YOUTH AT RISK

    Be part of the solution for Cape Town`s disadvantaged youth.
    Engage with youth in the community, townships and rural areas; offering them friendship, leadership, encouragement and support
    from ZAR 14547 EUR 1000 USD 1100 GBP 900
    Duration: Min 2 weeks
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    This programme is a consultative and co-ordinated implementing body made up of seven local organisations serving youth in the Western Cape area. This partnership allows for a holistic, multi-disciplinary strategy to develop, with activities implemented in an integrated manner.

    The main focus is:
    Prevention - Ensuring youth don`t drop out of society
    Reintegration - Helping youth that have dropped out of society to be reintegrated
    Rural Development - Addressing the unique needs of rural youth
    Solidarity - Creating opportunities to bring youth of different backgrounds and cultures together
    Sustainability - Ensuring the future growth of the partnership and that all legal requirements are met
    Your role:
    - To get to know the youth and be a positive influence in their lives.
    - To offer a positive leadership role
    - Be part of workshops and creative sessions
    - Transfer of your skills and experience in order to empower the youth.
    - Offer support and guidance
    Is the work dangerous?
    Yes
    Is there a potential risk?
    There are risks involved are having personal belongings stolen.
    The youths in our care and the communities are well aware of the work we do, so we have their trust, although sometimes youth can`t manage their anger properly.
    Caution is taken to ensure the safety of staff and volunteers.

    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.

    Absolutely NO RELATIONSHIPS with anyone at the project will be permitted - volunteers that violate this condition will be asked to leave the project immediately.
    Dates:
    Arrival every Thursday for FREE 3 Day Orientation
    Start date every Monday except during South African School Holidays
    South African School Holidays 2015:
    10th December 2015 – 13th January 2016

    South African School Holidays 2016:
    18 March - 05 April 2016
    24 June - 18 July 2016
    30 September - 10 October 2016
    07 December - 18 January 2017

    South African School Holidays 2017:
    01 - 18 January 2017
    31 March - 11 April 2017
    30 June - 24th of July
    29 September - 09 October 2017
    08 December 2017 - 16 January 2018

    However, if there are holiday camps running, there will be work during the above holiday periods
    Duration:
    Min 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    7956 ZAR
    Highlights:
    • Assist with the establishment and running of Rural Youth Clubs on farms and surrounding communities of Stellenbosch.
    • Assisting on youth camps
    • Mentorship, guidance and coaching
    • Siyaphambili programme with communities of Nyanga and Grassy Park
    • Creating a fun, sharing and friendly environment for the youth
    • Support role to Youth at risk events
    • Accompanying street-worker on streets of Cape Town to meet and interact with youth and adults living on the street. Possible support at centre as well.
    • Assist with football practice of teams based in Nyanga (+ other activities).

    All activities depend on the needs of the project at the time and the skills of the volunteer
    Minimum age:
    18
    Police clearance:
    No
    Special skills required:
    - Ability to communicate in a warm and simple way, and meet youth at their level.
    - Be open and willing to join in with all activities
    - Basic counselling and conflict management is an advantage.
    - Educational skills is an advantage.
    - Sport skills and/or creative expression (like music, dance) and craft activities
    Language requirement:
    Intermediate
    What's included:
    - Airport Transfers
    - YOU2AFRICA`S 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 day trip (on the Saturday).
    - All paperwork, placement and liasing 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

    *Please note that the accommodation and food can be basic. If you have special dietary needs you should provide this for yourself.
    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
    - Lunches (not provided by host family)
    - 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:
    FREE Daily Transport to/from Volunteer Project Daily Monday - Friday
    - You2africa Volunteer House - shared rooms between 3- 4 volunteers
    - Communal Lounge and Kitchen
    - South African Host Family in local community - own room or shared with another volunteer
    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.
    Leonie Griesel
    Eric Michael
    Doris Wolf
    Amalie Aggergaad
    Hugo Richardet
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