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South Africa African Angels Project

Teaching on our African Angels Project is a unique opportunity to volunteer in an independent school; African Angels helps children to develop with a high quality education....

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South Africa Pre-vet Wildlife Volunteer Project

On our South African Pre-Veterinary Wildlife Experience you will gain a valuable insight into animals in the African context. Whilst on this placement you will study and

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South Africa

South Africa Community Preschool Project

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers to help provide care for disadvantaged children on our Community Preschool Project. If you love little ones and want...

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South Africa Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project

On our South African Wild Coast Schools project you will assist young learners in a disadvantaged community and help them to improve their education as well as provide skills...

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Malawi

Lake Malawi Teaching and Sports Volunteer Project

Naturally Africa Volunteers Lake Malawi Sports Volunteer Project incorporates primary school teaching with a special focus on extra-curricular sports coaching. In Malawi,...

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Lake Malawi Teaching Volunteer Project

Naturally Africa Volunteers Lake Malawi Teaching Volunteer Project helps provide basic primary education to children in a rural community. All children in Malawi are entitled...

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Malawi

Lake Malawi Child-Care and Development Project

In Malawi Primary school learning starts at age 6. Prior to this there is little formal learning and very limited access to early learner education. A head start in education...

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Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project

Naturally Africa Volunteers Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project is a sustainable project with a focus on practical education. The project provides a valuable insight for...

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Naturally Africa Volunteers Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

African angels

As a German future primary school teacher working at African angels was an amazing experience!
A normal school day starts with a view of the sunrise over the sea and a short walk to the village bistro where the school bus picks you up.
In the classroom you assist the teacher by reading with the kids, supporting in the computer lab and helping out wherever you are needed. The communication with the children isn't a problem because they start learning English at grade R and have a really good level in the further classes.
I would recommend it to everyone who loves children, who wants to do something good and who wants to spent an unforgettable time in a beautiful part of South Africa!

Program: South Africa African Angels Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

I left my heart in Chintsa...

I spent 3 months in Chintsa and worked as a volunteer at the African Angels primary school in the middle of the stunning Wild Coast.
I assisted the teacher in grade 1. Sometimes we split the class into two smaller groups so that the teacher and I could teach the kids more individually. As the classes are really small (not more than 20 kids per class) you can really get to know all of the children and learn a lot about their Xhosa-culture.
This school is a great opportunity for the children - most of them live in the nearby townships and have a very poor background.
African Angels can be very proud about what they built up in a few years and it was a pleasure to be part of it. I will definitely come back!!

Program: South Africa African Angels Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The best thing I have ever done!!!

This was the best thing I have ever done in my life hands down! The project work is really helpful, culturally relevant and understanding to the community it is in. The staff team were amazing, friendly, helpful, supportive and nothing was too much trouble for them. Being in Nkope for 3 months and seeing them every day was great and having a translator with me all the time on the project work was fantastic; allowing and making me want to learn more Chichewa. My days consisted of wound care in the mornings, this was so helpful to the community as wounds are very common place with most people having manual jobs and not owning a pair of shoes! It was also necessary as most can not afford transport to hospital so if we were not providing this care many wounds would be left untreated and become more serious. In the afternoons we ran HIV support groups, which were a great place for HIV+ people to come together and learn about HIV, opportunistic infections and how to stay healthy with HIV. It's also great for them to get to know each other, discuss how they were feeling and how they were affected. Also in the afternoon we trained community home based carers these were groups of amazing, enthusiastic, caring individuals eager to learn and make a difference to their community. Doing home visits with the carers also allowed them to take what they were learning and practice it. The evenings were great with the staff around and happy to play games, climb Nkope hill, make bonfires on the beach, watch films or just chat with. The weekends were awesome, well organised and focused on what you want to do with support from the staff to make it happen. We explored Malawi; going on safari and rhino trekking at Liwonde national park, to Lake of Stars music festival on a beach, horse riding on Zomba plateau and kayaking to uninhabited Domwe island and spending the night there! As well as spending many weekends at the beautiful Cape Maclear relaxing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving in the beautiful lake! I learnt so much about Malawi, health care and myself. I also feel like I got to experience real Malawi and can't wait to return!

Program: Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Best Experience Ever!

The four weeks I spent in Chintsa are unforgettable. As a pre-vet student, the diverse exposure to animals that I received is invaluable as I approach applying to veterinary school. The program description does an excellent job of outlining what to expect (or not to expect-like particular animal experience). While here I was exposed to animals and people that have changed the way I think about the world of veterinary medicine (for the better!).

The best advice I can offer to anyone looking into this program is to go with an open mind and limited expectations. You will not be disappointed!

I know I will never forget Africa thanks to this experience!

Program: South Africa Pre-vet Wildlife Volunteer Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Schools, Sports and all sorts!

The Wild Coast Schools Project is a unique project which engages with the local schools and the community. The programme itself is well structured and supported which meant that I was able to co-teach computer literacy skills, and English Language, with an environmental focus. These skills are important for students who face the challenges of being taught in over crowded and understaffed rural schools in the Wild Coast of South Africa. Technology is a vital skill which when shared with students, and can equip them with higher education and job seeking.

"What are our human rights?" "Where does waste come from?" I believe that in teaching environmental issues we are enabling to build global citizens. I was impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of staff whilst I was on the project. I loved being able to get stuck into community initiatives in the afternoons! My favourites included visiting Greensleeves (a local place of safety for children), where we helped with homework and did different arts and craft activities. Not forgetting the sports development programme which gives multi-sport access to children from the ages of 3 upwards. There is never a dull moment at sports with a mix of of children keen to get stuck in, whether it is playing soccer or stuck in the mud!

I loved my experience so much as a volunteer, that I came back as a Schools Co-ordinator for two years.

Program: South Africa Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project

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