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    United Planet: Volunteer in South Africa

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: South Africa
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Youth Outreach, Teaching
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    Picture yourself as a volunteer in South Africa, a land famous for cosmopolitan cities, lush vineyards, magnificent wildlife and miles of coastline. While South Africa’s strong economy, well-developed infrastructure and modern amenities make it unique among African countries, the nation is still working to recover from apartheid. As a volunteer for 4 or 5 weeks in South Africa, you play an important role in supporting educational initiatives.

    Sports Coaching Volunteer Projects

    Volunteers will work under the guidance of our in-country team and be based in the townships and schools that skirt Port Elizabeth. You’ll have the chance to coach one of the following sports: cricket, hockey, netball, rugby, soccer or tennis. 

    Children and Education Volunteer Projects

    Volunteers will work either at a child care center or a school in Port Elizabeth area. Possible experiences include playing with children, home work assistance for older kids, supporting and assisting local teachers in lessons and organizing other extracurricular activities.