Summer 2018 - experience life in rural South Africa with a group from all over the world!

Assisting teachers in a rural village school
July 15 - August 4, 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
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$39 per day to One Heart Christian Foundation
100% of this fee is paid directly to the non-profit.
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3 Meals a Day
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"One Heart Christian Foundation is a great organisation to do work with. The family you stay with is great! You feel so welcome!" - Jente Ellenkamp, Netherlands.
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Hi, I'm Selene Basson from One Heart Christian Foundation, here is all you need to know about joining this volunteer group at our non-profit
Who we Are
We are a local Non Profit operating on Christian values to help educate, counsel, teach and mentor youth and women in the rural area outside Cape Town, South Africa. Although we are a Christian faith-based foundation, we warmly welcome volunteers from all faiths, religions and walks of life!

Specific dates
July 15, 2018 – August 4, 2018

We will pick you up on Sunday July 15, 2018, at Cape Town International Airport (International Arrivals Waiting Area)

Drop off
We will drop you off on Saturday August 4, 2018, Cape Town International Airport

Places left
Only 8 places left

$39 per day
100% of this fee is paid directly to our non-profit

Our fee includes:
Airport pick up and drop off
Volunteer orientation
Program coordination
Emotional support
3 Meals per day
Transport to and from schools
Welcome pack incl. T-shirt, water bottle, body wash and sponge

Our fee excludes:
Flights and travel costs to Cape Town

Detailed description of volunteer work
• Engage as teacher assistants in the school classroom
• Help with coordinating Outreach Programs
• Coordinate and facilitate youth programs pre-approved by our volunteer coordinator that promote social emotional development with the following topics: Leadership, Taking Ownership, Social behavior and social ethics, Sport and Health, Healthy living and eating (optional)
• Engage in skills and social development activities with school children on Friday afternoons
• Help with preparations for any other projects of the organization

Detailed description of accommodation
Volunteers will stay in a volunteer house located on the premises of the small farm owned by our founding directors, Johan and Selene Basson. The premises are enclosed with lockable yard gates and security on doors and windows.
The volunteer house has:
• 2 rooms, each sleeping 4 persons
• personal lockable closet for each volunteer and a central storage place for suitcases
• 2 showers with dressing spaces inside, 2 toilets and 3 basins, each with its own mirror and head light
• Lounge, kitchen and dining area (open plan)
• Wi-Fi and Satellite TV
• Access to swimming pool
• Bedding and Towels included
• Housekeeping and laundry are provided twice a week, the rest of the week the volunteers need to keep the house clean and tidy themselves.
No smoking or drinking alcohol is allowed inside the volunteer house.

Detailed description of meals
The volunteer house is stacked with food for volunteers to prepare their own breakfast and lunch boxes, including porridge, yogurt, eggs, milk, bread, cold meats, cheese, spreads, fruit, juice, water, coffee and tea, etc. Dinner will be provided every day either at the volunteer house or at the house of our founders.

Typical day
Here’s an outline of a typical day; note that times may change as per activities or distance from the relevant placements.
6:00 – 7:00 Wake up at the volunteer house
6:30 – 7:30 Breakfast – self-help to cereals and porridge
7:00 – 7:50 Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. Work and hours are dependent on the project and distance of the placement that each volunteer is working at. Some can walk to school, others have to take the school bus or some will be taken by car.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break. Volunteers take a packed lunch to their placements.
14:00 – 15:00 Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers travel back to the volunteer house as they left or as per arrangement. At home they can go for a swim or just relax. Sight-seeing and shopping must be pre-arranged as we live outside of town.
18:00 Supper at the volunteer house or founding directors’ house

Support and emergency assistance
We provide 24/7 support that includes emotional counseling and first aid support. In case of a medical emergency requiring more than first aid, we will take the volunteer to a doctor or hospital immediately. Note however that volunteers are required to purchase their own medial insurance as we will not cover these costs.
Should a volunteer need to leave the program for any reason, we will refund the remaining portion of the fee for accommodation and meals (less bank changes), but we will not refund program coordination and transport fees.

Not included; volunteers are responsible for purchasing travel and health insurance at their own cost.

Additional information
• Volunteer orientation and settling in takes place 2 days before the volunteer starts at a school.
• We have a Family Resource Center that is operational over most of the weekends and our volunteers have a choice if they want to or with which programs they want to participate. We are a faith based organization therefore our programs over weekends at our Center are Christian oriented e.g Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and also other social development programs like victim empowerment, parenting or skills development and drug and alcohol awareness programs.
• Our values and the way we go about our programs and projects are very family oriented, therefore our children, families and friends are very involved with the work we do – we need to be examples firstly to our own children and families and that is the motto that we operate by.
• To us you are NOT just another number passing through, you are here for a purpose and we want to build a relationship with you and invite you to be part of our family.
• The volunteers are busy for ¾ of the day during the week at school with busy children, therefore the afternoons are for their own leisure and relaxation.
• The group can be taken out on pre-arranged local tours at an additional cost, please see our link for local excursions available for volunteers.
• Volunteers need to fill in an online application form that will be provided following initial registration and final acceptance to the program is subject to our approval.
Learn more about One Heart Christian Foundation
More about us
We are a Non Profit Organization operating on Christian values to help educate, counsel, teach and mentor youth and women in the rural area in South Africa that we serve. We support rural schools through volunteer assistance while providing counselling to youth and women and running youth programs over weekends to promote positive interaction.
Although we are a Christian faith-based foundation, we warmly welcome volunteers from all faiths, religions and walks of life!