Volunteer International Adventures

Volunteer International Adventures

About

Volunteer in South Africa and Zanzibar with a hands-on organisation with staff with 14 years experiences working with volunteers on ethical projects from wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, endangered species monitoring, marine conservation with sharks, whales and penguins, animal sanctuaries from wildlife to horses, primates and wild cat spefic sanctuaries, veterinary medicine, social work, teaching, creative arts, sport coaching and youth development with youth at risk

Reviews

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Zoey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth development and Social Work

I loved my time in South Africa, working with locals and planning lessons/activities and spending time getting to know new people and exploring a new continent. I made Memories that will last a life time, 3 weeks flew by and we managed to fit so much in to the little time we had! Sharon was amazing making sure we explored all areas, helping us to book excursions and taking us to local places that are a must see after travelling so far! I would highly recommend volunteering to any one as it’s so much more than just volunteering!!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My sky dive after waiting until the day before we were scheduled to leave for home after the wind was finally safe for the sky dive to take place! And the tandem sky diver originally being from 30 minutes from my home town!
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Nan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth Development and Social Work in Knysna, South Africa

An excellent learning experience for young and older adults alike. This was an impressive programme, working with children and young people who were not in school and who were therefore at risk within their communities. What was especially impressive was the programme’s “whole child” focus, looking not just at the child/ young person’s particular individual needs but taking account of their family and community context and working collectively to achieve progress. In spite of often limited financial resources, the programme staff had developed a significant range of skills and personal resources to support the children/young people. Their commitment was very evident and was much valued by the children/young people.
In the end, it was lovely to be reminded that all across the world and irrespective of the huge variation in the challenges they face, children/ young people are very much the same. They all have dreams and aspirations, they all recognise the importance of their families and communities, even where these may sometimes present risk. With the right support, even the most isolated and excluded children/young people can recover, can thrive and they all deserve the very best efforts of those adults who can provide them with that support.

What was your funniest moment?
Re-visiting my footballing skills, which were never very good, with some very enthusiastic and skilful young footballers!
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Siobhan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth Development & Social Work

Rewarding and engaging programme which has been hugely beneficial for all participants. Very participant focused and the staff are passionate and selfless and ensuring they get the most out of it. The project helped those in need get back on their feet and each individual was taken care of and shown compassion by all volunteers helping out. As a volunteer this was a completely unique experience and each day was well spent contributing what I could to the project. Highly recommend to anyone travelling.

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Vam
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth Development and Social Work

This was a wonderful experience. I got to meet a lot of great people and was made to feel very welcome from the start. It was also nice to give back to the local community and feel that I was making a difference to these young people’s lives. I volunteered in 2010, teaching maths and English, as well as assisting with the youth football team. I have a lot of fond memories of my time there and would not hesitate to recommend this experience to others. My only regret is that I was not there for longer!

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