Program Details

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with children? Become a Love Volunteer and join us on this truly rewarding program in stunning Cape Town!
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Children, Education, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Volunteers on this wonderful program can choose to assist in educational institutions such as primary and high schools as well as pre-primary and creches. Many volunteers enjoy working with local children and assisting in areas where there is often lack of resources such as toys, books and sporting equipment. There is also a need for volunteers to teach computer skills as a number of computers have been donated but go unused.

Volunteers need to be flexible and willing to help wherever help is needed. It is also important that they understand the local community situations and the local challenges associated with these types of placements. A love for children and lots of patience are very important. In the areas where Xhosa or Afrikaans is mostly spoken volunteers need even more patience as most of the children cannot speak English, though the language barrier is not a problem as the kids are very eager to learn.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 2 Weeks
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Language: All volunteers must have a good command of the English language. Some understanding of the local dialect would also be beneficial.

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Over the years, thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers for travel abroad that provides cultural immersion alongside the chance to help those in real need. Join us now for a safe, fun, and sustainable volunteer program in Palestine for a truly memorable experience abroad!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

For more information, or to join us on this exciting project, visit our website now!

 

Setting Description:
Volunteers on this program can choose to be accommodated either at the volunteers house, located in central Cape Town, or with a local host family. At the Volunteer House, breakfast and dinner are provided Monday to Friday only. Volunteers are responsible for their own lunches and meals over weekends as well as their own laundry. Homestay’s are situated nearby the project site and include 3 meals a day. Volunteers are responsible for their own laundry.
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $390 for two weeks! USD. Included: Accommodation, Meals: 2 per day, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations, In-Country Transport and Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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