volunteer abroad overseas

South Africa

South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. The country boasts some of the continents best safari destinations, with the ability to drive right in and through the extraordinary wilderness at many parks and reserves, here you get the chance to spot the Big Five and watch all of the beautiful wildlife up close and personal. The South African nation has not had an easy history, from apartihed to AIDS epidemic, rising crime rates and great disparities in housing and educational opportunities. The tumultuous history this country holds onto is crucial to its identity and growth. Today South Africa enjoys a relatively stable economy that draws on its fertile agricultural lands, abundant mineral resources and tourist attractions. However, poverty and inequality remain widespread, with about a quarter of the population unemployed and living on less than US$1.25 a day. The major cities in South Africa have developed rapidly over the last 20 years, however, there are still many conservation, social and community development issues that plague the country.

A wonderland with a rolling panorama of forests, rugged mountains, lush green pastures and golden beaches. Tagged as a “world in one country” South Africa is one of the most remarkable destinations on earth.


The process

Where do you want

to go?

What volunteer are you?

VAGT offers all of our programs for individuals, groups and internship placements.

VAGT has volunteer opportunities in 8 countries.

Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

What do you want to do?

We have programs to suit all skill sets and motivation levels.

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Let us know all the details and one of our volunteer experts can tailor a volunteer experience to suit you!

We will support you from start to finish.


All programs attract a Registration Fee of $249 on top of the weekly Program Fee of your choice.

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VAGT has volunteer opportunities in Guatemala as well as Brazil, Costa Rica, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

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