Volunteer in underprivileged Pre-schools in South Africa and make a real difference to the lives of local children!
By joining this programme you will provide much needed teaching support and manpower to underprivileged pre-schools for children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years.
Pre-schools in our underprivileged communities often have very basic facilities and limited funding. EDGE of AFRICA works in conjunction with local education authorities to identify schools that are most in need of our support.
You will be assisting with teaching fun and educational lessons and will help local children to develop important language, creative and mathematical skills.
You will also be helping to ensure that these schools are a safe and inspiring place to learn by assisting with renovating and maintaining school facilities and developing teaching resources.
You can rest assured that your efforts will make a lasting difference in the lives you touch.
When you arrive in Knysna, EDGE of AFRICA has some great opportunities lined up for your stay including: visits to various food and craft markets; Whale & Dolphin boat trips; shark cage diving; wildlife sanctuaries including getting close to various cat, elephant and monkey species; highest bungee jump in the world; canoeing, hiking and climbing; and visits to numerous breath-taking beaches and beautiful rivers.
As part of our Elephant Research and Community Conservation Initiative, we take a trip to Addo National Park approximately once a month with our volunteers. If there is a trip scheduled during your time with us, you have the option of joining this excursion (at an additional cost). This park offers some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in the world. Addo’s over 500 elephants will delight visitors with their antics. You have the chance of seeing the Big 5 on this trip too!
EDGE of AFRICA has a global travel services partner that can assist with all your travel plans! You will either need to fly into Johannesburg or Cape Town and catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ). It is our nearest airport. You can also get the bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg which is a good way to see the area if you have time before your arrival date. If you decide to take the bus, a return bus ticket is included FREE of charge and we can help book this for you.
We are happy to assist with organising your Cape Town or Johannesburg stay including accommodation and tours!
On departure, your project coordinator will transport you to the airport and/ or assist with any further travel arrangements. If you are travelling further through Africa we are more than happy to provide any advice or support in planning your onward journey.
We will provide you with a comprehensive Pre-Travel Advice pack when you confirm your booking with us that will outline all our recommendations for flights, packing and in-country advice.
The Knysna volunteer house is basic but comfortable and cleaned daily by our hardworking House Manager. It is full of character and has spectacular views.
We provide 3 meals a day. Breakfasts include a choice of cereal, toast, and fruit; Lunches include sandwiches, soup or traditional cuisine; and Evening meals include pasta, curries, stews etc.
We are happy to cater for specific dietary requirements as best we can!