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Embark on a life-changing journey

Join our array of global volunteer opportunities in the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa's Western Cape

South Africa is facing a dual crisis, struggling with environmental degradation and the pressing need for community development. Local communities lack resources and sustainable infrastructure hindering their growth and perpetuating a cycle of poverty. Simultaneously, the stunning landscapes of the Western Cape are under threat due to environmental challenges such as deforestation, soil erosion, and improper waste management. The government and local organizations are working tirelessly, but external support is crucial to accelerate progress.

In recent years, the environmental situation in South Africa has worsened, with climate change intensifying and wreaking havoc on the delicate ecosystems of the Western Cape. Extreme weather events, habitat loss, and declining biodiversity have become more frequent, affecting both the environment and the livelihoods of communities. The absence of adequate resources and knowledge compounds the challenges, making it difficult for local communities to mitigate and adapt to these environmental shifts.

our solution

Be the Salt & Light is committed to making a lasting impact on South Africa by addressing both community development and environmental sustainability in a range of short-term and long-term volunteer programs. By involving international volunteers in community-driven initiatives, we aim to foster community development, empower locals with sustainable practices, and build essential infrastructure. Additionally, volunteers can actively participate in environmental projects focused on reforestation, wildlife conservation, waste management, and promoting sustainable tourism.

Through these initiatives, we not only safeguard breathtaking landscapes and majestic wildlife but also uplift communities, creating a harmonious balance between environmental preservation and sustainable development. Volunteers will have the chance to contribute meaningfully to these initiatives while exploring the beauty of the Western Cape, creating a ripple effect of positive change that will benefit South Africa for generations to come.


Diverse Opportunities

From humanitarian aid initiatives to environmental impactful projects, we have a role tailored just for you!

Impactful Work

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of people, animals, and the environment.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and cultures of South Africa, while connecting with like-minded individuals and build lifelong friendships.

Experienced Team

Benefit from our experienced and passionate team's guidance and support throughout your journey of discovery.


Impactful Community Development

Wildlife Conservation Experiences

Skills Development & Growth

Cross-Cultural Learning

Life-Changing Adventures

Environmental Stewardship

Cultural Immersion & Exchange

Adventure & Outdoor Exploration

Sustainable Living & Practices

Meaningful Networking Opportunities



Click the “Book Now” button above, and follow the prompts to set up a meeting. Upon completion, a member of our team will contact you regarding your needs and discuss the way forward.

You will need to complete a consultation session with one of our team members. They will communicate the way forward during your consultation.

Be the Salt & Light takes responsibility for initial training and onboarding. Specific or specialized skills within your organization will require on-the-job inductions.

Currently, services are available in the Garden Route District, including Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, and Wilderness, among others.

Any person wanting to participate in a volunteer program in South Africa’s Western Cape. They should be interested in empowering local communities, participate in environmental sustainability, and make a lasting impact in South Africa.

We offer a range of volunteer experiences from community development, environmental sustainability, and wildlife conservation. There are a range of short- and long-term projects throughout the year.

The Management Team of Be The Salt & Light have extensive experience in facilitating volunteer experiences and international exchanges. We understand and acknowledge the needs of both volunteers and charity organizations, and are dedicated to create mutual benefit.

Our website can be used to learn more about Be The Salt & Light. Alternatively, you can send an email and our friendly team will contact you within 24 – 48 hours.

Website: Be The Salt & Light


Our Contact page will have all updated contact details. You can access this page by clicking here.

NPC Number: 2023/938408/08   |   NPO Number: 301-228   |   PBO Number: 930080419

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