Once you’ve made up your mind that you want to fly half way around the world to do an internship abroad, the challenge becomes choosing what location.
Read why African Impact have been named the best volunteer abroad organization for three years running by the leading travel resource, GoAbroad.
You can choose to visit for a week or two and go on safari, see some of the sights… but if you truly want to experience the best of the country, there’s only one way to do it – volunteer in South Africa.
As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s complicated persona and contentious history has been pushed to the forefront in the international media since her passing, but what is evidently clear is the remarkable impact she had on South Africa, its history, and its people. For the women of South Africa, she was a guiding light who taught us to be defiant and fearless. To be powerful. To embody strength, fortitude, and conviction.
The water crisis in Cape Town has dominated headlines across the world in recent weeks, with many wondering how a thriving, modern city could survive with no running water. Let us put your mind at rest, volunteering in Cape Town, despite the water restrictions, is still amazing and we now need you more than ever.