Volunteer Abroad in Johannesburg

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa. Jo’burg. Jozi. JHB. Egoli. Nicknames are a term of endearment and the abundance of names Johannesburg answers to shows how near and dear the city is to the hearts of its citizens. Volunteering abroad in Johannesburg allows you to authentically experience the compassion these citizens feel for this country full of natural splendor and friendly faces. Having the opportunity to respond to this compassion might be the most meaningful way to travel. So no matter what you choose to call the city, definitely consider choosing a volunteer abroad programs in Johannesburg.

How to Volunteer in Johannesburg

Diversity is the name of the game in Johannesburg, South Africa. This means that volunteer abroad programs in Johannesburg come in all shapes and sizes. No matter what you are passionate about doing, there is a program that will help you find a spot to park it.

Popular causes for volunteering in Johannesburg. When one thinks of volunteer work in Johannesburg, the first thing that pops into their head is healthcare. Throughout apartheid, the vast majority of people had little to no health services. This, combined with political and social factors, has brought them to have the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world. The amount of poverty also makes working with children another common type of volunteering. Schools in rural and underfunded areas can use educational and recreational support to inspire the next generation of leaders. For those who are seeking to work in the field or the lab to support conservation efforts and get up close and personal with some really fascinating wildlife, volunteering in Jozi makes perfect sense!

Summer/short term programs. Once you decide on the what, the next step is to decide on the how long. The duration of volunteer abroad ...

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South Africa - Wildlife Sanctuary

The animals at this wildlife sanctuary have been injured or orphaned leaving them in need of some assistance if they have any hope for survival. The animals become tame during their rehabilitation so they cannot be reintroduced to the wild, but this does allow for an unforgettable experience since volunteers can work so closely with the animals and establish relationships. The sanctuary provide...


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Internships and Volunteer Programs in Africa

Volunteering in Africa takes you one step further than the average tourist into the true character of this unique continent. To us, volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not only about the hands-on help and skills that volunteers bring, but also about what this magnificent continent, its warm people and amazing wildlife can give volunteers in return. African Impact is a multi-award winnin...


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African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

If you can’t decide on a travel itinerary when visiting Africa, join our African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour! This 5 or 9-week program is a combination of adventure activities and volunteering opportunities in various locations: Kruger National Park, Swaziland, and Mozambique. We will start with the Whale Shark Marine Conservation Project wherein you take part in coral reef and...


Volunteer and Travel in a Combined South African Adventure

Combine travel and volunteering in this fantastic South African expedition. You’ll look after wildlife, see beaches, culture and more in this 4, 6 or 8 week trip. There are 3 distinct parts to this unique volunteer travel experience: Kruger:. In Kruger you will be joining a camping safari holiday. Here your days will be spent on game drives searching for the incredibly diverse wildlife ...


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Volunteer Abroad in South Africa: Tembisa Township, Childcare, Teaching and Health HIV

South Africa has been called the adventure capital of the world, with its natural beauty and wildlife that leaves visitors awe-struck. The rich culture, the freedom struggle and the friendly people make this a fascinating nation to explore. With the sounds of the African drum beat; the bright sun, stars and city streets; the natural beauty of the landscape, South Africa is an inviting location ...


Mandela's Soweto Kids Volunteering with Hero Holidays

Sign up for a volunteering program in South Africa! It will take you to Johannesburg, where you will spend a minimum of two weeks helping out in a local primary school and youth club. The placement will be in Orlando, one of the oldest suburbs in Soweto. You will walk in the footsteps of former president Nelson Mandela while dealing with kids in school and during play time. Dedicate your ti...


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Volunteer World: Best Volunteer Abroad Programs Worldwide

Looking to apply your talent and expertise to a good cause? Find a program that matches your interests and skills through Volunteer World! We are the largest volunteer abroad comparison platform around the globe, enabling you to seek and compare offers from major travel agencies as well as smaller grassroots NGOs and local specialists in more than 80 countries. All these with just one click! ...


Great White Research, SA

Have you ever been fascinated by Great White Sharks? Do you like to learn more about them? Volunteer with marine biologists in South Africa and help them conduct research and studies on Great White Sharks along with other species. Volunteers will also help convey the information collected to the public so that they may understand and change the way they think about these spectacular marine crea...


Westcoast Connection | South Africa Summer 2018

Embark on a cultural experience like no other to South Africa with Westcoast Connection. On these service programs, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local cultures and traditions while working alongside the locals on various community projects. Your days will be filled with meaningful service, scenic landscapes, unbelievable wildlife, warm people, and thrilling adventu...


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Volunteer Abroad with an i-to-i TEFL/TESOL Course

If you're looking for the perfect volunteer abroad opportunity, then take an i-to-i TEFL qualification. With our range of classroom & online TEFL courses, you'll be able to start teaching and traveling quicker than you thought possible! The courses are packed full of practical information and teaching methodologies to help you become a great TEFL teacher. You’ll learn all the skills and kno...