Terms and Conditions of Service

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Volunteer in South Africa / Abreakaway Volunteers carefully before submitting your booking form. By clicking on the box besides the words 'I have read and agree to the Volunteer in South Africa legal terms and conditions' and agreeing to them in the online booking application form, you agree to the following terms and conditions. 

Travelling

The volunteer is solely responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, specifically including all airfares or other transport costs to and from the host country as well as any local transport costs to site see etc (if we offer transport to and from Projects then this is included in the price). It is the responsibility of the volunteer to carry all necessary documents when travelling abroad. While Volunteer in South Africa may advise the volunteer on required travel documentation, Volunteer in South Africa is not responsible for any supporting documents necessary for the volunteer's travel needs or other purposes.

Insurance in Place

Volunteer in South Africa does not provide the volunteer with insurance of any kind. Travel insurance is mandatory for each volunteer, and the volunteer will need to purchase this prior to departing on the trip. The volunteer is solely responsible for evaluating and determining the type, extent and levels of any insurance coverage they need or desire for their planned volunteer travel period. However, it must cover their entire travel period. 

Our Refund Policy

Compared to similar companies that provide comparable comprehensive volunteer service opportunities, Volunteer in South Africa’s registration and program fees are significantly less than the fees charged by some companies. Therefore we do not offer refunds.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree to our no refunds policy.  
By paying us, you agree to making no charge backs on our Paypal account or Claims for the money paid to us via Paypal. 

Volunteer in South Africa Rewards

If you sign up for more than one project in more than one country then we will waiver $30 off your 2nd Registration fee payable. If you refer a friend to join you on the same dates that you are joining us then you will get 50% off your registration fee). Both parties will need to pay at the same time to be legible for this service.

Registration Fees

Volunteer in South Africa reserves the right to revise the registration fee at any time before you have booked. All registration fee revisions will be made via the Volunteer in South Africa website with seven days advanced notice given before they take affect. Registration fee revisions are not applicable to volunteers who have already submitted their online booking before the revisions are due to take affect. A volunteer’s placement on a program cannot be confirmed until registration fee has been paid in full. All registration fee payments attract a 4.5% transaction fee charge to cover PayPal fees (where applicable), bank fees and currency conversion charges.
 
Registration fees are non- refundable should you cancel your trip to come to South Africa.

Program Fees

Details of the program fees are set out on our website. Because Program fees are paid to our partner organizations (either directly on arrival or through us to them) they are not refundable by Volunteer in South Africa. Program fees paid through Volunteer in South Africa by means of online payment, bank or wire transfer will need to have transaction costs covered by the volunteer. Program fee revisions may take place on our website, however are not applicable to volunteers who have already paid their registration fee before the revisions take effect. Program fees are due 30 days prior to the beginning of the volunteer’s program placement. Failure to make this payment can result in a loss of volunteer placement with no refund of registration fee. All program fee payments attract a 4.5% transaction fee charge to cover PayPal fees (where applicable), bank fees and currency conversion charges.
Registration fees and program fees are not transferrable to other persons.

Change of Dates and Duration

Once registered and before they begin their trip, the volunteer is entitled to change their start date and duration once, at no additional cost.

Personal Risks

The volunteer acknowledges and accepts the responsibilities and risks associated with their agreement to travel to, temporarily live in and provide volunteer services in a developing country. Such travel and volunteer work can be often hazardous and involves a certain degree of risk, and personal perils to the volunteer, both foreseen and unforeseen, all of which are fully accepted by and solely assumed by the volunteer. Therefore, Volunteer in South Africa/ abreakaway volunteers/ including any and all of its employees, managers, all directors, shareholders, host families and host country partner organizations are not liable, to the maximum extent of the law, for any loss or harm the volunteer or associates may suffer, including but not limited to loss caused directly or indirectly by:
  • Personal injury;
  • Emotional injury;
  • Death;
  • Illness or disease;
  • Damage to or loss of property;
  • Hostage situations; or
  • War or terrorism.

