Volunteering in Cape Town

This is your chance to volunteer with animals or children on your study-abroad trip to South Africa. EC Cape Town English school is proud to announce the launch of exciting new volunteer programmes.

Work with animals

Do you want to work with animals? Wildlife volunteers can choose to work on an elephant reserve, a marine experience or an animal sanctuary, where experience can be both hands-on and research-based, depending on the programme.

Participation in these programmes requires a minimum age of 16 or 18 years old, depending on the programme, and an English level of intermediate to upper-intermediate as participants will be required to converse with others and understand direction from the leaders.

The African Primate Encounter involves maintaining the general upkeep of the sanctuary and feeding primates. Coastal Birds Encounter is an opportunity to work with a non-profit. The African Big Cats Encounter is on a sanctuary where animals are rehabilitated both physically and emotionally.

Work with children

New volunteering programmes to work with children are available at EC Cape Town. Responsibilities vary from entertaining children, helping prepare their meals, admin duties and aiding literacy among a myriad of other tasks. Participants must have an English level of intermediate to upper-intermediate. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old and provide a Police Clearance Certificate. EC Cape Town students can choose between placement at a day-care facility, a creche or a literacy centre in one of three different townships within Cape Town.

Plettenberg Bay Kids volunteer programme is in a home for children who have no home of their own, providing them with clothing, daily meals, homework supervision and counselling.

At Kranshoek Kids, volunteers work to help the poorest children from the community receive one meal daily. All programmes require acceptance via the application form, and some require a motivational letter and/or police clearance certificate.

Contact us today for more information on combining your English course with the opportunity to volunteer in Cape Town.

 

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