The Via Volunteers app includes everything you need for researching, applying and preparing for a rewarding ethical volunteer abroad experience in South Africa. Whether you are looking for a short-term volunteering placement as part of a holiday or want to combine two or more projects for a longer stay or a full Gap Year, this easy to use ad-free app will help you to create a volunteer experience that’s right for you.

Our full range of ethical community, children, wildlife & conservation projects are included in this free app, with plenty of information to help you make an informed decision. Read reviews and testimonials from ex-volunteers, check out our extensive FAQ, and make the best use of your free time with our unique Cape Town Bucket List feature. Use simple forms to apply for a project or ask our experienced team in Cape Town for advice with the app’s built-in Messages feature.


Easily compare the main features of our ethical community, children, wildlife & conservation projects. Find details of what’s included, ‘good to know’ info, volunteer fees in five major currencies, colour coded availability charts, and full volunteer project guides.


Reviews are grouped together by project, so you can quickly find volunteer testimonials that matter to you. Learn from previous volunteers before deciding on your project choices.


Complete one of our simple application forms for a no-obligation itinerary and quote. This is a great way to check everything before you decide whether to confirm your placement or Gap Year project combination.


Practical, relevant travel advice for volunteering ethically in South Africa. Broad categories of frequently asked questions include Applying for a Project, Preparing for your trip, South Africa, Cape Town, Ethical Volunteering, and Via Volunteers.


Create your own Bucket List from a wide selection of tried and tested activities and day trips in and around Cape Town. This is a great way to plan and make the most of your free time in Cape Town. Activities are grouped under different price brackets to help you budget, from Free & Budget activities, all the way up to more expensive day safaris and helicopter rides. Every entry includes info about opening hours, costs, and useful advice about how and when to book, if required. Access the location map to find every item on your Bucket List, and rate them when you’re done. This feature is a great tool for making plans with your fellow volunteers, and with our regular updates you will always have access to up to date information.


Check out original photos from previous volunteers and the Via Volunteers team. All our children, community, wildlife and conservation projects are covered, along with various accommodations and variety of Cape Town categories.


Save time with our Volunteer Project Comparison Chart, and useful maps that you can use to locate projects and find your way to all the best attractions around Cape Town. Get a quick quote for Travel Insurance or send us an arrival photo so we will know what you look like after travelling all day.


Connect with us in a variety of ways. Like, follow, interact and share!


The Via Volunteers App is packed with information – if you read something you might want to come back to later, save time by adding it to your favourites.

Ratings and Reviews

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5 Ratings

sbarrett15 ,

Via Volunteers Review

I love this app! It’s very easy to navigate through and it gives useful information (what’s included, prices, availability, and more). Everything that is on the website is now on the app. I like how you can favorite project you are potentially thinking about joining instead of having to search through the app again.
Not only does it talk about the projects but it gives you information on activities to do around Cape Town and the prices so you can decide how much you want to spend.
I would recommend downloading this app because it has everything on there, from photos to information to testimonials to
FAQs and to applying!

Payton Minnick ,

Via volunteers❤️

Love this app. It’s amazing to see so many choices of places to volunteer in South Africa. I volunteered with Via Volunteers in the summer of 2017 and it was the most amazing experience of my entire life. Ed and Heather are so welcoming and help you with anything you may need. I couldn’t have asked for a better volunteer program.
Via volunteers 10/10 recommend!🇿🇦❤️

jamlomba ,

Best Ethical Volunteering!

I can not speak more highly of an organization. Via is a fantastic organization with a dedication for ethical volunteering! Download the app to check them out!


Ed Scott
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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