Education and Sports Supporter

Designed for mature volunteers to assist at the schools with day to day running from reading one-on-one in classrooms to assisting on the sports field

Times have been tough on Cape Flats; gangs are getting more powerful by the day. The scary part of it all is the increase of drug dealers; they are becoming younger by the day. The current situation has a very negative effect on South Africa’s economy. We aim to deal with these issues from their root, the education-based poverty-reduction programs in the local township community. We partner with local primary and high schools to provide physical education and after-school sports programs to engage young students in school. We provide them academic support through our tutoring program to make sure they have the necessary individual assistance to do well in class.

This is not just a soccer club: it has expanded into a wider range of community activities including rope skipping, basketball, drama, touch rugby, boxing, tutoring, life skills. We aim to provide positive mentors to youth in low-income communities, in order to provide them with the education and tools to rise above the vicious cycle of poverty and gang-related activity.

This program is designed for mature volunteers and families to assist at the schools with day to day running from reading one-on-one in classrooms to assisting on the sports field. Volunteers can choose if they want to work full or half days focusing on classroom help, sport initiatives, or both. Volunteer children can be involved in the primary school and interact with the local children while their parents help facilitate the programs.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Volunteers will be collected from the Airport on a Friday and taken to their accommodation. They will receive a welcome orientation either on the first or second day, depending on flight arrival time.

Saturday includes a walking tour of Cape Town city center and the Sunday is at your own leisure to explore what the city has to offer.

Monday to Friday volunteers are collected from their accommodation and taken to the school. Our volunteer leaders on the program will help facilitate and set up the work, as well as orientation with the volunteers on site. Volunteers can decide if they would like to be involved in classroom assistance, sport, or both, and if they want to work full or half days. Either from 7:30 – 14:30 or 13:30 – 18:00 or 07:30 – 18:00. These times may vary.

During school holidays we run holiday and sports programs with the children.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
25 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
police clearance, application form, proof of travel insurance, flight details and copy of assport
Other Skills
Positive attitude, mature adult/family, medium+ level of fitness.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Free-time activities

As a volunteer you can arrange a number of activities to do in your free time such as skydiving, kloofing, quad-biking, sandboarding, and multi-day Western Cape tours. SAVE also runs weekly socials for our volunteers that can include bubble soccer, outdoor movie theatre, bowling, ice skating, etc. On weekends you can take the bus into town to explore the city of Cape Town or climb the iconic Table Mountain. We are located a mere 5 minutes walk away from the world famous Kite Beach in Tableview, as well as restaurants and public transit, so there is always something to do!

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Airport pick up from CPT International
Accommodation
Breakfast ONLY
24 hours support and supervision.
Financial contributions to the projects
Transport to and from the project on working days
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Volunteers will be met at Cape Town International airport and taken to the project.
On project days the volunteers will be transported.
The vehicles used are roadworthy and have all relevant licenses and liability insurance.

Accommodation

Accommodation is based in Cape Town city centre.
We offer from 4-sleeper luxury dormitories to private family rooms.
The accommodation is walking distance to many restaurants, shops, transport terminals, etc.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

A welcome dinner is included on your first night of arrival.
Due to the wide range of shops and restaurant in the area only breakfast is included.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$789
5 weeks
$1026
6 weeks
$1263
7 weeks
$1501
10 weeks
$2212
12 weeks
$2687
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5534

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. SAVE Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$214/week
Deposit (15%)
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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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