African Samaritans has various projects to select the most suited area in which you want to contribute. You will be living comfortably in a guest lodge setting while volunteering. Our packages include two nourishing meals per day in a buffet restaurant environment and touristic excursions and transport is incorporated into your volunteering mission, where you will have the opportunity to explore the breath-taking Midlands area and Durban.
1. Volunteers will be involved in the establishment and maintenance of the food gardens, either at local schools or personal houses (homesteads). You will help to care for these gardens which have been created using permaculture principles – techniques such as rainwater harvesting, natural resource management, mulching, compost making, worm farming and designing for minimal impact and maximum output. These practises have proven to be an effective means for growing nutritious food staples in remote and harsh environments, and have shown to increase agricultural yields, produce crops that are more resilient to changing weather conditions, improve water usage and reduce soil erosion.
2. Volunteers will assist the Frack Free SA Campaign by sharing their message and creating awareness with the public. Fracking poses documented environmental risks, including health concerns and threatens the water supply. Volunteer Researchers will assist in promoting green energy as a replacement for fossil fuels. Volunteers will help by researching and sharing the risks of fracking far and wide, either virtually (via the internet) or physically, by speaking to communities, schools, rural farmers etc.