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All inclusive Cape town volunteering at $320 a week.


Trip #23482

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Volunteer in South Africa

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    South Africa, Southern Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jun-Dec 2019

    Lasts between Up to 5 months

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Bible Studies & Small Groups

    Campus Ministry, Education: Theological & Bible, Orphan Care, and Sports & Outdoor

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

Do you want to work with Children adding Hope and Love into their lives whilst staying in a Beautiful Coastal Village? If so Then this is the perfect project for you.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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This project is all inclusive of Meals (breakfast and dinner Monday to friday) Transport to and from the Projects, to and from the airport and accommodation.

The Project is based in Cape town close to Muizenberg beach, World re-known for one of the best Learn to Surf locations. Enjoy staying in steenberg area in a lovely Homely home. Living with the children from the community. This Project involves working at the school assisting with pre school children ages 1-6 year olds in the Mornings and then learning to Surf and teaching the less privileged children to Surf in the afternoons after the children have done their home work. We also welcome volunteers that already know how to surf. The projects are situated in the Capricorn and steenberg township, and on Muizenberg learn to surf beach. Our projects head leaders names are Lindsey and Darron will be driving you to and from the projects daily. You can also catch a local taxis or ubers to places if you would like to explore the area. The Surfing project at Muizenberg beach is a 5 minute drive from our House and the child care center is also 5 minutes drive away. There are also food shops with fresh produce close by and Atm machines to withdraw cash out.


Volunteers must be 18 years or older, unless accompanied by an adult. If you are 17, then we require a letter of consent from your parents for you to join our Project. No specific skills or qualifications are necessary besides a love for children and a willingness to help. All volunteers must have adequate travel Hospital insurance.


The children at the child care center are aged between 1 to 6 years old and the children at our Surf school and children's home are ages 6-17 year old's. This Project gives you the opportunity to build rewarding relationships with the children whilst living with them, and to share God's love with them. The children's safe house aims at providing excellence in child care by working hand in hand with the community and all those who are willing to offer their time and help. The child care center in the township is short staffed due to the large volume of children in need. You will experience the satisfaction of watching these children progress and develop whilst assisting in teaching the children with new skills. Your role as volunteer is very important in changing and shaping these children’s lives, and consequently the lives of future generations in South Africa. Most of The children can speak English, so the children will be able to understand you. The children's home language is English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.

When Joining our Location in Cape town, we ask for you to let us know your talents, so you can help with what you are Good at.
Here are some of our projects and what the children need help with:

*Child care Projects

*Music and Evangelism and Preaching to the children at the surf school and child care Centre.

*Assisting children after school with their home work - Reading, Maths, bible study and science assistance needed.

*Surfing Project - Learn to surf with your free surfing lesson, equipment is also available for your use.

*Church on Sundays (We all attend Victory Church in Fish hoek).

*Arts, Music and Drama at the child care Centre

Please do let us know before arrival or when you arrive, what you expect from your time here with us, and what your talents are. Its in our best interest for you to have the best time whilst you are with us and we want you to feel like your time has impacted many Less Privileged people whilst you are with us.

We also Encourage you as a Volunteer to bring your talents and use them at the child care Centre to help others. Our team greatly looks forward to working with you and we are sure that you will leave here with a whole new Family and Church Family in South Africa.

We believe that education is the only ticket out of poverty and community transformation.

Any art materials, bibles, Stationary, old clothes, shoes and blankets are a welcome donation to the community. Please let us know if you plan to bring any equipment over for the children. We will then go with you to hand your gifts out or allocate them to the projects which most need them, thank you for your kind heart we do appreciate the help. They are always in need of any basics (soap, toilet paper, tooth paste, tooth brushes). We also have many other projects that involve feeding many less Privileged people and teaching Surfing in other townships within South Africa. You can view our other partnered projects we are helping at (This is the founders personal Ministry).


Volunteers will be housed in a comfortable Accommodation at the children's safe house. Fresh Bedding is provided, volunteers must bring their own towels. 2 Meals (breakfast and dinner) will be provided for you on a set menu daily from Monday to Friday only. (This makes it easier for you to focus on ministry work) Please note if you have food allergies then you will need to buy your own food (as we are only cooking a set menu). We need to know this 2 weeks before arrival. Bottled water is available in South Africa however the tap water is safe to drink. Our accommodation is safe and secure and we have free wi-fi at the base so you can connect with your family and friends back in your Home country. Our accommodation is clean and neat and the staff have a clean up day on a Friday of each week. We do have hot water and the house is secure and safe.


