Volunteer Programmes

Ocean Odyssey has embarked on two volunteer programmes with Edge of Africa and Travellers Worldwide to encourage volunteers with an interest in the environment & marine life to come experience Knysna and the spectacular marine life to be found here.

Edge of Africa

Edge of Africa is an award winning local volunteer project coordinator for gap year placements, work experience and volunteer internships in Africa. They run various volunteer programs right here in Knysna.

The volunteers will assist with educational programmes, visiting local schools to talk about the importance of the health of our estuary, coastline and the environment

Travellers Worldwide

Travellers Worldwide was established in 1994 by husband and wife team, Phil and Jennifer Perkes, to enable people from all over the world to be able to experience the joys of living and working in foreign countries. Travellers is a founder member of the Year Out Group, and are widely recognized as a leader in providing worthwhile voluntary placements overseas. We work with over 300 projects around the world, working in predominantly developing countries.

Travellers Worldwide will give you an opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of this exciting industry in Knysna, South Africa. You will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day running, including marketing, liaising with clients, crewing, doing land to sea observations/spotting, assisting with community projects and educating the local children about the sea and lagoon.