Volunteer Settlement Project Cape Town, South Africa

min. 2 weeks
Working hours
6-8 hours
Minimum age
from 18 years
no particular

Overview: volunteer settlement project in South Africa

This project aims to support a number of small programs which were introduced to fight poverty in the settlements of Cape Town and help create a positive trend. Employment and education are offered to the people where ever possible, for example in fields like agriculture and sustainability. New organic gardens are formed, existing gardens are cultivated and workshops and skill enhancements in gardening and self-sufficiency are offered. This way, malnutrition and poverty alike can be countered.

Regular education programs – but also leisure events at the beach, activities and excursions throughout the whole year – newly motivate the inhabitants of the settlements and lift up spirits as well as the social circumstances.

  • work in local “Educare” programs (child care and education)

  • support deprived families in the settlements

  • develop your own projects with children and adults alike

  • experience what it is like to work in an NGO

  • get to know the South African culture and way of life

  • make new friends!

Service volunteer abroad - what's in and what's not in

Services for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it:

What's included:
  • Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
  • Assisting visa application
  • Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
  • Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
  • Accommodation (host family or shared flat or apartment)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Organization of a rental car or scooter if demanded
  • Orientation on site through a staff member
  • Tips and information about freetime activities
  • Prepaid SIM card for your phone
  • Contact person during your stay abroad
  • 24-hour emergency number
  • Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns
  • Certificate
What’s not included:
  • Visa 
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Your coordinator in Cape Town

"My name is Jana Williams, I am originally from Germany, but living in South Africa for 8 1/2 years. Nearly 6 years of those I stayed in the mother city of Cape Town. I am now managing all internship and volunteer placements for Studentsgoabroad Cape Town. During my studies of Social Work I did internships abroad myself. I have been to London, India and even in Cape Town which was 12 years ago. While still living in Germany I started placing interns in Southern African countries and always enjoyed this activity. This activity is interesting, exciting, versatile and most of all positive, as a stay abroad always enlarges the personal horizon."a