Surf and Teach

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founded in 1972
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Coordinator | Roxanne
Coordinator | Roxanne

High­lights

Experience Cape Town and the beautiful sites!
Learn how to Surf
Give back to the community whilst volunteering at a School
Make memories you will never forget whilst on Weekend tours and meting people
Tour SA!
Lean how to Surf whilst volunteering with kids! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Your day will be broke up in 2 as follows:

Mornings
You will be placed at a physical education program which runs in conjunction with our primary schools where volunteers are placed at local public/government schools. A majority of the Schools does not have equipment to conduct a sports program and volunteers have to be flexible and use their initiative. Volunteers will only have 1-3 periods of Physical Education per day, approximately 1-2 hours only and the rest of the day they will be required to assist the teachers in the classroom with lessons. This can vary depending on the activities planned for the day, or the volunteer’s creativity and initiative to conduct their own physical education lessons with the children. 

Structure and Facilities 

Vary depending on the location, resources available and level of trained staff 
Some Schools are very well structured and well managed while others lack infrastructure and resources 
Most of these projects are funded through subsidies, donations and grants.
The kids you will be teaching are between 6 and 13 years old.

You will be placed at a School in the mornings Monday to Friday for the requested hours. 

Afternoons
You will have two Afternoons per week where you will learn how to Surf with a professional Surf Instructor.
Your Surf lesson will be approximately two hours  and will include pick up and drop off from the accommodation, Surf board and wet suit, Fully qualified Surf Instructor, and photos (snapshots) taken with GoPro.

Our coaching team is qualified and we are a fully insured operation from the moment you step into our bus and then off the bus.  You will have 2 Surf lessons per week. Please be informed that these lessons are weather dependent and you have to be flexible to accommodate such conditions AND other bookings we can group  you with to make for a fund an enjoyable experience. 


 


Typical day

usual working days at the project go from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Monday to Thursday) or 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Friday) and include the following activities.

  • Basic sports coaching
  • Basic education
  • Basic fitness training (Physical Education classes)
  • Included are sports like basketball, football and volleyball as well as running and stretching
  • Introducing new sports with your own initiative
  • Leading discussions about healthy living (exercise and nutrition)

** This may vary depending on the specific school and after school programs **

Free-time activities

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!
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Be able to Swim, keen interest in working with children and Sports
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by 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

2 Surf Lesson per week is included including return transport, surf gear, Surf Instructor etc.
Airport Pickup at 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.

Accommodation

THE HOUSE:

The Stay Africa Volunteer House provides a clean, comfortable, safe and secure living-environment for all our volunteers – the house is strictly used for our program participants and not open to members of the public.

 

Our house boasts the following amenities for your comfort and safety:

 

·         Backpacker-style dorm rooms sleeping between 4 – 8 per room

·         Lockers are provided to keep valuables safe (please provide your own padlock)

·         Strictly controlled access (all gates fitted with electronic keypad access)

·         2 TV Rooms / Lounges with full cable TV (various movie, sport & music channels)

·         2 fully-equipped kitchens (fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, cutlery, crockery, etc.)

·         Communal Showers and Toilets

·         Indoor and Outdoor braai/barbecue facilities

·         Pool Table, Table-Tennis table and dart-board.

·         Hi-Speed Wi-Fi (vouchers can be purchased at R100 for 4GB of data)

·         On-site Hostel manager and daily cleaning staff

·         Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included from Mon-Fri (lunch and weekend meals not provided)

Food & Beverages
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, vegetables or rice. Dinner may also include a salad or soup.

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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Ever Sunday

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 890
3 weeks
$ 1,200
4 weeks
$ 1,500
5 weeks
$ 1,750
6 weeks
$ 2,000
7 weeks
$ 2,300
8 weeks
$ 2,600
10 weeks
$ 3,150
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,700
Average fees
$ 377 /week

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

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Surf and Teach

Lean how to Surf whilst volunteering with kids!

$377/week

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