The centre’s main mission is to ensure the survival of the cheetah, the African wild dog, and other wild animals.
Volunteers are placed in schools in disadvantaged communities. Volunteers have the joy of watching children learn and helping them through the process.
Teach youth from disadvantaged communities valuable life skills such as teamwork and dedication while teaching swimming and surfing.
This program is designed for mature volunteers and families to assist at schools in local settlement and township communities.
Assist children with physical and mental special needs within a local township.
The program takes underprivileged children out of settlements and teaches them valuable life lessons through the mastery of kitesurfing skills.
This project offers you a unique experience and gives you the opportunity to observe and be a part of the research/monitoring teams on the reserve.
Teach children from vulnerable areas valuable life skills through sport programs and physical activity.
Assist in the facilitation of poverty prevention programs and uplifting settlement communities in Cape Town.
The Endangered Species Project allows you to participate in hands on monitoring of some of Africa’s most endangered species.
Assist at a wildlife sanctuary that offers a safe haven for injured and orphaned animals in South Africa.
Our goal is to raise the big cats that we have as naturally as possible so that they can be released into the wild.
You will learn about the behaviors and biology of Great White Sharks and the other species in our seas during this exciting project, situated in Gansbaai.
Designed for mature volunteers to assist at the schools with day to day running from reading one-on-one in classrooms to assisting on the sports field
Our Marine Conservation project is an informative and fun marine focused educational program.
Teach children from vulnerable areas in Malawi valuable life skills through education, sport programs, & physical activity.
Assist at local hospitals and clinics in Malawi to support the health of the local community.
This educational program is informative and fun. It consists of learning through wildlife volunteering along the Garden Route of South Africa.
Community project run together with Softpower Education that aims to improve the quality of life through education & empowerment in rural Uganda.
Teach skateboarding to children from local townships to promote physical activity and self confidence in conquering a new skill.
SAVE Foundation works to enrich, educate, and empower various township and settlement communities, as well as protect and rehabilitate wildlife in areas of Africa.
SAVE Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation. We are NOT a booking agent; we run, manage, and fund all of our humanitarian projects with the help of volunteers. We believe in transparent and sustainable programs that positively impact our local community.
SAVE Foundation is a registered and 18A tax-exempt, non-profit organisation (NPO) that assists communities in Africa. Our work involves setting up and facilitating sustainable community and conservation development projects in South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya as well as assisting other non-profit organisations that are actively involved in the local communities.
Volunteers pay a fee that covers the costs of their stay such as accommodation, transport and meals as well as a donation that assists to finance the projects. In return, volunteers get to experience African culture, see our beautiful countries, learn some new skills and make a difference to those in need. As well as making many new friends, the memories made are sure to last a lifetime!
Our volunteer packages include teaching children to (kite) surf and swim, building schools and homes, assisting at local schools, teaching business skills to adults, working with sharks, cheetahs and other wild animals.
Every little bit helps and one can come and volunteer for anything from two weeks to two years!
SAVE Foundation Vision
The vision of SAVE Foundation is to provide local communities with education, youth development, sports development, and skills that will enable them to help themselves rise above the vicious cycle of poverty, and to provide conscientious and responsible wildlife conservation. Through the assistance of enthusiastic volunteers, generous sponsors, and dedicated staff, SAVE Foundation has broadened its reach from a small community-based South African outreach project, to 6 different countries with 35 humanitarian and wildlife projects over the past 9 years. SAVE Foundation hosts like-minded, dedicated volunteers from all over the world; in 2015 the organization amassed 2, 050, 200 total volunteer hours.
SAVE Foundation is committed to providing ethical volunteering opportunities with African wildlife. Our wildlife projects focus on conservation and rehabilitation of endangered, injured, and abandoned animals.
SAVE Foundation is committed to providing responsible and sustainable volunteering opportunities. We believe that responsible volunteer practices are paramount to any high quality international volunteer organization. SAVE differs from other non-profit organizations because of the way that we work to create self-sufficient and thriving communities. Each project goes through a rigorous assessment-in conjunction with local authorities on the matter-to identify the needs of the particular community and/or school and how SAVE can best assist them to achieve their goals. SAVE aims to do more than provide Band-Aid solutions to larger issues, but instead work alongside locals to assist with development that will continue to positively impact the community throughout generations.
SAVE Foundation provides responsible volunteering opportunities by ensuring that:
Furthermore, SAVE takes a developmental approach to poverty reduction by working with communities in need at all stages of life, from education and care in preschools to empowerment through business and skills development for adults. We believe that it is not enough to simply work with a single sector of the community; it must be a holistic approach that will promote a change in the cycle of poverty.Wildlife Projects
SAVE Foundation is committed to providing ethical volunteering opportunities with African wildlife. Our wildlife projects focus on conservation and rehabilitation of endangered, injured, and abandoned animals. SAVE also strives to educate volunteers about the various species that we support. All interactions with the animals are in a safe and respectful manner with constant supervision from a professional.
SAVE provides responsible volunteering opportunities with wildlife by ensuring that:
SAVE Foundation believes that education and empowerment are extremely important. As such, we assist 10 different schools and 1562 children throughout Africa to promote an early love of learning. For youth and adults, we focus on sports and skills development. SAVE Foundation takes an empowerment, rather than aid, approach to reducing poverty in the local community. We hope to provide community members with the tools and resources to create their own income and become completely autonomous. SAVE Foundation a
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