What’s Included:

  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Volunteer Placement and Support
  • Airport pick up (Drop can be arranged at extra cost)
  • 24/7 EMERGENCY support
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Breakfast & Dinner at DTR accommodation (Mon – Fri)

What’s NOT Included:

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

The aim of the Teaching project in South Africa is to provide assistance within public schools in low-income communities in Cape Town, to support struggling students and help ease the workload of teachers within under-resourced classrooms.

As a Teaching volunteer in Cape Town, you will be placed in one of three public primary schools, where you will work alongside local teachers or other volunteers. Typical subjects taught at these schools include English, Mathematics, Life Skills, Social Studies, Art and Physical studies, however there is a heavy emphasis on English. You will be either tutoring for 1-hour blocks, or assisting a local teacher in the classroom, and follow a set curriculum with work books. You may also be asked to help organize other activities for the students, including sports.

As you will be working with the support of DTR’s local team and placement staff, you do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate.

Please note that if you apply for the Teaching project during the school holidays, you will be switched to a school holiday project. Keep in mind that towards the end of each term, exams will be written and teaching work is therefore limited during these periods.

School Holidays 2019

  • 21 Mar – 8 Apr
  • 24 Jun – 15 Jul
  • 30 Sep – 4 Oct
  • 12th Dec – 6 Jan ‘20

Whats the cost?

All inclusive.

1 week teaching volunteering US$‎ 245.00
2 weeks teaching volunteering US$‎ 410.00
4 weeks teaching volunteering US$‎ 740.00
6 weeks teaching volunteering US$‎ 1,050.00
8 weeks teaching volunteering US$‎ 1,380.00

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Any additional information:

All volunteering programs are inclusive of airport pick up, breakfast, lunch and dinner 5 days a week. There will be a house manager on weekends 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.

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