What type of projects will I be working on?
What you will be doing as a volunteer depends on which project you will be participating in. At the foundation of all of our projects is community development through early childhood education or conservation through wildlife education.
If you are participating in a community development project you will be working with preschool-aged children living in impoverished areas. Our goal is to combat poverty by offering a solid educational foundation that will help keep kids in school longer, and also give them a safe place to go during the day with a warm meal. Your role may be to assist the teachers, organize and play games with the kids or just be a positive role model for the kids!
If you are participating in one of our conservation projects you will actively be working as a citizen researcher! Working alongside our qualified conservation staff, you will help us help wildlife and collect data that will go towards actual conservation efforts!
For more specific project information feel free to contact us or check out your projects page on our website!
Do I need to have any experience?
Our volunteers come from all kinds of backgrounds and corners of the globe. If you have a special expertise you can offer we love that! But you don’t need any experience to volunteer on our projects.
How long are volunteer days?
For most of our projects, your days will start at 7 am when you will wake up to see the sunshine, jump in a hot shower and get yourself started for the day with breakfast. You will travel to your placement at 8 am to get started on your project. At 1 pm you will head back to the lodge for a joint lunch with the other volunteers. After lunch, you will return to your project, or have the opportunity for additional projects like local language lessons, homework club or cultural outings.
The evenings and weekends are yours to go exploring!
*Some projects times may differ. Check out your projects full itinerary on our website.
Will I be working on the same projects or multiple projects?
Traveling to another country is an awesome experience, so we don’t want to keep you boxed in! We have designed each of our projects to have a few extras built in. For example, if you are working on our building project you will still have an opportunity to participate in our homework club some afternoons.
How many people will I be volunteering with?
Each month we have a variety of volunteers join us from all over the world. In most cases you will be staying at a lodge with shared accommodation with as many as 6-20+ other volunteers, however, these volunteers may be split amongst several different volunteer projects during the day. This is a great opportunity to meet and mix with volunteers who have different interests, but still get to have an intimate project experience!
What is the average age of volunteers?
Each month we have a variety of new volunteers. In some destinations, we have volunteers as young as 16 join us. Other months we have the pleasure of hosting retired volunteers. Sometimes we have amazing families who choose to volunteer as a vacation! We don’t have one majority; our projects are for every age!
What locations do you offer?
We have awesome projects in The Kingdom of eSwatini, Mozambique and South Africa (Cape Town).