Indemnity

The volunteer agrees to indemnify Volunteer in south Africa/ Abreakway Volunteers/ all staff/ all members and parties against any and all liability which May incur arising directly or indirectly out of, or in connection (in any way) with, the volunteer's travel to, living in and providing services in the volunteer's nominated country. 

Drug and Alcohol Use

The volunteer must abide by the rules put in place by the organization (volunteer in sa is partnered with), Volunteer placement institution and host family in regards to alcohol consumption. Drug use (unless prescribed by a doctor) is strictly prohibited and will result in instant dismissal from the program with no refund.

Miscellaneous

The volunteer agrees to comply with the partner organization's code of conduct.
 
Volunteer in South Africa reserves the right to use feedback and images provided by volunteers for website materials such as testimonials.
 
Volunteer in South Africa provides a service connecting volunteers to partner organizations. You agree that Volunteer in Sa/ Abreakaway volunteers / all employees are not liable for any actions or omissions of any partner organization.
 
To the full extent permissible at law, all representations, terms, warranties, guarantees, or conditions whether implied by statute, common law or custom of the trade or otherwise, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and guarantees, are excluded.
 
This website is presented solely for the purpose of promoting Volunteer in South Africas / abreakaway volunteers services and those of Volunteer in South Africas partner organizations. This site is controlled and operated by Volunteer in South Africa from its offices in South Africa. Volunteer in South Africa makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.
 
Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible to the extent local law is applicable.
 
Volunteer in South Africa does not warrant or make any representations regarding the correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise of the materials in this site or the result of their use.
 
Volunteer in South Africa and its partner organizations reserve the right to remove the volunteer from the program should the volunteer not adhere to the rules set out.

Force Majeure

Volunteer in South Africa has no liability for any lack of performance, unavailability or failure of the services or its website, or for any failure of Volunteer in South Africa to comply with these terms and conditions, where the same arises from any cause reasonably beyond the control of Volunteer in south africa.

Governing Law

These terms are governed by the laws of South Africa.
 

Port Elizabeth Sports and Surfing Project

Do you want to work with Children adding Hope into their lives, whilst staying in Port-Elizabeth, South Africa? (close to Jeffrey’s Bay, a Famous surfing spot).

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“Share your Love and Care with Underprivileged Children in Port-Elizabeth”.

Bradley and the Teachers of the child care Projects, say: "We started the project to give something back to South Africa.  We saw that the Childcare Centres needed assistance so we decided to start a Large school and Child Care Centre within our Church (we now have around 200 students).  These Centres were started out of a desperate need for education, parenting and caring.  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.  These children are from very poor backgrounds.  Some of them have no parents. We encourage the children and help within the school and child care centres with activities for the Children.  As a Volunteer you will assist the teacher in teaching the children new skills, and helping with general activities and helping teach children 1 on 1 within the classroom. If you want to prepare a lesson for the children, then you are welcome to liase with the classroom Teacher.

When Joining our Location in Port-elizabeth you have the Opportunity to get involved in many extra projects (at no extra cost).  The Church and Centre run the following projects that you can get involved with:

 

*Child care Projects

*School to school Music and Evangelism and Preaching

*Teaching Projects

*Church Leadership

*Soccer and sports Projects

*Church Leadership

*Councilling

*Clinical and Medical

*Church on Sundays and Getting involved in the Church leadership Projects

*Feeding and Evangelism

*Church courses that run in the evenings

*House to house Evangelism in the Townships

*Arts and Drama

 

Please do let us know before arrival 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).  

 

This program runs daily – Monday to Friday Except for school Holidays. During the school holidays you are most welcome to get involved in our other activities within the Church and Centre.

 

(Please note school holidays are: 28th March - 7th April, 21st June - 15th July, 20th Sept - 1st October, 4th December - 16th January, the schools are closed on these dates, however our other projects do still run on these dates, so you are most welcome to get involved in our Feeding projects, evangelism, school to school ministry work, helping out at the Church and enjoying Safaris on the weekends).

