Shared Universe Foundation (UK)

Youth Volunteer South Africa

Extinction - inevitable? Not if we can help it! 

Be part of the journey, be part of the solution

Join our Youth Volunteer Programme - South Africa

a life-changing adventure you will never forget

fOR A donation of only £220 per week* (plus travel)

What to Expect?

For 1- 5 weeks, you will live and work alongside our team of experts and youth volunteers on the Mapesu Private Game Reserve, where, as a conservation youth volunteer, you could find yourself:

developing bushcraft and survival techniques - surveying and species cataloging (including monitoring elephant and rhino populations as well as identifying and recording birds, trees and shrubs) - constructing roads, bridges, fences and dams - assisting with general reserve maintenance -  helping to combat poaching -  photographing life on the reserve - and so much more ...

The Programme

At £220 a week, you'll be based on the Mapesu Private Game Reserve – neighbours to Mapungubwe National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site.

what's included

Shared board and lodging, and bathroom facilities are included. Your package also includes emergency medical and evacuation cover (SATIB).

What's Not Covered

  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport and reserve transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra local excursions
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Police or background check (where necessary)
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

TravelLing To the reserve

Once you've arrived at Polokwane airport, via Johannesburg (50 minute domestic flight), we'll be there to greet you. You will continue the final leg of your journey via minibus to the reserve, and then we'll take it from there. To help you get started, we've put together a few 'insider travel tips