Volunteer Surf Project in Cape Town, South Africa

min. 2 Weeks
Working hours
Minimum age
from 18 years
not required

Overview: volunteer surf project in Table View, South Africa

The goal is to keep children in the Cape Town townships away from the streets through sports. The children live in the townships of the Northern suburbs, such as Dunoon and Site 5, where usually no sport facilities are available for them. The surf lessons are scheduled for 1 or 2 afternoons a week, from 3pm to 5pm after school. Every week approximately 5 to 20 children are involved in the program. The average age of the children is about 12 to 15 years. However, the exact number of the children depends on the actual number or volunteers participating. The more volunteers join, the more kids can take part in the education and care programs. In addition to the swimming and surfing lessons and other activities such as hiking, volunteers receive free surf lessons, which they equip with the necessary skills to teach the children. Please note, that surfing is not the main focus of this program, but the motivation of the kids through several activities, such as surfing.


  • learn surfing, while you teach children
  • spend the whole day outside and at the beach in the incredible Cape Town
  • help children to make their dreams come true
  • gain experience in working with children
  • learn about 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