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Oyster Worldwide – Volunteer with children in South Africa – Residential

Volunteer with kids in some of Port Elizabeth’s poorest townships. These kids love to learn and play, and volunteers help support the local stuff to bring their education and care alive. This is such a heartwarming experience, and will leave an impact on both you and the kids that you are working with.

What’s it all about?

There are several areas where you can really make a difference. You could be helping in a school as a teaching assistant supporting maths, geography and English lessons. The kids love the interactive approach to learning, and the fun that volunteers bring with it.

There is also the opportunity to volunteer in a nursery and day care centre where you’ll spend your time playing games, reading to children and making a fool of yourself, providing much-needed friendship and attention.

In addition, if you are passionate about sport then you can get involved with coaching sports in the township schools. The sports that volunteers typically coach involve football, netball, rugby, hockey, tennis, cricket and swimming.

Accommodation and food

You will be living in a volunteer house with other participants. There are generally 10-20 volunteers on each programme living together. There is access to a games room, gym and outdoor swimming pool. Three meals are provided each day.

Free Time

You will have free time at the weekend, although there are lots of activities included in the price that you pay. Examples include a surfing and sand boarding day, a safari trip and a township tour.

You can volunteer from between 5 – 12 weeks at staggered points throughout the year. Our summer programmes starting in July and August are particularly popular with students.

How much does it cost?

5 weeks costs £995 with each extra week costing £175 per week. Up to 12 weeks.

Project requirements

Volunteers must be 17+ to participate. As the summer is very popular, you are encouraged to book early to guarantee your space.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to take part in this programme then you can find more information on our website.

Alternatively, feel free to contact the team at [email protected]

Course location:
South Africa
Course fee:
From £995 for 5 weeks

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