Certificate of completion (on request)
Dedicated pre-departure support
Project placement & onsite supervision
24/7 local support network
Food & meals (as specified above)
Accommodation (as specified above)
Orientation & full safety briefing
Airport pick-up on arrival
Coach Adventure Sports and Surfing in South Africa
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From $1128 USD for 2 Weeks
2 - 12 Weeks
Select Start Dates
18 And Older
On this program, you will have the chance to play a positive role in the lives of some of Cape Town's most vulnerable children and youth. As a volunteer, you’ll help to facilitate a weekly extramural activity that engages children in surfing, sandboarding, hiking, swimming, soccer, computer lessons, beach cleanup, and lots more. You'll work with young people aged 12 to 14, who are split into groups of five to 20 participating in this program each week. The goals of this project are to alleviate health and social issues for children by engaging them in sports and outdoor activities, improving their livelihoods and future prospects, providing classes and increasing confidence and teamwork abilities, and engaging in intercultural exchange.
This program is best suited for those volunteers who are either pursuing a career in physical education, or who are interested in it; you do not need to have experience to sign up, however.
Arrival and Orientation
Once you arrive to Cape Town, local staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodations, where you’ll have a short welcome session. On Monday, you’ll have an orientation to help you learn more about the program and your role in it, as well as local customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, your role in the volunteer program, and more.
You will stay in one of Love Volunteers’ volunteer houses in Table View, with bedrooms sleeping two to five people in mixed-gender rooms unless otherwise requested. The house has electricity, hot water, a kitchen, one or two toilets, a hot shower, and beds with linen. While you and your fellow volunteers are responsible for keeping the house tidy, a cleaning lady will come by a few times per week. The house is walking distance from shops, restaurants, entertainment, bus stops, and the beach, and you’ll receive three meals each day. Breakfast includes cereals, fruit, yogurts, toasts, and spreads; lunch usually consists of bread, cold meats, salad, cheese, spreads, and fruit; and dinner will be a hot meal such as a traditional South African BBQ (braai) and stew (potjies). Tea and coffee will be provided as well, and you’ll have access to a refrigerator for personal snacks.
This program is based in Table View, a suburb of Cape Town and a tourism hotspot with gorgeous beaches and amazing hospitality.
You’ll have the opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways in this program, with a few of your tasks including:
- Teaching kids how to swim, skate, and surf
- Helping to facilitate the lessons and sports or activities
- Assisting in preschools
- Running fun days and sports programs
Your schedule will generally follow this format, and you can expect to work four to six hours each weekday, or eight hours on certain days:
7:30am Walk or bus to the project site
8:45am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor
9:00am Volunteering duties start – you’ll have a tea break and lunch break during the day
3:00pm Volunteering duties end
3:15pm Debrief with project supervisor
3:30pm Walk or bus back to the accommodation
During the evening, you’re free to explore the area, check out different restaurants and cafes, or relax with your fellow volunteers.
As a volunteer, you will be able to play a role in supporting at-risk youth and ensuring that they can build brighter futures for themselves. By engaging in sports activities alongside their friends, they can become healthy and build healthy habits, learn to work as a team, boost their self-confidence, and be engaged in productive and fun activities off of the streets. They also will be able to gain a greater cultural understanding by working alongside International volunteers like you.
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Where you will be volunteeringCape Town, South Africa
Volunteers will be leading a variety of activities with children including surfing, skating, hiking, and swimming.
Where you'll be stayingTable View, Cape Town, South Africa
Volunteers will be staying in a volunteer house.
Nearest AirportArrival/Departure Airport: Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, South Africa
The program fees listed includes the $299 registration fee.
What’s Not Included
Return airport transfer (unless mentioned above)
In-country trips and excursions
Additional foods and snacks
Project Start Dates
"This project is available year-round and programs start Sunday. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
A top volunteering organization recognized worldwide, Love Volunteers (LV) has been placing volunteers across several countries since 2009. At Love Volunteers, there is deep commitment towards making a lasting difference in developing communities and offering hope to both human and animal life.
Ever since launching this venture, Love Volunteers remains committed to providing transparent and cost-effective volunteering. LV has over 120 projects in 34 countries worldwide, placing over 20,000 volunteers since inception. Based in New Zealand, LV’s team has people who love and live for adventure. This team takes much pride and joy in working hard to deliver top-level assistance, as well as delivering life-altering volunteer experiences.
The name says it all, but the people ensure there’s much more behind that name. Love Volunteers ensure volunteers get top treatment from locals while making sure they get invaluable experiences that last a lifetime. Join LV’s cause, and you can have those moments you can tell your children and grandchildren about!
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