We help schools in
a few different locations, each with its own unique attractions and
experience. Please select one from the list below that appeals to you the most.
combine two or three different projects to gain a broad Africa experience.
You can also teach a variety of subjects, including Conversational English
(or your home language), Music, Drama, Sports,
IT, Design Technology and many other Academic subjects. You don't need any
qualifications to teach on any of these projects.
Teach Children in a School in Cape Town,
Assist in a school in Cape Town that has
many children from previously disadvantaged
backgrounds. The majority of the children
come from townships in the surrounding area
and exposure to volunteers from around the
world benefits them hugely.
with children ranging from 5 to 13 years
old. You can teach English
and language enrichment, as
well as coaching Sports,
teaching Music, Art, Computers,
or any other subject that you have
particular knowledge in.
Teach Design Technology to Children in
Schools in Knysna
Design Technology enables
children to become free thinking, creative
and to use their imagination.
the poorer township schools know little
about the subject and are in desperate need
for people with design experience to come to
their schools, bringing with them their own
ideas and hopefully helping to nurture a new
generation of design thinkers in South
You'll stay in a volunteer house within
walking distance of town and the vey
beautiful waterfront marine with its
restaurants, cafes and bars
Teach at a Deaf School in Cape Town in South
Help children with hearing difficulties.
Work in a school in Cape Town that caters
for partially and fully deaf children.
You'll work with children from 3 to 13 years
old, right from when they're first
introduced to sign language. The content of
the lessons is the same as a regular school,
so any subjects you have some knowledge in
would be most welcome.
Teach and Care for Mentally and Physically
Impaired Children in Cape Town, South Africa
Help in a school that has just
over 200 children with physical and
intellectual impairments. The pupils are
aged from 3 years old to 18. There are four
sections covering nursery, junior,
middle and senior.
Work as a
classroom assistant or class aide (helping
children in and out of wheelchairs for
different activities, or helping the teacher
with various class activities, like
painting, doing puzzles).
Teach and Care for Children with Physical
Disabilities and Special Needs in Cape Town,
South Africa (VN)
Assist in a primary school for children with
a variety of disabilities or special needs.
Some of today’s pupils have cerebral
palsy. Some children have other
syndromes or conditions such as
muscular dystrophy, multiple physical
impairment, ADHD and specific learning
disabilities. You'll work in five
different areas, including class aide,
'scribe' administration, libary and
generally filling in wherever you're needed
Teach and Care for Children with Autism in
Cape Town in South Africa (Ver)
Work in a Center and Hostel for children
with Autism, as a classroom and hostel
assistant. You may help where children need
special attention, or to work with a small
group while the teacher works with another
group. School work varies with different age
groups, but is based on the normal school
activities – a great deal of one-to-one
attention is needed and children learn basic
You'll also be able to help
with supervised activities like swimming,
"play time” duty and indoor supervision of
Volunteer Julia Makin teaching
music at a disadvantaged school in Knysna, South Africa