ABOUT VOLUNTEER & TRAVEL
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Volunteers get an opportunity to shadow our staff while they operate in our community centres.We also have roles in the kitchen for volunteers that are enthusiastic about preparing food. We try to grown our own food in our vegetable gardens and make effort in providing healthy food for the children and volunteers. One of South Africa's biggest supermarket provides our centres with food that we distribute to all the centres and the communities. Volunteers assist with packaging the distribution throughout all the centres.
There are gardening projects positions available to volunteers that are keen on being outdoors and maintaining the vegetable gardens in all three centres. We are at the revamping stage of all the centres so painting has been a big part of the process so we need volunteers to continue to paint the centres.
Our location is not in your typical traveller routes, these areas have a deep local history and culture. The culture is dominated by Zulu speaking communities that are proud of the culture and traditions. Volunteers are immersed in the Zulu culture and tradition throughout their stay. We prefer volunteers that are open minded, respectful and are willing to work as a team towards the betterment of the centres.
We provide a stable family environment and are supportive towards our volunteers. We guide you in dealing with culture shock and how to navigate in your new environment and our family structure.
Every Friday we travel to exciting locations around South Africa. We travel backpacker style to places like the Drakensberg Mountains, Lesotho, where we hike and enjoy the Basotho culture. Other locations are Johannesburg/Soweto, Kruger National Park, Kwa-Zulu/St.Lucia and Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Wild Coast, Addo Elephant Park, Garden Route and Cape Town. All these road trips include accommodation at backpacker/hostels, lodge or National Park . Also included are some meals and activities like Safari, hiking and walking tours. This is included in the price just depending on how long you are volunteering.
Volunteers do not have to bring any special equipment other than a positive attitude.
We arrange a video call orientation just to prepare the Volunteers just before they leave for South Africa.