunteer Project and get the chance to take part in unique marine-related tasks in the rich and biodiverse environment of the Greater Dyer Island in Gansbaai,...

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South Africa

Surf & Adventure Project

Join the Surf and Adventure Project aimed at helping children from underprivileged communities, backgrounds, and settlements out of townships. It is based in George, a city...

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Zimbabwe

Bulawayo Wildlife Sanctuary

Volunteer at the Bulawayo Wildlife Sanctuary, a wildlife orphanage and rescue center for animals that have been unsuccessfully domesticated, born in captivity, injured, abandoned,...

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South Africa

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Project

Join the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Project and assist with the support and care for (permanent resident or passing through) animals. Contribute to the breeding of...

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South Africa

Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary

Contribute to the unique project of Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Welgedacht Game Reserve in Pretoria. You will help provide animals wonderful living...

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KHAYA Volunteer Projects Reviews

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    5

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

Fleur's experience

Meeting all the friendly people was really the best experience that I've had. Besides this I also really enjoyed the special holiday program, however this was poorly planned. Literacy lessons were great, those women were amazing!
Things to improve would be a bit more clear information about the project before hand and longer working days as well.
I would definitely recommend this project to others because the people are really amazing.

Program: Izizwe Township Projects

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

Life lessons

The best thing about this project was to have the contact with all the people and all the histories they told me. To see all the poorness and to deal with it was the biggest life lesson I've learned here. It really was a good experience!

Program: Door of Hope Orphanage

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Helping in the clinic of Missionvale

Missionvale Medical was exactly what I was looking for. Being able to choose where my help is needed most and help at different places. I am a medical student, with my expertise I could really help them and get some medical experience as well! Missionvale and the people they are amazing and you can really help them!

Program: Missionvale Medical

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    N/A

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

Vervet monkey madness

What did I get myself into was my first thought after arriving at the project in Bela Bela, South Africa. I have always loved primates and searched for a long time to find the right program to me to assist in true conservation and have a chance to work with monkeys close up.

The eccentric German lady that runs the place, the interesting collection of all kinds of farm tools, vehicles and the basic volunteer accommodation were the things ai noticed first but as soon as I was taken around, heard the stories of some monkeys ending up here and seeing first hand that this project actually releases monkeys made my experience really worthwhile and gave me the sense I was part of something bigger.

This is not a zoo, nor sanctuary where animals live out their days, this is a conservation effort to rescue, rehabilitate and release vervet monkeys in the surrounding bushveld again.

The days started early, chopping fruits and veggies, helping in the nursery with all the babies, cleaning and feeding but living with these incredible creatures and even being responsible to take one to bed with me to feed and change nappies was a mindblowing experience!

Love the place and yes, you will be peed and pooped on but thats what monkeys do!

Program: Vervet Monkey Project

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Izizwe projects

I had a great experience! I learned a lot about life and most of all appreciate what you have.
There is so much you can do for other people. I think you need to help whenever you can!
My internship was the best I ever had.

Program: Izizwe Township Projects

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