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Volunteering with Kids in South Africa

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


See Oyster website


  • English

Cost in US$:

5 weeks costs USD 1549; each additional week costs USD 184, excluding flights. 12 week programme (highly recommended) is USD 2835.

Program Fees Include:

Before booking: Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you

- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst in South Africa
- Advice on obtaining a visa (not required for EU citizens)
- Met and greeted warmly at Port Elizabeth airport and transferred to accommodation
- Food (three meals a day)
- Accommodation – dormitory style
- Full orientation and induction course in-country to orientate you and brief you on local matters
- 24/7 country support and back up.
- All transport to and from project sites
- Several weekend, evening, adventure and social activities/trips. See here.
- Monthly donation to provide 2 children with one meal a day for a year
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Help and advice following on from your programme
- Certificate of recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview