- South Africa
- Cape Town
- Port Elizabeth
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Volunteer in South Africa with Plan My Gap Year – an award-winning, international volunteer abroad organisation with programs in South Africa. PMGY provides safe, trusted and affordable programs, with a wide range of projects in South Africa, including Childcare • English Teaching & Wildlife opportunities.
PMGY South Africa have projects located in the picturesque city of Cape Town and the Eastern Cape town of Port Elizabeth. The South Africa volunteer programs start on the 1st & 3rd Sunday & Monday of every month, respectively. Our projects in South Africa run across the year and participants can join us from 1-24 weeks. Volunteers in South Africa are provided with an extensive pre-departure support service, airport pick-up, orientation, meals, accommodation and local support.
For this reason, PMGY does not provide volunteer opportunities in orphanages in any of our locations. Research and studies have shown that visiting and volunteering in orphanages has the potential to generate an industry that separates children from their families. In turn, putting children at increased risk of neglect and abuse. Therefore, we do not support these institutions with our volunteer network.
Instead, we focus on offering alternative childcare volunteer opportunities whereby children come to and from the placement setting each day. In other words, our local teams collaborate with childcare projects which do not offer any form of residential care. These are safe, responsible, and vetted projects, where participants continue to provide valued assistance supporting local staff.
- Most Affordable – PMGY’s programs are accessible to everyone who wants to make a difference, through low fees and high-impact projects.
- Best Support – Our international and local teams provide extensive around the clock services to assist you every step of your PMGY adventure.
- Safety Prioritised – With safety a PMGY number-1 priority, we have taken all necessary precautions to ensure our programs are as safe and structured as possible.
- Extraordinary Experiences – With PMGY, you have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in amazing cultural and travel experiences, ensuring you leave with unforgettable memories.
- Friendships for Life – Your PMGY experience not only opens up a doorway for new experiences and exciting memories, but also life-long friendships when meeting new people from around the world.
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