Program Details

Connect-123's network of nonprofits, clinics, hospitals, and schools have a range of activities that could benefit from your assistance. Volunteer in a variety of areas, such as education, conservation, health care, human rights, microfinance, and more.
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Economic Development, Environment, Health, Social Services, Women's Rights
Duration:
1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:

Volunteer with Connect-123 in Cape Town! We work with local NGOs to find you a volunteer project based on your unique skills and interests. Whether you're interested in assisting at a local public hospital, mentoring underprivileged youth or working a community development project, Connect-123 will help find the perfect placement to ensure you work for a cause that you believe in, where you can really make a difference! Immerse yourself in South African culture and experience life in Cape Town, all while giving back to local communities.

Connect-123's network of nonprofits, clinics, hospitals, and schools have a range of activities that could benefit from your assistance. Work as a volunteer in a variety of areas, such as education, conservation, health care, human rights, microfinance and community development - and it doesn't stop there... Tell us your main area of interest and we will match you to the right organization, where you can make a valuable contribution while gaining meaningful experience.

Connect-123 is a one-stop shop for whatever you need, whenever you need it, before, during, and after your stay in Cape Town. We know South Africa is far from home. We take care of the details so that you can work hard, play even harder, and only worry about learning and having fun.

Setting Description:
Cape Town is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and for good reason: few cities are home to white sandy beaches, scenic hiking trails, spectacular ocean views, and a 1,086 meter tall mountain!

Cape Town has something for everyone. Nature lovers can explore national parks, picturesque botanical gardens, historic winelands, and endless stretches of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts. Adventure-seekers can sail, paraglide, surf, bungee jump, shark cage dive, sandboard, cycle, climb, run, paddle, and swim their way around the Western Cape at any time of the year. Wild African game safaris are within a two-hour drive. And the social scene is not to be missed, from affordable, world-class restaurants on the Waterfront to mingling with local students at popular Long Street clubs.

Cape Town is also a city of sharp contrasts, where you can explore issues of social change and diversity and learn about new cultures.

Cost:
Our program fee of $2,250 includes facilitating a volunteer project according to your interests and goals; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget and preferences; airport meet and greet service; a complete country information pack to help you prepare for your trip; a comprehensive orientation on arrival; access to Connect-123’s regular social and cultural events; discounts on tourist activities; and substantial local and emergency support.

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