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Social Work and Youth Development

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4 - 12 semanas  ·  Idade 18 - 50+

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Destaques

  • For Social Work students, get practical credits for your Social Work studies with the onsite social worker to oversee your work
  • Great for those interested in creative arts for art therapy and music for the marimba band
  • For qualified Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists this is a great opportunity to get assist youth at risk in the NPO sector
  • Help take basic literacy and numeracy classes or one-on-one reading sessions
  • Jam packed weekends filled with extreme sports, whale & dolphin watching, local markets, lagoon cruises, beach & forest walks, wildlife safaris & animal sanctuaries

Especialmente adequado para

Idade 18+
Solteiros
Casais
Famílias
Grupos
50+

Sobre o programa

Assist with youth at risk and street children with social work, sports, art, music, teaching and counselling for their personal development

Join a team of caring childcare workers in South Africa at a daily drop-off centre for youth at risk. This is fantastic project for educators, counsellors, social work, psychologists or those with similar interests. The main aim is to assist and support the social worker and auxiliary social worker ...

Sobre o programa

Join a team of caring childcare workers in South Africa at a daily drop-off centre for youth at risk. This is fantastic project for educators, counsellors, social work, psychologists or those with similar interests. The main aim is to assist and support the social worker and auxiliary social worker in their daily program with the youth that are all there voluntary. For those wishing to do this project as a social work internship, that can be arranged too.

The centre is set in one of the poorer areas of Knysna, the town in which the project is based, and the youth that attended the centre are fetched every morning and dropped off later. There is a daily program and the youth have programs from life skills, art therapy, sports, numeracy, literacy, reading, music to personal development and more.

As many of the youth are school dropouts, the project runs in the school term with the long term aim of facilitating the youth back into local schools if at all possible and preparing them to deal with the challenges that they face in the education system and in life.

Many of the youth have challenges at school due to learning disabilities which in the long run ends up with them dropping out of school. The childcare workers try and address those challenges so that help can be given. They also actively have parenting sessions too so that families are equipped to be a solid support structure.

Occasionally adolescent development programs are run in nearby schools to try and prevent future dropping out of schools by leaners who are battling.

We love any volunteers with a passion for youth upliftment and helping with socio-economic issues so any skills or just enthusiasm will be of a great benefit. Please let us know if you have any special interests or talents that we can utilize to enhance your time and to benefit the project

There are a few activities that you can take part in after-school. You can either help with the children at the local safe house with their homework, the after-school club with the youth development centre, assist with grassroots soccer coaching, visit the local elephant park, shopping, have lunch at the Waterfront on the estuary edge, hike the Pledge nature reserve or just getting a well deserved nap as the children can be exhausting as they have so much energy. Please note that after-school activities do not take place every afternoon.



Dia típico

7.30 to 8am- Get up, get ready and have a bite to eat. It is advisable to prepare a snack for the day especially if you are staying for the after-school group. 

8.30am - Be collected at your volunteer accommodation and taken to the centre. The youth that attend the centre will be arriving around the ...

Dia típico

7.30 to 8am- Get up, get ready and have a bite to eat. It is advisable to prepare a snack for the day especially if you are staying for the after-school group. 

8.30am - Be collected at your volunteer accommodation and taken to the centre. The youth that attend the centre will be arriving around the same time after being collected from 8am and they will also make sure the centre is tidy for the day's activities

9am - Sylvia the cook serves the youth a nutritious breakfast to give them energy for the day. This is the perfect time to get acquainted with the youth and form a rapport. You can also assist Sylvia if you have some ideas for a fun breakfast- or even prepare a typical breakfast found in your country. After breakfast some of the youth will take care of the chore of washing dishes

9.30am- Now it is time for a fun short session of motivation  which has lots of singing and dancing to set the mood for the day and get energy levels up. It is also a great icebreaker for new volunteers and new youth registered at the centre

10am- The daily sessions now start and depending on the day of the week could be any of numeracy lessons, literacy lessons, art therapy in the form of working with clay or banner painting projects, personal development sessions dealing with topics like anger management, peer group pressure, substance abuse, children's rights, bullying and skills development like cooking and sewing 

13pm- Lunch is served for the youth followed by some last minute chores of making sure the dishes are done and the centre is tidy. After lunch is a perfect time to enjoy some sports development with the youth before they get dropped off for the day

2 to 2.30pm- The youth are dropped off for the day and you will be fetched and taken back to your volunteer accommodation unless you are staying for the after-school club. Your time is now your own for a little shopping, sightseeing or other activities that the project offers like helping with homework at a local children's safe house

Volunteers are also welcome to stay later for the optional after-school club which takes place between 3.30pm and 5pm. The after-school club  is open for all school attending  children in the community and sports, board games, helping with homework and other fun and educational activities take place


Actividades em tempo livre

There is a wealth of activities in the area to suit most volunteers from the extreme sports lovers who would like to jump the world's highest bridge bungee which is only an hour away, paraglide, skydive, hike the magical forest home to the last most southern free-roaming elephants, take a surfing ...

