Volunteer Programmes in South Africa

Help Make Real Change in Communities

Immerse yourself in South Africa’s cultural richness with Vocational Impact’s volunteer programmes. Contribute to safer communities while enjoying diverse cultures and stunning beaches. In Johannesburg, explore a vibrant city steeped in history while fostering community growth.

Every programme we offer is designed to offer you a life-changing experience that goes beyond typical tourism whilst giving you the work-based experience you need to achieve your goals. Get ready to be part of something bigger, creating a real impact while discovering the captivating beauty of South Africa with Vocational Impact.

Choose a programme below and start your volunteer adventure today!

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live and Experience South African Culture.

  • Work alongside Local Professionals.

  • Diverse Volunteer Opportunities in Various Fields.

  • Explore Iconic Sites during Weekends.

  • 24/7 In-country Support and Secure Accommodation.

PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

CRIMINOLOGY & LAW VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN SOUTH AFRICA
Criminology & Psychology Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Volunteer with a leading child abuse NGO. Gain clinical experience in victim support and child psychology as well as learning about the legal, police, court and prosecution processes for investigating cases of abuse and criminal justice.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 4 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Psychology & Mental Health Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Support a leading child abuse NGO. Gain clinical experience in victim support and receive training in child psychology. Work on a number of important community outreach projects raising awareness about gender based and sexual violence, human rights and teenage pregnancy.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 4 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Criminology and Law

Criminology & Law Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Volunteer with a leading NGO human rights organisation. Receive case-based legal training in Human Rights Law, develop an understanding of the Criminal Justice System and work on a Penal Reform project.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 8 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Law & Human Rights Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Law placement with a leading NGO human rights organisation. Receive case-based legal training in Human Rights Law, work on social justice projects and help provide legal support for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £400
Duration: 8 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community Development Volunteer Programme In South Africa
Help at our foundation that provides holistic care for mothers and children living with HIV/AIDS. This community village provides housing and a safe environment for families. Assist with development projects to support the children, from workshops and mentoring to literacy and book clubs. Lead projects and engage directly with the residents of the community.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £325
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Business & Ngo Management Volunteer Programme in South Africa
Gain practical experience and skills volunteering with an active NGO focused on sustainable community development. Work directly on projects and develop skills in marketing, statistics, governance, education, policy and broader business.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £325
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Sports, Arts and Music

Creative Arts Development Volunteer Programme In South Africa
Spread creativity and connect with people using art with the Creative Arts Development Volunteering Programme in South Africa, where you can unleash your creativity and make a meaningful impact.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support

Tailor-made Volunteer Experiences

Tailor Made Volunteer Programmes in South Africa
Discover South Africa in your own way with our tailor-made volunteer experiences. Pick and choose from the projects available or get in touch to make your dream a reality.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Price: From £325
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Professional programme development, registration, 24/7 support, Help with victim support care, Discover the vibrant city of Johannesburg, Experience South Africa with other volunteers

GET INSPIRED

Discover Dylan Desai-Rogers' inspiring journey volunteering in Ghana, gaining hands-on psychology experience and making a real impact. Read more!

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Hear from our volunteers

“Visiting the courts was pretty incredible. All of the pretty difficult stuff was made better by having Mildred with us.  Being given access to the front seat in the court was such an experience. They’re quite small so you’re right in the middle of it.”

Molly, Oxford University, Criminology Volunteer in South Africa

“I learned from being in the heart of a working and active internationally renowned charity in johannesburg. Whilst I was there, they were desperate for funders and it gave me a great insight into the process that they had to go through to achieve funds to stay afloat.”

Satara, Portsmouth University,
Business and NGO Volunteer in South Africa

“I am doing my dissertation on malaria, we don’t have the knowledge about it here in England so it was great to find out more about first hand.  I sat for about an hour talking to the disease controller about malaria, which is something I could not do back home”

Nia, University of Leeds, 
Medical Volunteer in Ghana

 

“Being able to observe play-therapy was a real highlight of my psychology placement. This was really interesting as I had been working with the child in the day-centre, so watching his play-therapy session really opened my eyes to how powerful this line of treatment is.”

Nele, Bath University, 
Psychology Volunteer Ghana

GET INSPIRED

Discover Dylan Desai-Rogers' inspiring journey volunteering in Ghana, gaining hands-on psychology experience and making a real impact. Read more!

​​Experience volunteer travel and ditch the tourist trail. Join global volunteer programs with Vocational Impact to enhance your skills and change lives.

Researching the cost of volunteering abroad? Check out these essential tips for fundraising success.

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