Surf Outreach

What’s Included:

  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick up and your volunteer placement
  • 24/7 EMERGENCY support
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at DTR accommodation

What’s NOT Included:

  • Visa Application
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • End of program departure arrangement
    (accommodation and transport to the airport)

You don’t need to be a pro surfer to appreciate the thrill involved in the sport of surfing and surf enthusiasts of all abilities are welcome to join our Surf Outreach project in South Africa! This is an after school project in which volunteers help facilitate local children in learning how to surf while teaching them valuable life skills.

On the Surf Outreach project, you will be working with children aged between 9 and 15 years old, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds where poverty, abuse and violence is not uncommon. You will provide a positive influence on these children and help build their self-confidence by providing them with an opportunity to spend their free time in a healthy and productive way. Examples of volunteer duties on the project include planning activities and teaching the children how to surf or play beach games, cleaning wetsuits, cleaning the surf development center, preparing sandwiches for the students. You will typically spend five days per week surfing but may also spend days teaching beach games if surf conditions are not suitable. If you’d like to supplement your time on this project, you can also spend one morning per week taking part in the Teaching or Childcare projects. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn how to surf with an instructor and have access to the surf equipment in the morning, while the students are at school.

During the school holidays, a holiday project timetable is organized for the children by volunteers and the local coordinator.

This project is open to all volunteers who are competent swimmers, however, you do not need to know how to surf to participate.

Whats the cost?

All inclusive.

1 week surf outreach volunteering US$‎ 490.00
2 weeks surf outreach volunteering US$‎ 800.00
4 weeks surf outreach volunteering US$‎ 1,550.00
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All volunteering programs are inclusive of airport pick up, breakfast, lunch and dinner 5 days a week. Weekend food will be provided for self catering purposes (Saturdays & Sundays) as there will be no staff to attend to cooking over weekends. However there will be a house manager to assist with any needs that are required.

During school holidays there will be a holiday program running which will vary with activities due to location, weather and time of year. Program outline will be finalized 3 months before school holidays. We cater for approximately 100 children during each school holidays.

Registration fee books your spot on our programs and is utilized for marketing and administration purposes for all correspondence to volunteers.

Surf program is purely a development program and costs are higher due to equipment usage for volunteers, children and a feeding scheme for the children after surfing. If surf volunteers would like to order a custom DTR wetsuit there will be an additional cost for this. Info on costing varies due to sizes and thickness, contact us for more details.

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