Volunteer work in a children´s hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

Working hours
2-4 hours
Minimum age
from 18 years
no specific

Overview: Volunteering in a children´s hospital in South Africa

In this project you will be assisting in a children´s hospital in Cape Town by playing and interacting with the children, from newborns up to 12 year olds. This hospital is specialized in kidney and liver transplantations, burns, neurosurgery, cancer treatment, Intensive care, HIV/AIDS research, tuberculosis, as well as the treatment of children with breathing difficulties.

The hospital is determined to provide its patients with the best possible treatment regardless of the income from the parents, the ethnic group, gender, religion or their origin. The ethical values and principles of the hospital, such as integrity, respect, honesty, dignity, care and social responsibility should be mirrored by the volunteer.

Service volunteer in Cape Town – what's in and what's not in

What's included:
  • Placement in the volunteer project 
  • Assisting visa application
  • Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
  • Airport pick up from Cape Town Airport
  • Return transfer to Cape Town Airport
  • Accommodation in a host family, if available for this project
  • Organization of a rental car or scooter if demanded
  • Orientation on site through a staff member
  • Tips and information about freetime activities
  • Contact person during your stay abroad
  • 24-hour emergency number
  • Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns
  • Certificate
  • Accommodation in a backpacker/shared flat (an additional fee of 70 USD on top of the placement fee and 25 USD per week apply; the prices are subject to change)
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.

Learn more about Jana here!