Caring in the Cape Community

    This project is multifaceted and volunteers volunteer at an organic farm in the mornings and then in the afternoons get involved with various community development projects in a typical Cape Town community Noordhoek.
    from ZAR 14547 EUR 1000 USD 1100 GBP 900
    Duration: Min 2 weeks
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    Caring for the Cape Community takes community development and organic farming to the next level. Volunteers will be taught how to do basic organic farming and have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt into the surrounding community, as well as teach other skills they might have to the community kids. The organic farm, a small holding within the city, does not only have its own organic farming program, but it has also shaped itself as a base camp for community development in many of the township areas. The organic farm offers a space where volunteers can get to practice organic farming in South Africa, whilst at the same time getting to know the people that work at the farm, getting an insight into the local cultures, happenings and development in Africa, as they share their stories and skills. Candi has hosted many youth workshops, NGO`s, volunteers, visitors and individuals, all of whom go away with a wholesome experience. Many have put into practice what they have learnt, in their homes & communities, and have been inspired to do good work out there. We offer a real experience, working at ground level, with people who know what is happening in Cape Town culturally, musically and developmentally.
    Afternoons will consist of working on childrens projects –
    • Reading and homework with children
    • Games and play with children
    • General support to care givers
    • Being a role model for children
    • Sharing of creative ideas and skills for creative arts project
    • Facilitating a session with the children ( Every Friday )
    • Sports activities with children eg. Netball, soccer etc
    Your role:
    Ubuntu comes from an advanced consciousness / society.Africa has this gift to offer you. It is important to be honoring and respectful of every culture, then the bestcomes back to you. Each volunteer brings their own uniqueness, so sharing oneself and the skills that you bring are the best that one can offer. This is the best and most sustainable way to make a meaningful difference in people`s lives. We believe in a hand up, rather than a hand out approach, so volunteers are encouraged to support local arts, and crafts, and industry, as a way of stimulating local economy and providing sustainable
    income for people.
    Is the work dangerous?
    No
    Is there a potential risk?
    Dates:
    Arrival Every Thursday for FREE 3 day Orientation.
    Project starts every Monday.
    You2Africa Cape Town Projects closed 10 December 2016 - 5th of January 2017
    Duration:
    Min 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    7956 ZAR
    Highlights:
    - Working with a multi cultural team from SA, Zimbabwe & Malawi,with over 10 years experience in organic farming & community development.
    - The base camp for development projects is a perfect model representing growth, safety, natural beautiful and forward thinking.
    - An opportunity to learn about organic farming from planting to the market, as well as to eat fresh veg!!
    - To experience exciting development projects through the which includes working with youth, NGO`s, church groupsand prisons...to name a few. - To be in touch with the current Cape Town culture: Whilst staying at the volunteerhouse, you will have opportunities to attend local events
    eg. Speak the Mind – Poetry Festival in September, Art Exhibitions, Multi Cultural Music Events, Organic Markets, Interfaith Events, Heritage Day Events An opportunity to develop yourself through the Art of Living Program or Responsibility Coaching ( in additional / optional add ons )
    Daily yoga sessions, fresh air and good wholesome food to make sure you are fit for the wonderful work of volunteering
    Working and living with fantastic people:- Candi and Amy ( Amy 17 years old , Candi`s love is community development.
    Minimum age:
    18
    Police clearance:
    No
    Special skills required:
    None but is an advantage
    Language requirement:
    Intermediate English
    What's included:
    - Airport transfers
    - CAPE TOWN 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 a day trip (on the Saturday).
    - All paperwork, placement and liasing with Volunteer Program
    - Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
    - Accommodation
    - Meals- 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
    - FREE 2 Hour Surf Lesson
    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 for social activities
    - Use of Phone: Landline or Mobile costs
    - Towels and Toiletries
    - Accommodation if you arrive before start date or after project end
    - Transport to accommodation if you arrive before start date or leave after project end
    Closest town:
    Cape Town
    Surrounding area:
    Transport:
    The project is based in Noordhoek on the outskirts of Cape Town. There are shops, a bank and restaurants located near to the project.)

    All transport is included except for personal transport.
    Daily departures will be between 08h00 – 09h00, returning afternoon between 3-5pm.
    - Bike hire available at R 50.00 per bike per day
    - Closest railway station – Fishhoek Station ( 7km`s )
    - Closest taxi service – Long Beach Mall ( 1 km ) Regular bus service
    Volunteers will be accommodated at either of our Volunteer House or Volunteer Backpackers or Host Family:
    - Accommodation consists of dormitory rooms sleeping no more than 4 volunteers.
    - A communal lounge / kitchen area with fireplace, dining area, work desk ( internet connectivity ) is available for the volunteers use.
    - In addition to the above there is also a Meditation /Prayer garden honoring all practices and lots of outdoor chill spots.
    - There is a on-site office with computer, photocopy, fax, e-mail facilities.
    *Volunteers will also be able to book day trips, adventure trips, car hire, air tickets... etc, through the office Family.
    Meals:
    Good wholesome fresh meals cooked daily by our You2Africa chef who provides a great cereal breakfast and tasty delicious dinners with weekly menus to suit all culinary tastes.

    Lunches are for the volunteers own account and should be taken and eaten at the volunteer project.
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