Coffee bay Building, surfing and youth development project

Do you want to join our vision in showing Love to many people in need?  if so, Then this is the perfect project for you.

“Assist us with building our Coffee bay Missions Camp followed by surfing beach time in the afternoons”.

This is the perfect opportunity to see Africa and work with the rural African people in a safe rural environment.

We have a great need for Teams and individuals to come and assist us in Building up our missions camp coffee bay. At our missions camp we welcome individuals and teams from all over the world to come and impact the local Xhosa people in Coffee bay. Our aim is to show the people in the area LOVE and to come alongside the lost and the broken bringing them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We are calling anyone with a heart to build within the community to come and help out.  We have a heart for the local people of coffee bay, to show them Love and to invest time into their lives. Our main current focus is Building on the Missions camp daily Monday to Friday until 3pm daily (with a tea break of 15 minutes and a 30 minute lunch break) Followed by enjoying time on beach with the youth of coffee bay from 3pm-5:30pm. We start off by doing home work with the children after school followed by their reward being to go surfing or play soccer on the beach.

Our beach time is a great time to share the love of the Lord with the youth one on one and to enjoy swimming and surfing in the ocean. We also have soccer equipment we use to play soccer or ball games on the beach. 

The Leaders at the Local Coffee bay school say: "We see a great need amongst our youth to keep them occupied in the afternoons and away from substance abuse. Volunteer in South Africa is a huge blessing to our Youth and children of Coffee bay.  The children that we work with come from very poor backgrounds.  There-fore we are grateful to have volunteer in south Africa show them the Love of Christ and to walk alongside them bringing them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank you for your willingness to come and build up the missions camp coffee bay and impact the youth of Coffee bay. We have a huge need for this help in the area."

Our Surf school is aimed to keep children away from substance abuse after school hours and instead bring them into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.  Many of the children are left alone to care for themselves after school hours so we have a great need for leaders to come and impact their lives. Some of the children and youth we work with are orphaned and others are from very underprivileged back grounds. They have a great need to feel loved and connected with the Holy spirit. 

The children really need 1 on 1 interaction and time, so we are assisting them with their home work, and then we have 1 on 1 surfing time and fun on the beach.

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. 

These are our current focused projects in the area.

*Building project daily from 8am-3pm

*Assisting the youth with their home work, followed by Learning to Surf and teaching the less privileged children to surf, teaching soccer on the beach and bringing the (bible) word to the children until from 3pm-5:30pm

*Counselling 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 and prayer visits

*Assisting with teaching children arts and Crafts

This location runs all year round.


Volunteer programs begin every 1st and 2nd Monday of the month (Please arrange for your flight to arrive at umthatha airport). The flight company that flys to umthatha is else you can fly with which means you need to arrive into East london on a Sunday, then sleep there the night and then catch the to umthatha where our staff will collect you on arrival. There are also local buses you can catch from East London called the intercape, translux or greyhound bus.  You will be given a 90 days visa free of charge on entry into South Africa at the airport, 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 at customs).

Prices include: Accommodation, airport return, Free use of the surfing gear, and a welcoming from our Staff.  Safe and Secure and Neat Accommodation in Africa style living. You will be shown how to get to the main shop on your 1st trip to the shop. There after all the volunteers go together  to the shop. Please budget $4 a week to get to and from the main grocery store.

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

To Register with us as a team, there is no registration fee payable. However if you are travelling alone then there is a once off Fee of $260 / £199 which is a once off registration fee which reserves your place with us. Click here Via our website to pay the registration fee. This fee covers the office running costs at Volunteer in South Africa, as well as our feeding program at and our other organization costs to be able to keep helping the less privileged people of Africa and South Africa.


Fee per person per night coming with a team:

Team of less than 10 people: $25 per night £20 23euros R250
Team of 11-20 people:  $20 per night £16 18euros R200
Team of 21-30 people: $15 per night £12 14euros R150 

Fee per person coming alone for less than 4 weeks stay:

Fee per person per week: $320 £252 290euros R4800
Fee for the 1st week only- includes airport return: $420 £330 380euros  R6300 

Fee per person coming alone for 4 weeks to 11 weeks stay:

Fee per person per week: $295 £233 267euros R4400
Fee for the 1st week only- includes airport return: $399 £312 363euros R5950 

Fee per person coming alone for 12 weeks to 48 weeks stay:

Fee per person per week: $180 £142 165euros R2600
Fee for the 1st week only- includes airport return: $280 £220 253euros R4200

What do your fees pay for?

·         The $260 Registration Fee is payable by individuals travelling alone and 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 (1ST and second Monday of the month only unless you coming as a team then pick up/ drop off will be discussed), Orientation around Coffee bay, Free use of Surf boards, Program supervision and welcoming by staff, Safe Neat and Secure Accommodation, fully equipped kitchen for your use, Project running costs.   

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.

What additional costs will you have?

The Volunteer must provide for the following:

·         Visa (you will get a 90 days visitors visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT. Please let customs know you are visiting on Holiday,
·         All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure
·         Mobile phone. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities.  You can use your Mobile phone from abroad in South Africa. You can buy a sim card here and wi-fi for your phone. Please make sure your phone is opened up to work abroad. Face book and wattsapp works in South Africa.
·         Meals are not included in the fees, please budget around $50 a week for food. Transport to the shop and back is $4 per return trip. 
·         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.
·       flights and Travel insurance need to be booked by you at your own cost.


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