Volunteering

To volunteer in South Africa is an experience you will never forget.
All of our projects are hands-on, and you will get to work with children, teenagers, adults or the elderly, depending on your interests. Volunteering in South Africa is a great way to give back to the community, to make a difference in the lives of others, and to experience Cape Town.

Minimum time to volunteer in South Africa with us is one month.
Requirements: CV, Motivational Letter and Police Clearance.

1 Month

Volunteering

R

21 000

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Tansfer
  • Project Placement
  • Introduction day in Cape Town
  • Day tour to Cape Point and Penguin Beach
  • Donation to Project
  • Registered sim card to use in SA
  • 24/7 contact person at African Sunrise
  • Help wth Visa questions and papers if needed

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Visa Costs
  • Flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food

3 Months

Volunteering

R

39 000

Following Weeks R2 000/week

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Tansfer
  • Project Placement
  • Introduction day in Cape Town
  • Day tour to Cape Point and Penguin Beach
  • Donation to Project
  • Registered sim card to use in SA
  • 24/7 contact person at African Sunrise
  • Help wth Visa questions and papers if needed

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Visa Costs
  • Flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food

2 Months

Volunteering

R

31 000

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Project Placement
  • Introduction day in Cape Town
  • Day tour to Cape Point and Penguin Beach
  • Donation to Project
  • Registered sim card to use in SA
  • 24/7 contact person at African Sunrise
  • Help wth Visa questions and papers if needed

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Visa Costs
  • Flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food

Projects to choose from

Eco Village Development

This project is a place where, using eco-principles, youth – otherwise trapped in unemployment, poverty and hopelessness – have the opportunity for healing and to be skilled into sustainable and inspired members of society, contributing to economic development. The model is a “Train the Trainer” programme based on climate, soil, food, water, shelter and love. It will provide training and skills development for children in all areas of Green Building and Food Production. Note: This project is situated outside of Cape Town, in the Eastern Cape. We arrange all transport, etc for you from Cape Town.

Organisation for cultural, social and economic integration of migrants, refugees and South Africans into local society

Perceiving migration as an opportunity, this project is committed to alleviating poverty and promoting development in the Western Cape while fostering integration between migrants, refugees and South Africans. In providing assistance they advocate respect for human rights and use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs. This Project focuses on six main areas: Advocacy, English School, Employment Access, Unite, Welfare and Women’s Platform

School for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The school uses a combination of one on one and group teaching. Structured teaching (TEACCH), Applied behavioural analysis (ABA) and Augmentative Communication Methods and South African Sign Language are used to help learners. A safe space is provided where routine, scheduling and life skills are taught to help the learners fit into everyday society. The school looks at varied approaches and keeps up to date on the latest research with regards to teaching learners with Autism. Great for Psychology, Social Work and Teaching students, as well as Volunteers wanting to help with daily activities. 

Empowerment of female survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution

The focus is to provide empowerment to female survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution through the provision of psycho-social support and skills training. Some women are pushed into prostitution by dire poverty, others are sex trafficked while others were raised by mothers who were in prostitution and exposed them to it. The aim is to equip these women with crafting and entrepreneurial skills, which will ensure that they leave the programme empowered to seek work or to start their own small businesses. 

Girl Street Child Project

This is a shelter for girls that have been living on the streets. Once the girls arrive they learn valuable life skills and eventually reintegrate into society. This shelter also has a wing where girls that are most at risk of dropping out of school live, because of their home set up. Here, family reintegration programmes are held. To be able to work at this project you must be 19 years and older, and be able to spend a few months with the girls. 

Home of Safety for Boys from Vulnerable Backgrounds

This project focuses on boys and teenage boys from vulnerable backgrounds. They live in the Home of Safety for various reasons. As a volunteer, you will assist with homework, group sessions, sports activities and constructive play time. Outings and fun days will also be part of your volunteering duties.

Children’s Hospital Programme

This project is for volunteers who will spend time with ill children and their families when they visit. This project is open for volunteers .You can read to them, play games with them, and also spend time with their families, who also need comfort and support. This project is for volunteers and also for inters who want to get the “feel” of a medical facility.

Soup Sessions – Fridays

Every Friday we join Breaking Bread Community Development to serve a hot (or cold, depending on the weather) meal to the Homeless Community of Observatory. We really get to know the people, by talking, and by being there every week. We have bands that perform regularly, which adds to the atmosphere, and we sing and dance, and braai marshmallows.

Home of Safety for Children from Vulnerable Backgrounds

Work directly with Children from homes where violence, abuse and substance abuse has taken place. You will work with a social worker, and be a part of the children’s therapy and safety process, as well as family reintegration. Sports, playing, homework assistance and fun days will from part of your duties.

Homeless Shelters

We partner with a group of Homeless Shelters around Cape Town. The Organisation provides temporaty shelter, physical care, social welfare, and family re-unification services. They also serve meals, and offer various workshops and skills training.
They have on-site social workers to assist the homeless.

Baby and Neonatal Care Volunteering Project

This very special project has developed this inpatient hospice unit for children. The unit provides multidisciplinary paediatric pain and palliative care service for children requiring ongoing treatment upon discharge from a specialised hospital. Families may choose to have their children re-admitted to the unit if symptoms or situations arise with which they cannot cope or if their children need terminal care that cannot be provided at home.

Soup Kitchen – Feeding Programme

Join Breaking Bread Community Development as they serve food to the Homeless of Observatory from Monday to Thursday in Salt River, and then have their awesome Soup Sessions on Fridays in Observatory where there is music, dancing and a chance to get to know the locals. They also assist the children of the area with Afterschool Programmes, as well as Holiday Programmes. Volunteers and Interns get to hold workshops with the homeless - a very hands-on project. 

Shelter for Abused Women and Children

This Home is for abused women and their children. The home also provides workshops, childcare, training programmes, group therapy and counselling. The women are also empowered and grow through their intimate involvement in the actual running of the homes. Their children are victims of various kinds of abuse and traumas. It ranges from emotional, physical abuse to sexual and psychological abuse. Learning and behavioral problems such as difficulties to concentrate and participate in group work, stubbornness, aggression as well as inappropriate sexual behavior are the most commonly addressed problems.

Home for Babies and Children up to 5 years old

This Home of Safety provides full-time care for up to 49 babies and children from birth to five years of age who have been referred by social workers and placed at the home by order of a children’s court. The children are either neglected, abandoned, abused, orphaned and are accepted at the home irrespective of HIV status, race or gender.

Home for abused women and children

This Organisation is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. The vision is the creation of a safe and secure society and a human rights culture where women and children are empowered to exercise their full rights. The organisation has a substance abuse unit where they focus on prevention and also treating not only women in the facility but women and children from the surrounding areas too. Volunteers are needed to assist in this process, and also to join the staff in visiting the surrounding areas to work with addicts – women and also young children and teenagers who have become addicted to substances. A great opportunity to really get involved and work within a community, and at the home.

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