- Durban, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Children, Education, Social Services
- 1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months
- Program Description:
Xploreo volunteering is the most flexible, affordable, DIY non-credit immersion option out there. Take the uncertainty out of your experience abroad by browsing our pool of vetted NGOs around the world and selecting to start a conversation with one that fits what you’re looking for. If you meet the criteria they’re looking for and it’s a match, you can book directly with the charity. That means any fees will go directly to them, not a placement agency. Not sure of exactly what you’re looking for? We are happy to help recommend volunteer experiences and locations. Depending on the number of hours you want to be involved in volunteering and the availability of the NGO, you have the flexibility to build your own daily schedule, and to make it as intensive or more vacation-esque as you desire. Some volunteering experiences include room and board. Xploreo also makes it possible to search for homestays and language teachers, depending on your interest and time frame. Xploreo programs are open to anyone over the age of 18 who consider themselves an independent traveler. While we do provide 24/7 call support and ensure that local volunteer experiences and travelers are vetted and verified and connect on the ground, Xploreo does not arrange a fully scheduled trip itinerary for you. Instead, you are free to custom tailor your own experience abroad to ensure that it precisely meets your requirements. More about Xploreo: Xploreo is an online marketplace that directly connects people seeking immersive and authentic overseas experiences with the best vetted local language teachers, volunteering opportunities, internships and homestay families around the world. We flip the traditional study abroad model on its head, eliminating third-party agents who layer on many fees, and replace it with an easy and seamless way to connect aspiring adventurers, language learners, and altruists with local people. We aim to create a world where overseas experiences are affordable and accessible for all travelers, and grounded in a community of trust and goodwill.
How to Get Started: You can get started on Xploreo by signing up for an account and creating a profile. You may search from many different providers all over the world for language learning, volunteering, homestays, teaching, and internships around the world. Rather than booking and paying a third-party placement agency, Xploreo enables you to directly discover and book with the locals on the ground. No middleman, no fuss. Once you find an experience that tickles your fancy, you can use our online messaging system to reach out to and get to know a local provider before booking. Once you are comfortable and have your dates figured out, you book and pay directly on Xploreo. Our 100% guarantee means that you can be assured that Xploreo providers will follow through and if anything goes wrong while you're abroad, our 24/7 phone support will be there to respond to make things right. Xploreo is best for the more independent traveler who wants more local immersion and less hand holding.
- Setting Description:
- Volunteer sites vary greatly depending on what kind of experience you are seeking. We have a wide variety of Xploreo volunteer hosts. In South Africa, there are Children Services programs and Peace Organizations.
- 115/week USD. Costs may vary depending on the non-profit organisation. By connecting directly with them, you are able to minimize your cots while maximizing your learning.
Additional Program Information
- Xploreo programs are open to anyone over the age of 18 who consider themselves an independent traveler. You may be enrolled in a degree program, a gap year, working professional, or any age.
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