Working towards Saving our Oceans

Work towards

Saving our Oceans

Making a difference through Real Conservation

Make a
difference

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

Experience

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


Addo Elephant National Park

Wildlife Volunteering - Addo Elephant National  Park Help us with conservation efforts in South Africa. Experience the Big 5 and give back to the wildlife.

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!

Helderberg Hospital

Medical Volunteering - Helderberg Hospital A helping hand is always needed when it comes to providing healthcare to poor communities.

Indian Ocean Reef Conservation

Marine Volunteering - Indian Ocean Reef Conservation Help protect our oceans while enjoying some of the best diving on the planet.

Children's Hospital Care

Medical Volunteering - Children's Hospital Care A helping hand is always needed when it comes to providing healthcare to poor communities.

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.