Skateboarding for change

    Help childhood & community development through Skateboarding !

    from ZAR 14547 EUR 1175.99 USD 1054.89 GBP 928.93
    Duration: Min 2 weeks
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    Here's an action packed volunteer experience in an awesome setting. Skateboarders are activating change in a rural Zulu village in the Valley of 1 000 Hills. This project was found on the cohesion of skateboarders, artists and outdoor enthusiasts. The project is testament to the ability of skateboarding and its power to bring people together in the name of fun and self progression. This is a platform for rural children to rise above the limitations of their socio-economic status and develop self confidence while we provide the tools for skills development within the skateboarding industry and beyond. Skate for change run programs from early childhood development, to art, dance, drama, video technology, photography, woodwork, skate park construction to English language improvement. We have a great opportunity here to better equip local aspiring youths that come through our doors through interaction and skills transfer with international volunteers
    Your role:
    Skate camp / clubhouse:
    Preparing our clubhouse, library for the days planned activities
    Making lunch packs for our daily participants
    Assisting our local staff members running after school interactive / educational / fun learning sessions
    General upkeep of both the clubhouse and surrounding skate park
    Garden, Vegetable Tunnels and fruit trees:
    Watering
    Weeding
    Chasing goats off our land !
    Assisting special landscaping projects ]
    Assisting with recycling and rubbish removal
    Outreach Projects in and around surrounding village
    Working for water initiative, assist us in capturing and laying pipes from a nearby spring to our facility.
    Monitoring water quality in our rivers with a test kit
    Maintaining and beautifying pathways to our facility
    Assisting with one on one reading instruction with illiterate adults
    Special Events
    Assistance with catering and functions held at our facility
    Sorting and distributing donations, like shoes, clothes and skateboarding equipment
    Is the work dangerous?
    No but care is required when skateboarding
    Is there a potential risk?
    No
    Dates:
    Arrival Every Thursday for FREE 3 day Durban & surrounding area Orientation
    Project start date every Monday
    Duration:
    Min 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    7956 ZAR
    Highlights:
    living / working in a timeless African setting
    experiencing rural African culture, ceremonies
    African bush on your doorstep, safe environment, feel free to walk down the river, explore the forest
    Experiencing vibrant children grow and develop
    Personal growth and experience in community
    Biodiversity; be amazed by fire flies, chameleons, monkeys, wildlife in abundance
    Minimum age:
    18
    Police clearance:
    Yes
    Special skills required:
    Ability to adapt to sudden change in all areas
    Ability to work with young children
    Be selfconfident and apply discipline
    Be creative and solve problems
    Patience
    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 required
    What's included:
    Airport Transfers
    - Durban 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, trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city. - All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
    - Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
    - Accommodation
    - Three meals a day - Breakfast, lunch & 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
    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:
    Durban
    Surrounding area:
    Valley of 1000 Hills. Located 40 minutes from Durban's playground and 1 hour from Durban International airport.
    Transport:
    - Airport transfers included to/from Durban International airport
    - Transport/ to/from project daily included where necessary
    - Other local transport to Volunteer`s account
    Skate for Change Volunteer House
    Accommodation is in amazing African style Rondavels sleeping up to 4 people in each bungalow.
    Meals:
    Basic breakfast, lunch and Dinners.
    Leonie Griesel
    Eric Michael
    Doris Wolf
    Amalie Aggergaad
    Hugo Richardet
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