Serve in South Africa with Young Life Expeditions

SOUTH AFRICA FLAG.pngYoung Life ministry began in South Africa in 2013 when Pierre and Rentia DeJager felt called back to their home country after helping to begin the ministry in Zimbabwe. Young Life is currently being developed in three neighborhoods just outside of Johannesburg and Pretoria. 


Young Life Expeditions South Africa trips will have the opportunity to serve alongside Young Life South Africa staff and volunteer leaders in one or more of the following ways:

  • ​Work crew for Young Life South Africa national camp
  • Participate in local Young Life neighborhood clubs
  • Young Life Leadership Training for local volunteer leaders
  • Community service projects (development of local schools, Young Life office)
  • Homestay visits, contact work with Young Life leaders in local neighborhoods

Trip itineraries will generally center around seven to 10 days on the ground, hosted by local Young Life South Africa staff. The service component(s) of a trip will depend on current local ministry needs identified by our host staff. Groups typically have a minimum of 10 people, including the trip leader. Potential groups should contact us to confirm available trip dates and flexibility as this information is continuously being updated and is subject to change.

Safari opportunities are available in South Africa, as an extra one- or three-day or overnight excursion added to the end of the trip, though safari costs will not be tax deductible. We will help plan and coordinate safari reservations, but teams must be prepared to handle payment for these costs separate from your general Young Life Expeditions service trip expenses.​

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Ready to take the next steps for planning an Expedition? Simply fill out the Group Inquiry Form and one of our staff will contact you within two business days. 

​"How can you see the world as Christ sees the world, unless you've seen the world Christ sees?"​​
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