Dog Rescue - Volunteer Reviews


Read what our volunteers say about their time volunteering

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Liam - 2019

"If you ever need a change in your life, or a new outlook on the world, look no further. This volunteer program changed my life for the better. There is a new challenge and experience around every corner, and new lifelong friendships to make. Set yourself free!

What did you find most rewarding?
Giving back to those who need it most.

What did you find most challenging?
Coming home!

What advice would you give to others who are considering this placement?
Be prepared to pick up lots of dog poo!

Why did you choose Pod Volunteer?
Very informative and friendly staff. Thanks Iona!

Would you recommend Pod Volunteer?

Janna - 2017

“My whole stay in South Africa was absolutely amazing and I will try to integrate all I have learned going forward, and I can’t wait to come back.”

Eliana - 2017

“I really enjoyed the time in Africa and I will return home with great memories.”

Michael - 2017

“South Africa is a beautiful country with a very interesting history and huge diversity of traditions, languages, people and wildlife… It’s definitely a rainbow nation.”

Find out more about the Dog Rescue project 


  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal