If you enjoy water sports, such as surfing, love being around kids and want to teach them to be active and have a positive view on life then this is the program for you!
About the Program
Are you a surfer? Or do you want to learn how to ride the waves? This program needs sporty and active volunteers to assist with their surf, sports and education program in a picturesque beachfront village in the majestic scenery of the Garden Route, on the south coast of South Africa.
This program’s objectives are to create sustainable community development programs that assist our local underprivileged community through:
Education and sport lessons (swimming, dance, maths, literacy, surfing, soccer,etc.)
Renovating, revamping and building program that uplift the local community
This program could not exist without the help from the volunteers, either thanks to their donation or to their assistance in classrooms, painting buildings, assisting in the aftercare or assisting with swim lessons and surfing.The only funding this program receives comes from volunteers and or sponsors. All funds received are used on the day to day programs for material, food, wages, accommodation etc.
The program takes children from underprivileged backgrounds, communities and settlements out of the townships and exposes the children to opportunities and experiences they would not ordinarily have had. Our program aims to teach valuable life lessons through sporting activities, adventure activities, teamwork and educational classes.
If you would like to bring something for the children at one of the programs, here are some examples of useful items that can always be put to good use:
Stationery – arts and crafts for pre-schools, school supplies for older children
General hygiene products such as soap, tooth paste, toothbrushes (for children!), face cloths
First and aid items – plasters, bandages, antiseptic ointment etc.
Old clothes – all sizes welcome but children and baby clothes are most needed
Many of the program requirements will change from time to time. For the most accurate needs analysis it is always best to consult with Khaya. Goods are generally cheaper when bought in South Africa – should you wish to purchase any program related items the volunteer leaders will happily assist you with this.
Volunteers will assist with the daily operations of the schools as well as the extra mural programs. Duties will include but are not limited to:
Working days and hours
The volunteer usually starts working at 08:00 or 09:00. He may sometimes be asked to work 8 hours a day, while sometimes only 4 to 5 hours, depending on the need of each program.
Sedgefield is located along the beautiful and famous Garden Route, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Sedgefield is officially the first ‘slow town’ of South Africa and is the perfect place to rest quietly, far away from your busy life and to enjoy the beach and beautiful people that live here.
Other than offering an amazing landscape and miles of pristine beaches, the town offers you a lot of outdoor activities, such as swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, cycling, and paragliding.
The volunteers will be picked up at the airport of George upon arrival and transported to their accommodation in the seaside village of Sedgefield.
You will be staying in a volunteer house close to the beach that you will share with other volunteers. The house is made up of dormitory style rooms with communal use of the kitchen and lounge.
Here is a list of the facilities available in the house:
All your meals are included and you will receive 3 meals per day – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast: self help breakfast of cereals, fruit, yogurts, toast and spreads.
Lunch: self-help of lunch of breads, fruit, cold meats, spreads.
Dinner: A hot meal will be served every night such as a traditional BBQ (braai), stews, casseroles and fresh vegetables etc.
Tea and coffee will be available at any time but all other drinks and snacks will be at own expense.
There are supermarkets close to the volunteer house for your personal drinks and snacks, which you can keep in the volunteer fridges at the house.