South Africa Child Care Volunteer – Township Teaching at Doreen’s Crèche

Mariana Oliveira childcare South-Africa
Mariana Oliveira with the children

Work as a South Africa child care volunteer and teach and care for children at Doreen’s Crèche. The Crêche is located at Masiphumelele Township, around 45 minutes from central Cape Town. Whilst you are volunteering with children in South Africa, you also will learn about township life, culture, and history.

As a child care volunteer you will be teaching and caring for beautiful children at Doreen’s Crèche, a well-established day care centre near Cape Town.

The crèche receives over 60 children aged 3-6 during the day while their parents work to earn a living. Taking care of these dynamic and energetic children requires a lot of work, which is why you’re your help will be greatly appreciated.

Love, Happiness and Simplicity

I have no words to express my feelings … Maybe love, happiness and simplicity be them.
Volunteer work

Mariane Oliveira, Brazil

The most wonderful experience – Cris Queiroga a South Africa Child Care Volunteer

South Africa Child Care Volunteer - Cris Queiroga from Brazil
Wonderful Experience – Cris Queiroga in South Africa

Teaching in Doreen was the best experience I’ve had as an English teacher. You learn a lot from the kids. Everyone at creche is so nice to you.
If I could give anyone’s advice I would say: Be a volunteer in South Africa. It´s worth. – Cristina Queiroga, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

About one of the greatest adventures!

Sara Ferreira de Matos with the children
Sara Ferreira with the children

About one of the greatest adventures.
Ended up getting more then i was giving.
All the smiles, all the sincere “Thank you teacher”, all those hugs were worth every second.
Porque no final, acabei por receber o triplo daquilo que dei. – Sara Ferreira de Matos

Make a Difference for the undprivileged Children close to Cape Town

If you are energetic and ready for a challenge, and you like to care for children then this is the volunteer program for you. It is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children. You will have a lot of fun working with a team of highly motivated women.

 

 

Start Dates & Duration

Our programs to volunteer in South Africa start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

Therefore, you should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation.

  • Location: Masiphumelele Township, around 45 minutes from central Cape Town
  • Arrival airport: Cape Town (code CPT).
  • Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms
  • Food is not included. You will need to purchase your own food (budget approximately US$50 per week)
  • Duration: Available from 2 to 12 weeks.

Fees

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

What is included in the volunteer program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Meals are included in most programs (please check the description of your chosen project)
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. Most of these projects are the most affordable to volunteer in South Africa.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our South Africa programs normally find US$100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

Accommodation & Meals

  • Shared dormitory room in volunteer house, same sex rooms
  • Food is not included. You will need to purchase your own food (budget approximately US$50 per week)

 

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement.

All participnats in our volunteer in South Africa programs must have adequate travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in South Africa or during orientation,

Treat animals and humans with respect.

Most importantly, pack in energy, a positive attitude, love in your heart and a spring in your step!

Some projects also have specific requirements, therefore please check the description of your chosen program.

Language Skills required to volunteer in South Africa

Fluency in English is required in all the projects.

Safety

You will have competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

Travelling to South Africa as a volunteer was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life.
Felipe and Allie were very nice since the beggining of the process. They were very supportive.
They accomplish what they promise.
Teaching in Doreen was the best experience I´ve has as an English teacher. You learn a lot from the kids. Everyone at creche is so nice to you.
If I could give anyone´s advice I would say: Be a volunteer in South Africa. It´s worth. – Cristina Queiroga, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Amor, Felicidade e Simplicidade

Mariana Oliveira childcare South-Africa
Mariana Oliveira with the children

Eu não tenho palavras para expressar os meus sentimentos… Talvez amor, felicidade e simplicidade sejam elas.
Trabalho voluntário 

Mariane Oliveira, Brasil

About one of the greatest adventures!

Sara Ferreira with the children at Doreen's Cràche in Cape Town
Sara Ferreira with the children at Doreen’s Cràche in Cape Town

About one of the greatest adventures.
Ended up getting more then i was giving.
All the smiles, all the sincere “Thank you teacher”, all those hugs were worth every second.
Porque no final, acabei por receber o triplo daquilo que dei.

Cada um daqueles sorrisos, cada um daqueles abraços fizeram valer cada segundo daquele lado. Aprendi que a simplicidade e a humildade são qualidades que fazem as pessoas lindas , e estes pequenos são tão ricos nisso que me fizerem sentir ridícula quando penso que tenho problemas na vida, bullshit… São pequenos adultos que irradiam amor pelo olhar e que aquecem a alma com um sorriso e talvez por isso vá sentir saudades…
❤️❤️❤️

  • Sara Ferreira de Matos

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