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Volunteer in South Africa

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


*Participants must be at least 21 years old
*Please visit website to download the application form
*Cover letter
*$300 non-refundable application fee
*Supplementary application materials due after provisional acceptance


  • English

Cost in US$:

$755 (1 week); $545 (each additional week)

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Medical insurance
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

• API advisor to assist you with all pre-departure needs, including visa assistance, and liaise with partner throughout program
• Airport pick-up / arrival assistance
• Housing (You will live in shared volunteer housing or with a host family, depending on your placement.)
• Meals (breakfast and dinner daily after orientation ends)
• Medical, Life, and Travel Insurance
• On-site welcome weekend (3 days) and orientation
• On-site support from partner and host agency

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Human Rights
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, British and Irish Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network