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

20 000

 

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

37 500

Following Weeks R1 875/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

30 000

 

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

Marine Conservation & Ecotourism: Great White Sharks, Whales & Penguins

Volunteers choose from day-to-day which boats they would like to assist on.  The majority prefer the shark cage-diving vessel but some choose to only go on the ecotour/whale-watching vessel, while others do a bit of both.  Many  also help out with bird rehabilitation work at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, doing the boat trips in-between.  The programme is a combination of several different experiences – mostly ecotourism and conservation through assisting and educating clients of Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises, but also seabird rehabilitation, beach clean ups, assembly of fishing line bins and some research. Accommodation is provided at the project

Cost: 4 WEEKS: R36 000, following weeks: R7000 per week

Lion Conservation Project

This is an award winning and internationally acclaimed sanctuary for captive born lions that cannot be rehabilitated into the wild. The Park provides these displaced lions with a lifetime home in an enriched environment, where they are treated with compassion and respect and allowed to live out their lives with dignity.As a genuine sanctuary, the Park is not involved in breeding or any form of commercial trade.The Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands and although the Park is located in a rural setting, civilization is only 5 minutes away in the town of Paarl! African Sunrise will provide transport for you from Cape Town to the Project. Accommodation units are situated a short distance from the lion and chimp enclosures, so volunteers will have the added bonus of hearing the lions roar every night! 

COST: R3000 per week, including Transport to the project, as well as transport to Cape Town on days off (Saturdays and Sundays)

 

For small children and migrant women

This organisation runs a day care center in the township; they are located in a poor area and close to a drug den. They need volunteers to help with the kids, going through basic pre-school syllabus. They also are in need of volunteers to help with website, social media and running recreational activities.

The volunteer/intern would also have the opportunity to be part of women empowerment workshops run by the organisation. They are also in need of volunteers who are willing to teach English at their English school for migrant women. There is currently no minimum period for this project.

For the girl street child

This is a shelter for street girl children, once the girls arrive at it is no longer a shelter but rather a place where they learn to live and get reintegrated into society. This shelter also has a wing where there identify children who are most likely to drop out because of home set up. To be able to work with this project you must be 19 years and older, you should also be willing to volunteer or intern for a minimum of 5 months.

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.

Child and Youth Centre

This organisation is dedicated to the aid of children that have been orphaned, abused, abandoned or left destitute. This Home provides them with a safe and stable environment. You will be part of their healing process – by talking to them, playing games, organising outings or sports during the day.

Township Kindergarten Community Days

Our Directors were responsible for the fundraising and building of a kindergarten in the Phillipi Township. We have regular monthly Saturday Community Days where we visit the children in the Township, and play games, sports, facepainting, and give them a meal and snacks. This would be an added community project above your chosen volunteering project.

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 Wednesday 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. Perfect for volunteers!

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.

Abused women and children Substance Abuse Unit

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.

Abused Women and Children Outreach Project

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 needs volunteers for the second semester to go around to schools in the area to talk to and interact with children on various issues. This is an outreach project, which is very hands-on and very community oriented. For this reason, volunteers need to have a very good understanding of the English language, and be able to speak it fluently. A love of children and an interest in gender rights is a must.

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