Program Details

  • Program Type: Internship
  • Location: South Africa
  • Starting Price: EUR 549.55
South Africa

Volunteers help in a center for disabled children in South Africa

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Currently , the home cares for 34 disabled children between the ages of 18 months to 18 years old, ranging from those with mild physical and mental disorders to children who are severely incapacitated. As many children in this underprivileged community have single or unemployed parents, they are subject to being left unattended and vulnerable to abuse.

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

  • One-on-one classroom assistance
  • Teaching classes
  • Mind stimulation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Stimulating smaller children in the younger groups with developmental toys, touch and by speaking English to them. We hope that speaking English to the children will assist them as they get older;English is compulsory in later education. The earlier they learn, the more they benefit.
  • Assisting with the feeding programs
  • Supervising children at all times, ex. during outdoor or free play
  • Helping with events
  • Fundraising
  • Administration, lesson plan preparation, developmental activities, research, etc. This is mostly done after project hours in preparation for upcoming days. You may be required to do some of these tasks in your free time‚Äč.
  • Helping with the baby room – changing diapers, feeding babies, assisting with naptime
  • Helping with washing up after meals, cleaning classrooms, washing bedding and toys
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for the children at all times

Project highlights

  • Experience working with special needs children
  • Making a difference in the lives of special needs children
  • Gaining/increasing your knowledge about special needs care and assistance
  • Learning about South African cultures and way of life
  • Making new lifetime friends

Project details

  • Project starts: every Monday - orientation starts on Friday
  • Location: Table View, Cape Town
  • Minimum duration: 4 weeks

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  • Chelsea - UK Disabled Children Assistance

    Loved it all! Loved the Kids. Had the best time and want to come back! Thanks for everything.

  • Mana Disabled Children Assistance

    Helping to teach the kids and making jokes with them. I loved the experience and the staff is amazing!!!

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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