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Skateboarding for change

Help childhood & community development through Skateboarding !

from EUR 1100
Duration: Min 2 weeks
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    Skateboarders are activating change in the small fishing village of Hout Bay. 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 under privilaged 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 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:
    Afternoon Skate school:
    Assisting with distribution of equipment
    Helping the children put on protective clothing.
    Team building ice breakers and games
    Soup kitchen on Fridays
    Repairing of Skateboards and equipment
    Assisting with recycling and rubbish removal
    Various outreach projects in and around Hout Bay (Beach, hiking)
    Special Events
    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?
    SCHOOL PROJECTS CLOSES:- Sunday 17th of December 2023.

    FIRST TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 11th of January - Sunday 17th of March 2024.


    SECOND TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 4th of April - Sunday 16th of June 2024


    THIRD TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 4th of July - Sunday 22nd of September 2024


    FOURTH TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 26th of September - Sunday 15th of December 2024

    Min 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    Personal growth and experience in community

    Minimum age:
    Police clearance:
    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
    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:
    • 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. 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:
    Cape Town
    Surrounding area:
    Hout Bay is just 30 minutes south of Cape Town surrounded by mountains and sea.
    - Airport transfers included to/from Cape Town International airport. Thursday arrival and Sunday departure.
    - Transport/ to/from project daily included where necessary
    - Other local transport to Volunteer`s account
    Hout Bay Volunteer House
    Set in the beautiful Hout Bay!

    A quiet and comfortable House in the valley of Hout Bay. Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, and easily accessible by public transport.

    The House is conveniently located close to the beach and shopping centre, where a variety of activities are offered. These include: Surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, sea kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, and if that's not enough there's loads of live entertainment!

    Rooms sleep 2-4 with shared full bathrooms

    Communal living area, dining room and kitchen

    Basic breakfast and Dinners.
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