Volunteer in South Africa

Building a community center in Soshanguve
Soshanguve, Gauteng       March 18 - March 31, 2019

Volunteer project: The volunteers will be helping in a building project for a community center in Soshanguve which will cater for volunteers and the community in general. The center will provide shelter and community activities. We hope to finish at least four rooms with assistance from community members and well-wishers to the project.

Volunteers and community members will work side by side on the construction of the center. This involves activities such as mixing cement, plastering and brick making.
This is an exciting project as we hope to bring some change, especially for the elderly and the children in Soshanguve. The volunteers will have an opportunity to work with local people and to interact with children after school.

Volunteer profile: No previous experience needed. Volunteers are expected to be open minded, ready to interact with 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 their country and culture. There may be some weekend excursions with students to different areas of Pretoria.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a house in Soshanguve. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags.

Location: Soshanguve, 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: 220 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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Celebration of South Africa's art, culture and heritage
Fountains Valley Park, Gauteng       May 6 - May 19, 2019

Volunteer project: The project aims to celebrate and raise awareness of South Africa's art and culture, history and communities.
The group will be tasked with general hands-on activities such as art sculpture cleaning, ground maintance, painting and general care of the area.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about local music, traditional dances, historical icons, making of sculptures. They will also share cultural activities, make beads and learn about South African history and communities.

Volunteer profile: No previous experience needed. Volunteers are expected to be open minded, ready to interact with 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 their country and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in Fountains Valley camping grounds, in tents of the nature reserve. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags. There is a simple common bathroom with showers and running water. There's no electricity at the accommodation and the work place.

Location: Fountains Valley Park, 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: 220 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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Youth awareness program
Soshanguve, Gauteng       June 15 - June 30, 2019

Volunteer project: The project provides a platform in recognition of Youth Day events of June 16th and the role that youth plays in South Africa's society. Sports and cultural activities will be held and international and local participants will take part in the activities together.

This is an exciting project as volunteers will have the opportunity to work with different communities and interact with children after school.

The program will require volunteers to be involved in sports and cultural activities. They will also design learning activities which will be used when the volunteers meet the children for daily activities from 8am to 4pm. Volunteers will work in groups.

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.

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 their country and culture. There may be some weekend excursions with students to different areas of Pretoria.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a house in Soshanguve. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags.

Location: Soshanguve, 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: 220 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       August 5 - August 18, 2019

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 either one or two orphanage homes in Laudium or 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. The main focus currently is to create better opportunities for the children to develop in a stable and caring environment, and to improve their life skills. 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. The team will also run a multi-cultural exchange program for the children with the help of art, music and dance. A final show (party) is planned for the last Saturday night (1-2 hours long) including performance of the kids with music and dances prepared during the 2 weeks of the project, short surprise performance by the volunteers for the children and free dancing session moderated by the volunteers.

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 with children in South Africa

Volunteer profile: Volunteers are expected to be open minded and the Doer type, ready to stand out in front of the others and coordinate the children. Any knowledge of musical instrument, singing or dancing is highly welcome.

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 their country and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in rooms at the center. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags.

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: 220 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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Community service and promoting voluntarism in Pretoria
Pretoria, Gauteng       December 2 - December 15, 2019

Volunteer in South AfricaVolunteer project: The project activities will include community service in and around Pretoria and social work at an orphanage and old people’s home.

This project is held in recognition of International Volunteer Day - December 5th. The main focus is to pay special tribute to volunteers' participation in making a difference locally and globally. It is a unique chance for local volunteers who contribute their time to bettering the Pretoria community to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work among their community and the international group of volunteers.
Giving local South African volunteers the opportunity to celebrate with people from different countries and cultures is an incredibly meaningful way to appreciate and honor their contributions.

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.

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 their country and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a home in Pretoria. Participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags.

Location: Pretoria. 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: 220 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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