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Heart for Orphans Junior Noordhoek

Give love and care to children and orphans within this community
from EUR 1175.99
Duration: Min 2 weeks
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Give love and care to township children & orphans.
Most of your time will be dedicated to an informal township crèche & orphanage for small children in Cape Town, helping teachers to organise educational games, arts and crafts activities. You will be introduced to personalities and projects within the community and have an opportunity to learn about the African culture. Spend time with children in this diversely African community (Age 1 - 7 years). Use your initiative & skills working at crèche in the morning and orphanage in the afternoons serving the poorest area of the township, helping to provide the care and attention these small children crave including feeding, playing and cuddling and coordinating activities.
Provide an extra pair of hands for teachers/carers developing relationships and make a difference whilst being a positive influence on people’s lives.
Volunteer also at a variety of community projects, meet local personalities & be part of our community. From folk music, gospel walks, to carnival &
traditional healers, there is a special place for you.
Experience African culture & the best of Cape Town. Your evenings and weekends are free to explore the culture, restaurants, beaches and great outdoors
& nightlife.
Relax on our beautiful beaches, hike in the mountains, and experience the natural wonders & beauty of Cape Town. We are part of the Table Mountain range, one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Cape Peninsula Tour on Saturday after arrival- Visit Penguins, Cape Point, Wine Tasting, Mountain Biking, City Centre..... and so much more.

Based in a community on the Cape Peninsula. You will join the You2Africa Ubuntu team (humanity) and projects. We have many community projects from children & community and conservation. We will meet with you & place you at a project where you can best share your knowledge, skills and experience and where you can develop yourself and learn. We work closely with crèches, run by local women in the township (65 kids +) and a safe house or orphanage for 20 - 30 children. Many volunteers love to work at this project, which are typically understaffed and underfunded, and struggle with so many challenges and basic needs. You’ll assist children & teachers by providing love & care for the children, and support to the teachers. The children speak a variety of African languages and you will learn so much from their love & enthusiasm. English is the spoken language, with Afrikaans and Xhosa. We prefer that you choose 1 project as your main project and explore from there.
Your role:
Playing and cuddling and coordinating activities.
Provide an extra pair of hands for teachers/carers developing relationships and make a difference whilst being a positive influence on people’s lives.
Volunteer also at a variety of community projects, meet local personalities & be part of our community. From folk music, gospel walks, to carnival & traditional healers, there is a special place for you.
Play simple games with babies and children
- Assist with feedings and afternoon nap times
- Read stories to the children
- Assist creche supervisor with keeping children busy and keeping creche tidy
- Assist with cooking, laundry and gardening (optional)
- Initiate and co-ordinate activities: sports, games, drama, art, music, story telling
- Arrange and take out children on outings
- Assist with Administration work

Your work as a volunteer, will be to support the women and grandmothers of the community, who open day care centres and other spaces, to look after and care for the many children coming into to Masiphumelele from the rural areas, as well as children of refugees – who have come to South Africa from other African countries eg. Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, DRC and Somalia. These women form the backbone of the community, but often take strain, as they are under resourced and often have to deal with many challenges just to feed the children. They take in children who are HIV positive, whose families are often living on the breadline and orphaned children, who are being looked after by the community.
Is the work dangerous?
Is there a potential risk?
Arrival every Thursday for FREE 3 Day Orientation.
Project starts on Mondays

South African School Holidays 2018, project closed:

18 December 2018 - 8 January 2019
Min 2 weeks
Additional per week:
7956 ZAR
Spend mornings and early afternoons at a pre school/creche and afternoons working with vulnerable & orphaned children ( 7 - 15 years ). Also visit other projects, exploring local community and the natural wonders that surround us.
At the pre-school, you'll help the children develop their creative skills through crafts such as painting, drawing, colouring and playing games.
Volunteers will assist teachers, while children take their lunchtime nap in helping around the kitchen or to organise classrooms.
Grab a lift with our team to and from your volunteer project, make lunch at volunteer base or at our favourite volunteer lunch spots and connecting points.
Support local community: we have a variety of activities which you can participate in, in the afternoons. The additional activities monies goes towards building micro enterprise, and enable the projects to be self-sustaining, here are some of the activities: a visit to a traditional healer, a 'trot' or walk in the mountains with rap artist ' Trigger', a heritage walk - exploring the Khoisan people ( Original people of the Cape ), a gospel tour, visit Emzantsi Carnival project, turn plastic into art, learn how to make a puppet , take a healing journey with Themba, his drums and African songs - these are just a few of the enriching experiences this project has to offer.
Relax in the evenings at our volunteer bases
Minimum age:
Police clearance:
Special skills required:
• Minimum 16 years old, English an advantage but not required.
•Relaxed and friendly with children, but also firm with the naughty ones
•Ability to comfort and calm distressed toddlers and babies
•Ability to play games and sing songs and be like a child
•Ability to communicate in a warm and simple way - meet children at their level
•Basic counselling and conflict management (for older orphanages)
•Assist with homework from school (older orphanage)
•Creativeness in regards to after school activities
•Good listening skills
Language requirement:
Intermediate English
What's included:
• Thursday arrival transfer from Cape Town/ Airport to accommodation.
• Sunday departurture transfer from accommodation to Cape Town/ Airport
Friday Cape Town city walking tour which covers South Africa history, social skills, transport, safety and projects, Transport and Lunch included.
Saturday Cape Penisular tour. Explore the beauty that is Hout bay, the famous chapmans peak drive, Cape point nature reserve and hang out with the african penguins on bolders beach. Transprt and Lunch included.
•All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
•Appointed co-ordinators for duration of program
•Accommodation: volunteer house/ host family. Volunteer house
•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
• Bi weekly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers
•Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes upon completion of questionaire
- 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. Pease 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:
Cape Town Noordhoek
Surrounding area:
Airport/Cape Town pickup and drop off at beginning and end of project
Yes daily project to/from project from Volunteer House/Host family to project 10 minute drive

Kommetjie is situated 40 minutes from the city centre and the nearest train station is 15 minutes away. Great scenic train trip into the city. Noordhoek taxi service is available and most volunteers share the taxi costs, which makes getting around cheaper and cost effective.
All transport and tours can be booked at your volunteer home.
Yoga Shala Volunteer House/Host Family in Capri Noordhoek
Breakfast is self-service and provided by the volunteer house host/host family
Lunch is to volunteers own account
Supper is a cooked meal provided by the volunteer house/backpackers or host/host family
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