School and Educare Project

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School and Educare Project

Volunteers are placed in pre-schools in disadvantaged communities. No experience is necessary and volunteers can have the joy of watching a child learn and helping them through the process. You will be assigned to a class and will help the teacher in their daily tasks, be it teaching, marking or sports training. After school hours volunteers will be involved in after care or after school programs in the settlements.

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.


24 hour support and supervision 


Room share with other volunteers

Food & Beverages

3 meals per day apart from Saturday and Sunday

Details about the project

School and Educare 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


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.


AM: Volunteer Meeting

PM: Office Day


AM: School Assistance

PM: Cleaning Classroom resources


AM: School Assistance

PM: Preparing Lesson Plans


AM: School Assistance

PM: Sorting out Classroom Resources


AM: School Assistance

PM: General Duties


Off or Activities with kids



Week 2 and following weeks would differ according to the progression of the First week.

Please Note: Mondays are an 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

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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