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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Durban
South Africa
Volunteer & Travel
  • Durban, South Africa
Languages:
English, Zulu
Organization Description
We have been running a non-profit organization for disadvantage children in Durban, for 18 years.There are three centres,each one is located in a township,rural area and an informal settlement (shanty town). We host volunteers from around the world so in order to raise money we offer them accommodation food and adventure trips around South Africa.

We travel to the Drakensberg mountains, neighbouring countries Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique tour the garden route all the way to Cape Town and we go for a Safari at the Kruger National Park before stopping at the Apartheid museum in Johannesburg. Volunteers experience the joy of working with children while exploring our beautiful country, all within three months.

Volunteers bring great energy and excitement when they come to our Centres. Every year we look forward to having you stay with us and share your experiences.Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is a privilege for us to welcome you to our family.

Here are some of the qualities that can contribute to a pleasant experience whilst at Gozololo. We are very selective with the type of people we would like to work with. Our aim it to attract those that have a positive attitude and realistic expectations. Respecting the way we do things is extremely important.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

PASSION
OPEN-MINDED
TOLERANCE
KINDNESS
TEAM ORIENTED
DEDICATION
RESPECTFUL TO OUR CULTURE
COMMITTED TO VOLUNTEERING

Prospective volunteers will have to go through an interview process via Skype

Duties

Childcare
Kitchen duties
Gardening
Administration
Special projects
Teaching
Cleaning

We would like volunteers to help around the centers, anywhere possible and those that are passionate about volunteering.

Volunteering Daily schedule Monday to Friday

8:00 am- Help our care givers with preparing breakfast for the kids and keeping the children entertained before breakfast
9:30am - Working with the our care givers with teaching children, songs and basic educational activities
10:30am- Help Kids wash hands and prepare for snack time.
11:00am - Nap time for the kids and volunteers take a break for 45 Minutes
11:45 am- Volunteers play with the kids outside until lunch whilst others are helping prepare lunch
12:30am- Watch over the children while eating lunch.
2:00pm- Volunteers choose from different educational activities for the children.
3:pm- Clean the classrooms in preparation for the next day

Volunteers can choose to be part of our garden programme.Other Volunteers are allowed to hold workshops to educate our caregivers about child care or any other education workshop.Some can be placed permanently in the kitchen.We also take our volunteers to our other centres and they can help with support groups and an opportunity to see how the other centres operate.They can also offer to teach kids English. The is a food distribution on Tuesdays and Thursdays where we give food to the children and the community

The children are from ages 1-5.

We provide:

Accommodation

2 minute walk from the Centre
Secure property
Shared with 1 to 4 other volunteers
electricity, running water, hot shower
Shared bathroom
Full-Kitchen

Food:

Fruit and vegetables
Rice, beans, pasta, milk, oats, eggs
Breakfast & Dinner is prepared by each volunteer at home
Lunch is provided at the Centre
Any special dietary requirements are the responsibility of the volunteer

Adventure Travel

Southern Africa plays host to some of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes, ecosystems and human cultures. The natural heritage here is astonishing, with world-class national parks such as Kruger (South Africa), and many others showcasing native wildlife from lechwe to lions; the Drakensberg, meantime, is one of the planet's great mountain ranges and a fantastic destination for trekkers. The wilderness of southern Africa itself is breathtaking, but there are also plenty of human marvels: from ancient San rock art on remote Kalahari cliffs to the urban spectacle of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and other fast-growing cities.

Kruger National Park/Johannesberg Tour
After 1st month of volunteering .

Garden Route Tour all the way to Cape Town

Drakensberg Mountains and Lesotho
Mozambique Beach trip including a stop in Swaziland

Experience activities around Durban and the Province of Kwa-Zulu/Natal on weekends.The money covers living expenses and Gozololo Centre's operating expenses. The adventure trips are also covered in the cost. Please confirm your intent and payment 60 days prior to arrival date.

Visa required if staying longer than 3 months
Visa information will be slightly different for every traveler. This will depend on your nationality and whether you are travelling before or after your trip with us. Its very important that you give yourself enough time to get visa's sorted before you leave. It up to the individual traveler to check out their own visa requirements and make sure their passport is up to date.

Starting Dates
15 January 2016 - 30 March 2016
15 April 2016 - 30 June 2016
15 July 2016 - 30 September 2016
01 October 2016 - 15 December 2016

You will be picked up and dropped off at the King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Health / Medical
Skills Needed
PASSION, OPEN MIND, TOLERANCE, KINDNESS, RESPECT FOR OUR PEOPLE AND CULTURE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, TEAM PLAYER, DEDICATION
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 month
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$287 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day
Manager
Miriam Cele
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