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  • Location: Cape Town
  • Duration: 1-12 weeks
  • Hours: 30-40 hours per week
  • Accommodation: Host family or hostel
  • Meal: Local food (3 times a day)
  • Date: Wednesdays of each month
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If you want to brighten up the lives of disadvantaged and experience the best South Africa has to offer you, this is the project for you.

Volunteers working in Social service projects work with disabled people, students in need of special education and senior citizens. You will have to assist disabled people ranging in age from 5 to 44 years who suffer from various physical and mental disabilities like cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, water heads, hemiplegic, hearing, speech, sight, autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and tuberculosis. Likewise in special education group, volunteers assist students who struggle with various learning disabilities and challenges. And for senior citizens, volunteers will assist their day to day activities and take physical stimulation classes.

Join now and make a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged communities in South Africa while immersing in local culture and enjoying the local landscape.

Your Activities as a Volunteer

Volunteer activities in this project mainly include supporting pre-existing programs for disabled children, special education students and the elderly. Other tasks include teaching the special education students and helping them with therapy. Volunteers will also monitor progress and supervise activities for senior citizens’ physical stimulation classes.

Note:In South Africa, many of our volunteer projects are based in rural communities, sometime located a great distance from the city limits of Cape Town. In each local community, we support multiple projects such as orphanages, schools, HIV/AIDS project, hospital etc. Volunteers will help or participate in more than one project during their experience. This multi-tasking presents a varied volunteering experience and the extra help is greatly appreciated by the community.

Project Skills Required

No specific qualifications are required to join the social service project in South Africa. However, interested individuals should have a passion and eagerness to share their time with disabled people, challenged children and/or senior citizens. Patience and flexibility are a must.

Project Location

This project is located in Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa. Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot: it is a city alive with creativity, color, sounds and tastes. While walking through the city’s streets and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Stellenbosch is located about 50 km east of Cape Town and has a population of just over 100 hundred thousand. It lies in a hilly region and is sheltered in a valley at an average elevation of 136m. The area around Stellenbosch is known as wine country and has a very lush environment.

Our other programs like located in Albertinia, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Riversdale. All of these places provide excellent volunteering environment.