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.”

Manon ScherpenisseHolland| Support for person’s with disabilities (SA)

“Lots of fun and very eye opening.”

Bailey te Heuheu-RossAustralia | Business Development

 FAST FACTS

South Africa
3-12 Weeks
 Starting at $1,163
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. 

OVERVIEW

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

YOUR 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 your role will be to assist with the daily client-related activities at the Centre which involve:

  • 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.

Day in the life of a volunteer:

7:00 Wake up and have your breakfast on the deck overlooking the beach and Hout Bay Harbour!
7:30 Travel to your placement and get ready to begin your day
8:00 Participate in your chosen project assisting with teaching skills, food preparation, reading and social activities
12:30 Time to either return to Hout Bay Backpackers for lunch or to eat the packed lunch you made that morning!
14:00 Begin your afternoon’s work with a full stomach and enthusiasm – this will involve continuing to assist at the center, or opting to help at youth clubs with homework, reading and activities to develop self-confidence
16:00 Return back to your accommodation and share your day’s adventures with other volunteers, maybe even a quick swim in the sea!
18:30 Enjoy a delicious evening meal and relax……

 

ITINERARY

Day in the life of a volunteer

7:00 Wake up and have your breakfast on the deck overlooking the beach and Hout Bay Harbour!

7:30 Travel to your placement and get ready to begin your day

8:00 Participate in your chosen project assisting with teaching skills, food preparation, reading and social activities

12:30 Time to either return to Hout Bay Backpackers for lunch or to eat the packed lunch you made that morning!

14:00 Begin your afternoon’s work with a full stomach and enthusiasm 

16:00 Return back to your accommodation and share your day’s adventures with other volunteers, maybe even a quick swim in the sea!

18:30 Enjoy a delicious evening meal and relax……

Itinerary for your experience

Day 1 Fly into Cape Town International Airport where you will be met by All Out Africa staff members who will transfer you to Hout Bay Backpackers, your home for the duration of the experience. 

Day 2 The second day begins with an informative presentation that will brief you on all you need to know about the culture and country, how to effectively contribute during your volunteer experience.

Day 3 Today you begin your volunteer project! The Project Coordinator will take you to and assist you in settling in at your project. After lunch, you have another tour, this time through the Hangberg community. Your tour guide is a local leader who lives in the community and is involved in many of the youth interventions to encourage positive development.

Day 4 In the morning you will return to the center and in the afternoon you may remain at the center or if alternatively you may get involved in another project at one of our youth development centers, which focus on extracurricular activities for disadvantaged children.

Day 5 You’re now fully up and running As a volunteer and will go to both your morning and afternoon projects!

Day 6-7 and other weekends The first weekend of your experience you will be given a one day bus ticket to the open top red bus tour, which is a great way to explore Cape Town and familiarise yourself on what you want to do! Stops include Camps Bay, Table Mountain, V & A Waterfront and Cape Town City Center. 

Other weekends are free for you to relax or to see more of the scenery and activities Cape Town has to offer!

For 4 Week Option

Day 29 Return home Sadly all great adventures must come to an end and on your final day you will leave the backpacker lodge in Hout Bay and will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport. 

Airport transfer is included and facilitated by All Out Africa if on the designated departure day.

For 4 Week+ Option

Day 29 onwards Continue with your volunteer project as described on day 5, giving you more time to contribute to your project.

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