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Social work with children in South Africa

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Are you ready for an exciting adventure in South Africa? Become part of our volunteer project and help children discover the world. Your tasks are various and exciting: teach, play with the children, help feed them and plan cool events. You will experience the local culture and also actively helping to enrich the lives of children in disadvantaged communities. Your days are filled with children laughing and learning and you make new friends with people from all over the world. Join us and leave a permanent positive impression in South Africa!

  • flexibility in creating your own programs and lessons and developing your personality and initiative
  • supporting the children in developing life and educational skills
  • learning the fascinating culture and way of life in South Africa
Buche jetzt dein Projekt

From 1,340.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


Volunteers support our projects 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday. You can use the weekends for excursions and to relax. Depending on the project, you will be involved in various tasks for between 5-8 hours. These include break supervision, lesson planning for subjects such as English, mathematics or social studies. You will also help to serve meals. The children at our projects are usually socially disadvantaged, so it is important that they receive nutritious meals from us. With your commitment, you often bring a smile to their faces. So no matter whether you teach the kids the colors in English, dance with them, romp around, plan community games, sensitize them to socially relevant topics or help them find their place in life – you can be sure to be met with gratitude and make a lasting difference in their lives. So come and be part of our volunteer work in South Africa!


  • participation to a non-profit project
  • arranging all paper work for volunteer work in South Africa
  • a travel agency can support you with flight bookings
  • 24/7 local support network
  • airport pick-up on arrival
  • welcome BBQ
  • accomodation (volunteer house) + Food and meals
  • information material about the project and South Africa
  • donation to the NPO
  • certificate

Living arrangements

As a volunteer, you will stay at one of our 2 volunteer houses. Both are a few minutes walk from each other and located about a 5 minutes walk from the beachfront. Most rooms sleep 4-6 volunteers and are co-ed. Some rooms have en-suite bathrooms and some share a central bathroom in the house. Volunteer houses are safe and secure, with common lounge areas and kitchen facilities. Double and private rooms are available upon request.
Breakfast: Self-serve including bread, cereals, milk, yogurt, coffee/tea, and spreads
Dinner: A variety of hot dishes will be provided as well as salad/vegetables/starches. Twice a week there will be a traditional South-African meal such as a braai or potije. Tea and coffee are always available. Vegetarian and gluten/dairy-free options available.

Typical day in a project

We provide various education centers in Cape Town. After booking, you can indicate your preferences, for example which age you prefer. Your exact daily schedule depends on your interests and preferences.

7:45 your driver picks you up and takes you to your education center
8:15 you serve the children their breakfast
8:45 start of the first lesson
10:30 short break between lessons, then lessons again
12:00 lunch with the children
13:00 the children go to bed and your driver picks you up and takes you back to the accommodation
14:00 free time at leisure, e.g. walk to the beach
18:00 possibly brief preparation of your lesson plan for the next day
19:00 dinner


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Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Soth Africa - country information

South Africa - the fascinating country at the southern tip of Africa. Whether it's a safari in the majestic Kruger National Park, exploring the vibrant metropolis of Cape Town, encounters with the fascinating Big Five or relaxing on the endless coasts - South Africa offers unforgettable adventures! Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures, breathtaking nature and warm hospitality of this country. South Africa will delight you with its diversity and beauty.

Official language

Afrikaans and English


Cape Town


1.220.000 km²


59,39 million (2021)


Rand (ZAR), you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in South Africa.

South Africa is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in South Africa all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for South Africa, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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