Volunteers will be met at the Port Cape town International airport by our staff on arrival and transported to our accommodation in steenberg, Muizenberg. Orientation will take place on the Tuesday on your 1st day of visiting the Projects. Please try and arrive on a Monday to make it easier for our Leaders (or on a tuesday if you cannot find a flight to arrive on a Monday). Your orientation will cover safety tips such as: transport, supermarkets and shops, entertainment and a tour of the Township and slumbs we work in. We also provide you with a Volunteer in South Africa T-shirt to wear when you are at the Projects.


If you would like to see the beautiful Garden Route or book any other tours then our staff can assist you with this free of charge. You will have weekends free to explore the local area and the beautiful Garden route. On these days off you may enjoy our highest Bungy Jump, or do a Tsitsikamma Tree top Zip lining Canopy Tour, see the elephant Park, visit the Storms river Game Park, Visit our big 5 Game park.

You may also Join our Amazing Game Park project for 2 weeks after our Cape town location- which is situated only 1 hours drive from Port-elizabeth:

Whilst volunteering with us you can also enjoy the following safaris and Adventure at your own cost:

· Orange River Kayaking

· Bungy Jumping

· Open Water One Scuba Dive Course

· Shark Cage Diving

· Sky Diving

· Sand boarding

· Kayaking on storms river

· Scuba Diving

· Tsitsikamma Canopy tours

· Horse riding

· Caving

· Garden Route safaris

· Abseiling

· Sky diving

· Kruger National Park Safari

· Kilimanjaro Climb, Tanzania and many other safaris

· Game Park Safari

· World's Highest Bungee

· Surfing lessons

Population: 49,320,000

Official languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu

The main languages are: English and Afrikaans.

Climate: Temperate climate: warm summers, cool and warm winters.

Currency: Rand (ZAR)

Time zone: SAST (UTC+2)

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

All our projects fall under a Church or our volunteers attend a Church. In Cape town we attend Victory Church in Fish hoek or Common Ground.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 50], Married Couples, and Families


No experience or qualifications necessary, just a love for children and a love for serving is required.



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.

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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
Muizenberg and Capricorn, Cape town, South Africa.


Start date
Customizable: Jun-Dec 2019
Up to 5 months

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

children of all ages from capricorn township
People Group(s)
children and youth
struggling in their faith (they are in need of fellowship).


Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
What do your fees pay for?

· The $260 Registration Fee to reserve your place with us covers VSA – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund and feeding the Less Privileged people, communication costs with volunteers.

· Volunteer Program Fee in the table above covers your – Airport pick up on a Monday and Airport Drop off on a Monday, Orientation around the Township and Muizenberg, Free transport to and from projects daily, Free Surf Lesson, Program supervision and welcoming by staff at airport, Safe Neat and Secure Accommodation living with the children and staff, 2 free meals a day Monday to Friday (Breakfast and Dinner) A set menu, Free wi-fi, Project running costs, Transport to and from Church on a Sunday. Please note our primary currency with the pricing above is in USD rate. So please check the updated exchange rate against the USD rate if you are not from USA.


1 WEEK $320 283 euros 448 aud R4500
2 WEEKS $540 479 euros 755 aud R7600
3 WEEKS $760 674 euros 1063 aud R10641
4 WEEKS $980 869 euros 1370 aud R13722
5 WEEKS $1200 1065 euros 1677 aud R16800
6 WEEKS $1420 1260 euros 1985 aud R19883
7 WEEKS $1860 1650 euros 2600 aud R26040
8 WEEKS $2300 2040 euros 3215 aud R32200
9 WEEKS $2740 2430 euros 2830 aud R38365

the full details of the fees are on this link:

This project is all inclusive of transport, meals and accommodation.

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.

Other Information

“Share your Love and Care with Underprivileged Children whilst staying in beautiful Cape town”.

