Role of Volunteer
Volunteers will work with abused children and orphans, safe houses for women and children, and care for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Though placements can happen at any time, placements over the month of December are limited as orphans are placed with foster parents at this time.
Volunteers will feed, clothe, and play with the children. They will assist the children with their homework, prepare meals, tidy up the orphanage, and assist with planned activities. Volunteers work times will vary, but will always start in the afternoon. Typical hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., but sometimes volunteers will work until 9:00 p.m.
Volunteer in South Africa: Project Locations and Free Time Options
The project is located in the capital city of South Africa, Cape Town. Not only is Cape Town South Africa’s second largest city, it is also the most popular tourist destination in all of Africa. Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot of South Africa; a city alive with creativity, color, sounds, and tastes. When strolling through the city streets of Cape Town, you will fall in love with the natural beauties that surround you, the creative freedom of the locals, and the ambiance of it all.
There is lots to do and see in your free time in and around Cape Town. You can visit many popular sites such as Table Mountain National Park, City Bowl, various popular beaches, Chapman’s Peak Drive, The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, and much more. You can also see places like Bo Kaap, a historical areal inhabited by slaves from Southeast Also known for colorful buildings, quaint streets, mosques, and the prettiest views of Cape Town. The Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving building is another attraction you can visit. There is also the Kistenbosch botanical gardens and Robben Island, two ocean aquariums if you are into glimpsing wildlife and water. You will never get tired of visiting and exploring the beautiful city! If your weekends are free, you can also take trips to the wine countries like Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Frankschoek.