Masikhule Childcare is a registered non-profit organization that realized the need for better quality care for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in the townships and disadvantaged communities. They offer training in childcare skills to unemployed women, crèche workers and community workers in child development and stimulation.
Your volunteering time will be spent at Sikhutahle Day Care and Thabong Daily Care in Nomzamo, Strand. In 2006 Masikhule Childcare assisted 3 women to open these crèches. With some basic formal training and a staff of 5 helpers each, Muriel and Anastacia are taking care of about 150 kids, aged 7 months - 6 years. The children get 3 meals per day, which means not all the staff are assisting with the children as some have to perform kitchen duties. All kinds of volunteer support is needed. You could be an assistant teacher in the 4 - 6 year old group, or look after the babies if that is your preference.
The workday is from 9 am - 3pm, and you will work 5 days per week, from Monday to Friday.
Country: South Africa, Western Cape, Strand
Minimum stay: 1 week, we recommend 4 weeks
Maximum stay: 12 weeks
The Cheetah Conservation program is situated in the magnificent mountain valleys of Stellenbosch on South Africa's most famous wine route. This project aims to help in the conservation of the Cheetah in South Africa by helping out with the day to day care of the animals and helping to educate people, as well as to encourage a greater understanding of these magnificent animals.
Your work will consist of preparation of food for the cheetahs, taking care of the Anatolian dogs, cleaning up the feeding area and the holding enclosures, as well as hosting the projects guests (which includes introducing them to the cheetahs).
Since you will be working with the public, as well as animals, you need to be an outgoing and enthusiastic person with a sense of humour and a genuine compassion for animal welfare. A high level of English is required and we welcome international volunteers.
The workday is from 10 am - 5 pm (6 pm in the summer months), and you will work 5 days per week on a rotation basis.
Country: South Africa, Western Cape, Stellenbosch
Minimum stay: 4 weeks, we recommend at least 6 weeks
Maximum stay: 12 weeks
Phone: +27 (0) 84 552 1873
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