Childcare Volunteer in South Africa  – Township Teaching at Doreen’s Crèche

As a child care volunteer you will be teaching and caring for beautiful children at Doreen’s Crèche. The well-established day care centre at Masiphumelele Township, around 45 minutes from central Cape Town.

The crèche receives over 60 children aged 3-6 during the day while their parents work to earn a living. You will take care of these dynamic and energetic children, which requires a lot of work. But your love and dedication will be greatly appreciated.

While you are teaching maths, counting, telling stories and more you can have a lot of fund with these great kids!

During your stay at Cape Town, you also will learn about township life, culture, and history.

 

South Africa Childcare Volunteer
Mariana Oliveira with the children

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 Childcare Volunteer in South Africa

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 underprivileged 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 childcare volunteer programs 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 – Childcare Volunteer Program

  • 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.

South Africa Prices 2018 - October

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

  • Volunteer House - on the Terrace
    Volunteer House - on the Terrace
  • 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 participants 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.

A dream come true

A dream come true - Isabella Neves with the children in South Africa
Isabella Neves with the children in South Africa

My trip to South Africa was an old dream that was everything I expected and more, this beautiful country had my heart since day 1 and my memories with the kids in Masi make me miss them everyday,just to be there helping and bringing love to them was enough to make my whole day happy, they gave me so much more that I could ever give them and thanks Iko Poran for the support, the amazing volunteer’s house and the incredible friends I was so lucky to meet, thanks for showing me that life is better when you are helping others 🙂 – Isabella Neves

One of the best experiences of my life…

On November of 2017 I had one of the best experiences of my life doing volunteer work with children in Masiphumelele Township, South Africa. The purpose was to help, but it was much beyond that. I had a life lesson, a very great personal growth. Everyday in the morning, when we arrived at crèche (me and the other volunteers), the children were waiting for us with a smile on their faces. Receiving those smiles, hugs, and kisses every morning was the best way to start the day. Playing, teaching a few words in English, helping in the distribution of snacks, it was a better way to brighten their lives because they need more love, affection and care. They need us!
I am very thankful to Iko Poran for the whole experience. They were always there from airport pick-up to accommodation, showing me the way and placing me at the project. It was unique experience without a doubt! My thanks to everybody who is part of this organization that has been helping all who need it. – Mariane

Amazing 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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