Volunteer in South Africa with United Planet: 6 - 12 months

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


11 Arlington StreetBoston, MA 02116


Picture yourself as a volunteer in South Africa, a land famous for cosmopolitan cities, lush vineyards, magnificent wildlife and miles of coastline. South Africa comprises the southern tip of Africa. Wine and gold are its largest exports, and as a former Dutch colony, it offers an interesting mix of traditional South African and European culture and cuisine. South Africa's difficult past gave birth to a great victory over apartheid, or the mistreatment of those of non-European origin. While South Africa's strong economy, well-developed infrastructure and modern amenities make it unique among African countries, the nation is still working to recover.

As a volunteer in South Africa, you play an important role supporting educational initiatives. Volunteering as a coach with at-risk youth or working in an orphanage are just two of the ways you can make a difference here. As a volunteer in the South Africa, you will be hosted by Volunteer Centre, ICYE's South African partner organization.

Possible volunteer projects include:

- Helping with all programming in an orphanage, from administration, to childcare, to sports programming and more
- Assisting with a range of administrative duties at a local homeless shelter
- Caring for elderly at a local retirement community
- Working as an administrative assistant for a non-profit that focuses on the care, development and rehabilitation of underprivileged individuals

Please visit our website for more information about the projects.


  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months

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