Adventure Club Project

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Adventure Club Project

2 Weeks From €625

The Western Cape, where the program is based, is a very culturally diverse area of South Africa. There is a large integration of the underprivileged with the wealthy. The main cultures that you will be working with are Xhosa or Afrikaans South Africans. Most of these children can speak English, yet their home language may be Afrikaans or Xhosa. The homes they live in are often built from scrap metal and second-hand wood, usually they do not have running water in their homes. Forty percent of the families in these areas lack a male head of household and the children often have no one to monitor their educational progress or after-school activities. The children we work with live in the nearby township or settlement in Cape Town, known as Du Noon and Wolwerivier.

Due to lack of funding there is very little physical education provided to the children in the pre-schools and primary schools, this can create physical and mental developmental issues. For this reason, in the mornings we assist Educare Centers in the local township by providing fun games and lessons to children from the age of 3 to 7 years old. In the afternoons we work with children from the age of 10 to 15 years old, developing important skills and teaching valuable life lessons through adventure sports activities. This is a very important part of the program as alcohol and drug abuse is common in the townships where they live, and at this age they are especially susceptible to recruitment by local gangs.

Details about the project

What's included

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and driven to your accommodation for your 2 Day Cape Town Orientation. On the start day of your project you will be transferred to your accommodation for the duration of your project.

Guidance

24 hour support and supervision 

Accommodation

Room share with other volunteers

Food & Beverages

Three meals a day, coffee & tea included

Details about the project

Adventure Club Project details

  • Arrival Day – Saturday 
  • Time – Your flight can land anytime on Saturday 
  • Airport – Cape Town International Airport 
  • Orientation – Saturday – Sunday 
  • Project Starts – Monday 
  • Departure Day – Saturday 
  • Departure time – You can depart anytime 
  • Min Duration – 2 weeks (incl 2 day Orientation)
  • Min Age: 16 (with Parental Consent)
  • Max Age: N/A – Medium Level of fitness required

NOTE: 

We can also collect you at any Hotel or place of accommodation on your arrival day, should it be within close radius of the City center.

Volunteer Tasks May Include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching kids how to swim, surf & skate 
  • Assist teaching sports programs
  • Run fun days and challenges
  • Assist with computer lessons 
  • Assist in the edu-care centers with basic skills teaching
  • Be a good role model encouraging good social and emotional skills

Monday

AM: Volunteer meeting

PM: Office Day

Tuesday

AM: School assistance

PM: Surf/ Swim/ Skate/ Sport

Wednesday

AM: School assistance

PM: Surf/ Swim/ Skate/ Sport

Thursday

AM: School assistance

PM: Surf/ swim/ skate/ sport

Friday

AM: School assistance

PM: Surf lesson

Saturday

AM: Off OR activities with kids

PM: Off

Sunday 

Off

Please note: Mondays are office day for both new and old volunteers. New volunteers will receive their teacher training and additional information on our projects and the areas where they will be working. Volunteers who have been on the project for more than one week will assist with planning for the week, equipment maintenance, re-organising storage spaces, donation sorting etc.

  • CV/Resumé
  • Police clearance
  • Intermediate to advanced level of competency in English
  • Copy of return flight itinerary
  • Ability to swim
  • Minimum age of 18

Volunteers will be staying in one of our volunteer houses with bedrooms sleeping 2 – 5 people. All houses are facilitated with electricity, WIFI, hot water, a kitchen, communal bathrooms (with shower & toilets), beds with linen and a pillow (no towels). Male and female volunteers will share rooms unless otherwise requested. Upgrades to private single or double rooms are available at an extra cost.

Volunteers are responsible for keeping their own room and volunteer house tidy. Bathrooms are cleaned every day by cleaning staff, and linen is changed once a week. The volunteer houses are walking distance from shops, restaurants, entertainment, bus stops, and the beach.

10

Activity level

7

Education level

8

Involvement level

6

Independence level

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