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Volunteering in South Africa

Explore South Africa and find your best volunteer program

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Volunteering in Africa/South Africa

South Africa is known for its beautiful beaches, deserts, snow-capped mountains and vibrant cities. The country impresses with its different cultures, ways of life and religions. And yet, the divide between rich and poor is big. Jamso Trainee supports various volunteering projects in South Africa in the fields of social work with children and animal care. We have already been working with our partners in South Africa for many years.

Löwen in Südafrika

Volunteering in South Africa is much more than just a vacation!

Once you have arrived in South Africa, you will get picked up by one of our contact persons and brought to your accommodation. There you will live with other volunteers and travelers from around the world. Depending on the project, your destination airport will be Cape Town or Bloemfontein


Can’t decide? Don’t worry – simply combine our projects. Beautiful white sandy beaches, wild animals and a completely new culture await you!

Our volunteer projects in South Africa

Areas of activity in South Africa:

You can complete volunteer projects in Costa Rica in the following areas:

Daly life as a volunteer in the project

In your project, you will either live directly in the project location (volunteer house) or with a host family. In some of our programs, you can even decide where exactly you would like to live. We are here for you and will give you all the information you need about the different accommodation options. Take the opportunity to combine projects. Our travelers particularly appreciate our combinations of different projects in one country or across countries. Simply contact us and we will be happy to advise you. Start your adventure abroad now!



All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in South Africa.

South Africa is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in South Africa all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
Du möchtest in Kürze ein Projekt mit uns starten? Vereinbare hier einen Informationstermin