Program Details

Join the world’s fastest growing volunteering organization on one of our affordable, safe and responsible programs for a truly memorable experience in South Africa! Check out our range of projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Animals, Arts, Children, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Women's Rights
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Love Volunteers brings passionate volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to important volunteer projects in South Africa! A large economy, a wide economic gap, and numerous environmental issues makes South Africa a great place for volunteers to lend a hand. With eight different volunteer projects in Cape Town, there are options for every volunteer. From conservation to medical to education to community development and even horse welfare, take your pick of these amazing projects. Explore South Africa and give back to the local community with Love Volunteers!

Current LV programs in South Africa:

  • Working with Children
  • Teaching Programs
  • Medical and Health Programs
  • Social Welfare Projects
  • Environmental Protection
  • Wildlife Protection
  • Sports Development Programs
  • Surf Outreach Projects

Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures whilst providing help where it is really needed. Our focus is on providing meaningful, life-changing volunteering abroad programs in more than 40 developing countries worldwide. Every year we assist thousands of amazing volunteers from all over the world into short and long term voluntary service positions, and with hundreds of community-based development programs, we will have a program to suit your skills, in a place that will truly WOW you!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

Join us on an affordable, safe and responsible voluntary service project in South Africa for a truly memorable experience! Check out our website for more details!

Setting Description:
With 11 official languages, and various cultures and life styles, South Africa is an extremely diverse country. There is the amazing Kruger Park, the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town and many world-class vineyards. The major diversities that exist in the country make South Africa as beautiful as it is, and so it is not surprising that it is often referred to as ‘the rainbow nation’. However, behind these beautiful elements a lot of problems become visible. Poverty, economic disparities, major health problems like HIV/AIDS, human rights violations and gender based violence are part of daily live in South Africa, making south Africa a worthy place to volunteer.
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Program Fees from just $195/wk! USD. Included: Accommodation, Food, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, Return Airport Transfers, In-Country Transport, Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcome all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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