Program Details

Here are some of the qualities that can contribute to a pleasant experience whilst at Gozololo. We are very selective with the type of people we would like to work with. Our aim it to attract those that have a positive attitude and realistic expectations.
Location:
Durban, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
We have been running a non-profit organization for disadvantage children in Durban, for 18 years.There are three centres,each one is located in a township,rural area and an informal settlement (shanty town). We host volunteers from around the world so in order to raise money we offer them accommodation food and adventure trips around South Africa. We travel to the Drakensberg mountains, tour the garden route all the way to Cape Town and we go for a Safari at the Kruger National Park before stopping at the Apartheid museum in Johannesburg. Volunteers experience the joy of working with children while exploring our beautiful country, all within three months. Volunteers bring great energy and excitement when they come to our Centres. Every year we look forward to having you stay with us and share your experiences.Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is a privilege for us to welcome you to our family.

Here are some of the qualities that can contribute to a pleasant experience whilst at Gozololo. We are very selective with the type of people we would like to work with. Our aim it to attract those that have a positive attitude and realistic expectations. Respecting the way we do things is extremely important. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: PASSION OPEN-MINDED TOLERANCE KINDNESS TEAM ORIENTED DEDICATION RESPECTFUL TO OUR CULTURE COMMITTED TO VOLUNTEERING Prospective volunteers will have to go through an interview process via Skype Duties Childcare Kitchen duties Gardening Administration Special projects Teaching Cleaning We would like volunteers to help around the centers, anywhere possible.

Cost Includes: Pick up/Drop off at airport Accommodation 2 minute walk from the Centre Secure property Shared with 1 to 4 other volunteers electricity, running water, hot shower Shared bathroom Full-Kitchen Food: Fruit and vegetables Rice, beans, pasta, milk, oats, eggs Breakfast & Dinner is prepared by each volunteer at home Lunch is provided at the Centre Any special dietary requirements are the responsibility of the volunteer Kruger National Park/Johannesburg Tour After 1st month of volunteering (Meals,Transport & Accommodation ) Garden Route Tour to Cape Town (14 days) This is done after the second month of Volunteering (Meals,Transport & Accommodation) Drakensberg Mountains (4 day weekend) (Meals, Transportation & Accommodation)
Setting Description:
Volunteering Daily schedule Monday to Friday 8:00 am- help our care givers with preparing breakfast for the kids Keeping the children entertained before breakfast 9:30am - Working with the our care givers with teaching children, songs and basic educational activities 10:30am -Help Kids wash hands and prepare for snack time. 11:00am - Nap time for the kids and volunteers take a break for 45 Minutes 11:45 am Volunteers play with the kids outside until lunch whilst others are helping prepare lunch 12:30am Watch over the children while eating lunch. 2:00pm Volunteers choose from different educational activities for the children. Volunteers can choose to be part of our garden programme.Other Volunteers are allowed to hold workshops to educate our caregivers about child care or any other education workshop.Some can be placed permanently in the kitchen. We also take our volunteers to our other centres and they can help with support groups and an opportunity to see how the other cen
Cost:
$ 290 per week (10-12 weeks) Volunteering, Including Accommodation, Meals and Adventure Travel

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