Social Volunteering

Volunteer is a great opportunity to enjoy an authentic adventure with friendly people in a country with a lot of community projects. These projects are open all year round (unless otherwise stated), and are mostly located in Cape Town. 

The projects available are:

  • Childrens Hospital Project
  • Hout Bay Day Care
  • Teaching Centre Project
  • Athlone Childrens Home
  • Mentor Through Skateboarding Project (not in Cape Town)
  • Namibia Medical Project (located in Namibia)

Minimum Length:

4 or 8 weeks depending on the program

Lead Time:

3 months

Application Requirements

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of motivation – why you want to volunteer
  • Working with children police check
  • Valid Australian Passport

Included in the Program Fees

  • Placement at a project of choice
  • Orientation package
  • Airport transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Cape Point 1 day sightseeing trip
  • Orientation
  • Hop on Hop off Bus Cape Town sightseeing bus pass
  • Moola Backpacker Discount Card
  • Transfer to accommodation (around Cape Town) or help with transport to Projects countrywide
  • All paperwork, placement procedures and liaison with the Volunteer program, appointment of a supervisor for the duration of the program
  • A monthly donation to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding
  • A counsellor, assistance and support during the stay
  • A South African SIM card
  • Monthly social functions for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers
  • A certificate and report on the volunteer’s program should this be required for studies or other purposes
  • Accommodation and food or meals for the duration of the volunteer’s participation

Program Fees*

Please enquire about the projects you are interested in to obtain the most up-to-date prices.

*Please note that payments in different currencies will be charged in Australian dollars according to the exchange rate of the day. You can check the accurate conversion rates at the time of payment at www.xe.com/ucc. Please also note that an international transfer fee of AUD$35 will apply.