As a child care volunteer you will be teaching and caring for beautiful children at Doreen’s Crèche. As a parenting teacher you’ll be working at the well-established day care centre at Masiphumelele Township, around 45 minutes from central Cape Town.
As a volunteer educator you live in the beautiful Volunteer House in Fishhoek, also on the peninsula and just minutes from the beautiful beaches.
The crèche in Cape Town 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 fun with these great kids!
On the first days of your stay, you will meet the other volunteers at the Volunteer House in Fish Hoek. You will surely make friends too. The Volunteer House has a swimming pool, a terrace, garden and a kitchen where you can meet the other volunteers and relax after work. Fish Hoek is a prosperous and safe neighborhood where you will also find great beaches.
The next day you will meet the children’s group who will look after and teach you as a volunteer educator. One of our volunteers was greeted cheerfully every day with shouts “teachá” by the children, she was instantly in love. The district Masiphumelele is a poor suburb, but the people are friendly and take care of their children despite all material difficulties. A van brings you daily to the kindergarten in Masi, as the district is affectionately called by the inhabitants.
"I have no words to express my feelings … Maybe love, happiness and simplicity be them.
Mariane Oliveira, Brazil
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.
"As much as the photos and videos portray the moments, the truth is that only you experienced all that. Every affectionate look, every genuine smile, every sincere hug. And most of all, you find that making a child smile makes you smile a thousand times more. If you have the opportunity to know a culture completely different from the one you live in, don’t think twice…" - Allessandra Bertoldi, Brazil
"Then the next day I met the group of children I would be a volunteer teacher, I was received with shouts and celebrations, “teachá” was like they called me everyday, it’s impossible not to fall in love." - Isabella Neves, Brazil
"Meeting new people and specially teaching kids has made me be a better person than I was before. Knowing a new culture and being with lovely children was really kind and special! It’s hard to explain and I guarantee it was one of the best choices and experiences of my life!" – Melissa Parisotto from Brazil
During your time as a volunteer educator at Doreen’s Kindergarten in South Africa, you will also get to know life in Masiphumelele Township on the southern peninsula of Cape Town. On the trips to Cape Town you can explore the culture and history of South Africa, and of course relax on the beautiful beaches.
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