dreams to reality is a trusted, reliable and safe volunteering solution to over 5000 volunteers since 2011
We aim to provide an affordable volunteer and adventure experiences to international travellers/volunteers from all around the world. From experiencing the Big 5, volunteering with our local Community Organisations and Wild Life Parks, this will be a life changing experience for all. Through our programs such as Teaching, ChildCare, Sports Development and Surf Development, DTR’s mission is to effect change and educate children from some of Cape Town’s underserved communities while giving our international travellers/volunteer some of the unforgettable adventure activities that Cape Town has to offer.
Childcare Volunteering Program
Childcare Volunteering Program plays an important role in a needy child's life. Increasing access to care and education for the children brings hope, joy, and love to Cape Town communities. Some of the children have lost their parents to crime, alcohol or drug abuse, and HIV/AIDS. For instance, they have to live with their relatives or neighbors, who often do not have the means to take proper care of them. Your experience and time in Childcare Volunteering Program will be inspiring to you.
School Holiday Programs
DTR Volunteering School Holiday programs run during vacation breaks. Activities such as sports, arts & crafts, museum visits, and many more fun activities. Developing an independent holiday program to provide meals, basic education, and life skills to more than 60+ underserved children every day for the duration of the vacation break.
School Teaching Development
Volunteer Teaching with DTR Assists four schools in underprivileged areas with volunteers who bring inspiration and hope to provide teaching support and valuable manpower in a wide range of other initiatives including providing meals and basic clothing items to students. Volunteering sets the way forward for the children by bringing hope and opportunity to them.
Volunteering Surf Outreach program in Cape Town will inspire you while working with disadvantaged children. Bringing Dreams To Reality. Providing extracurricular surf lessons to more than 20 students per day and empowering the students to participate in a Western Cape surfing competition. These types of interactions boost the self-esteem of the children makes them strive for better achievements. Bringing Dreams To Reality
Christmas Time is here through love and hope.
At DTR we aim to provide communities with support all year round through sports, teaching and other intiatives in bring hope, skills and employment to the needy. This Christmas we donated Boxes of food to the needy so they may enjoy the festive time with their loved ones. Sharing the joy and love all year round with Travel & Volunteers and local suppliers with their donations. Bringing Dreams To Reality to over 100 families. Thinking about Traveling & Volunteering but on a tight budget, go to our Facebook, Instagram & website pages for more inspiration and deals. Sign up for March 2020 to June 2020 and receive a 20% discount on all program & tour fees. T & C apply
My name is Ella, I’m 25 from Australia and this is my third time volunteering in South Africa. It’s hard to put into words how much I love this place and how much South Africa has changed my life. I’ve volunteered in the childcare, teaching, sports development and surf outreach programs and loved all of them. Each program comes with the privilege of helping and supporting the children and young people from the township Capricorn. My experiences getting to know the kids and being apart of each program has been the most rewarding, enjoyable, at times emotional and inspirational times of my life.
My name is Donya Tarek, I'm 25 from Egypt. I volunteered in the teaching project in Muizenberg, Cape Town for 1 week. Although one week was a very short period of time but this was one of the best experiences I've ever had in my life. I can literally say that this 1 week has changed a lot in me and how I see the world around me. The amount of love and warmth that I felt around those kids is inexplicable. I was surprised by how organized and helpful the team was, everything was just perfect. I loved how I could see the passion and urge to make a difference in each of the team members' eyes and how the smallest thing I did with the kids really made a difference. In this very short time, I fell in love with every part of Cape Town and with every single person I met there. It was a happy, emotional and definitely an impactful experience. It's been 2 months already and I can't seem to get over this experience. I will definitely come back to Muizenberg one day.
Best experience of my life! Went for 3 weeks in 2017 and needed to come back, did a 2 month stint over summer 2018/2019 and all I want to do is go back. Was on surf outreach program and I loved every minute. Made life long connections with both kids and volunteers and everyone else I met. The kids brought me so much joy that every weekend would come and I’d miss them for the two days we didn’t have program. I constantly miss the kids and cannot wait to return as soon as I can and watch them develop, they are the most amazing group of young individuals. The fellow volunteers I have remained friends with and still talk, these friends made so many funny stories and we experienced so much of South Africa together that we will always hold the memories and make more. I also felt the staff were great and very knowledgeable and they were definitely looking out for the kids needs and ours and you could see the kids respect for them. All I wish is to be back surfing with those kids in muizenberg.
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