Sabbatical year, Gap Year, Long stay: South Africa

The programme

To take part in this volunteer programme you should expect to be at level B1 (minimum level required) in English. We recommend you start the programme with a 2-week (or longer) English course. You will then start working as a volunteer in one of the rewarding positions available to you for four weeks up to six months. The whole programme (course + volunteer work) lasts for a total of two to seven months.
Examples of volunteering projects in Cape Town:

Community-based projects include helping at St Joseph’s Home for children suffering from chronic diseases, the Red Cross hospital, daily football training in schools, gardening in a clinic for AIDS patients, etc.

Animal-based projects allow you to take part in the rehabilitation and care of wild or domestic animals, such as African elephants, big cats, penguins, or birds of prey.
Please note: for volunteer projects taking place outside of Cape Town, participants will be charged ZAR 300 per week for transportation.
Programme requirements:

- Minimum age: 18
- Tourist visa for up to three months, possibility to extend it on site
- Recommended 4-week English course
- Minimum English level: B1
- CV and questionnaire completed in English
- Cover letter indicating the preferred field of activity and the volunteer's ambitions