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Cape town Child Care and learn to Surf Project


Trip #22140

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Volunteer in South Africa

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    South Africa, Southern Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan-Dec 2021

    Lasts between Up to 5 months

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Adventure/Extreme Ministry

    Education: Theological & Bible, Prayer/Intercession, Sports & Outdoor, and Visitation & Encouragement

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

Cape town Child Care and learn to Surf Project

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Surf Project “Work with children and teach the underprivileged to surf”.
The program runs From Tuesday to Saturday (from 10.30 am - 5.30 pm) with Sundays and Mondays free to explore the area and Go to the Local Church. Our aim is to help many children in need whilst adding hope and Love into their lives. This Project was founded by Mandy Weschta in 2007, Since then Many Surf schools have started teaching Surfing to the Less Privileged children. We give the children encouragement by teaching them new skills and helping them with their Home work daily before Surfing. These children are from very poor backgrounds. We encourage the children and continue to introduce a good foundation into their lives. We are teaching the children new skills such as: Surfing, Soccer, Literacy and Reading, Computer literacy and programming, African Drumming and Creative movement and Arts and Crafts, Ocean Conservation and Environmental Education. Your help and assistance in running these Projects will be much appreciated. We do have a leader working with you during all the activities. These projects run throughout the year (except from the 20th December - 15th January the surfing project is closed).

We welcome you as a volunteer to Pray with the children and read the bible to them.


The Project is based in Muizenberg, only 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre. Muizenberg beach is one of Cape Town’s most magnificent, Pristine white beaches, and is renowned for the most consistent waves in Cape Town. The Project is based next to the beach in a Large Surf Outreach Building, this building is fully equipped to cater for all the children's needs: Surfing, Soccer, Education, African Drumming, Library, Literacy and Sports Gear. We are based in the Muizenberg Sea side Village close to: shops and internet access (free wi-fire). We teach Surfing and Educational Programs to Many Less Privileged children from Capricorn Township who come to the Project from just 15 minutes away from Muizenberg. These children have a great need for one on one attention. They come from very less Privileged back grounds. Some of the Children are Orphans and others live with their relatives. Our aim is to add HOPE AND LOVE into their lives. We aim to Improve the Children's Education levels at School through creating a sports platform for the children to attend in the afternoons (once they have completed their Home work at our Centre).

At the Outreach Program, we assist the children with their home work, Prayer with them and teach them to surf. We use Surfing as a reward for the children once they have completed their home work each day. As a volunteer, we really need your help with Praying with the children, assisting them with their home work and Sharing Jesus Love with them. Our Hearts are to Impact children's lives and see their lives restored, bringing Hope and Practical answers to the children and their Families. Our Aim is to see the children and Youth come into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We would love for you to Join in on this vision. The Street children's Surfing Project was founded by Mandy Weschta in 2007, since then Many surf schools started teaching the less Privileged children to Surf in Muizenberg. We are so happy that so many children are having the opportunity to Surf their way to Success.


We require that Volunteers must be 18 years or older. We also require that you are able to swim. If you are below 18 years old then we will require a letter of consent from your Parents. No specific skills or qualifications are necessary besides a love for children, a willingness to help and a reasonable level of Fitness.


The children we teach are aged between 6-16 years old. The Project runs from Monday to Friday from 11:00 am - 5.00 pm. (You will have weekends free to explore). The Surfing Project gives you the opportunity to build rewarding relationships with the children. The children can speak English although their home language is Afrikaans or Xhosa. Volunteer’s mornings are spent learning to Surf or Teaching Surfing lessons to the children alongside the coordinator. In the afternoons we need help with assisting the children the following:
Assisting with teaching Surfing and swimming lessons to the children (You will also get to learn to Surf in the Mornings).
Assisting the children with reading and their Home work
Soccer program on the beach after Surfing
You are most welcome to do bible study with the children and Pray with them
Teaching the children African Drumming (and learning yourself).
Assisting with Making sandwiches for the children.
Projects will vary based on your skills and interests and the present needs of the program co-ordinator at the time.
Your role as volunteer is very important in changing and shaping these children’s lives. This project is loads of fun and your efforts will be greatly appreciated. Any old clothes, shoes and blankets are a welcome donation to the community. They are always in need of these.


Volunteers are housed in comfortable, Secure, Clean and Cosy accommodation with all the other volunteers in Fish Hoek. (The rooms sleep a maximum of 4-6 people). Private rooms are also available upon request. The accommodation is lovely and neat and very Homely. We do provide free wi-fi (so you can communicate with your family back at home). Our Staff member will be with you most the time to show you around the area and take you to the shops to buy food. You can walk to the shopping mall (if you want to go shopping) or get a lift with the leaders. The shopping mall is 5-10 minutes walk away from the Volunteer house. Bedding is provided but volunteers must bring their own towels. Bottled water is readily available in South Africa however the tap water is safe to drink. On arrival we offer you a FREE Welcoming Dinner. We have a fully equipped kitchen for you to make tea and coffee or make Meals. Usually the Volunteers cook their meals together as a team. (You can decide if you would like to cook for yourself) or cook with the other volunteers. Please budget around $50 / £40 per week for your Grocery Shopping.


