Volunteer Abroad in South Africa with IVHQ

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Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa with International Volunteer HQ, the world's most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. IVHQ has a wide range of volunteer abroad projects available in South Africa, including Teaching, Childcare, Surf Outreach, Sports Development and Computer Training.

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At a glance...

  • Available year-round
  • 5 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in Muizenberg, 30 minutes from Cape Town
  • Accommodation in volunteer houses
  • Between 20 and 50 volunteers start in South Africa each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $250 for 1 week
  • Opportunities for weekend safaris and travel

The best moments were those working with the children. They are so loveable and made my heart so full. A piece of me will always be left behind in South Africa.

IVHQ volunteer Trinity Moses
Trinity Moses
Why volunteer with IVHQ?
  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we're able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in South Africa to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in South Africa will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we're dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly-run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you're well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you'll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you'll have your weekends free to explore South Africa with your new-found friends.

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On top of the world #southafrica #hiking #IVHQ
Just me and my board #surfing #southafrica #IVHQ
My heart yearns for more hours in a day #ivhqsouthafrica
I will miss this crazy bunch so so much! #ivhqsouthafrica
How gorgeous they are ❤️ #ivhqsouthafrica
I don't know how I'm going to make it home when I will be leaving so much of my heart here in SA #ivhqsouthafrica
Where my heart melts more and more each day. #sunrise #capricorn #ivhqsouthafrica
At least we look like surfers #ivhqsouthafrica
The febuary first new group of volunteers! #ivhq #ivhqsouthafrica #cityofcapetown #instagramcapetown
Today's adventures did not disappoint, I love this place! #capetown #capepoint #africa #southafrica #davidkennedyadventures #ivhq #dtr
A beautiful day with some beautiful people ❤️ #IVHQsouthafrica #IVHQ
Despite the amazing adventures, the kids are what makes this experience absolutely unforgettable. Here's one of my favs. #southafrica #IVHQ #hemaybetinybuthepacksapunch

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