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Discover the beautiful city of Cape Town when you volunteer in sunny South Africa alongside an international team!

The program provides support, stimulation and therapy for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.

During the program, you will primarily assist in the special needs unit at the orphanage working with these children on their individual needs. This could include working in the sensory room, educational activities, improving socialization and general care work.

If volunteers have a specific interest they may also put on workshops and start their own initiatives. For example, past volunteers have set up teeth brushing workshops, local health and hygiene workshops for the community, or for the carers at the center.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Continuous Support
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Field Trips
  • Cultural Tours