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VSA works with many dedicated and worthwhile people, groups and organizations throughout South Africa and have partnered with the following projects and programs based on the contribution they have made towards the upliftment of their communities and the environment and their willingness and ability to host volunteers.

Natures Valley Trust

We live, breathe and love being involved in conservation, and have wide ranging programs that will give you a great well rounded experience of what it is like to work in South African conservation.

From our award winning community and environmental education programs, to our world class ecological research projects, you will get a hands-on perspective of what challenges face us in the world today.

Come help educate the young generation of today, as we use outdoor classrooms to educate rural kids about conservation while experiencing some of the world’s best beaches, magnificent age-old forests, pristine rivers and estuaries, and be part of a small committed team working towards sustaining it all.

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The White Lion Volunteer Program

Be part of a serious conservation initiative breaking new ground on both scientific and cultural fronts. As such this project is not a ‘holiday camp’, but committed individuals have the time of their lives.

Students experience our project as a turning point in their lives, in terms of personal growth, understanding of their life’s purpose, a deepening sense of value and values, spiritual growth, and a genuine commitment to making a difference.

As a member of our team you will experience the day-to-day trials and tribulations of running a leading conservation initiative, gaining hands-on experience whilst making a valuable contribution to the longterm conservation of the white lions.

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Shamwari Conservation Experience

The Shamwari Conservation Experience is a once in a lifetime chance to get behind the scenes and involved with the conservation efforts of the world renowned Shamwari Game Reserve.

The programme is as safe as it is exciting as we move about in homologated game viewing vehicles only using suitably qualified guiding and conservation staff.

Shamwari Conservation Experience’s multipurpose centre offers a great practical and educational experience to GAP individuals, educational institutions for group experiences and individuals wanting to get there FGASA level 1 field guide qualification. Our team has been recognized globally for its efforts in conservation and has lived up to our adage of conserving a vanishing way of life

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EDGE of AFRICA

At EDGE of AFRICA we are combining a visit to breath-taking countries in Africa with a life-changing volunteer experience.

Discover the colorful heritage, cultures and traditions Africa has to offer. As one of our volunteers, you can rest assured that you will be making an actual difference to our volunteer projects.

As winner of multiple awards, we accommodate all ages and nationalities, and guarantee an authentic, African experience in a safe and beautiful environment. At EDGE of AFRICA we have formed strong bonds in the local community.

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