African Angels’ School Volunteer Project

Volunteer in a charity run independent school in South Africa and work with some of the areas most disadvantaged children.

FROM: 2 weeks: £695 | 4 weeks: £1095 | 8 weeks: £1915 | 12 weeks: £3035

Dates & Prices

2 weeks
from £695
4 weeks
from £1095
8 weeks
from £1915
12 weeks
from £3035

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Provide teacher support and help the deliver lessons to young children between the ages of six and nine years old.


  • Teach computer literacy, plan lessons and develop learning resources
  • Get involved in after-school sports classes and teach the local children a range of sports
  • Provide support to a local childrens’ home

African Angels’ School Volunteer Project Background

‘African Angels’ is a non-profit organisation based in Chintsa, on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The charity runs an independent school; a high quality primary education facility for some of the region’s poorest children.

‘African Angels’ believes that the most effective way to drive positive change in South Africa, is to ensure children receive a good quality and continuous education starting in pre-school.

Our own aim is to provide ‘African Angels’ with volunteer support in order to enhance and support the teachers who are providing vital opportunities for disadvantaged rural children.

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Project Details – Your role as a teaching volunteer


olunteers will have the opportunity to work closely with the pre-school children in a professional classroom environment.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Assisting teachers in delivering lessons
  • Preparing lesson materials and resource development
  • Creating and running activities in art, song, dance and structured play
  • Helping the children during meals and nap times

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Prices Include
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day whilst working on the project
  • All project related transport
  • Support of experienced on-site project co-ordinator
  • Welcome pack with orientation and project information, meal and drinks vouchers for local Chintsa restaurants and bars, 1 hour free internet access upon arrival and volunteer t-shirt.
  • Shuttle from East London airport upon arrival and departure
Prices Exclude
  • Flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Snacks, drinks and meals outside of project
  • Extra excursions and trips

Orientation is designed to provide a fun and insightful experience to life in South Africa, prior to commencement of the volunteer placement.

Topics and activities covered in orientation:

  • Understanding South Africa – Socio-political and historical developments
  • Culture and traditions
  • Project overview
  • Teaching methodology and lesson preparation
  • Visit to the schools for practical introduction

We have two volunteer lodgings in the quaint seaside village of Chintsa East. Volunteers will be staying in shared accommodation (two or three to a room) in a lovely house overlooking the beach and lagoon.

Facilities at the volunteer house include:

  • A communal kitchen and living area
  • Electricity and hot and cold running water
  • Bath and shower room facilities
  • All bedding and linen included
  • Washing machine available for volunteer use


Volunteers are provided all meals whilst working on the project.

Breakfast is self-service and includes fresh fruit, toast and jams, cereals, tea and coffee.

Food for a packed lunch to take to the project is provided. Volunteers are responsible for their own lunch and they typically pack this up at breakfast where all the necessary ingredients are available. White, brown and whole-wheat bread, cheese, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, jams, peanut butter and cold meats are all provided for sandwiches as well as fruit.

Dinners are satisfying home-cooked meals. Volunteers also have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Xhosa foods at our Xhosa dinner party. Other themed dinners include a Mexican evening as well as a weekly South African “braai” (BBQ). Vegetarians are catered for.

The volunteer house is situated right on the beach and volunteers have access to canoes, boogie boards and other beach accessories. In the area, there are several small restaurants and bars. Friday night is “fun night out” and all volunteers from the surrounding projects usually meet up.

A local tour operator runs surf schools, beach horse rides, game drives and quad biking which are all bookable at a reduced rate for volunteers.

Local backpackers lodge ‘Buccaneers’ has it’s own bar (a great place to meet like-minded travellers!). The lodge welcomes volunteers to use their swimming pool and take part in free activities in the afternoon.

  • 24 hr personalised contact person available
  • Professional, full time support staff
  • Weekly feedback, troubleshooting and planning sessions with co-ordinating team
  • Transport to and from projects

A minimum age of 18 applies. Early childhood teaching experience would be of benefit but is not essential. Volunteers must have excellent English language skills

A minimum age of 18 applies.

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