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logoVolunteer World International go to great lengths using our decades of combined volunteering experience, comprehensive contact network and unparalleled local knowledge to source, develop and offer to our volunteers only the greatest programs available within South Africa ensuring that all volunteers choosing VWI have the most amazing experiences imaginable!

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    VWI are committed to continuously providing volunteers with only the greatest, market leading experiences available.  Also, with our strongly held belief that all volunteer program should be sustainable with the work being carried out undertaken for the sole purpose of promoting and providing lasting benefit to the field in which the project operates, not only then do our volunteers enjoy the best of the best experiences available, in addition, no matter which project you visit, you can be assured that your visit will also make a hugely beneficial impact to the people, animals or land you will come into contact with throughout your stay.

    In addition to all this, as we are based in South Africa, this enables us to constantly inspect our projects both personally and through respected authorities without taking a huge percentage out of the volunteer contribution to achieve this.  VWI constantly strive to ensure that the quality of experience offered and ethical standing of our programs remains of the highest order meaning our volunteers can rest assured that their experience in South Africa with VWI will not only always be rewarding beyond your wildest dreams, as we are specifically structured to maximise benefit to all with whom we work, you can be assured also you will not receive more comprehensive support and local knowledge OR a better price anywhere than with us!

    From conservation to community development and everything inbetween, whichever project you choose with Volunteer World International, you can be assured of a visit and experiences to give you memories that will last forever!

'Big 5' Volunteer Experiences

Shamwari Big 5 Game Reserve Volunteer Experience

Welcome to the home of world famous Shamwari’s ‘Big 5′ Game Reserve Conservation Volunteer Program – a truly privileged...

Kariega Big 5 Game Reserve Volunteer Experience

The Kariega Conservation Volunteer Programme in conjunction with Volunteer World international (VWI) is one of the ultimate South African Big 5...

Amakhala Volunteer Program Big 5 Game Reserve Experience

The Volunteer World International / Amakhala Volunteer Program and Big 5 Game Reserve Conservation Experience ranks among the best of any on...

Conservation Volunteer Experiences

The White Lion Conservation Experience

Want to volunteer with white lions in Africa?  This is the opportunity you have been looking for! Volunteer World International are exceptionally...

Marine Conservation Volunteer Experiences

Volunteer With Great White Sharks

South Africa, and the Gansbaai region in particular, are globally renowned as being locations for some of the best opportunities to observe and...

ORCA Foundation Volunteer Program

Volunteer World International in conjunction with the O.R.C.A Foundation (Ocean Research Conservation South Africa) are proud to offer our...

Rehabilitation Volunteer Experiences

Vervet Monkey Foundation Volunteer Program

Volunteer World International are proud to offer the opportunity to our volunteers to spend time at one of the largest centres of its type in the...

Community Volunteer Experiences

The Kariega Community Development Program

Volunteers visiting any well structured and sustainable project within South Africa, be it community or conservation based, immediately gain the...

VWIs ‘Design Your Own’ Community Development Experience

Welcome to the one-of-a-kind opportunity to put your hard earned skills to hugely beneficial use in one of the most deprived regions and...

VWIs ‘All In’ Community Development Program

Volunteers to any well structured and sustainable community development project in South Africa immediately gain the genuine opportunity to play...

Field Guide Courses

Shamwari Game Ranger Course

The Volunteer World International FGASA Course at Shamwari Game Reserve represents one of the best locations available anywhere for students to...

Walk with Predators

The White Lion Conservation Experience

Want to volunteer with white lions in Africa?  This is the opportunity you have been looking for! Volunteer World International are exceptionally...

Shamwari Big 5 Game Reserve Volunteer Experience

Welcome to the home of world famous Shamwari’s ‘Big 5′ Game Reserve Conservation Volunteer Program – a truly privileged...

Kariega Big 5 Game Reserve Volunteer Experience

The Kariega Conservation Volunteer Programme in conjunction with Volunteer World international (VWI) is one of the ultimate South African Big 5...

Amakhala Volunteer Program Big 5 Game Reserve Experience

The Volunteer World International / Amakhala Volunteer Program and Big 5 Game Reserve Conservation Experience ranks among the best of any on...