Volunteer with VOLUNTEER & TRAVEL


We are a non-profit based in underprivileged communities in Durban, South Africa. These are day centres for children and NOT orphanages. We place children with care givers and or relatives but we still provide support for them.

Volunteer & Travel offers a very unique and authentic experience to those that wish to explore South Africa while being part of its diverse culture.We travel and stay in communities that are not always in the mainstream for tourists. Volunteering and giving time to organizations that are part of the community allows travelers an opportunity to immerse themselves in our culture.Our volunteer programs are short term and long term plus, we provide hostel/backpacker accommodation within the community.

Our expeditions are in 7 seater SUVs, ready for adventure. There is also a backpacking feel to it even though we stay in great hostels, backpackers, lodges and sometimes camping sites.There is always the reassurance of travelling with a local but with the freedom to explore each place on your or with the group.

We are committed to giving and supporting the communities we work and live. Volunteer & Travel is founded on principles of dignity and respect for the environment and the people we wish to empower. Integration and immersing Volunteers in these communities vital , even more meaningful than handing out gift and leaving

Our aim to empower and help non-profit organization s figure out methods of remaining self efficient. One of these organizations that benefits is a Community Centre For Children and Flashmobkindness. Our Volunteer Program is centred around these two organizations, there are 3 children's centres around Durban and with Flashmobkindness we volunteer around South Africa looking for places that need assistance.

We encourage open minded and positive people to join our adventures.

Volunteering Rates only : Includes Accommodation/Food/Local tranportation

2 WEEKS - $ 286 / 260 Euros
4 WEEKS - $ 458 / 440 Euros
6 WEEKS - $ 658 / 592 Euros
8 WEEKS - $ 727 / 650 Euros
10 WEEKS - $ 902 / 810 Euros
12 WEEKS - $ 1009 / 905 Euros

Our Activities

What We Need



Prospective volunteers will have to go through an interview process via Skype

•Kitchen duties
•Special projects
•We would like volunteers to help around the centers, anywhere possible.

WE are only looking for people that are passionate about volunteering.

Volunteering Daily schedule Monday to Friday

•8:00 am- help our care givers with preparing breakfast for the kids
Keeping the children entertained before breakfast

•9:30am - Working with the our care givers with teaching children, songs and basic educational activities
•10:30am -Help Kids wash hands and prepare for snack time.
•11:00am - Nap time for the kids and volunteers take a break for 45 Minutes
•11:45 am Volunteers play with the kids outside until lunch whilst others are helping prepare lunch
*12:30am Watch over the children while eating lunch.
•2:00pm Volunteers choose from different educational activities for the children.

Volunteers can choose to be part of our garden program. Other Volunteers are allowed to hold workshops to educate our caregivers about child care or any other education workshop. Some can be placed permanently in the kitchen.
We also take our volunteers to our other centres and they can help with support groups and an opportunity to see how the other centres operate. They can offer to teach kids English.
The children are from ages 1-5.

Year-round 1st of every month except December and January
4 weeks

What We Provide


Volunteers get an opportunity to shadow our teachers while they teach the children until the volunteer can handle a class on their own.We also have roles in the kitchen for volunteers that are enthusiastic about preparing food. We try to grown our own food in our vegetable gardens and make effort in providing healthy food for the children and volunteers.One of South Africa's biggest supermarket provides our centers with food that we distribute to all the centers and the communities.

Volunteers assist with packaging the distribution throughout all the centers. There are gardening projects positions available to volunteers that are keen on being outdoors and maintaining the vegetable gardens in all three centers. We are at the revamping stage of all the centers so painting has been a big part of the process so we need volunteers to continue to paint the centers.

Our location is not in your typical traveler route, these areas have a deep local history and culture. The culture is dominated buy Zulu speaking communities that are proud of the culture and traditions.Volunteers are immersed in the Zulu culture and tradition throughout their stay. We prefer volunteers that are open minded, respectful and are willing to work as a team towards the betterment of the centers.

We provide a stable family environment and are supportive towards our volunteers. We guide you in dealing with culture shock and how to navigate in your new environment whilst you are part of our family structure.

Every Friday we travel to exciting locations around South Africa so we experience backpacking to places like the Drakensberg Mountains, Lesotho, where we hike and enjoy the Basotho culture. Other locations are Johannesburg/Soweto, Kruger National Park,Mozambique, Kwa-Zulu/St.Lucia and Hluhluwe Game Reserve,Wild Coast, Garden Route and Cape Town. All these roadtrips are included include accomodation at backpacker hostels,food and activities like Safari, hiking and walking tours. This is included in the price just depending on how long you are volunteering.

Volunteers do not have to bring any special equipment other than a positive attitude.

We arrange a Skype orientation just to prepare the Volunteers just before they leave for South Africa

Also Included in the price are weekly trips to:

Lesotho/Drakensberg/Kruger National Park/Johannesburg/Soweto/Mozambique/Wild Coast/Garden Route/Cape Town/Kwa-Zulu/St.Lucia and
St Lucia/Wetlands/Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Volunteer & Travel, includes Backpacking to the Kruger National Park , Johannesburg, Drakensberg Mountain, Lesotho, a beach trip to Mozambique and a stop in Swaziland, and a drive adventure along the Garden Route all the way to Cape Town.


Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

10 to 20 people


email us for Volunteer & Travel packages

Volunteering opportunity, accommodation onsite and on all trips, safaris, tours. most foods and airport pickup.

The included trips depend on the duration of your stay with the program

4 Weeks:
Hluhluwe Game Reserve

6 Weeks:
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Kruger National Park
Wild Coast

8 Weeks:
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Kruger National Park
Wild Coast

12 Weeks:
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Kruger National Park
Cape Town/Garden Route
Wild Coast


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55 Monty Naicker Street, 207 Ambassador House, Durban, 4001, Durban, South Africa.
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Additional Info

Send us your CV/Resume and we can set up a Skype appointment to discuss our program.

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