Volunteer with Qolora Education Centre

Qolora Education Centre

Butterworth , South Africa, Africa

We are a registered Non Profit Organization involved in education in remote rural schools in Transkei, Eastern Cape South Africa

The education system is disintegrating in the Eastern Cape and the resources usually available to other schools are non-existent in this region. Therefore, all schools have a shortage of desks, textbooks, stationery and a lack of running water or proper ablutions. Unfortunately the students suffer the consequences which results in them not being offered an equal opportunity in life.
Our focus is teaching English as a 2nd language at these schools, as this affects all other areas of learning.
We place volunteer teachers at these schools to do one-on-one reading as well as give after school lessons. In return, volunteers are given the opportunity to learn about the fascinating Xhosa culture of the local people in our village.

Our Activities

What We Need

We need volunteers to teach English. You will do one-on-one reading with junior school students as well as give an hour English lesson a day to a group of 10 students (age 12 - 14 years) using a school textbook as a guideline. We prefer volunteers with a TEFL or teaching background but not vital. Volunteer must have a good command of the English language.

During school terms until exams start when teaching becomes too disruptive:
Term 1 : Mid Jan to mid March
Term 2: Mid April to mid June
Term 3: Mid July to mid September
Te rm 4: Early Oct to early November
We prefer volunteers to stay for one school term which is about 6 weeks but will accept volunteers for a minimum of 2 weeks.

What We Provide


As we are a charity organization we charge R600 per person per week to cover board and lodging. You will get 3 meals per day and sleep in a comfortable yet authtentic rondavel (round house) on our property. You might have to share with one other person depending on the number of volunteers we have at a time. Unfortunately we cannot cater for vegetarians. We are 4 km from the beach and on weekends volunteers are able to explore the village.

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


R600 per week.


Your Contact Person

Debby Potgieter
P O Box 25 Centane 4980, Butterworth, South Africa.

Other Information

In exchange for your generous offer to teach, you will have the opportuntiy to learn about the fascinating Xhosa culture. We will make you feel at home and part of our family while you are here.

Our Wish List

We always need stationery, books and educational games for the students.

What are you waiting for?

We at Qolora Education Centre would love to hear from you!