Actividades em tempo livre

There is a wealth of activities in the area to suit most volunteers from the extreme sports lovers who would like to jump the world's highest bridge bungee which is only an hour away, paraglide, skydive, hike the magical forest home to the last most southern free-roaming elephants, take a surfing lesson or snorkel one of the ship wrecks in the lagoon to those who love animals and wildlife with primate, bird, predator and elephant sanctuaries in the vicinity, horseback and vehicle wildlife safaris and whale and dolphin boat based viewing. For those who enjoy shopping there are plenty of interesting shops and many local weekend markets filled with delicious food and unique arts and crafts. A variety of restaurants cater for those looking to try some of the delicious food South Africa is known for and also included is a Saturday tour of markets and wildlife viewing and a Sunday South African braai (BBQ)  


Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 18 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 18 anos de idade na data de início do programa. Poderá haver excepções se puder fornecer a permissão do(s) seu(s) tutor(es) legal(ais) ou se estiver acompanhado pelos seus pais.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (nível básico)

Verificação dos antecedentes criminais

necessário

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

Volunteers with qualifications in education, social work, psychology, counselling, arts and crafts and sports coaching are very welcome

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira e Sexta-feira de 09:00 - 14:30

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por Volunteer Int. Adventures

The cost of the project includes lovely shared accommodation, a food allowance, daily transport to and from the project, airport collections and drop offs, staff on the ground available for emergencies 24/7 and to oversee your stay and safety, marketing costs, donations to the project, a Saturday tour and a Sunday braai (BBQ) either at the beach or the forest.

Recepção no aeroporto em George Airport

You will need to fly into George Airport for your airport collection Mondays to Fridays where you will be met by your Volunteer International Adventures representative and driven to your volunteer accommodation in Knysna. On completion of your project, you will be driven back to George Airport in time for your return flight. If arriving by coach from Cape Town, you will be fetched and dropped off at the coach depot in Knysna

Alojamento

The volunteer accommodation is a lovely self-catering apartment in the town of Knysna close to shopping malls, restaurants, take-aways, gyms, nightlife, entertainment areas and essential services. There is security and the area is safe to walk around. Accommodation is either shared with another volunteer or single depending on volunteer numbers, a TV, bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet, living area and a kitchen. There is also WIFI and a washing machine. Couples, friends, and families can be accommodated. Single upgrade for a fee by arrangement.  

Alimentos e Bebidas

You will also receive a food allowance for your basic food essentials for your self-prepared meals. You will be taken for a grocery shop as part of your induction on your arrival. This means that you can choose the specific food if you have set dietary requirements. There is a kitchen for cooking

Acesso à Internet

Acesso limitado no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é George Airport (GRJ) em George. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para África do Sul. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para África do Sul proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em África do Sul deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para África do Sul. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

Starting days are Monday to Friday in the South African school term. A more fun based holiday program is also available in school holidays. Closed from the 15th of December to the 15th of January.

Please be aware that during the South African school holidays a fun based programme takes place for the local community youth. The regular programme only takes place in the South African school terms.

School terms for 2024
1st term: 17th of January to the 20th of March
2nd term: 3rd of April to the 14th of June
3rd term: 9th of July to the 20th of September
4th term: 15th of October to the 11th of December

Dates from the 27th of July to the 10th of August 2024 are fully booked. 
Disponibilidade
Jan Feb Março Abril Maio Jun Jul Ago Set Out Nov Dez

Preços do programa

4 semanas (estadia min.) 2.038€
5 semanas 2.412€
6 semanas 2.750€
7 semanas 3.125€
8 semanas 3.475€
9 semanas 3.812€
10 semanas 4.125€
11 semanas 4.500€
12 semanas (estadia máx.) 4.812€
Preços médios 455€/semana

Preços do programa

455€ por semana 4 - 12 semanas Idade 18 - 50+

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Duração

4 - 12 semanas

Depósito

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Pagamento final

O teu pagamento final será acordado com Volunteer Int. Adventures durante o processo de candidatura. As soluções comuns são ou através de transferência bancária ou pagamento em dinheiro no local do projecto.


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Volunteer Int. Adventures

Excelente 4.8 rating (63 revisões)

Agência - fundada em 2020

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Hospedado por

Sharon

Línguas faladas: Afrikaans, Inglês

Sobre o projecto

We are a small, personal, hands-on volunteer organisation with 15 years experience of working with volunteers in conservation and humanitarian projects on the ground.

Conheça seu anfitrião

Volunteer International Adventures is dedicated to youth and animal projects, which are areas of great passion for us. We recognize the need for assistance from international volunteers in developing countries and have witnessed the transformative impact of their hands-on involvement on communities and conservation efforts.