 

Volunteer programs begin every Monday of each month (Please arrange for your flight to arrive at PORT-ELIZABETH Airport on a Monday) If this is not possible then we will make a plan to collect you, however we do prefer it if you can arrive on a Monday.  Volunteers can choose from 1 week to 96 weeks.  We do have a 6 month Evangelism and Church leadership Programme running from the 28th January until the 28th July that you may Join if you wish to pay less and come and serve Long-term.

 

Prices include Airport pickup and drop off on departure and a welcoming from our Staff, Safe and Secure Accommodation, transport to and from the Project daily (Monday to Friday), Transport to buy food weekly, Pick up and Drop off for Church on Sondays and a brief Orientation.  You will have the weekends free to explore and enjoy our Garden Route safari if you wish to join.

Prices exclude flights, travel insurance and visas.

 

To Register with us there is a once off Fee of $295 / £180 (a once off registration fee). This registration fee will be discounted to $250 / £150 if you pay us within 5 days from when you send your registration form to us. A percentage of these fees are donated as charity. When you submit your application form to us, there is also a small $10 / £8 application form fee. This fee pays for our www.lovetogive.co.za feeding projects. 

 

PRICES:

$370 / £245, for the 1st week and $330/ £215 for every additional week.

 

What do your fees pay for?

·         Registration Fee – 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 – Airport pick up/Airport Drop off, Basic Orientation, Program supervision and welcoming by staff at airport, Safe and Secure Accommodation, Internet (the internet in South Africa is not uncapped), weekly shopping trip to buy food, Transport to and from the projects (Monday to Friday) and transport to and from Church on a Sunday if you wish to Join.  Project costs and some staff fees.

 

What additional costs will you have?

The Volunteer must provide for the following:

·         Visa (you will get a 3 month visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT), flights, Travel insurance.

·         All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure

·         Mobile phone / internet charges (only if you wish to purchase additional internet to chat on Skype etc). A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities.  You may let your service provider know you are coming Abroad, or you may buy a South African Mobile Phone at the cost of around $20 for a cheap phone.

·         Watsapp and BBM do work in South Africa to message abroad (as long as you have a android phone, Smart Phone or Blackberry phone and you may put roaming on your phone before departure). It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options. 

·         Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc.

·         If you wish to do activities on the weekends then you will need to bring extra money for this.

·         You may book a safari by emailing us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Cape Town Surfing Project - Learn to Surf for free and Learn to Teach Children to Surf.

Do you love the outdoors and would love to learn and teach surfing whilst adding hope into a child’s life?

Learn to surf and teach less privileged children to surf.

The program runs daily – Monday to Friday.  Our aim is to get the children off the streets and to stop them begging.  This project is run by David at one of the best learn to surf beaches in Cape town. Fiona and David, say: "They started the project to give something back to South Africa. They were saddened to see these children suffering and resorting to substance abuse because of the neglect they experienced at home.  We wanted them to experience some Joy and love, so we decided to do something about it!” 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

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 visas.

PRICE PER WEEK:

$420 for the 1st and 2nd week

$350 for every additional week

(These prices include a FREE Dinner on the night of arrival, a FREE drive around the Cape town Peninsula, A FREE visit to see the Penguins in Simonstown, 1 night out in the area each week, FREE Cape Town Bus tour, 4 FREE surfing lessons, Unlimited use of Surfing Gear).

Prices exclude the Registration Fee of $295 / £180 (a once off registration fee). This fee will be discounted to $250 / £150 as long as you pay us within 5 days from when you send us your registration form. A percentage of these fees are donated as charity towards the community.

What do your fees pay for?

  • Registration Fee – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers. 
  • Volunteer Program Fee – Airport pick up/ Drop off, program supervision, Accommodation in a Lodge, Transport to and from the Project, Free Surf Lessons, Free use of Surfing Gear,  in-country administration costs and staff fees. 

