Surfing Outreach Programs in South Africa from US$250

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Surfing / Humanitarian Projects
Country: South Africa
Location : Cape Town
Duration: < 1 week to 6 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

Surfing is one of the most exciting and fun water sports anyone can get involved in and you can help lead lessons to disadvantaged youngsters in Cape Town.

The surfing project mainly aims at getting children off the streets and giving them something fun and rewarding to do to occupy their time. Most of these children see surfing as something out of reach as they can barely afford food to eat, let alone a surf board and a wet suit.

The main aim of the program is not to make them become the best surfers in the world but to give them stability, get them focused on going to school through positive support and to get them off the streets. The actual surfing development takes place on Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays. On the other days of the week, volunteers take part in surf lifesaving, reading and writing skills, life orientation and ocean awareness amongst other activities.

Volunteers will also help with fund-raising activities, fitness training and helping at surfing events (due to the fact the program runs on Saturdays and Sundays, volunteers will also get two days off per week which is arranged with the staff member in charge of this project once you start the program). The surf project is loads of fun and your efforts and hard work will be met with great appreciation by the children. 

 

How to Apply for this Program

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$250 for one week

 

What is Included

  • 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

 

Start Dates

1st and 3rd Monday of every month

Requirements

You do not need to know how to surf for this program, as volunteers will be taught how to surf by our capable surf instructors. Volunteers that know how to surf are also strongly encouraged on this program. However you MUST know how to swim.

Booking / Enquiry

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