The Mighty Roar

Day Care Childcare Assistant

Cape Town, South Africa show on map
Play an important role by volunteering at a range of day-care centres across Cape Town, where you will get to offer invaluable assistance to the local staff. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

It is estimated that around 80% of young children in South Africa’s townships do not have access to early education and suffer from a lack of support that is required to develop to their full potential.

The majority of children that attend come from impoverished families in nearby underdeveloped communities / townships and if it was not for these amazing centres would be left unattended and unprotected. Depending on what facility you are based at, the children range from 6 months to 6 years old and they would love to meet you!

The day centres we support range from independent local initiatives and home-based crèches to government-subsidised community programmes which all provide essential childcare facilitates. With each centre caring for up to 100 children, they are normally over-stretched and underfunded.

Typical day

Your overall time in South Africa will benefit the children greatly and you will be sure to make loving connections where you just won’t want to say bye.

When volunteering at the crèche, you could be working from anything between 8am to 4pm with most children taking a nap between 12:30pm to 2pm – your lunchtime.

Your role will vary day to day and will depend on the centre you are based at, but some of the activities you may do include:

  • Assisting permanent staff with daily tasks
  • Creating learning aids and educational toys
  • General supervision
  • Basic teaching, such as reading, writing, maths and art
  • Help with meal preparations and feeding at lunch time
  • General maintenance of the project

Details on Arrival

22nd July 2018
5th August 2018
12th August 2018
19th August 2018
26th August 2018
2nd September 2018
7th October 2018
14th October 2018
28th October 2018
4th November 2018


You should arrive to Cape Town Airport (CPT) on your selected start date. You will be met by one of our local team members who will be holding a named sign and will then transport you to the project site.

Free-time activities

Weekends are free days where we actively encourage you to go and explore this beautiful country. We can help arrange all kinds of trips from game reserves to sandy beaches.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo

Program 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
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 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by The Mighty Roar.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by The Mighty Roar

Fees include registration fee of $180, accommodation and some meals.

Airport Pickup at Cape Town International Airport

You should arrive to Cape Town Airport (CPT) on your selected start date. You will be met by one of our local team members who will be holding a named sign and will then transport you to the project site.

On the last day of your programme you will need to arrange transport back to Cape Town Airport with our local team. The fee is not included within the programme costs.

Accommodation

You will be sleeping in mixed gender rooms with up to 8 people per room in bunk beds. There are shared bathrooms that have western style toilets and hot showers.

The communal area has comfortable sofas, a TV and DVD player. There is WiFi available for a small fee, and lockers where you can store your valuables (please bring along a padlock).

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are provided within the programme fee and are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week. You will be responsible for purchasing and making your own lunch during the week and all meals during the weekend.

You can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Self service cereals, yoghurts, toast, fresh fruits, coffee or tea
Dinner – Set meal at a local restaurant between 6pm-7pm featuring chicken or beef with beans, pasta, vegetables or rice. Alternative nights might include Braai or volunteers preparing a meal together.

With notice we are able to cater for vegetarians, but any other dietary requirements such as vegan/gluten free/halal, participants will have to supplement or cater for their own meals. Cape Town has a large Muslim community so Halal foods are easily obtainable.

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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 979
7 weeks
$ 1,279
9 weeks
$ 1,529
11 weeks
$ 1,779
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,369
Average fees
$ 193 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cape Town/South Africa between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in South Africa.
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 The Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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