VSA work 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.
All projects supported by VSA are listed below, for more information click on the websites provided or contact us on and we will send you an information sheet alternatively you may contact the projects directly through their website contact details.

Peas On Earth


A small farm with a BIG heart - Peas on Earth invites you to step back in time to a rural wonderland, live, breathe and work in a chemical-free environment where farming is performed the old-fashioned way - with horse power and without pesticides. Choose to discover how to grow delicious fresh produce without the use of chemicals, by applying astrological planting techniques and Permaculture; or discover the joys of working with horses in a partnership, by using Natural Horsemanship techniques. Peas on Earth is committed to responsible tourism that enables social upliftment and environmental sustainability. With the natural magnificence of the Wild Coast on our doorstep, you can’t afford to miss this unique opportunity.

Learn more about Peas on Earth

Natures Valley Trust


Come join our family as you experience one of the MOST beautiful and amazing parts of South Africa! 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. Come catch and ring endemic birds in the Fynbos biome (one of only 6 plant kingdoms in the world!). Come experience the majesty of the Indian Ocean, 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

We invite you to 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 who join our program, 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.

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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..

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Sisonke School - Eastern Cape


Overview: Sisonke School (meaning "together") is a small community run school based in a traditional rural area of South Africa called Port St Johns. Volunteers are welcome throughout the school term.

Marashi Institute

Overview: Marashi institute is a a state-of-the-art private day school in Johannesburg City which uses a Consciousness-Based Education system in the South African Outcomes-Based Education framework.
If you are a yoga instructor and wish to volunteer your skills at the institute every morning and evening please contact us.

Contribute your time remotely

If you would like to contribute towards the wellbeing of others from the comfort of your own home there are a number of very important ways you can do this.
Promote the worldwide Schools Enterprise Challenge run by our sister organisation Teach a Man to Fish.
The competition encourages entrepreneurship in schools by guiding teachers and learners through the basics of business.
Add value to discussions on Education, Entrepreneurship and Personal growth by posting articles on our Education That Pays For Itself Facebook page.
Offer advice and become an online partner/friend or guide to a grade 10, 11 or 12 high school student in South Africa.
Please contact Nikki on for more information on how to get involved.



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