Office Administration Assistant

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gegründet 1972
Stay Africa Volunteers
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Koordinator | Roxanne
Koordinator | Roxanne
Gain practical experience working in an NGO focusing on human rights, with an emphasis on social and economic rights. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

About the Program

The Business Administration Program affords young people the opportunity to explore South Africa while imparting skills and expertise in much needed developing communities. Not only do applicants get to immerse themselves in local culture, but explore areas such as the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Interns are able to offer their services in an office environment, working at NGO’s, human rights offices etc.

Qualifications Criteria

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise, experience or interest in human rights, with an emphasis on social and economic rights. All interns would need to demonstrate that they are committed to human rights issues, be fluent in written and spoken English, and be computer literate. Interns would need to commit to a minimum of 3 days per week over a minimum of 4 weeks, with full time working hours, with some flexibility.

Interns would preferably bring their own laptops (if computer work is envisioned) and would be contactable by cell phone.

We currently make use of volunteers and interns in five main capacities, depending on the skills, experience and interest of the applicant, the current needs of the organisation, and the availability of a supervisor for the work required.

1. Advocacy Research and Support

We would require interns with the equivalent of a masters’ level degree, or someone currently enrolled for such a degree. Please note that we do not use our interns/volunteers in direct advocacy work, which we believe requires contextual experience, but utilise such interns/volunteers in research, analysis, document development, logistics for meetings and events etc.

2. Media and Materials Development

While graduates would be very welcome, many undergraduates would be suitable for aspects of this work. We would require volunteers or interns with strong computer skills, and at the very least a high level of proficiency in MS Office and internet-based research; communications, public relations, photographic, website, social media and/ or public media experience.

3. Legal Research and Support

We would require interns with a law degree or who are senior law students, and who have strong research, analytical, writing and presentation skills.

4. Community Outreach

We require interns with a strong human rights ethos, knowledge of the law, adult education and/or community development experience to assist in activities and events in communities. As community work is complex, we prefer mature applicants. Undergraduates may be able to assist in support capacities.

5. Administrative and Logistics Support

While graduates would be very welcome, many undergraduates would be suitable for aspects of this work. They would need to be prepared to be involved in data capture and analysis, filing and resource management, materials compilation, events preparation and organisation, communication with stakeholders etc. We are looking for applicants who are especially efficient, organised and methodical in their work, with a good understanding of systems and logistics.

6. Fundraising (Administrative Support, Work on Specific Projects and Events)

While graduates would be very welcome, many undergraduates would be suitable for aspects of this work. We would require interns or volunteers to have some experience in a fundraising environment, for example, an alumni or development office, or have some experience in event planning. We are looking for applicants who are especially efficient, organised and methodical in their work, with the ability to do desk top research, and who have strong communication and presentation skills.

7. Human Resources

While graduates would be very welcome, many undergraduates would be suitable for aspects of this work. Interns or volunteers with knowledge of HR processes would be required. We require applicants who are especially efficient and organised and methodical in their work, with a good understanding of HR systems.


Usual working days go from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and include the following activities.
  • Preparation of community dialogues
  • Administrative tasks
  • Posting on the website
  • Collecting data / statistics
  • Writing reports
  • Field visits


Cape Town is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. Its beaches, such as Camp’s Bay, are world renown, and Cape Town’s beachfront and downtown areas are lively at any time. During the day it is easy to find artisans selling their crafts or outdoor cafes to enjoy the Mediterranean climate. At night, there are many excellent bars, clubs and restaurants where locals and foreigners can relax and socialize.
There are numerous cultural sites to visit, including the Bo-Kaap neighborhood and the Castle of Good Hope. They reflect Cape Town’s long history and help explain why the city is one of the most multicultural in the word. Robben Island, the infamous prison where political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, were held during apartheid is a difficult but necessary stop. For outdoor lovers, Cape Town has a wide mix of opportunities. Table Mountain is a breathtaking spot to visit, and there are many nearby hills, mountains and trails that make for great biking, climbing and hiking. Many, like Lion’s Head Mountain, also offer stunning views over the city and ocean below. Join in on tours down the Garden Route and a Game Drive to spot the Big 5!



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
auf University Niveau
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV, Certificates und
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:30 - 16:30


Dienstleistungen von Stay Africa Volunteers

Placement in a suitable project and volunteer house - Placement inventory information prior to arrival in South Africa - Transfer from the airport to the STAY AFRICA house - Transfer to STAY AFRICA office for Orientation - Orientation program, including welcome session and Orientation Session - Meals and accommodation at volunteer house - 

At additional cost: Access to email, internet and mail holding facility at the STAY AFRICA House; Transportation from the accommodation to the project site and back

Abholung vom Flughafen Cape Town International Airport

Volunteers will be collected at Cape Town International Airport on the Set Arrival Date. A representative from the shuttle company will have a signboard with STAY AFRICA VOLUNTEERS on it to meet you. If you are unable to see anyone, please make your way to the information desk in the main terminal as the driver will page for you.


The SASTS House can accommodate up to 30 volunteers at a time (5 dorm-style rooms sleeping between 4-8 people) , on-site, live-in SASTS hostel manager, fully-equipped kitchen and communal lounge area with satellite TV, fully-fitted bathroom with 4 showers and 3 toilets, individual lockers for each volunteer, prepaid WiFi internet connection, located centrally on transport route close to supermarkets, internet café, laundries, restaurants, etc.


Breakfast and dinner is provided Monday to Friday only. Lunch and weekend meals are the volunteer's expense. Breakfast is self help and normally includes coffee, tea with bread, toast, cereal and a selection of fresh fruits. Dinner includes a wide variety of dishes featuring food such as chicken or beef with beans, pasta, vegetable or rice. Dinner may also include a salad or soup.

Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Südafrika zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Südafrika bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Südafrika antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Südafrika überprüfen.

Termine & Preise


Informationen zur Anreise

The Volunteer South Africa Programmes has set arrival dates and the programme begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.  

- 03, 10 & 24 June

- 01, 08, 15 & 22 July

-05, 12, 19 & 26 August

-02, 09 & 16 September

-07, 14 & 28 October

-04 & 18 November

We understand that flights may be expensive and you may not always be able to secure a flight to arrive on set arrival dates, we are therefore happy to accommodate last minute bookings even participants who are only able to arrive on a day where they are able to secure an affordable flight.

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
4 - 24 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 825
5 Wochen
$ 1.000
6 Wochen
$ 1.200
7 Wochen
$ 1.400
9 Wochen
$ 1.800
11 Wochen
$ 2.200
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 4.800
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 203 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Stay Africa Volunteers wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Stay Africa Volunteers während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess einschließlich aller notwendigen Zahlungen. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Stay Africa Volunteers storniert wird
Support & Mediation
Wir unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch deine Freiwilligenorganisation erhoben.

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