Community Volunteering in South Africa

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South Africa: Knynsa


Spend your days immersed in a colourful South African town - teaching English to the locals, organising activities for pre-school kids, uplifting underprivileged children and assisting with other community projects in and around the beautiful Garden Route area.
Volunteers are part of multiple dynamic projects privately run by Edge of Africa, including:

* Kadiki Kids Project
* Teaching and Helping Literacy & Numeracy in Pre-Schools
* Funda English Project
* Assisting with Teaching English to Children & Adults
* Sinethemba
* Working with Street Kids and other Youth from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
* HIV / AIDS & TB Awareness Project
* Helping home-based carers with people affected by HIV / AIDS and volunteering in workshops held to educate children about the disease
* Volunteers have various duties attached to these ongoing projects. We are always in need of fresh ideas and positive input to help us reaching as many people as possible and making an actual tangible difference in their lives!


* Multiple Projects - Volunteers experience all aspects of community volunteering
* Work with children under the age of six in our Pre-Schools Teaching Program
* Help teenagers and young kids with problem backgrounds learn the skills to ensure a brighter future for themselves in our Youth Centre Development Project.
* Give the gift of the English language to groups of individuals wanting to better their lives.
* Be part our HIV / AIDS & TB Awareness Program, providing education and care to poorer communities.

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week


Throughout the year


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Apart from a positive, open minded enthusiasm...not much!. You should love working with children and should have an interest in new cultures & the environment as well as working with communities in a third world country.

Useful Skills: We realize that each volunteer that joins us has different skills and varying specialties to offer. Should you feel that you can contribute beyond our itinerary, please inform us so we can use your skills accordingly. (For example art and drama is always needed as is subject knowledge such as maths and literacy education).

Intern Types

  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Culinary Arts / Cooking
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Family and Home Studies
  • Fashion Business
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Rights
  • Linguistics
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Medical services
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* The confidence that every effort will be made to ensure your safety and enjoyment during your stay
* Rapid pre-departure support and information
* Travel arrangements to and from the project (On allocated days)
* Accommodation
* Food
* Project related transport
* Thorough orientation to area and chosen project
* First day introduction and orientation to project and colleagues
* Project support and feedback sessions throughout your stay
* Assistance with optional activities and tours
* 24/7 emergency support
* Sim Card for your phone
* T-Shirt
* Community and Cultural Tour
* Post-project involvement and updates

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Academic Reinforcement
  • Adult Education
  • Aids
  • Anthropology
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Community Organizing
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Drug Or Alcohol Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Elderly
  • English Teaching
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Literacy
  • Primary Education
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching
  • Women
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

Enjoys Travel Interested in new cultures Open to new experiences Tolerant with local ways Healthy and Happy!

Age Range

18 +

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2-6

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network