Social and Community Development in the Kingdom of Swaziland

with All Out Africa

newspaper Childcare Communitites Internship Teaching Adventure
location Africa
start date Our projects begin on the first Monday of each month 3 - 12 Weeks
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and meals3 meals a day
training providedTraining provided

All Out Africa has hosted over 6000 volunteer and tour participants and many more lodge guests since its inception in 2004. Many of these people have become friends and ambassadors and are helping in various ways to build a better world. All Out Africa is dedicated to people, wildlife, travel, safety, education and entrepreneurship. We have built lasting friendships with our partners and are deeply engaged in the local communities and conservation areas we work in and committed for the long term. Join us on adventures that change lives.

gap year project highlights Highlights

Embark on a Cultural Tour where you will visit the museum to learn about Swazi history and culture
Visit a real Swazi village to experience day-to-day life in Eswatini.
Stay in the award-winning Lidwala Lodge in Ezulwini Valley

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

As a volunteer on the Child Care Project, you will be working with existing Neighbourhood Care Points (NCPs) in the local community. Your role is to assist our local staff and community volunteers with the teaching of the syllabus, which includes maths, reading, writing, arts & craft, storytelling, and physical activity. You will also participate in weekly sports days held at the NCPs, and assist with serving breakfast and lunch. Generally, it’s also a great opportunity to bring fun and laughter into the children’s lives.

Some of the activities you will get involved in may include:

● 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

Day in the life of a volunteer

7:00 Wake up to see the sunshine, jump in a hot shower and get yourself started for the day with breakfast!

8:00 Travel to your placement and get ready to begin your day

8:30 Participate in your project assisting with activities on the syllabus

13:00 Time to either return to your accommodation for lunch or eat the packed lunch you made that morning!

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

16:30 Return back to your accommodation and share your day’s adventures with other volunteers, maybe even a quick swim in the pool!

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

Itinerary for your experience

Day 1 Fly into OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg where you will be met by All Out Africa staff members who will transfer you by road from Johannesburg to the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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.

In the afternoon you will embark on a Cultural Tour where you will visit the museum to learn about Swazi history and culture and then will walk around a real Swazi village to experience day-to-day life in Eswatini.

Day 3-5 and other weekdays you will spend these days volunteering on your project.

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 Eswatini and transfer to Johannesburg to catch your flight.

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 days 3-5, giving you more time to contribute to your project.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Come with enthusiasm and energy to change lives!

our offer What we can offer you

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

Our projects also include:
● 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 ensures 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


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