Fronteering Travel

Pre-School Teacher

Knysna, South Africa show on map

Become a volunteer & provide the much-needed teaching support to the local underprivileged pre-schools and share new skills with teachers to help the children of S.A

Experience the beautiful Kynsa, South Africa and all its spectacular beaches, lagoons and forests and immerse yourself in a new Culture! Though this place seems to be a dream like paradise, there is still some major areas that requires assistance therefore, come now and become a volunteer to help by providing the much-needed teaching support and manpower to the local underprivileged pre-schools for children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. Work along and share new skills with teachers to help the children to have a brighter and promising future!

The Pre-schools that are in the underprivileged communities currently have very basic facilities and limited funding. The project’s main goal is to work in conjunction with local education authorities to identify schools that are desperately in need of support. As such, you as a volunteer will be involved in in assisting with teaching fun and educational lessons. You’ll also be helping the local children to develop important language and mathematical skills.

Be part of this great cause and you can rest assured that your efforts will make a lasting difference in the lives you touch! Have the opportunity to live like the locals and experience a totally different way of life. Explore the beautiful beaches, try shark cage diving, wildlife viewing and so much more!

Typical day

For a minimum of 4 weeks we hope that with your help, you can contribute towards empowering and educating the local children of Knysa’s underprivileged schools. Volunteers for this project support the teachers in whatever way they can and teaches them with new skills. You will also be involved in some renovations and maintenance of the school facilities and developing teaching resources. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with pre-school teaching/school enrichment.
  • Support the teachers in whatever way you can.
  • Provide new skills to the teachers.
  • Help to improve literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Ensuring to the local kids that schools are a safe & inspiring place to learn by assisting with renovating and maintaining school facilities and developing teaching resources.

Details on Arrival

There aren’t any specific start dates, the project is opened all year round however they close in mid-December to mid-January. They also prefer applicant arrivals to be on every second Saturday!

Free-time activities

On days off volunteers have tons of opportunity to go sightseeing, shopping, swimming at the beautiful beaches, snorkeling, surfing and so much more! Any activity out of the project will be covered by the volunteer themselves.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking

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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability Form.
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 06:30 - 15:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Fronteering Travel (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 Fronteering Travel

  • Airport Pick up & Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Cape Town International Airport

You will arrive in beautiful Cape Town or Johannesburg where you will either catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ) or take a bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg to the project. This allows you to have a better view of the area. 

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in a basic but clean and comfortable volunteer house with a dorm style sleeping arrangement. This house has great views over the mountains and you will have access to a communal kitchen and lounge area with TV/DVD player, hot water showers and electricity and free wifi and computer access. There is also a barbeque (braai) area and hammocks for you to enjoy. If you need, private and family rooms are available on request.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day provided!

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)
$2,195.00
5 weeks
$2,595.00
6 weeks (max. stay)
$2,995.00
Average fees
$524.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Knysna/South Africa between 4 weeks and 6 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel 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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
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