Looking for something different to do?
Gap year?
Holiday with a difference?
Need a break form the day to day of office life?

Why not come and volunteer at African Dawn!

We have volunteers from all over the world who come and help out at the sanctuary. If you want to get up close and personal with the birds and wildlife from South Africa (and beyond) and don't mind getting your hands dirty than African Dawn is the place to be!

Our volunteers stay from as little as 2 weeks to several months, sometimes even a year! Accommodation is on site and meals are included.

We are less than half an hour from Jeffreys Bay, a beautiful surfing town, where days off can be spent lazing on the beach or taking a ride along the white sands. There are numerous activities in the surrounding area and we can help organise your days off so you get to experience all South Africa has to offer.

If you would like more information on volunteering at the sanctuary please see the links below, or do not hesitate to contact us and we can email you all the relevant infomation.

More information on Volunteering





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"African Dawn lies in path of peoples destinies and changes their lives, it is more than a sanctaury for animals, it is a place of healing, self discovery and growth for people" -African Dawn Volunteer
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