Cape Town Volunteer Project

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Cape Town Volunteer Project

2 Weeks From €625

The main objective is the facilitation of poverty prevention programmes and upliftment in the settlements. Employment and education opportunities are provided where possible. We try to assist the community through specific programs such as “Winter Hope” whereby we provide warm clothing and shoes to the children, blankets to families as well as obtaining building materials to fix leaking roofs and rebuild structures where necessary to try and provide some relief from the winter cold which can be freezing when your only shelter is a damp, leaking corrugated iron structure!

Another regular program is to provide with, assist in or educate communities in agriculture projects such as subsistence farming. With this, we help start new vegetable gardens, work in existing vegetable gardens or educate about growing food for own use. This assists with food aid and poverty alleviation.

We engage these communities in regular education, motivation and social upliftment programmes and exciting events such as fun at the beach, various sporting activities and outings which are hosted throughout the year.

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

Cape Town Volunteer 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.

Volunteers will help with the daily running of the programs for example: 

  • Teaching lessons to children in the older groups  (colours, letters, shapes, art, etc.) as well as teaching English through play and vocabulary stimulation. 
  • Stimulating smaller children in the younger groups with developmental toys, touch and by speaking English  to them. 
  • Assisting with the feeding programs 
  • Supervising children at all times, ex. during outdoor or free play 
  • Helping with changing diapers, feeding babies, assisting with naptime 

Volunteers will work 5 days a week with the children. Some days volunteers will work a full 8 hours and other days 4 to 5 hours, depending on the needs of the project. Project tasks may sometimes seem repetitive – but your efforts will make a huge difference. Enjoy the project locations, your fellow team members, and the fact that you are helping to make a difference in the world.

Monday

AM: Volunteer Meeting

PM: Office Day

Tuesday

AM: Edu-Care

PM: Veggie Garden

Wednesday

AM: Edu-Care

PM: Cleaning Resources (Chairs, Tables, Toys)

Thursday

AM: Edu-Care

PM: Veggie Garden

Friday

AM: Edu-Care

PM: General Duties

Saturday

Off or Activities with kids

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 with us 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
  • Minimum age of 18

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

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

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Activity level

5

Education level

8

Involvement level

7

Independence level

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