Step Up International

We give children the tools they need to become successful adults.

Molepolole, Botswana, Africa

Step Up provides educational enrichment and social development programs that go beyond the classroom and empower vulnerable children to thrive from childhood to adulthood.

Volunteering Activities

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What We Need

Global Education Volunteers (GEVs) with a passion for working with children are needed to bring their unique skills to help Step Up with a diverse range of program activities: English language instruction, computers, health and wellness, art, music, sports, photography, STEAM (science, technology, art, English and math) activities, and more. We place a strong emphasis on social-emotional development programming and volunteers will also have opportunities to lead activities that cultivate teamwork, creative thinking, leadership, and communication skills. Our programming is based on experiential learning where our children develop confidence, resilience, and self-reliance by actively engaging in all activities. Volunteers can also support design, assessment, fundraising, and marketing activities.

Our energetic, passionate volunteers come from all over the world working directly with our kids, local staff, caregivers, and local stakeholders. We welcome unique cultural perspectives, creative ideas, and entrepreneurial thinking that leaves a lasting impact on our achievers and local staff. If you believe in education as a key to the wellbeing of children, we would love to hear from you!

When & Who

Step Up has a need for GEVs throughout the year. We run our ACCESS Enrichment Program (after-school program) when school is in session and our ACCESS STEAM Camp during school breaks.
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Month
We are looking for Global Education Volunteers to stay a minimum of one month. Ideally, volunteers will stay between 1 - 3 months. Should a volunteer choose to stay beyond three months, Step Up will work with the volunteer to extend his or her stay.
Individuals, Groups

What we Provide

Volunteers will be provided with furnished accommodation that includes electricity, water, and kitchen, and accompanied transportation to and from the airport in Gaborone, Botswana, which is about 50km/30 miles from our center in Molepolole. The accommodation in Molepolole is within walking distance to the Step Up center.

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Our Fees

The cost to volunteer is $1,000 per month, which can be made as a tax-deductible contribution. This cost includes furnished accommodation, transportation to and from the airport, and supports Step Up programming expenses.

At a minimum, volunteers can expect to budget $100-$200 per month for food, transport to Gaborone for entertainment, phone airtime, and other miscellaneous personal expenses.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off

Contact Person

Naresh Kachoria
Plot 1830 Mokgopeetsane Ward, Molepolole, Botswana.
29% response rate

Other Ways to Help

Laptops/tablets, craft supplies (markers, colored pencils, colored paper, etc…), notebooks, children’s books for ages 10-18 years old, dictionaries, pens and pencils, pencil sharpeners.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Step Up addresses a striking educational gap in Botswana – the lack of access to out-of-school enrichment programs and experiential learning activities essential to the positive social-emotional development of young people. Through our ACCESS Education Initiative (AEI), Step Up provides access to opportunities they would otherwise not have access to - mentoring, academic tutoring, library books, English language support, music, arts, sports, STEM programs, computer classes, life skills activities, educational field trips, games, and more.

The Step Up center provides a safe, productive space for children to go after school and during school breaks, a time they would otherwise have nothing to do and nowhere to go. Our model puts the child at the center of everything we do and our programs are designed to help our achievers develop confidence, resilience and self-reliance, so that birthplace doesn’t have to determine their future.

What are you waiting for?

We at Step Up International would love to hear from you!