What additional costs will you have?

The Volunteer must provide for the following:
  • Visa (you will get a 3 month visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT), flights. Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure
  • Mobile phone / internet charges. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities. It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options. 
  • Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc

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Child care, Sports and Surfing Project Cape town

 

Learn to surf, with underprivileged kids, project development by taking photos or blogging for the website. Help out with kids activities such as hiking or beach soccer.”.

Learn to surf and teach less privileged children to surf, whilst teaching children education to improve their lives.

 

This project is situated along the beautiful Coastline of Cape town, at one of the best learn to surf beach'es in South Africa. Learn to surf or improve your skills on one of the most chilled out, surf-friendly waves in the world Surf with kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity  – and help to make sure they’re doing it safely. Enjoy life on the beach and all its related activities from beach volleyball and soccer to chilling with a book. Experience beautiful Cape Town and all it has to offer. You dont need experience in Surfing to Join this Project.  You only need to have a heart to serve and a heart for helping teach children skills.
Muizenberg, Cape Town is renowned as one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. There are no rips and currents at this beach, just gentle waves which roll in, almost begging you to ride them. On this trip you’ll learn the thrilling, addictive art of surfing, and then have the fantastic opportunity to surf with kids from the underprivileged areas around Muizenberg whilst teaching them education, Music and skills. The children have a tough upbringing in which money is short and their community and they are troubled by violence and tragedy. At this project we provide the children with The opportunity to get out of that situation and into the water where they can laugh, have healthy, happy fun and forget their troubles for a few hours is absolutely priceless. And they wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of volunteers like you. You’ll be exposing them to new skills, the Love of Jesus, discipleship, pray, bible study, your culture and amazing experiences while you get to spend your days on the beautiful beaches or in the water.
Enjoy soaking up the sunshine on Pristine white beaches and escaping the humdrum of everyday life. In your free time you can explore everything that amazing Cape Town has to offer. Who would have thought that giving back could be so much fun?


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 PRICES:

2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks
$662 $825 $985 $1,145 $1,300 $1,460 $1,620 $1,785
£510 £635 £760 £885 £1005 £1125 £1250 £1375
 
To reserve your place with us our once off registration fee is $260. Our office staff will send you proof of payment received as soon as we receive your registration fee. Please make the reference your name and surname.  The remainder of the weekly fees are due 1 month before departure from your Country.

What you get

Expert help-desk

We're always available to offer support and guidance before, during and after your trip.

Thorough project briefing materials

Once you’ve booked you'll receive a full pack of all the information you need for the project. It contains general information about volunteering, your specific project and South Africa as well as advice on safety, visas and inoculations.

Airport pickup

Don’t worry about arriving in a new country on your own. We’ll be there to welcome you and take you to your accommodation.

Arrival orientation

Soon after you arrive you’ll attend a thorough orientation with our team. It covers everything you need to know about your next few days, dos and don’ts and your safety. You can ask any questions and find out more about the fun stuff to do around Cape Town and South Africa.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation is included with all projects and meals are included with some. We only use locally-owned and operated accommodation so that part of your placement fee is filtering back into the local economy. Most projects offer homestay, guesthouse or shared volunteer houses as standard accommodation, but some offer the chance to upgrade to a more comfortable living standard.

24/7 emergency support

We’re always on hand in case of an emergency.

 
What do your fees pay for?
  • Registration Fee – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers.
  • Volunteer Program Fee – Basic orientation, staff costs to supervise, accommodation at a lovely Beach resort, country administration costs, pick up and drop off in umtata- and collection by a staff member, shuttle to buy food weekly, use of surfing equipment.

What additional costs will you have?

*The Volunteer must provide for the following: 

·         Visa (you will get a 3 month visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT),

·         All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure

·         Mobile phone/ internet charges. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities. It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options.

·         Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc

·         If you wish to book a safari you can email our tours desk on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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