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Description: Do you love the outdoors and want to learn how to surf whilst adding 'HOPE' into a child's life?
The programme Runs daily: Monday - Friday Learn how to surf and teach less privileged children how to surf We aim at making a difference to less privileged children's lives by teaching them how to surf free of charge. Our Project aims to change as many children's lives as we possibly can, the Project has been running for over 5 years now and has already made a huge impact on the community. It welcomes volunteers coming over from all over the world to help teach the children and make a difference to the community and help the less-privileged. The project was founded with the aim to get children off the streets and away from begging, to give them something constructive to do with their time whilst ministering into their lives and telling them about Jesus Christ. Mandy the missionary says: "We have started the project to add back to our community in south africa, too many children are suffering with no food and places to live, so we thought it was time we did something to change the sad suffering. We aim at getting the children's lives focused on going to school, engaging in healthy eating habits and to also create a stable Christian based foundation in their lives and make them happier. I was saddened seeing children resorting to substance abuse because of disadvantages in their upbringing. I wanted to make them happier so I decided to do something about it. Now it's so amazing to see the change that has taken over their lives since the project started. They are much happier and healthy now. This is the most rewarding feeling for me and "You" the Volunteer". We also offer advice to the youth on healthy eating and teaching the children manners and private counselling for if the children needs someone to talk to about their day to day problems at home- the counselling is done by Volunteers through the church and Our other Co-ordinators and volunteers. We currently teach 2000 children A month, and have our fulltime boys that we are trying to encourage not to resort to substance abuse for short term relief from their circumstances (they say they have stopped). We have made them leaders, so they pray with the other children and they are taken to Hillsong Cape Town church every Sunday (Thanks to Hillsong for sponsoring the buses that take the children to church). Within St francis Bay (our base near Jeffreys bay) we encourage the children to go to church every Sunday within their local township.
1.Catching a wave in two of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa namely: Bruces beautys beach,(the home of the endless summer movie was filmed here) and/or Cape town, Muizenberg Beach
2.Teaching less privileged children how to surf and adding value to their lives
3.Experience South African adventure in the most beautiful part of South Africa being: St francis Bay- near Jeffreys Bay and Cape town, Muizenberg
4.Make new exciting friends with people from different backgrounds
5.Working alongside other Volunteers with Christian Values and meet the locals of South Africa, whilst experiencing the culture of the Vibrant African people, sunshine most days and yummy food all year round
6.You may Join the surfing project a few days a week and the Soccer project a few days a week if you wish to do both in St Francis bay onlyÃ‚Â– there is no extra charge
7.You may Join the Child-care project in the mornings if you wish at no extra cost in St Francis bay only
Cape St Francis, St francis bay (nr Jeffreys bay) you will be staying in apartments 2 minutes walk from the beach and in Cape town the accommodation is at a Surf Hostel
Food self catering:
Self-Catering allowance of R300 food budget per week (mon-fri) given to each person (+-$35 per week) (Volunteers usually shop and cook together) The shop is based 5-10 minutes' walk away, shuttles run to the shop each Wednesday morning In St Francis, and in Cape town its walking distance
Pick-ups Included in price on Mondays and Tuesdays Only- Orientation, start the project begins on a Wednesday. (if you have to arrive another day, please let us know, however we do prefer Mondays and Tuesdays)
Pre-departure help desk, local in-country staff, training on how to teach surfing, free surf lessons, use of equipment.
What's not included?
Flights, Insurance, Visas, Local transport
Volunteer Week - Surfing Project
Day 1: On the first day, the volunteers will be introduced to the staff and welcomed to the area, they will also get shown around the area they will be living in
Day 2: Volunteers will be taken to the project and introduced to the Children and staff that volunteers will be working with. A typical volunteer week will be as follows:
Ã‚Â· Breakfast with other volunteers will be at 7:00-8am
Ã‚Â· Volunteers will leave the house at 8am and get a lift to the beach in St Francis or walk to the beach in Cape town at 10am to go get their free Surf Lesson
Ã‚Â· Surf Lessons end at 12.30pm. lunch break from 12pm-2pm.
Ã‚Â· Lunch time is from 12pm-2pm (please take a packed lunch)
-After lunch volunteers will go to the Surf School to collect children to teach them how to Surf. Coaching lessons end at 4.30pm. Volunteers are free to do their shopping, visit places or just relax at the volunteer house in their free time.If you wish to book a tour then please chat to the staff
Ã‚Â· Dinner with other volunteers will be from 7-8pm pm every day usually.
Ã‚Â• 1 night week is the social night- where all the volunteers go out together.
Weekends: Sundays: Church day, you may choose a church, some options are: St francis: Here is a choice of 3 local churches or in Cape town a: Hillsong Cape Town, The Bay Church Muizenberg, The full gospel Fish-hoek or visiting Churches in the Local Townships. (We do ask that all our volunteers attend Church at least Once a week).
Weekends: Weekends are free and volunteers will have time to relax or explore other parts of the Garden Route / Jeffreys Bay or Cape Town and South Africa. Long weekends can be taken if volunteers need to go on safaris, or travel to places further away with Africa. Sunday is a rest day and church day in South Africa
No specific skills or qualifications are necessary except a love for the Lord, volunteers will receive full training but a short motivational letter, reference letter from your pastor and application form filled out by you is required from us. Reasonable Fitness is also required for the surfing. Minimum age is 18 years
Organization's Mission Statement: OUR MISSION STATEMENT:* To build a Volunteer Organisation that brings and is a blessing to the great city of Cape Town and beyond.* To see lives restored, bringing hope and practical answers to broken humanity.To * * * Impact the less Privileged Communities of South Africa and Create Ideas for the poorer Communities to get jobs.* To see people from all walks of life come into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.* To walk alongside the lost and the Broken and bring hope into their lives* To create a community of people who worship God with passion, bringing fresh sounds and new songs to our Creator.* To provide an environment where people flourish in their God-given gifts and are encouraged to Pursue their Dreams.* To create a family environment that reaches all generations, empowering each generation to reach their full potential.
Great For: Christians, Families, Groups, Seniors, Teens
Trip Length: 1 to 2 weeks
Duration/Frequency: Ongoing position
Trip Cost: 0.0
Cost Includes: PROGRAMME FEES INCLUDE:
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD BUDGET, AIRPORT PICK-UP, SHUTTLE TO AND FROM PROJECT, IN COUNTRY ORIENTATION, BED LINEN, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN
1 Week - $345
2 Weeks - $645
3 Weeks - $945
1 Month (4 Weeks) - $1200
6 Weeks - $1700
2 Months (8 Weeks) - $2200
10 Weeks - $2750
3 Months (12 Weeks) - $3300
4 Months (16 Weeks) - $4450
5 Months (20 Weeks) - $5450
6 months (24 Weeks) - $6550
12 months (48 weeks) - $13150
To convert these prices above to your local currency please click here. Kindly note: All programs have a once off Registration fee charge of $250 USD on top of the Program Fee above. What do your fees pay for? Registration Fee- marketing costs, pre-departure information and liaising with our staff via email before you depart, administration costs, web-design costs, Internet access in the office for our staffs use to communicate with you.
Program Fee Ã‚Â– Airport pick ups Mondays and Tuesdays, Welcome orientation to St francis (near Jeffreys Bay) or Cape Town and a free surf lesson (please request this at Orientation if you wish to have one), program supervision, accommodation and self catering kitchen during volunteer placement period, and In-country administration costs, housing, electricity, water, food for the surf school and Soccer Project.