Give back to others, experience spectacular sights and cultures and have fun on a life changing experience

“Best thing I’ve ever done so far.”

“Lots of fun and very eye opening.”

 FAST FACTS

South Africa
2-12 Weeks
 Starting at $1093
10%
Hout Bay Backpackers
3 meals per day
First Monday of the Month

Flights are not included in the cost.

Support for People with Disabilities

Apart from the normal struggles of living with a disability, social stigma and discrimination surrounding disabilities mean that People With Disabilities (PWD) face even greater challenges. In many instances, PWDs are not afforded the same opportunities as regular members of society and this, in turn, means they are often unable to contribute productively to their communities.

Your role will be based in a local care center, which provides social activities, food, assistance with day-to-day life and vocational training. You will work alongside center staff, assisting them and taking on responsibilities as your skills and experience allow. It was discovered by medical workers that persons with disabilities were not accessing medical treatment and services, many were left at home alone with no assistance and some without food. They were also facing negative social attitudes and perceptions and social stigma. 

Your role will be based in a local care center, which provides social activities, food, assistance with day-to-day life and vocational training. You will work alongside center staff, assisting them and taking on responsibilities as your skills and experience allow. It was discovered by medical workers that persons with disabilities were not accessing medical treatment and services, many were left at home alone with no assistance and some without food. They were also facing negative social attitudes and perceptions and social stigma. 

Accommodation & Meals

During your stay, you will be accommodated in an award-winning Hout Bay Backpackers, in Hout Bay. Three meals a day will also be provided, some on a self-serve basis and others cooked for you. 

Project Start Dates

The start date for this project is the first Monday of the month throughout the year, with the exception of December when the project is closed.

Included in the cost

● Comprehensive 24 hours, 7 days a week support from 

All Out Africa

● Volunteer projects specifically designed to enable you 

to make an active contribution During your stay,

● Support of volunteer project coordinators who are 

experts in their fields which ensure the volunteer experience is valuable

● Comprehensive orientation to the country, its culture 

and your role As a volunteer, upon arrival

● All food and accommodation throughout your stay

Volunteer role

Your role is based at a local registered care center which provides services for 20 – 30 adults with either physical or intellectual disabilities. The center is staffed with volunteers who provide support and community-based rehabilitation.

As a volunteer, you may get involved in many of the following activities:

● Social interaction with clients and assisting them with their day-to-day activities in the center

● Supporting the center and their clients to generate income through making arts and crafts items and selling them within the local community

● Assisting with vocation and skills-based training

● Helping out in the kitchen and in the garden to provide nutritious meals for clients

● Tell the residents stories about your home and travels – help them explore the world despite their physical challenges.

* Please note that the activities listed above are based on availability and may vary by season. These are samples of activities that are volunteers are likely to participate in.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you work with children or adults, you will be in the rural areas where modesty will be an important factor. Please make sure you dress appropriately- failure to do so may result in you missing a day of volunteering. More information about the dress code will follow in the pre-flight guide.

Where Your Project Fee Goes

By signing up with us you are donating your time and skills to work directly with communities in need through a structured project.   There are many benefits of volunteering with an organization like ours. Sometimes it is hard to find projects to support in a foreign country that are safe, worthwhile and reputable. When you sign-up for one of our projects for 2 or 12-weeks, you become part of a bigger, sustainable plan that our team of qualified staff has carefully crafted. You will also receive travel and visa support, orientation, a safe place to stay, logistical support, in addition to clear expectations of the work you will do. This is why we charge a fee for volunteering or interning abroad.

Your project fee goes towards a company you can trust, an experience that is worthwhile and an opportunity that will make a positive and sustainable impact on the community you have chosen to serve.

Not Included in the Fee

8 Local transport fares to your projects

8 Medical/Travel Insurance

8 All Flights & Visas

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