Child Care in Cape Town

with All Out Africa

newspaper Childcare Communitites 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 per 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

Visit Camps Bay, Table Mountain, V & A Waterfront and Cape Town City Center
Participate in your chosen project assisting with teaching activities including maths, English, science etc
Support to disadvantaged children.

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

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 in 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

● Organising 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.

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.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Join us 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 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.

Also included:
● 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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