Program Details

  • Program Type: Volunteer
  • Location: South Africa
  • Starting Price: EUR 672.05
South Africa

Volunteer get involved in fund-raising and organizing activities to improve the daily life of deprived communities in South Africa

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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.

Volunteer Tasks

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

  • Teaching lesson plans to children in the preschool (colors, letters, shapes, art, e) as well as teaching English through play and vocabulary stimulation. (Training is provided)
  • Stimulating smaller children in the younger groups with developmental toys, touch and by speaking English to them, we hope it will help them learn faster when they get to the older English is compulsory in later education. The earlier they learn, the more they benefit. (Training is provided)
  • Assisting with the tasks at the preschool such as cooking, cleaning, feeding and hygiene
  • Supervising children at all times during outdoor or free play
  • Helping with events
  • Fundraising - This can be done in advance to assist the program! Please contact for more information on how you can help before you arrive!
  • Administration, lesson plan preparation, developmental activities, research, e This is mostly done after project hours in preparation for upcoming days.
  • Helping with the baby room – changing diapers, feeding babies, putting babies to sleep as well as basic stimulation through play
  • Assisting in the vegetable garden where we grow fresh produce for their meals
  • Helping with washing up after meals, cleaning classrooms, washing bedding and toys
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for the children at all times Volunteers will work 5 days a week with the Children

You may be required to do some of these tasks in your free time.

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 education levels of children that will probably only benefit them in later years. Know that through your efforts, many children are in a safe and loving environment who would otherwise have had nowhere to go in the day.

 Project highlights

  •  Flexibility to run your own programs and lessons
  • Using your initiative to create activities
  • Helping children develop skills
  • Experience in working with children and groups
  • Facilitating new experiences for children
  • Learning about South African cultures and way of life
  • Making new lifetime friends

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  • John Settlement Project - South Africa

    This was an amazing experience full of cheerful new faces and places. Kids were awesome. Teaching was a good thing; to see how smart the children were.

  • Amy Hill Settlement Project - South Africa

    The project was fantastic, working in skandaal camp really opened my eyes to the reality of it all. The kids, vols and workers have had a lasting impact on my life.

  • Marc Albers Settlement Project - South Africa

    Thank you save for everything! it was an amazing experience that i will cary with me for the rest of my life. I thought that i would come to change south africa and cape town but eventually cape town changed me!

Our volunteer project inclusions

  •  Airport pick up
  • Accommodation
  • Orientation and welcome BBQ
  • Three meals a day
  • Weekly social events
  • Transport to and from the projects
  • 24 hour support and supervisor on project
  • Donation to the NPO to assist with projects
  • Certificate of appreciation

Terms and conditions for volunteers

  • Up to date CV/ resume
  • Copy of return flight itinerary
  • Police clearance
  • Basic level of English; understanding and speaking
  • Acceptance subject to availability of position

Payment & Cancellation

€300 deposit is required for booking. The outstanding amount is due 4 weeks prior to departure. 100% of total fees will be refund in case of cancellation up to 2 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation 2 weeks prior to departure, deposit will be withheld.


Our local charity relies on travellers to volunteer on various schemes around South Africa. We place volunteers into local communities and projects, assisting in building projects and allowing travellers to contribute to a growing community as well as making new friends.

The organisation is non-profitable and always ensures that all funding goes directly into the projects. The fee price for the volunteer experience will cover your accommodation and transport as well as a donation the projects.

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