Interested in conservation in Africa? Come get hands on!

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388 Lagoon DriveNature's Valley, Western Cape 6602ZA

The view from our office, the lagoon at Nature's Valley!


The Volunteer NVT programme offers volunteers a rewarding way to spend a vacation, gap year or career break. While you spend your days in and around one of the most beautiful places along South Africa’s Garden Route, you will have the opportunity to contribute to an organisation that is loved and respected by the community. The NVTrust accepts volunteers to assist with Environmental Education, Community and Research projects throughout the year.

Education and community volunteers work hands on with underprivileged schools, teaching them about the environment and how to improve their own communities. Help our award winning team raise up a generation of eco-warriors, solving community sustainability at the grass-roots level.

Research volunteers get to grips studying some of the most pristine systems on earth, examining natural variation in ecological systems and assessing hands on how climate change is affecting these. Spend time in the field studying Fynbos (one of six global plant Kingdoms), marine ecosystems, endemic river biota, pristine estuaries, and magnificent forests! Experience how cutting edge technology is used by the 21st century ecologist to get the best possible data for conservation management. Get that field research experience you always wanted, while adding value to real time conservation research!

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Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

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