What it's all About
This is a dynamic, exciting project with loads of opportunities to really make an impact in the lives of communities and individuals you come into contact with. Volunteers on this project make an invaluable contribution to both community and sports development in Cape Town, through township sports coaching and education. You will make a meaningful difference while improving a child’s physical and mental wellbeing!
With this programme you are given the opportunity to share your knowledge of fitness and sports with other sport coaches in the community. You will be involved with running sport drills, warm-ups, and refereeing sports such as football, basketball, cricket, and field hockey.
Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
As a volunteer your main role is to help the children who are finding it difficult to integrate among their peers, and must be taught at home. Your role is to help create a safe, nurturing environment which will help them acclimatise to routines and other educational structures. This is your chance to use your imagination to create lessons that will not only stimulate the children's mind, but also inform them of basic concepts such as mathematics and cooking.
The focus of the project is to educate, support, and empower disadvantaged, orphaned, and vulnerable youth through a sustainable approach to community development. As a volunteer you hold an essential role in the team to make this a reality. You will be helping out in a number of schools around the city, based on what their and the students needs are. Typically you will be involved with assisting in taking care of the children and teaching basic lessons.
If you choose to help out with this program, you will be assisting in one of the dance outreach programs in the Cape Town area. Children from ages 3 and up attend these lessons in order to be able to express themselves through the medium of dance. Many of these children are living in disadvantaged and unstable backgrounds, so this opportunity to forget their home life for a time, is an invaluable opportunity. You will work along side the outreach facilitators by helping to coordinate the dance workshops to ensure that they are fun, engaging, and interactive.
The healthcare facility was established to care for abandoned and orphaned children ranging in ages 0-8 years old. This home's main aim is to place the children into caring foster homes as soon as they are ready. On average 60% of the children taken into the home are HIV+, so one of your first roles will be to care the children back to health. Once the children are physically and emotionally stable they will then be able to find a suitable foster home for their needs. As a volunteer your responsibilities can also include assisting the nurse with health checks, playing, and teaching the children.