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Care for Mentally & Physically Impaired Children in South Africa

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 3-6 Month, 9-12 Week


Available all year round during school terms. Our placements are very flexible, you can choose your own start and finish dates.


You don't need any qualifications or experience to do this project, but you should have a love of children and lots of enthusiasm.


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on length of your stay. Please contact us for more info, or see a full list of all project prices on our website.

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

What's Included:
- Arranging your Programme
- Full pre-departure support and assistance
- Payment Protection insurance
- Accommodation & Food
- Meeting you at the nearest Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support
- Free T-Shirt
- Certificate of Completion

* Further Info:
Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office.

You'll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you'll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you'll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, wellbeing and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


Unpaid volunteering opportunity. We organize unpaid volunteer and Internship experiences overseas, for which participants have to pay to take part in (which covers things like their food, accommodation, airport transfers, transport, support of our local staff etc). We do not arrange paid programmes or employment opportunities overseas.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of a different culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a love of children! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities.

Age Range

The minimum age requirement is 17 years old up to 70+

This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Irish, British, Asian, Worldwide and Kiwi Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

within 5 working days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home