What do we do?

AVIVA is committed to supporting sustainable community, wildlife and conservation volunteer projects while providing international volunteers with a life changing experience in South Africa.


  • We have hosted volunteers aged from 16 to 72 from more than 56 countries.
  • In the last 7 years we have facilitated more than 500,000 hours of voluntary service in South Africa.
  • We provide a free online trip planner for volunteers - MyTrip™
  • We provide comprehensive fundraising assistance to volunteers with a complimentary fundraising pack.
  • The AVIVA team are passionate about South Africa, and we believe that by working in partnership with projects that are genuinely committed to their cause, we can provide volunteers with a unique travel experience that not only matches, but exceeds their expectations.
  • AVIVA has featured in a variety of international media, and in 2010, AVIVA volunteers will feature in four episodes of the 'Mind the Gap' TV series on SABC2.
  • During 2009, we have had a record number of ex-volunteers returning for a second stay with us (15).
  • AVIVA volunteers leave their mark in South Africa, not only by dedicating their time and energy to their chosen project, but also through the positive contribution they make in supporting local businesses, tourism operators, craftsmen and women, and the many jobs that are created and sustained by purchases they make, and activities they take part in while they are here. During 2009, AVIVA volunteers contributed an estimated R15 million to the South African economy.

Get in touch with AVIVA

Contact details

To contact AVIVA use the contact form tab above.


23 Sandpiper Crescent, Table View


Cape Town


+27 (0)21 557 4312



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