We have set up several exciting programs for volunteering in South Africa, ranging from Animal Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Marine Conservation, Teaching in Doreen, teaching sports to disadvantaged children and more. Travel to a magic place where you can watch the sunrise from the top of a mountain, catch a morning wave in the ocean and spot an elephant roaming at dusk all in the same day. There’s a reason former President Nelson Mandela proclaimed South Africa the 'Rainbow Nation' – the country is diverse and colorful in every way. It also happens to be the perfect volunteer destination!
The volunteer programs in South Africa are located all over the country, please check the specific program details below:
The details of these services vary according to the project, please check the specifics of your chosen program.
The South Africa volunteer programs start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. You should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation.
Program length also varies according to the project
Available from 2 to 12 weeks.
Orientation takes place at 5pm of the arrival day. You should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement.
All participnats in our volunteer in South Africa programs must have adequate travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in South Africa or during orientation,
Treat animals and humans with respect.
Most importantly, pack in energy, a positive attitude, love in your heart and a spring in your step!
Some projects also have specific requirements. Please check the description of your chosen program.
Fluency in English is required in all the projects.
You will have competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.
The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
There are no hidden costs. Most of these projects are the most affordable to volunteer in South Africa.
Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
Participants in our South Africa programs normally find US$100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
If you feel ready to go, hit the button and fill out the application form. We will take you through the volunteer enrollment step by step.