Volunteer Adventure Corps

102H Building 20, Waverley Business Park Mowbray Cape Town, Western Cape, 7700 South Africa

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About Volunteer Adventure Corps

Year Founded: 2006

Volunteer Adventure Corps provides quality internship programs in Cape Town, South Africa. We consistently receive good reviews from program participants, parents, and university administrators alike because we devote all our energy to one purpose - helping you have a personally and professionally rewarding internship experience in Cape Town. The foundation of our participants' experience in our program starts with the careful selection of an internship. Prior to each participant's arrival in Cape Town, he or she will be in regular communication with a member of our staff as we design the specific details of his or her internship placement based on academic, intellectual, and professional objectives.

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VACorps Professional Internship Program

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps offers professional internship placements in Cape Town, South Africa. Interns will be placed within an environment where they will make a positive...

Public Health and Pre-Medical Internships in Cape Town

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps offers internship placements in the field of healthcare in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a very popular and highly competitive internship opportunity...

Occupational therapy internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Experience the occupational therapy profession in South Africa through an internship in Cape Town with Volunteer Adventure Corps. Occupational therapy internships are extremely...

Refugee Internships in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps offers internship placements with a non-government organization in Cape Town, South Africa, that supports asylum seekers. Interns will equip refugees...

South African Film Industry Internships

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps offers internship placements in the South African film industry in Cape Town. Interns will be individually placed in specific companies within the...

Journalism and Media Internships in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Working within the South Africa media is the opportunity of a lifetime for any Media or Communications student. South Africa is home to an active and outspoken media that...

South African Human Rights Internships

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Interested in protecting and promoting human rights? This life-changing internship from Volunteer Adventure Corps provides participants with the opportunity to become personally...

Physical Therapy Internships in Cape Town

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Take part in a Physical Therapy internship in Cape Town, and gain a global understanding of the field. Volunteer Adventure Corps offers placements ideal for those who are...

Social work internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps' Cape Town social work internships attract those who are willing to exchange daily comforts for a unique opportunity to assist the most disadvantaged...

Sustainable Development Internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Take part in Sustainable Development internships in South Africa. VACorps will customize the placement to match your academic, intellectual, and professional needs. VACorps...

Education Internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Work as a student teacher at a South Africa school. If you are interested in pursuing a career in education, you will likely want to spend as much time as possible in a classroom...

Engineering Internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Experience working with South African engineers through the engineering internship program offered by Volunteer Adventure Corps. They offer placements that provide interns...

Marketing Internships in Cape Town

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Take a Marketing internship in South Africa with Volunteer Adventure Corps. They can link you with a myriad of program options, whether you are interested in applying your...

Conservation Internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Get out from behind a desk and participate in the South African conservation movement! Our Cape Town marine and conservation internships are an extremely popular choice as...

Microfinance/Financial Sector Internships in South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps offers a comprehensive array of internship placements within the South African financial sector, ranging from financial management to micro finance....

Counseling/Psychology Internships in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa : Cape Town (Kaapstad)

Volunteer Adventure Corps offers internship placements in Counseling and Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa. Many South African children have been infected, orphaned,

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  • Andrew Ndwanya - Coordinator of Local Support & Outreach

    Andrew Ndwanya - Coordinator of Local Support & Outreach

    Mandla (Andrew) Ndwanya is a native of South Africa. He is currently the Local Support and Outreach Coordinator for the Volunteer Adventure Corps (VAC), based in Cape Town, South Africa. Andrew enjoys meeting new interns and sharing his home country while they are visiting over the months of their stay. He is also a part-time student at the College of Cape Town studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

    How did you get connected with Volunteer Adventure Corps (VAC)?

    I initially worked with Sean (Director of Programs at VAC) at Rent-a-Room, a company that works with VAC to provide housing for the interns.

    What does a typical day look like as the Coordinator of Local Support & Outreach for VAC entail?

    I organize transport to and from internship sites, work to place interns before arriving in Cape Town, and work daily with interns if there are any issues at their sites or if they need other types of assistance while in Cape Town.

    







Val de Vie Wine Estate in South Africa

    Andrew Ndwanya at Val de Vie Wine Estate

    You’re a native South African, what important things should interns know about the country prior to departure?

    Interns should know to be open-minded as they travel to a new country, aware of their surroundings while traveling, and also to enjoy and try new things that VAC has to offer (i.e. hiking activities, tours, and weekend trips planned by VAC) while they are in the country.

    How do you ensure the security of your interns?

    Upon first arriving in Cape Town, all interns are given an orientation that outlines safety and security while they are here, including safety on public transport and while participating in other activities after work and on the weekends. We also have an emergency support line that is available to the interns 24 hours a day, seven days a week if needed.

    What’s the most frequently asked question you receive from interns upon their arrival in Cape Town, and what is your response?

    Where is the Wi-Fi or how can I get an internet connection? Internet is available in all VAC housing, but requires a subscription while they are participating in the program.

    







South African National team soccer game

    Enjoying a soccer game for the South African National team

    How do you assist participants in emergency situations?

    It depends on the type of emergency. But, we do ask them to call the emergency line if something happens in the off hours. If an emergency occurs during the day and they can get to the VAC office, we ask them to come in and complete an incident report and we follow-up on the case and offer support.

    You’re the VAC soccer coach and events planner, what types of activities are available to interns outside of their internship placement?

    We have activities each Friday so that the interns can participate in cultural immersion events, like hiking, surfing, boat cruises, community service activities, visiting, and volunteering at orphanage homes and cheetah and lion outreach sanctuaries, among other activities that can be found on our Facebook page.

    How do you help students who are feeling homesick?

    We listen to their concerns and offer advice and support, and also remind them of their professional and personal goals prior to coming to Cape Town.

    What is your favorite part about your role with VAC?

    I love meeting new people, making new friends from all parts of the world, learning new languages and cultures, being introduced to new music and dances, and making life-long friends.

    







Men on a river cruise

    Andrew with a VAC intern on a Waterfront sunset cruise