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Babies in the Bush

A unique opportunity to work with babies in the middle of a Big 5 Game Reserve.
from EUR 1175.99
Duration: Min 2 weeks
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This baby safe house was born of a desire to provide holistic care that would not limit children in such a way that they would suffer in later years because they didn’t have the opportunity to grow and develop normally. After visiting several places where babies were strapped into baby seats or left in a cot all day, it became a burning passion to start a Baba Safe House as an example here on the premises. This will provide not only a better alternative to babies but also a practical training centre where our learners can come and learn “hands on” how to look after and take good care of small children
Your role:
Baby Safe House:
playing and entertaining Babies
help with changing nappies, bathing and creaming the little ones.
help with feeding the babies.
help with cleaning facilities and washing clothes and bedding
Garden, Vegetable Tunnels and fruit trees:
mowing the lawn
assisting special landscaping projects
sweeping and raking special areas
assisting with recycling and rubbish removal
Outreach Projects
beautifying day care center playgrounds
assisting with teaching basic movement skills for preschool children
singing, dancing and playing with children
help teachers to make teaching aids and prepare for creative activities
Special Events
help to prepare rooms , food and material for special events
sorting and destributing donations
Is the work dangerous?
Is there a potential risk?
*Generally, HIV/AIDS is extremely prevalent in the South Africa so it is your personal responsibility to take care with regards to health and safety, as well as sexual relationships
Arrival every Thursday for FREE 3 day Johannesburg Orientation
Min 2 weeks
Additional per week:
7956 ZAR
experiencing other cultures
building new relationships
experiencing children grow and develop
personal growth
privilege to stay in an area where you will encounter
interesting animals, insects and reptiles
we suggest a donkey ride through the township with
5 potential stops (old age home, day care for
children with special needs, visiting arts and crafts
people, in the area and eat at big mamas kitchen)
Minimum age:
Police clearance:
Special skills required:
ability to adapt to sudden change in all areas
ability to work with young children
be self confident and apply discipline
be creative and solve problems
be able to work in a group
entertain children with minimum resources
ability to adapt and to respect the different cultures
Language requirement:
Intermediate English
What's included:
Airport Transfers
-Johannesburg ORIENTATION: 3 nights accommodation, orientation that covers
everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from
social skills to transport and safety), two meals per day, bus trip into town, lunch
(on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a train ride back to there
accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday).
- All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
- Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
- Accommodation
- Two meals a day - Breakfast and Dinner
- Donation per month to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
- A South African sim card that works on a pay-as-you-go top up system
- Monthly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers (cost
depends on social)
- Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies
or other purposes
A full day Sightseeing bus tour of Johannesburg & a Game drive in the Dinokeng Game reserve

What's excluded:
- The cost of a visa in the case of your volunteer stay being longer than 90 days
- Medical Insurance which must include work, emergency evacuation. Please make sure you understand how your medical insurance works in South Africa as You2Africa will be unable to pay for any doctors accounts or the like in lieu of being refunded by the medical scheme
- Weekend excursions
- Local Transport
- Lunches (not provided by host/host family)
- Towel and toiletries
- Accommodation if Volunteer arrives before start date
- Transport to Accommodation if Volunteer arrives before start date
Closest town:
Surrounding area:
Located less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg International Airport and on the east of Pretoria, Dinokeng is home to the Ndebele and Shangaan people. It is rich in historical monuments and has a variety of wild animals including the Big 5
To volunteer`s account
There will be regular trips to the shops In the area.
Volunteer House: shared rooms between 2 volunteers
- Communal lounge and Kitchen and bathroom
Breakfast is self service and provided by the volunteer house
- Lunch is to volunteers own account
- Supper is a cooked meal provided by the volunteerhouse
*Please note that the accommodation and food can be basic. If you have special dietary needs you should provide this for yourself
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