Volunteer in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth is a very popular place to volunteer and there are projects available for both South African and international participants. You could apply to volunteer with children, communities, wildlife and the environment. Local communities really benefit from volunteers, view our guide, search organisations, opportunities and apply today!
How to Help
If you have never been to Port Elizabeth before, this city is located on the Indian Ocean with a spectacular beaches. You can also expect a warm climate almost all year round. Getting here is very easy too.
Types of Programs
Projects can be joined throughout Port Elizabeth, you could choose to help in townships, work in local schools, coach sports, help at crèches/children's centers, volunteer with animals or participate on conservation efforts. If you would like a difference and help future generations you might like to apply to volunteer and teach at primary and high schools.
Township and Community Volunteer Projects in Port Elizabeth
Some projects are based in the Gqubera township which are run by local charities and NGO's keen to help local people with community support.
Around 60-70% of the local population live in communities like Gqubera and many need help whilst you can also work to improve living conditions.
Problems in this township include child neglect, alcohol abuse and high unemployment - all daily challenges. You can work to help alieviate poverty, train people to learn new skills, provide an education to children or provide support and healtcare.
How to Book
The volunteer programs we have available to book in Port Elizabeth are safe and structured, you will get to work alongside local staff and also enjoy a unique cultural experience of giving back. You can search our featured programs today which include structured, free and low cost opportunities.
What to Do in Your Spare Time
In your spare time there are lots of activities available including joining water sports or taking excursions to see historical attractions. You might also like to view our South Africa tours where you can book trips to see special places like the Addo Elephant National Park which is located nearby.