“I loved Swaziland as a country way more than I expected. I also do believe that what All Out Africa does really makes a difference to the local communities.”
“It was a great experience where I could mean something to the beautiful children at the NCP.”
|Starting at $1,599|
|Hout Bay Backpackers|
|3 meals per day|
|First Monday of the Month|
Flights are not included in the cost.
Childcare (South Africa)
Volunteer to help care for underprivileged children in Cape Town, South Africa. Emerging from its apartheid history South Africa’s townships are experiencing the effects of high unemployment, HIV/AIDS, poverty and substance abuse. Many children are vulnerable and are being disadvantaged by not being able to access education.
This project aims to provide support to some or the pre-school centers that have opened in townships to assist these children. You will be based at one of these centers and may help with hands-on teaching, organizing activities, caring for the children and serving them food.
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
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 is primarily based in pre-schools in the communities of Imizamo Yethu or Hangberg. Some of the pre-schools are open a full day, whilst others in the morning only, which means you will participate in the afternoons at youth projects providing support to disadvantaged children.
As a volunteer, you may be working in a para-parental role teaching children life skills that their missing or overwhelmed families are struggling with. At the pre-schools you may work with a local caregiver or teacher assisting them and taking on responsibilities as your skills and experience allow.
As a volunteer, you may get involved in any of the following activities:
● Teaching English and maths and marking worksheets
● Leading role play and imagination activities
● Designing activities that support the syllabus
● Reading stories & facilitating learning through storytelling
● Giving support and attention to the children
● Organizing games & sports activities to help them learn
● Assisting with preparing and serving meals
● Teaching basic life skills including teeth cleaning & hygiene
* 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, 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.
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 activities including maths, English, science etc and supporting the teacher through helping with delivering and marking homework and tests
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 assisting 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 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 your morning project and in the afternoon you may remain at your pre-school.
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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