Volunteer in South Africa with Childcare and Development Program - from just $23 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activity: Volunteer with Children
Country: South Africa
Location : South Africa, Cape Town
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

This program makes a truly positive impact on impoverished children and their families. This program makes a truly positive impact on impoverished children and their families. 

This program makes a truly positive impact on impoverished children and their families. 

Within the local community, home-based crèches are established by unemployed women. The majority of these women have never received any kind of formal training in Early Childhood Development, and their establishments' resources are generally very limited. Volunteer help is essential to the viability of these projects and greatly appreciated. Duties for volunteers therefore vary and a love for working with children and lots of patience are very important. Volunteers need to be flexible and willing to help wherever help is needed. It is also important that they understand the local community situations and the local challenges associated with these types of placements.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide quality child care to underprivileged children in Cape Town
  • Improve the future prospects of children through providing a solid early childhood education, improving their educational prospects for the future
  • Boosting the confidence and aspirations of marginalized children and their families
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to assist in the development of South Africa's next generation. While this highly rewarding project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite as most speak English. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

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