How to Apply

Volunteer Requirements

As an On African Soil volunteer you need to:

  • Be 18 years and older, unless supervised by an adult
  • Be Fluent in English, or speak a little English
  • Be Reasonably fit and healthy
  • Undertake activities without supervision all the time
  • Want to make a difference while gaining invaluable experience and knowledge, be eager to learn and to participate. An adventurous heart and caring soul are needed too.
  • Be prepared to have some fun!

Application procedure - it’s easy!

At OAS we ensure that the preparation for your trip is effortless and stress free.

We do this by giving you unlimited pre-departure support and in-country support, right up to the time when you are back home sharing all your incredible stories with family and friends.

Be sure to visit ‘Know before you go’ which will cover all relevant travel information, or contact On Africa Soil - we will be there with you every step of the way.  Please see our links page for visa requirements for entering South Africa, as well as other interesting information.

Online application form

Make your project choice and click  ‘Apply Now’ for the online application form.

Reserve your place

Once you have submitted the completed application form, OAS will reserve for you a place at your chosen project.

Make a Payment

A deposit is needed by the project to confirm your place. OAS will send you payment instructions with all the details you need to pay the deposit. Final payment is needed by the project no later than 3 months before your arrival – We will remind you about this too. There is a cancellation policy, which is covered in the contract signed with On African Soil. 

Receive unlimited pre-departure support & In-country support

From the time you send us your application form and until you are back home from your trip, OAS will be contactable by email and by telephone. We will answer all your questions and give you all the information you need about the project and the country. Your Adventure with a Purpose has just started!

Your time in Africa

Before you arrive OAS will send an information pack about your project and about us. We will also tell you who will be collecting you from the airport.


'On African Soil works on a commission basis with every project, the rates reflected by On African Soil are the same as found direct with each project and our service is offered at no extra charge to you. In fact this service provides you with another independent party looking after your best interests.'