Volunteers will be met at the Cape Town International airport by our Friendly staff. Please try and arrive before 4.15pm in the Day time so that you will be in time for your Orientation at 5pm . Orientation will take place on the Monday morning after arrival or on the Tuesday if you arrive late on Monday. It will cover General safety, transport, supermarkets and shops, entertainment and a brief tour of the Township. We will also show you how to catch the Public Transport and which transport is recommended in South Africa. The volunteers usually catch the transport together, else our staff will go with you to the project (if there is only 1 volunteer travelling to 1 location).


Official languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu
Climate: Temperate climate, warm/hot in summer and cool in winter.
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Time zone: Pretoria Time Zone/ SAST.

Volunteer programs Begin every Monday of the Month. Volunteers can choose from 1 week to 24 weeks ( long term discounts are available). Prices include airport pickup, Airport Drop off, accommodation, FREE surf lessons, use of equipment and a brief Orientation. They exclude flights, travel insurance and transport to and from the project (Please budget $15 per week for this).

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Our organisation is a Christian Organisation Each location runs under a church or our volunteers are offered a Church to attend.

We as an Organisation fall under the National Church.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 30], Married Couples, and Families


a love for children is needed to attend or Project. You wont need to know how to surf, we will teach you. You just need to be enthusiastic and willing to serve.



Mission Trip Offered By Volunteer in South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa

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Volunteer in South Africa offers a significant mix of Volunteer opportunities for Volunteers that are walking alongside God and want to make a meaningful impact in South Africa and Africa at large. Our Volunteer Projects are designed to provide continuous Solutions to help the Poor communities of South Africa. We aim to Disciple Children and walk alongside Children and Adults bringing them to their God given Talents. We aim to Create an Environment where people Flourish in their God-Given Gifts and are Encouraged to Pursue their dreams by adding 'HOPE' into their lives. Our Mission Statement At Volunteer in South Africa: "Our purpose is to serve humanity and wildlife by facilitating ways and resources in which people can get involved to help improve ways of living in South Africa and Africa at large. We aim to add HOPE INTO MANY less privileged children’s lives". Here's Volunteer in South Africa's Vision statement: Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to Preach the good news to the poor." To build a Volunteer Organisation that brings “hope” and is a blessing to Africa and South Africa. To impact children’s lives with Sports development Projects. To Partner with other Ministries and provide them with Resources, Finances and Volunteers. To see lives restored, bringing hope and practical answers to broken humanity. To Impact the less Privileged Communities of South Africa and Create Ideas for the poorer Communities to get Jobs. To see people from all walks of life come into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. To walk alongside the lost and the Broken and bring hope into their lives. To create a community of people who worship God with passion, bringing fresh sounds and new songs to our Creator. To provide an environment for the less Privileged where people flourish in their God-given gifts and are encouraged to pursue their Dreams. To create a family environment within the projects and locations that reaches all generations, empowering each generation to reach their full potential.

Inquire about this Mission Trip

Contact Volunteer in South Africa about this short-term mission trip:

Mandy Buchan (weschta)- Founder at Volunteer in South Africa

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

South Africa
Southern Africa
Cape town, Muizenberg Beach.
(Best learn to surf beach in South Africa).


Start date
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2021
Up to 5 months

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

street children, youth, children from the township in capricorn park
People Group(s)
children and youth and street children, orphans
no beliefs, some know of Jesus. We need volunteers to come and encourage the children to grow in their faith.


Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
Volunteer Program is due one month before arrival and covers – Airport pick up/ Drop off, program supervision, Accommodation in a Stunning Volunteer house (Very safe and neat), Free Surf Lessons, Free use of Surfing Gear, in-country administration costs and staff fees.

To reserve your place with us we require a registration fee of : $260 / £205. This fee reserves your place with us and it does not expire. You will then have time to save up for the Project fee above (the Project fee is only payable 1 month before arrival).

Registration Fee Above covers – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers. The registration fee is due once you submit your application form and once we accept your place with us. Here is the link for the application form to sign up with us:

Click on this link for the full fees for the project and further information:

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
Application Deadline
December 31, 2021

Other Information

To sign up with us, Please fill out our online application form:

Once we have approved your application form within 12 hours, then you can go ahead and reserve your place with us via this button by paying the once off registration fee of $260:

We can also send you an invoice via paypal to pay the registration fee of $260 or you can pay us into our South African bank account with a international transfer from your bank to ours.