This project is all inclusive of Breakfast and Dinner Monday to Friday, Accommodation, Transport Monday to Friday, airport pick up and drop off, shuttle to and from Church on a Sunday, free wi-fi (whilst living in a children's safe house with other volunteers, staff and the children).
Enjoy your time adding Hope and love into Children's lives whilst living in the children's house in Steenberg Cape town. This project offers a free surf lesson, and the opportunity to learn to surf with the children and encourage the children to surf. We also welcome professional surfers or volunteers who already know how to surf. At the Home stay project, you will be assisting the children with their home work after school, and there after the children's reward is to go surfing once their home work is done. We also encourage the volunteers to prepare a short bible study for the children if they wish too. The children also love praise and worship and Pray.

You can choose to join our child care Centre in the Mornings helping with the little children. Or you can choose to join our Surfing project on its own. If you choose to Join both projects then child care runs from 7:45am - 1pm followed by a 1.5 hour lunch break, and then Home work starts at around 2:30pm followed by surfing with the children at about 3.30 pm when the children have finished their home work. Please let us know if you plan to join our child care project in the mornings or if you only want to join the Surfing project.

The Leaders at the child care say: "We saw the need at our local township to teach life skills and education to the children, so we decided to come alongside the children and invest in their lives showing them the love of Christ and teaching them life skills. The children that we work with come from very poor backgrounds. There-fore our hearts are to show them the Love of Christ and to walk alongside them bringing them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ (we would love it if you could share in on this vision and come and Join us).

Our Surf school was started out of a desperate need for education, parenting and caring (especially after school hours). Many of the children were left alone to care for themselves or were being looked after by members of the community whilst their parents worked. The children need help with their home work daily. Some of them have no parents. We encourage the children and help within the school and child care center's with activities for the Children. As a Volunteer you will assist the children with home work after school and some bible study and there-after you and the children will have the opportunity to go Surfing at Muizenberg main beach.

The children really need 1 on 1 interaction and time.

When Joining us, we encourage you to bring your God given talents, and share this with the children in need. (Please discuss your talents with the leaders on arrival) so they can organize for you to help in the areas of your talents. You will have the Opportunity to get involved in extra projects we run (at no extra cost).

*Child care and teaching Project - reading, arts and crafts, assisting with home work and bible study with the children.

*Learning to Surf and teaching the less privileged children to surf, bringing them the (bible) word.

*Counciling one on one with the children.

*Church on Sundays and Getting involved in the Church Serving if you would like too.

*House to house Evangelism in the Townships

*Arts and Drama with the children at the child care center.

Please do let us know on arrival during Orientation, what you expect from your time here with us? and what your talents are. Its in our best interest for you to have the best time whilst you are with us and we want you to feel like your time has impacted the Less Privileged people (whilst you are with us).

The Surfing program runs daily – Monday to Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm or you can join our child care center from 7:45am to 1pm in the mornings too. The child care centre also runs daily Monday to Friday except During the school holidays. You are most welcome to get involved in our other activities when the school is closed.

(Please note school holidays are: 28th March - 9th April, 23rd June - 16th July, 29th Sept - 28th October, 11th December - 16th January, the schools are closed on these dates, however our other projects do still run on these dates and we need help at the children's home during school holidays.

This location runs all year round.


Volunteer programs begin every Monday of every week (Please arrange for your flight to arrive at Cape town Airport on a Monday preferred) If this is not possible then please make sure your flight arrives on a Tuesday, however we do prefer it if you can arrive on a Monday. Volunteers can choose from 1 week to 96 weeks. You will be given a 90 days visa free of charge on entry into South Africa as long as you Hold a EU, British or American Passport. Please let customs know that you are here on Holiday visiting South Africa (to avoid confusion).

Prices include: Free Surf lessons, Breakfast and Dinner Monday to Friday only - a set menu If you have allergies or don't eat certain foods, then you will be taken to buy food at your own cost, free wi-fi, Airport pickup and drop off and a welcoming from our Staff. Safe and Secure and Neat Accommodation living in the house with 6 children from the community, Pick up and Drop off for Church on Sundays, free transport to and from the projects daily, a trip to the shops to buy food once a week, and an Orientation of Muizenberg area and the township area (where the children are from) on arrival. You will be shown where the banks and shops are and we will assist you in getting a sim card for your phone to work in South Africa and wi-fi on your phone too. You will have the weekends free to explore the garden route at your own cost to hire a car. Car hire is around $15-$30 a day. The volunteers usually hire cars together. You can speak to the leaders to assist you in booking any tour you would like to book.

Prices exclude flights, travel insurance and visas. (You will get a free 90 day visitors visa on entry to South Africa).