Working towards Saving our Oceans

Work towards

Saving our Oceans

Making a difference through Real Conservation

Make a

through Real Conservation

Transforming lives in our communities

Transform lives

in our communities

Changing lives through volunteering

Make memories

through volunteering

Experiencing the adventure of Africa


the adventure of Africa

Volunteer in South Africa

Want to be part of making a difference and help change lives? Join South Africa's leading Volunteering organisation, where you will have a chance to make a difference through a wide variety of projects while exploring our beautiful and diverse country! WTSA Volunteering offers international participants the opportunity for a life changing experience. You can choose to be part of our Wildlife or Marine Conservation Programmes or Social Care, Community, Health Care or Sports Volunteer Programmes.

At WTSA Volunteering we are dedicated to promoting partnerships between international volunteers and local conservation authorities and community organisations. Volunteers are able to make real connections with the local people, work with project staff and learn about wildlife and communities of South Africa. Volunteers get the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture of South Africa and at the same time enjoy the natural splendour of the country.

Volunteer Projects

Sea Bird and Penguin Rescue...

Animal Welfare & Seabird Rescue Volunteering - Sea Bird and Penguin Rescue Centre Penguins and other Sea Birds often fall victim to oil spills, fishing nets and a host of other threats.

Volunteer with Children Kwa...

Social Care & Community Volunteering - Volunteer with Children Kwa Zulu Natal Volunteer your time and make a difference in our local communities!

Big 5 Conservation

Wildlife Volunteering - Big 5 Conservation Make a difference to the wild whilst experiencing it as most people can only dream of doing!

Animal Welfare: Cats and Dogs

Animal Welfare & Seabird Rescue Volunteering - Animal Welfare: Cats and Dogs Come and give these neglected or abused animals the love that every pet deserves!

Volunteer with Children Cape...

Social Care & Community Volunteering - Volunteer with Children Cape Town Volunteer your time and make a difference in our local communities!

Western Cape Cheetah Centre

Animal Welfare & Seabird Rescue Volunteering - Western Cape Cheetah Centre If you have a love for these majestic animals, join us to educate the public and spread awareness of their plight.

What our volunteers say

Featured Project Indian Ocean Reef Conservation

Sodwana Bay is situated on the coast within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa`s first World Heritage Site. Sodwana Bay is the hub of this marine national park, which stretches along the warm Indian Ocean coastline from South Africa to Mozambique in the north. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park supports a diverse array of marine habitats including some of the world’s southernmost coral reefs at Sodwana Bay, Africa’s largest estuary at St. Lucia, mangrove swamps, seagrass meadows, intertidal reefs and deep water canyons.

Volunteers assist with a number of projects within the marine park, including underwater surveys and data collection on the turtle and ray populations living on the reefs, as well as contributing to global whale shark research through data collection and photographic identification of individual whale sharks.

The turtle surveys are geared towards providing groundbreaking data on male turtle populations, as virtually all turtle research worldwide is conducted on females at nesting beaches.

Volunteers will gain practical experience of the day-to-day operations of a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) dedicated to raising awareness about marine conservation and may also have the opportunity to participate in dedicated shark ecology and biology courses.