New Hope Volunteers

Since 1998, More than 18000 happy volunteers

Volunteer in South Africa

volunteer in south africa

Look no further if you’re looking for a meaningful volunteer experience in the most developed and diverse heart of Africa! Volunteer in South Africa, and enjoy the best introduction to Africa against modern cities, world-renowned national parks, pristine beaches and fantastic wildlife while uplifting the lives of the people. 

Located in the southern tip of the continent, South Africa is a superb introduction to Africa. With the most varied races of people, 11 different official languages and varyingly gorgeous topography, the country truly represents ‘Unity in Diversity’. The country may be the most developed country in the region, but its rich culture, flora and fauna, and its emergence from a turbulent past attract only more tourists each year. Despite the economy strength and tourism boost, there is a large side to South Africa that remains under-developed and impoverished, owing to various socio-political unrests and the hug gap between the rich and the poor. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, where lavish opulence and severe poverty exists side-by-side. The country is also still slowly recovering from apartheid, which lasted almost 46 years. New Hope Volunteer is working with local organizations to help alleviate the situation and empower the poor and the needy. There are plenty of volunteering opportunities in the fields of education, health and social services in South Africa that aids the impoverished masses join the mainstream economy. Our volunteer programs operate in various cities of South Africa including Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Albertinia, Knysna, Oudtshoorn & Riversdale. Get in touch with us today to volunteer in South Africa, and embark on a journey of a lifetime!

Program Fee-South Africa

  • World's Most Affordable fees guaranteed, pay as low as USD$150 per week
  • Program fees go directly to the projects and host families
  • Save thousands of dollars while volunteering abroad

volunteer abroad south africa New Hope Volunteer programs begin each Monday of the month. If needed, we can arrange for your program to start at any day.

Please click the link here to know the exact dates for Cape Town programs. 

In recent years, volunteering has become more of a business than charity. Many organizations in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand run volunteering programs solely for profit. But this is not the case with New Hope Volunteers. Our aim is to offer World's Most Affordable volunteer program (without compromising the quality) so that all volunteers, irrespective of their income level, can volunteer to serve humanity and enrich their life. In our program, except our registration fee of $279,which we need to advertise, cover office expense and pay salary, volunteers pay their money directly to the host family and project (or country coordinator). This ensures that 100% of your money goes for you.

In addition to our registration fee of $279, here you find the world's most affordable weekly program fee.

Duration 1week 2wks 3wks 4wks 5wks 6wks 7wks 8wks 9wks 10wks 11wks 12wks
Cape Town N/A $450 $600 $750 $900 $1.050 $1,200 $1,400 $1,550 $1,750 $1,900 $2,050
Wildlife Conservation $700 $1,100 $1,550 $1,950 $2,350 $2,750 $3,150 $3,650 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day

The fee includes:Orientation, Food and accommodations (3 meals a day), Placement visits and services, Project support costs or donation, Certificate of performance/appreciation and 24/7 emergency support.

The weekly Fee Does Not Include:Airfare, daily transportation, visa and visa extension fee, airport drop, airport taxes, any personal expenses on food and travel, mineral water and soft drinks, gifts to project staffs and host family, laundry, telephone, immunization, liability and insurance.


New Hope Volunteers will arrange for the accommodation and meals throughout the volunteering duration in the South Africa program. Volunteers will either stay in a hostel or with host families. Our host families have all been carefully screened before being selected to participate in New Hope's volunteer programs. Our host families also have significant experience in accommodating international volunteers, and at least one member of the family will be able to communicate with you in English. Host families offer a warm, comfortable and safe home, where you will receive three local meals per day. 
New Hope also offers extensive support for you so that you feel right at home while volunteering. The main person supporting you throughout your program will be our country coordinator in South Africa, who is also in-charge of your volunteer program. Whenever possible, the coordinator will call or visit you to see if you are happy and satisfied with your project. You will also have the coordinator's mobile phone number that you may call any time should an issue arise. Our project staff will also guide and help you throughout the program. 

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