Childcare Work in South Africa from US$250

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Location : Cape Town
Duration: 1 week to 6 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)

Most African countries have large numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS. This results in a lot of children being left behind due to parents dying from HIV/AIDS and being left with no one to look or care for them.

Sometimes children are simply abandoned because their parents have no means to provide for them. The child/orphan care program work consists of caring for children at these centres, providing education and designing activities for the children and helping with general duties of the centre, such as teaching, feeding, cooking, and caring for children and babies.

Volunteers work at a variety of orphanages, day care centres and child care centres. It is important to note that on the South Africa child care orphanage program, short term volunteers (one week to three months) are generally placed in day care centres and creches while long term volunteers (in excess of six months) are given preference to work in the orphanages.

If you only have a limited time frame and are determined to work in an orphanage (over a day care centre or creche) we would recommend one of the other African programs where there are a lot more orphanages available for volunteer work.


Cost & How to Apply

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$250 (1 week) to US$2900 (24 weeks)
  • Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay
  • If you are thinking about booking this program on the application there is a section "Have you been referred by an Ambassador or Partner?". Here you can type code: ONEWORLD365 and you will be entered into a monthly draw to win a full refund of your registration fee


Start Dates

First and third Monday of each month.


- Volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the program.
Ÿ-Ÿ Volunteers must speak fluent English.
-Ÿ Volunteers must present a recent criminal background check

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