Childcare Communitites



start date

Every second Monday throughout the year


Volunteer Project

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When it comes to volunteering in Africa, we are the experts. Our team of international and local staff on the ground run over 80 different volunteer programs in 10 different African countries, so we know first-hand what volunteering can achieve.

We believe in the power of responsible volunteering, which is why every project is run hand-in-hand with local communities and why you can be certain that you will have a safe, fun and rewarding experience in Africa with us!

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

Our passionate team of volunteers are based in the bohemian suburb of Observatory, just a short drive from the centre of Cape Town.

Each day (Monday to Friday) you will be transferred to and from our cosy volunteer house to the community of Khayelitsha; South Africa's second largest township.

Every morning and afternoon, you will work alongside other volunteers in an emergency foster care home, as well as an after-school facility for children in the foster care system.

Your volunteer work will largely be made up of implementing a fun plan of activities at the homes to help the children with their basic development needs, creativity, sociability, gross motor skills, language, numeracy and rhythm. You will plan and implement fun activities with which to achieve these goals and nurture and care for these abandoned children, where one-on-one attention is also essential for these children to develop into adults.

Weekends consist of free time, where volunteers can explore the sights, climb Table Mountain, go skydiving, do cultural tours, visit incredible restaurants, or even just relax on one of the beautiful beaches!

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Volunteers must be aged 16 or above to participate in this volunteer project, be hard-working, flexible, FUN and have a passion for working with children!

our offer What we can offer you

The project fee entails financing that goes directly back into the project that you are involved with in Cape Town.

As well as this, your fee includes:

- Transport between Cape Town International Airport and your project base on set Mondays only.

- 24/7 support from on-site African Impact staff.

- All transfers and resources that are project related, during your stay.

- Full board and lodging, which includes 3 meals a day at our volunteer house near the centre of Cape Town.

- Thorough induction and orientation program, including a security briefing, health and safety briefing, as well as a detailed breakdown of our aims and objectives.


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