Skateboarding Teacher

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Coordinator | Shona
Coordinator | Shona
Teach skateboarding to children from local townships to promote physical activity and self confidence in conquering a new skill. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

This project falls under the umbrella of Sports Development. Our aim with the Skate Club Project is to build self confidence and a passion for sport among the participants of the program. Volunteers are not required to have any experience with skateboarding, as volunteers will also receive lessons from our skilled project leaders. This project combines fun activity with lessons in safety and the teaching of life skills such as discipline, structure, communication, and dedication.
As this is an incentive-based program, it encourages students from local schools to work hard in the classroom and behave both in school and on project. Since implementing this fun incentive for the children, we have noticed a drastic reduction in the school drop-out rates. With all of our sport programs, we hope to promote physical activity as a positive past time to steer youth away from negative influences within their communities and curb boredom after school.
Volunteers will assist with one of our School and Educare programs in the morning, and in the afternoon will take part in skate lessons for the children. Volunteers of the Skate Club Project will also have the opportunity to assist with our other Sport Development initiatives such as the Swim and Adventure Surf Club Project. This project works hand-in-hand with the Surf Project, as practice on skateboards will inevitably improve their skills on a surfboard in the water as well.
The Skate Club Project was created and is lead by two of our female interns. For us, it is important to teach these youth that girls can perform just as well as boys in sport and can do anything that they want in life. This is an important life-lesson for the individuals from township and settlement communities. 

Free-time activities

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
police clearance, application form, proof of travel insurance, flight details and copy of passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Proficient in English, positive attitude, medium+ level of fitness. Skateboarding experience an asset, but not required.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by SAVE Foundation

Included: Airport pick up ,2 day Cape Town orientation , accommodation, 3 meals a day, weekly social events, transport to and from projects, 24 support and supervision, donation to the project, and certificate of appreciation.

Airport Pickup at Cape Town International Airport

Our driver will have your name written on a SAVE welcome sign. If you have any issues, please report to the Information Desk and call us directly. *Please note: only the pickup from the airport to SAVE is included, transfers back to the airport must be arranged*


As a volunteer, you will stay at one of our 2 volunteer houses. Both are a few minutes walk from each other and located about a 5 minutes walk from the beachfront. Most rooms sleep 4-6 volunteers and are co-ed. Some rooms have en-suite bathrooms and some share a central bathroom in the house. Volunteer houses are safe and secure, with common lounge areas and kitchen facilities. Double and private rooms are available upon request.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast: Self-serve including bread, cereals, milk, yogurt, coffee/tea, and spreads, Lunch: Self-serve options including sandwiches, salads, etc. ,Dinner: A variety of hot dishes will be provided as well as salad/vegetables/starches. Twice a week there will be a traditional South-African meal such as a braai or potije. *Complimentary tea and coffee are always available* *Vegetarian and gluten/dairy-free options available*

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. 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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 825
3 weeks
$ 1,129
4 weeks
$ 1,391
5 weeks
$ 1,744
7 weeks
$ 2,440
9 weeks
$ 3,146
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 8,441
Average fees
$ 382 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. SAVE Foundation 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 SAVE Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Skateboarding Teacher

Teach skateboarding to children from local townships to promote physical activity and self confidence in conquering a new skill.


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