Volunteer Opportunities in Africa

  • All
  • Adventurer
  • Cape Town
  • Combination Programs
  • Comfortable
  • Community Volunteering
  • Conservation
  • Marine Conservation
  • Medical Outreach
  • Moderate
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Sports
  • Teaching Programs
  • Uganda
  • Wildlife

Preschool Teaching Volunteer, South Africa

Join us as a preschool teaching volunteer in South Africa and support underprivileged pre-schools. Give children a brighter future by assisting them to develop important skills [...]

Community Volunteer Projects & Health Awareness, South Africa

Join our community volunteer projects and help us to empower local people, make a difference and have fun doing it! Help us with a variety of [...]

Sports Coaching Volunteer, South Africa

Support our community projects in the mornings and become a sports coach volunteer in the afternoons. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the South [...]

Medical Volunteer & Community Health Program, Uganda

As a medical volunteer abroad you will work with Ugandan health centers, private hospitals and clinics in the region of the Jinja district of Uganda. Medical [...]

Action on Plastic Pollution & Climate Change (APAC), South Africa

Take action on the growing plastic pollution problem that the world faces. Help us tackle several environmental issues that contribute towards climate change and learn about [...]

High School Program

High School Program in South Africa High School students 15-19 can join our exciting High School Program in South Africa. We combine volunteering with a fun [...]

Marine Conservation Volunteering & Diving Experience, Mozambique

As a marine conservation volunteer in Mozambique you will help with exciting research projects in a tropical paradise! You can also improve your diving skills and [...]

African Wildlife Research Experience, South Africa

This African Wildlife Research Experience is an enriching and unforgettable program for people that truly desire an up-close and personal experience in the world of conservation! [...]

Community & Wildlife Combination, 8 weeks in South Africa

Experience the best of South Africa with this 8 week Community & Wildlife Combination! Spend 4 weeks in Knysna assisting with meaningful community projects then travel [...]

Inspiring Community Volunteering, 6 weeks in South Africa

Join our Inspiring Community Volunteering Program and have the chance to experience all of our community based volunteer projects – during your 6 week experience you [...]

Cape Town + Volunteering + Wildlife Safari

Experience the best of South Africa with this ultimate combination program! Begin with a 3 Day tour of the beautiful city of Cape Town; travel to [...]

Community Volunteering + Wildlife Safari, South Africa

Join this combination volunteer program and spend 2 weeks (or more!) contributing to meaningful community projects aimed at empowering people in disadvantaged communities in Knysna, in [...]

Desert Elephant Conservation Volunteer, Namibia

This elephant conservation program in Namibia gives you the unique opportunity to be involved with both hands-on conservation projects and research, in one of the most [...]

University Volunteer Abroad Program

University Volunteer Abroad Program EDGE of AFRICA has been working in conjunction with universities across the globe for over 12 years, to provide students with an [...]

Team Building Volunteer Program

Team Building Volunteer Program Our Team Building Volunteer Experience in South Africa is an ideal way to get your team working together for the greater good! [...]

Pre-school Teaching Internship, South Africa

Join us as a preschool teaching intern in South Africa and support underprivileged pre-schools. Boost your resume with international teaching experience Provide much-needed support to a [...]

Join us on one of our award winning volunteer opportunities in Africa. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds as we believe everyone has something to give. Whether you are on a gap year, career break or just looking for a volunteer abroad experience, EDGE of AFRICA offers you an unforgettable volunteer experience!

Visit one of our programs below to find the ideal placement for you. You can also combine a number of projects at the same destination!

We often host school and university groups, so please get in touch for your unforgettable group volunteer opportunities!

You could be joining one of our volunteer opportunities in Knysna, the Garden Route. 500kms from Cape Town. While volunteering in South Africa, choose from a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching, Community Outreach, Sports Development and Conservation.

If you choose one of our wildlife volunteer opportunities in Africa, you could be volunteering on a game reserve in South Africa or joining a volunteer program with elephants. If the ocean is your passion then join our marine volunteer program in Mozambique!

Whether you are on a gap year program or career break or just looking for a great volunteer abroad experience in Africa, join EDGE of AFRICA. We are a small, volunteer organisation giving you the best experience of any volunteer travel organization in South Africa.

You can also combine your volunteer abroad project with a work experience program. If you want to enhance your resume while making a difference, visit our work abroad program page.

As well as volunteering, we provide you with opportunities to see the area and take part in a number of exciting excursions. Get in touch for more information and to start your volunteering journey to Africa!