Volunteer with The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP)

The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP)

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Legal Registration Number: NPO028310
The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) is a non-profit organisation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. We provide education, life skills, and psycho-social support programmes for children youth and education providers.


Arts and Crafts

Interests related to education, child protection, teaching, mentoring, tutoring, child care, Research, M&E, Environmental education, Arts, school administration. Our programmes include - Early Childhood Development, Primary School Programme, Bridging Year, ADT teach, Tertiary Support Programme, Social Work, Impact Centre.

Our educational programmes actively run from February - November in relation to the South African school calendar. There is no beneficiary interaction in December (school holidays) and January, and these months are generally reserved for administrative and planning activities. Also worth noting, the school holiday periods in South Africa fall in the months of April, July (about 4 weeks) and October.

Our office close for two weeks in December for our Christmas to New Year’s day break. Additionally, programme activities tend to be slow during the specified school holidays, although some programmes may conduct for instance winter camps or supplementary lessons during school breaks.

Minimum of 3 months

Our office stands on two full floors of the Waverley Business Park, on Kotzee road. We have fibre optic internet connectivity and wi-fi facilities. Each programme has its own workspace with desks, phones and central printing facilities. Access to phone and printing facilities are centrally regulated in line with our budget allocation costing. However, all our desktop computers are allocated to permanent staff members, therefore, we require all our interns or volunteers to bring their own laptops. Needless to say, interns or volunteers need to ensure that their laptops and personal gadgets are insured prior to coming to South Africa.

SAEP originally focused on environmental education and awareness for high school learners, and launched its first after-school enrichment programmes in Philippi in 1998. Over time, however, in response to beneficiary requests and community needs, its focus has evolved to promote academic and personal development more broadly at all levels of educational development.

Vision: A generation of motivated South African youth,
equipped with education and life skills to maximise
their potential and contribute to society.

Mission: Prepare and motivate children and youth from under resourced communities to thrive, through education,
life skills and psycho-social support.

SAEP offers a variety of services to learners, but our four primary educational programmes during 2014 were as follows:

1. Early Childhood Development
2. High School Programme (incorporating Arts Outreach, Environmental Education, Hope Scholars and ADT Teach)
3. Bridging Year Programme
4. Tertiary Support Programme

20 to 50 people

We are unable to provide volunteers any financial assistance.

B14 Waverley Court, Kotzee Road, Mowbray, Cape Town 7700, Cape Town, South Africa.

: 0214473610