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Volunteer Placement Organization

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Company Headquarters: 
Somerset West , WC
South Africa
Childcare / Children
Health / Medical
Minimum Stay: 
1 month
Cost per Day: 
Cost per Week: 
Cost per Month: 
Cost Includes: 
Pre-Departure Orientation
2 Meals per Day
Volunteer Hostel
Local Transport
Airport Pickup and Drop Off
Project Locations: 
Somerset West , WC
South Africa
English, Afrikaans
We offer personal attention and an authentic volunteering experience offered by an experienced team who you can rely on, and all at affordable and uncomplicated prices. True volunteering from the Heart!

Our focus will be to deliver a highly personalised experience which we believe most volunteer co-ordinators do not offer. When people engage with Volunteer@Heart, they will see that we are optimistic about the world and life, we are supportive, caring and empathetic to the needs of people; warm hearted, but also hard working and trustworthy.

We are driven by our love for people and making a difference in people’s lives, but we realise that this can only happen when we connect people with the correct opportunities so that they synergistically work together to make a difference. We believe in hard work, integrity and doing our best to make a difference, and in creating better opportunities.

We do not aspire to sign up large numbers of volunteers. We want to be in control of our volunteers’ experiences, thereby ensuring we offer the highest quality at all times.
We will only focus on a few strategically selected projects, run by a project manager who has been working with the projects for over six years. All of our projects are in real
need of a caring hand, and volunteers will be able to reach out to townships, hospices and communities, making the experience a truly rewarding and memorable one.

Please see a brief list and description of the projects:

1. Cheetah Outreach: non-profit organisation aimed at the conservation of the African cheetah. The volunteers will be actively involved with the animal care and awareness programme offered by the centre.
2. Township Nursery: non-profit organisation, a childcare programme based around babies and toddlers in the townships. Volunteers will act as an “assistant teacher” to the children and will work directly in the townships, which accommodates around 14 different nursery schools.
3. Community Welfare – Sir Lowry’s Village: A child Welfare and Education programme. Offering a Kindergarten and Primary school as well as a orphanage, that works on the same basis as the “SOS Children’s Village”. Volunteers can get involved in assisting the teachers at the Kindergarten and help with children at the Primary school. During holiday times, they get involved in the Children’s Village.
4. Hospice and Safehouse: Is an infant and childcare programme, an organisation offering shelter for abused, abandoned, HIV-positive, orphaned and terminally ill children from birth to six years of age, with most children under the age of two. Basic volunteer tasks will include assisting the hospice staff in feeding, stimulating and playing with the children.
5. Physically and Mentally Challenged: A childcare programme that offers residential and day care for children and young adults with profound physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. Volunteers can get involved with the resident physiotherapist as well as the qualified teacher.

All the projects are based in and around Somerset West, offering a stunning fully furnished beachfront apartment, with all modern amenities, that is located in the seaside village, Strand.

Detailed descriptions available on each of our projects, that outlines the duties a volunteer will be doing at each project.

Childcare / Children, Education, Health / Medical
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$177 per week
Estimate only - visit Organization website for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay, Internet
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