Volunteer in South Africa

Leadership and community development
Mpumalanga       August 8 - August 22

Volunteer project: This project is about empowering volunteers with Leadership and Community development skills. An intensive program will be offered with lots of volunteer activities in villages in Mpumalanga.
The participants will get first hand leadership and community development skills training and will be able to implement these skills in different areas of their volunteer project and even when they return back home.

The activities include a week of training in Mpumalanga region where there will be fully trained lecturers who will give participants activities to conduct. The training will also include hands-on activities while volunteers conduct voluntary service in less developed areas in Mpumalanga rural communities. Training starts at 9 am until 4 pm with breaks in between.

Volunteer profile: No previous experience needed. Volunteers are expected to be open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural backgrounds; positive and willing to share their experiences; flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions and eat local food. Willingness to guide students especially in cultural and arts activities will be appreciated.

Leisure time: On the weekend, there will be excursions to different areas of Mpumalanga. There will be also cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a hall in Mpumalanga. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and there is running water.

Location: Mpumalanga province is in the eastern part of South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique, and embracing the southern half of Kruger National Park - a huge nature reserve with abundant wildlife including big game. The community is multi-cultural and English is mostly spoken along with some local languages such as Ndebele and Zulu.

Terminal: Pretoria

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Providing care and support to orphans
Atteridgeville, Gauteng       October 3 - October 23

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will help provide support and care to orphans and improve their emotional state and their level of acceptance through daily routines at an orphanage home in Atteridgeville near Pretoria.

The Home provides a caring environment for children that are at their most vulnerable. Their mission is to render services and programs that are in the best interest of each individual child. 44 children aged between 6 and 19 reside at the Home on a full time basis. The children attend regular workshops on various topics including hygiene, health matters and ethics amongst others. The children have an abundance of talent. They have violin classes, they are great chorists and are excellent gumboot dancers. Music is a great way of teaching the children about life, and also provides them some escape from their own experiences.

Volunteers will get involved in first hand activities such as baby minding, cleaning the home and other activities as needed.

Child Abuse is rife in South Africa and unfortunately not nearly enough is being done to protect the children. Abuse and poverty are the main contributing factors to street children and abandoned baby statistics in the country.

Volunteer profile: No previous experience needed. Volunteers are expected to be open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural backgrounds; positive and willing to share their experiences; flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions and eat local food; ready to do manual work on the project.

Leisure time: Weekends are meant for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. There will be also cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in rooms at the project site. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and running water.

Location: Atteridgeville is a township located about 15 km west of Pretoria. The community is multi-cultural and English is mostly spoken along with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu and Tshwana to name a few.

Terminal: Pretoria

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Building community vegetable gardens in Mabopane
Mabopane, Gauteng       November 7 - November 20

Volunteer project: The aim of this international volunteer project is to contribute to the improvement of the well-being of the community of Mabopane through increasing the access of its residents to food by establishing a productive vegetable garden.

The activities include digging up and making food gardens for the local community. We will clear up marked arable land and plant food plants such as tomatoes, onions, carrots, etc. The gardens will benefit disadvantaged members of the community such as orphans and old peoples’ homes.
The work will be conducted in groups and proper training will be given from qualified people.

Volunteer profile: No previous experience needed. Volunteers are expected to be open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural backgrounds; positive and willing to share their experiences; flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions and eat local food; ready to do manual work on the project.

Leisure time: Weekends are meant for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. There will be also cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in dorms at the project center. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and running water.

Location: Mabopane. The community is multi-cultural and English is mostly spoken along with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu and Tshwana to name a few.

Terminal: Pretoria

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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