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Teach and Swim/Surf in Südafrika

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

Über das Projekt

Ready for an adventure that will change your life and the lives of others? Join our volunteer project in Cape Town and experience the fulfillment of teaching children to swim, surf and skate. As an inspiring role model, you will not only promote sporting skills, but also social and emotional skills. Your days are full of variety, from school support to exciting sports adventures. Enjoy unforgettable moments and contribute to offering disadvantaged children and young people in South Africa a better future. Explore your wanderlust and become part of our team in Cape Town!

  • Learn to surf and teach the children how to surf, swim and skate
  • Assist every morning at the education centers and help the children develop a love for sports and education
  • Learn more about the South African culture and way of life and make new friends
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From 870.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


As a volunteer in our project in Cape Town, you will play a significant role in the enrichment of children from disadvantaged communities. Your tasks are varied and fulfilling:

You will teach the children how to swim, surf and also skate, not only developing their sporting skills but also boosting their self-confidence. Leading and teaching sports programs, organizing fun days and challenges – all this will be part of your volunteer work. At the education centers you will help children learn basic skills in the mornings, which can  improve their education and future prospects. Motivating and showing them opportunities and activities for the future helps the young people to recognize and realize their potential. Your role as an inspirational role model plays a key part in building social and emotional skills that will stay with the children throughout their lives.


  • participation to a non-profit project
  • arranging all paper work for volunteer work in South Africa
  • help for cheap flights (our partner travel agency will be happy to advise you and help you   find the best flight at a good price)
  • 24/7 local englisch-speaking support network
  • information and help with travel insurance
  • advice on the language school in Cape Town
  • support also during the project period
  • transportation tot he project
  • contacting the local supervisors (we let your local contacts know when you are arriving and pass on any important information or special requests you may have)
  • airport transfer from/to Bloemfontein Airport (let our driver pick you up from the airport on Sundays and bring you back on Monday at the end of the project)
  • orientation course including typical South African BBQ
  • accomodation in the volunteer house (Spend your free time with other travelers and explore the area together)
  • 3 delicious meals a day ( Treat yourself and get to know African cuisine better. Drinking water, tea and coffee are also available at all times)
  • information material about the project and South Africa
  • work clothes (you will receive printed T-shirts, a jacket and a cap so that you also look like part of the team)
  • organized weekly shopping trips where food can be purchased
  • one surf lesson per week (if you want to do more water sports, you can easily book additional lessons)
  • donation to the NPO
  • certificate

Living arrangements

You will be accommodated in the volunteer accommodation (volunteer house). You will stay in shared rooms (dorms), which sleep between 4-6 people. Private single or double rooms can be booked for an extra charge. In our lounge you can relax or socialize with others. In addition to the 3 meals you receive per day, you also have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. Your breakfast is quite European, with bread, muesli and everything else your heart desires. Sandwiches, salads and kidney snacks are often served at lunchtime. In the evening you get a warm meal, sometimes typically African. Outside of your volunteer work, you will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking city of Cape Town and its culture, get into surfing yourself, use the weekend to visit national parks, take a walk along the beach or taste your way through South African cuisine.

Typical day in a project

Every day is different, depending on the weather, the swimming level and interests of the young people in your care and your personal interests and strengths. From Monday to Friday your day will begin with you being taken to the nearby school, where you will provide support in various areas of the elementary school. You can play educational games with them, support those with learning difficulties or help with English lessons. Then you will have lunch and in the afternoon you will go to the adventure club. Here you are a role model for the mostly disadvantaged young people. Together you go to the beach, swim, surf, skate and see what else the area has to offer. You have the opportunity to play games to boost the youngsters’ self-esteem and improve the community. Then it’s back to the volunteer house. The weekends are yours to do with as you please, you can go on excursions together or simply enjoy all the benefits Cape Town has to offer.

7:15 breakfast
7:45 your driver picks you up and takes you to your education center
8:15 you serve the children their breakfast
8:45 beginning of lessons that you can accompany or for example help with the design of the playground
10:30 short break
12:00 lunch for the children
12:30 end oft he schoolday and transport to the volunteer house
13:00 lunch
13:30 start of the project in the adventure club, for example playing games on the beach and surfing
17:00 end of the program
19:00 dinner


Surf course in Cape Town

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!

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