• South Africa
    • Port Elizabeth
4 to 12 weeks
Financial Support
General grants/scholarships, Payment plans
Health & Safety

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 $300 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
Jul 26, 2023
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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. Sports coaching opportunities also available!

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.

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Oyster Worldwide is passionate about the importance of responsible travel. We want our projects to fit in with the local way of life, without having a negative impact on the environment, culture or economy. This means that we will only send participants to places where there is a real need and where we have been asked to work. Once there, they should fit in with the community, respecting their way of life and supporting, rather than taking, local jobs.
Find out more here: https://www.oysterworldwide.com/about-us/our-policies/responsible-travel-policy/

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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