Volunteer With Children In Johannesburg
Volunteering with children is an extremely rewarding task. Watching young minds grow and knowing that you are helping create a better future for these kids is a beautiful and amazing thing to be apart of.
This program requires a minimum of two weeks volunteering and includes a FREE 3 day Joburg orientation tour. not to mention it is a great place to start if you are planning on travelling through out Southern Africa.
If you are looking to become a helping hand then contact us on the form below to learn more about our volunteer programs.
Your time will be dedicated to helping children expand their world view and learn new skills.
You will be helping a community which has limited resource to build capacity by providing an extra pair of hands for teachers/care givers and making a difference whilst being a positive influence on people’s lives. The project is in Orlando, one of oldest suburbs in Soweto, this township with its rich history and a population of over 4 million is the biggest black urban settlement in South Africa, with a rich history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. The June 16th, 1976 student uprising, which began the slow meltdown of apartheid, started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Sowetans have a strong sense of community. They would say that Soweto has soul, and who wouldn’t want to live in a place with soul. You will be introduced to a melting pot of South African cultures and have an opportunity to experience it.
Use your initiative and skills working at a primary school with children (Age 6) helping to build capacity where it is needed, while providing the care and attention these young people of South Africa need to help them create a better life for themselves.
Get involved with a variety of community projects, meet local personalities & be part of our community. Soweto has a vibrant night life and a Jazz evening is not to be missed.
Share the wonders of the world with the youth of Soweto. Your “social impact” will help create well informed future leaders.
Mornings helping teacher in mixed primary school boys and girls from ages 6 to 13 years of age. Your time will be spent doing anything from reading stories to washing faces, kicking a ball in the school yard to taking the little one ot the bathroom. In fact anything that the teachers needs assistance with.
Afternoons will be spent at a community mixed youth centre. Helping a professional facilitator with the scheduled programs.
– Poetry reading to salsa dancing
– Creating the arts and crafts of the day
– Learning to blog and use social media
– Sharing entrepreneurial skills
– Games and sport
Volunteers can also assist in community garden projects to grow fresh vegetables and fruits. This helps with food security in the area and can be very rewarding and sustainable.
Event Project The volunteer could together with the local youth club leader plan and execute a bigger event for the children. Festivals, art exhibitions, story telling sessions and concerts etc.
Is the work dangerous?
No but care is required when working in a Township environment
Is there a potential risk?
*Generally, HIV/AIDS is extremely prevalent in the South Africa so it is your personal responsibility to take care with regards to health and safety, as well as sexual relationships.
Arrivals every Thursday for FREE 3 day Johannesburg Orientation.
Project starts every Monday except during South African School Holidays.
15 December 2017 – January 2018
Project is open Monday-Friday 8.00-17:00. Sometimes half day on one weekend day will be required for special Youth Club activities.
Minimum: 2 weeks
Special skills required
– ability to adapt to sudden change in all areas
– ability to work with young children
– be self confident and apply discipline
– be creative and solve problems
– be able to work in a group
– entertain children with minimum resources
– ability to adapt and to respect the different cultures
Basic English and volunteer needs to be able to communicate with both staff and children
Soweto is near Johannesburg
Gauteng & Greater Johannesburg area