Our core priorities are as follows:


1. Culture and Cultural Sensitivity:

We encourage our volunteers to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the country they are volunteering in, understanding that volunteering differs significantly from being a tourist. By working closely with local communities and project partners, our volunteers gain profound insights into the challenges faced by the country. We actively support and facilitate opportunities for volunteers to engage in various activities, interact with locals, and educate themselves about the nation's history, no matter how difficult it may be. Cultural sensitivity is paramount, and we ensure that our approach is collaborative rather than imposing our own ideas. We welcome suggestions and creative ideas from our volunteers, as they often prove to be feasible and enrich the communities we serve.


2. Fulfilling Volunteer Experiences:

We strive to ensure that all our volunteers leave with a sense of accomplishment. Whether it is helping a child grasp mathematics, teaching cricket to school children, providing sewing classes to uplift youth, participating in wildlife conservation efforts such as satellite collaring African wild dogs or rhino relocation, collecting data on great white shark populations, treating sick indigenous wildlife, assisting with animal sterilization in disadvantaged communities, instilling a love for reading in children, or teaching marimba classes—the list is diverse and extensive. We want our volunteers to develop a deep connection with the country they are assisting and forge lifelong friendships that can serve as future ambassadors for their respective nations.


3. Ethical Projects:

We strictly oppose trophy hunting and the breeding of lions for commercial gain. Our wildlife and animal projects take place in free-roaming reserves, registered rehabilitation centers, or sanctuaries where the animals are non-releasable due to injuries, human habituation, or being non-indigenous to the area. We support local and ethical animal sanctuaries and reserves, which our volunteers can visit during their free time. When working with children in teaching, care, or youth development projects, we require a recent paper copy of a background check (CRB check) from volunteers' countries of origin. This precaution ensures the safety and well-being of the children we serve, who often come from challenging socio-economic backgrounds and have been let down by adults in the past. We prioritize the protection of innocent animals and children who cannot advocate for themselves.


4. Responsible and Sustainable Approach:

We take pride in implementing responsible and sustainable projects that involve local community members, ensuring the continuity of operations even when volunteer numbers are low. While some projects rely heavily on volunteer support due to limited funds, we strive to strike a balance by involving sufficient local participation.


5. Cost Effectiveness:

Having collaborated with volunteers on projects for nearly 15 years, we recognize that volunteering can come at a significant cost. Therefore, we are committed to making volunteering more accessible, reasonable, and inclusive. Our projects encompass various extras, and we maintain affordability by keeping costs low and encouraging increased hands-on assistance. We offer negotiable family, friends, and group discounts, as volunteering together enables us to further reduce expenses. Loyalty is rewarded, and returning volunteers receive special recognition in our projects. Additionally, our costs include donations to our projects, contributing to their sustainability and impact.


6. Safety:

The safety of our volunteers is of paramount importance. We thoroughly vet and assess all our projects, ensuring adequate safety measures are in place. While certain areas may be off-limits due to potential risks, it is important to note that complete safety guarantees are impossible in any location. We have established channels for reporting incidents and maintain close relationships with in-country support on the ground. Furthermore, we possess liability insurance and require all participants to have personal travel insurance. To provide comprehensive support, we arrange airport collections and drop-offs, ensuring our volunteers are assisted throughout their entire journey. We pride ourselves on delivering a personal touch and remain available 24/7 to address any emergencies.


Please remember to arrange your comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking your trip, as it is an essential aspect of ensuring your well-being and peace of mind.


We sincerely appreciate your interest in Volunteer International Adventures and our commitment to making a positive impact through responsible volunteering. Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

63 revisões · rating4.8

Stevie Hoesel rating5

2023 at Social Work and Youth Development

My experience with the Social Work, Education & Youth Development project with Sharon and Rustin was life-changing. It was meant just to be a stop on a year-long participatory research project. I planned to commit to a month with this organization and ended up extending twice. Needless to say, my ...
Nicole Stockel rating4.2

2019 at Social Work and Youth Development

I really enjoyed my time in South Africa. Sharon was so sweet and helpful and did her absolute best to make sure I had the best time. At the time I was struggling with my mental health and Sharon was so supportive. Additionally the experience was a massive help to me in my journey to recovery. I ...
Karen Grootboom rating5

2018 at Social Work and Youth Development

This placement was the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. The teachers and children from the township school where I was placed, were fantastic to work with and made me feel most welcome. I taught 5th/6th grade English and also Computer Studies from Grade 1-7. I was lucky that I ...
Deepa Ramakrishnan rating5

2018 at Social Work and Youth Development

Had a fantastic experience! Sharon was very helpful and accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure that we all got the most out of our placement. She also took the time to show up some local places as well as hooked us up with different tours. Overall it was a great experience and I would ...
Benj Howell rating5

2017 at Social Work and Youth Development

In 2017 I embarked upon my first volunteer project and the destination was Knysna in South Africa. When choosing my first volunteer project, I had anticipated going to Asia. However, when I spoke to Sharon I was completely relaxed and determined to try South Africa. I can honest say that I ...
Nan Smith rating5

2017 at Social Work and Youth Development

A very well organised placement with a community based service supporting young people excluded from school and at risk in their community. Sharon’s excellent network in the local area made this a very worthwhile experience both personally and socially, as there was lots of support to learn more ...

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