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Uplifting Social Volunteer Project in Cape Town South Africa

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 1-2 Years

Term

Throughout the year

Dates

Year Round

Qualifications

This program is open for anyone who has a passion for children and who is patient!
- English must be of a high level
- Medical & travel insurance
- At least a 4 week length of stay
- At least 18 years

Other requirements:

Does the volunteer need any special skill or qualification?

No, but it is an advantage to have worked with children before and to be confident with one-on-one interaction. An emotional maturity is a pre-requisite, because as previously mentioned, the children that the project works with come with varied and complex issues, so they are looking for volunteers who display sensitivity and empathy towards the children they come into contact with.

Dress code?
Casual dress (jeans are fine) and comfortable shoes. The schools are very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter as the schools have no heating or air-conditioning.

Intern Types

  • Education
  • Linguistics

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

620

Program Fees Include:

Programme fee includes:
-Placement with the literacy programme
-Airport transfer to accommodation and welcome package
-Simcard
-Assistance with visa requirements
-Assistance with finding accommodation and transport options
-Personal contact in Cape Town and network with other international students 24/7
-Support from Magister
-Discount on trips and activities

Programme fee excludes:
-Return flight
-Visa costs of 60 euro for 90 days visa (visa extension costs R425)
-Student accommodation in Cape Town
-Breakfast, lunch, supper
-Transport to and from the project
-Personal insurance (medical and travel cover)
-Personal expenses

Credit Available

yes

Experience Required

yes

    No experience is required, but it is an advantage to have worked with children before and to be confident with one-on-one interaction. An emotional maturity is a pre-requisite, because as previously mentioned, the children come with varied and complex issues, so we are looking for volunteers who display sensitivity and empathy towards the children they come into contact with.

Volunteer Types

  • Community Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Youth

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 4 or more

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

4 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network