Cape town Youth development and learn to Surf Project (child care optional).

Learn to surf with the less privileged whilst staying near the beach of Muizenberg. 

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“Work with children and youth and teach the underprivileged to surf whilst staying in a Private room - in neat and safe accommodation at the beach (no surfing experience necessary)”.

The program runs From Monday to wednesday (from 11 am - 5.30 pm) and Saturdays from 8am-1.30pm, with Thursdays, fridays and Sundays free to explore the area and the peninsula of Cape town and Go to the Local Victory Church on Sundays (optional).  Our aim is to help many children in need whilst adding hope and Love into their lives. This Project was founded by Mandy Weschta Buchan in 2007, Since then Many Surf schools have started teaching Surfing to the Less Privileged children.   We give the children encouragement by teaching them new skills and helping them with their Home work daily before Surfing.  These children are from very poor backgrounds. We encourage the children and continue to introduce a good foundation into their lives. We are teaching the children new skills such as: Life skills, Surfing, Soccer, Literacy and Reading, Computer literacy and programming, African Drumming and Creative movement and Arts and Crafts, Ocean Conservation and Environmental Education.  Your help and assistance in running these Projects will be much appreciated. We do have a leader working with you during all the activities.  These projects run throughout the year (except from the 20th December - 15th January the surfing project is closed).
We welcome you as a volunteer to Pray with the children and read the bible to them.

Volunteer programs Begin every Monday of the Month and departures are also every Monday of the month.  Volunteers can choose from 1 week to 24 weeks (long term discounts are available). You will get a 90 days visa FREE of charge on entry into South Africa, as long as you hold a (USA, UK OR EU Passport) please let customs know on entry, that you are on holiday visiting the country.

Volunteer Program fee - Learn to surf and teach the less privileged to surf (Payment due 1.5 months before Arrival):

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks
$595 $1100 $1635 $2230 $2825 $3360 $4015 $4610 $5205 $5800
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Volunteer Program fee- Child care in the Morning and Surfing project in the afternoon, join 2 projects daily (Payment due 1.5 months before Arrival):

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks
$695 $1300 $1985 $2630 $3325 $4020 $4715 $5410 $6105 $6800
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If you come for more than 10 weeks then we offer a 10% discount off the price. (let us know if you are coming for more than 10 weeks and we will send you the
discounted rate.

Registration Fee: To reserve your place with us we require a registration fee of : $260.  This fee reserves your place with us and it does not expire. You will then have time to save up for the Project fee above (the Project fee is only payable 1.5 months before  arrival). Once your place is reserved with us, then you can go ahead and book your flight to arrive on a Monday and depart on a Monday.

What do your fees pay for?

  • Registration Fee Above covers – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers. 
  • Volunteer Program Fee above covers – Airport pick up on a Monday/ Drop off on a Monday, free wi-fi, program supervision, staff support, staff to show you around, Accommodation in a Stunning Volunteer house (Very safe and neat), room with kettle and hand basin. Restaurant on site is open from 7:30am to 12:30pm Tuesday to Saturday or 3 meals a day for $25 a day Tuesday to Saturday. (There is a shop near by called checkers 2 minutes walk away, that makes fresh meals and sells all produce, there are also heaps of restaurants on the beach front 2 minutes walk away) fresh bedding every 2nd week, Free Surf Lessons, Free use of Surfing Gear, free t-shirt, Free welcome dinner on arrival, donation to the project,  in-country administration costs and staff fees. You will get a 90 day visa free of charge when entering the country as long as you hold a EU, UK OR USA Passport.

What additional costs will you have?

The Volunteer must provide for the following:
  • flights, Travel insurance 
  • Budget $50 a week for food. (we have a grocery store with fresh produce 5 minutes walk away from the house).
  • Budget $20 a week for transport to and from the projects.
  • All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure
  • Mobile phone / internet charges/ there are some restaurants that offer free internet at the beach front. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities. Wattsapp and BBM does work in South Africa – you can message overseas with this service if you hold an android / blackberry phone.  It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options. However you could put your roam on for text messages to over-seas if you wish too. Please make sure you open your phone to work in other countries. This way you can buy a South African sim card for $1 and buy data here to chat on wattsapp, viber and Face book. You can also use our free wi-fi at the house.
  • Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc.

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