• South Africa
    • Port Elizabeth
4 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Additional weeks are possible at the cost of $211 per week (up to 12 weeks in total, depending on the time of year). Full accommodation and three meals a day provided, orientation and induction course, airport transfers in Port Elizabeth and all transport to and from project sites.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 15, 2020
Apr 26, 2018
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About Program

A fantastic project giving you the opportunity to gain valuable and rewarding experience. Improve the lives of young people by helping out in township schools and nurseries around the beautiful town of Port Elizabeth.

Classroom assistants are required to help South African teachers educate children who come from some of the poorest families in the area. You will be helping with lessons and giving the children the 1-1 attention that they need. In the nurseries you also support full time staff- expect to play a lot of games and get involved with some great extra curricular activities. You'll also have the opportunity to coach sport if you wish.

You will be sharing accommodation with other teaching volunteers as well as sports coaching volunteers in a lovely suburb of Port Elizabeth. There are great facilities including a gym, games room, swimming pool and WiFi. You are only 10 minutes drive from the ocean and a couple of minutes walk to the nearest shops.

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Program Highlights

  • Helping children who have been dealt a poor hand in life to shine.
  • Living and working in the seaside town of Port Elizabeth, providing easy access to the stunning Garden Route.
  • Making a genuine contribution to the lives of children, providing much needed help in schools and nurseries.
  • Get to know other volunteers from all around the world.
  • Explore parts of South Africa on the included trips.

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The best three months of my life!!

My time in South Africa was absolutely incredible!! I went in my gap year to explore the world before University and I am so glad that I did! South Africa is a beautiful country, the other volunteers were amazing, the children I was teaching were amazing (although it was hard at times) and I found it hard to leave them as I had created such a bond with them in the 3 months that I was there! The project is very flexible so I did a bit of sports coaching and childcare as well which was awesome. And on the weekend we did activities like Skydiving, Safariing, Bungee Jumping, Shark Cage Diving etc. Overall, a phenomenal 3 months of my life with no regrets whatsoever. If you want an amazing experience in another country which is worth every penny then go for this one!

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