Film & Photo - Marketing Intern

founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Agnieszka
Coordinator | Agnieszka
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.


Learn a lot about Marketing, Photography and about how to run a Non-Profit Organization, have an inspiring and adventurous Internship!
Help us to make a difference and spread the word about our project with your photo, video and social media skills! Bring in your own ideas!
Explore authentic township and Xhosa life, get to know the culture, join ceremonies and events and make new friends
Enjoy your evenings at a lovely accomodation, with great people, an amazing vibe and exciting activities
Help to uplift children with a great afterschool program: art, sports, surf, planting and photo- and film workshops
We need your photo, video, media and marketing skills to help us grow our surf projects and the township art, sports and upliftment projects for underpriviled kids. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
This inspiring, adventurous and creative Internship will be the best time of your life!
In this program you learn a lot about Marketing, Social Media, Photography and Management and at the same time you make a difference, travel, explore the culture and have an adventure. You will get to know lovely people and children in the Township Motherwell, work together with them and with us and help us to develop the Township and grow our projects. Your main task during the projects will be the documentation via photo and video.

Us and the volunteers work closely together with the locals of the township Motherwell, who want to improve life in the township and ensure a better future for their children:

  • we go surfing with kids from underprivileged communities
  • we organize afterschool activities like sports, arts, planting, practising English, playing games and environmental activities
  • we do art and music projects with township children
  •  we help out at a kids soup kitchen run by Nwabisa, the 'Mama' of the neighbourhood
  •  we do art with the kids at the Hand in Hand Art Studio and Art Academy run by the two artists Sakumzi and Coc
  •  we beautify the area together with the locals
  •  we do the 'Flowers for Africa' project, where kids paint huge flowers on the walls of their shacks
  •  we organize events with music and dance performances in our artistic park

Typical day

The volunteers are accommodated in a nice guesthouse and are working 7 hours daily from Monday to Friday.

Your working time starts at 8 am. You help us with organization tasks, marketing and sponsoring.

At the moment we are focusing on a beautiful documentary film about our projects. If you are good enough at editing films, you are welcome to help us with the documentary or you can edit short video clips of our project. In addition to this you use your video and photo skills to make Social Media posts, write blog articles for our website and to update donors. At 12 pm you have a 1-hour lunch break. You can eat something, go for a swim and relax in the sun.

Around 2 or 3 pm you go to the township Upliftment Projects.

Your main responsibility will be to do photos and videos during our projects, but there will also be some time to play with kids, do art, games and sports activities with them. A few times per week some of our volunteers can join our Surf lessons with the kids.

Around 5 pm you go back to your lovely accommodation and enjoy the amazing vibe together with other volunteers and project facilitators.

You will be staying at a riverfront accommodation with a great vibe and fun activities like stand up paddling, windsurfing, fishing and sailing on your doorstep. It has a lovely garden where  you can relax, swim and sunbath. The guesthouse/backpackers specialises mostly in animal safaris, road trips and surf lessons. In the evenings we have relaxed get-togethers on the terrass, where we play the guitar, sit at the fire and have dinners together.

Free-time activities

  • Do Yoga or Meditation
  • Relax on the beach
  • Learn surfing
  • Go camping on the beach with us and cook delicious meals on the fire
  • Do a Safari
  • Go hiking in the mountains and swim in secret lagoons
  • Experience real township life
  • Do a weekend trip to the picturesque area of Natures Valley
  •  We offer unforgettable 2-6 days Surftours around the Wild Coast or the Garden Route with our Van
Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at A Levels level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

What's Included

Services by TripBuddies

The fees cover project expenses, project support, travel organization, organization of accommodation and transport, some activities, salaries of facilitators and other project expenses.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) in Port Elizabeth. We assist you to find cheap flights to South Africa.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for South Africa provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in South Africa you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for South Africa.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

You can start anytime. We can pick you up from the airport (30€).

The first day you can relax and recover from your long journey on the beach and get to know everyone. You will get an introduction and we will make a plan for the week for you.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 11 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
8 weeks
11 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$268 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. TripBuddies will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with TripBuddies during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Film & Photo - Marketing Intern

We need your photo, video, media and marketing skills to help us grow our surf projects and the township art, sports and upliftment projects for underpriviled kids.


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