Social & Care Work with Street Kids

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Social & Care Work with Street Kids

from £795
Duration: from 1 week to 12 weeks
Countries: South Africa
Your work on this project combines many aspects that all help to provide a caring environment to children who have been disadvantaged in life and are looking for a way to improve their prospects

Social & Care Work with Street Kids

You'll work at a Youth Centre, helping out with anything from basic schooling such as reading or writing, to community projects and life skills lessons. The whole purpose of this is to get them ready to be taken back into the mainstream schooling and domestic home life again.

The programmes are all presented in a fun, experimental manner with an outcome based learning environment. The major focus is on arithmetic, reading and writing. There are also hand craft and art programmes which are part of the weekly schedule, as well as sport coaching in soccer and cricket.

What you'll gain from doing this project:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into African culture.
  • You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

Additional activities you can do while on this project

  • Surfing Courses in Cape Town
  • Photography & Photoshop Courses
  • 1-Week Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • 1-Week Zulu Culture Tour
  • Surfing Courses in KwaZulu-Natal
  • 1-Week Whales Sharks Dolphins
  • 10-Day Paragliding Course

What to do next

Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!

If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

It’s as easy as that.

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Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £795 to £2,595

Duration Details:

This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.

Cost Details:

When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.


All the time

This placement would suit:

People who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of real South African culture and who have initiative. You can also do lots of other activities while you’re there. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a caring nature!

Do you accept non UK citizens?


User Comments:

“I took some paints in just to see how the children would react. They really enjoyed the activity with me but soon went back to wondering around the activity room and playing together or climbing on the bench. This proved to me that these children are happy with what they have and don’t need new toys or anything to make them happy, they are already happy and are occupied with the resources they have - and they can entertain themselves in different ways.”

~ by Zoey Marshall

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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.

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Social and Care Work with Street Kids in Knysna

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