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Skills Development Project - Cape Town

Practical information


  • 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

Program description

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) 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, 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


- 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


- Administration, lesson plan preparation, developmental activities, research


- 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.

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • Airport pick up
  • 2 Day Cape Town Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day from Monday to Friday
  • Weekly social events
  • Transport to and from the projects
  • 24 hour support and supervision
  • Donation to the project
  • Certificate of appreciation

Not included in the price

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Laundry service at an additional cost
  • Meals during week-ends

Your accommodation

Volunteers will stay in one of our volunteer houses with bedrooms sleeping 2-6 people. All houses are facilitated with electricity, 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. Volunteers are responsible for keeping their own room and volunteer house tidy. Two to three times a week a cleaning lady will be there to clean the house and change linen. The volunteer houses are at walking distance from shops, restaurants, entertainment, bus stops and the beach.


Additional information


- 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

A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 


A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.



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.


Skills Development Project - Cape Town
From 14500 ZAR

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