Volunteer in South Africa with Surf and Adventure Program - from just $50 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Surfing
Location : South Africa, Cape Town
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

This program plays a very positive role in the lives of some of Cape Town’s most impoverished children and youth. 

The program takes underprivileged children out of the townships and off the streets and teaches them valuable life lessons in the form of sports, adventure activities, team work and educational classes. The program is run as a weekly extramural activity for a disadvantaged school with the main focus on surfing, adventure activities and sport such as sand boarding, mountain hikes, swimming, soccer, team building, computer classes, workshops and beach clean ups.

Unsurprisingly this is a very popular program for local children, who would otherwise never have the chance to participate in most of these activities. The children in the program range from 12 – 14yrs and are split into four groups of 5- 20 children that will be part of the program every week. International volunteer help is essential to help facilitate the program and offer these children the chance to achieve goals and ultimately improve their lives.

Goals of this Project:

  • Alleviate health and social issues for the youth of Cape Town by engaging them in sports and outdoor activities, and developing a life-long love of sport and physical activity
  • Improve the future prospects of some of Cape Town’s most vulnerable youth
  • Provide educational classes, increase participant confidence and teach team work and other skills that will benefit them into the future
  • Create inter-cultural understanding which benefits both residents and international volunteers alike

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.


Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of sports and surfing. This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in the field of physical education, those who wish to explore an interest in this field, or those who simply wish to share the joy of surfing with the next generation. As such, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders (including how to surf!). Applicants must have a genuine willingness to help, be fit and active, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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