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Children’s Medical Facility Cape Town

Overview:

Children at this project come from various backgrounds & some may face life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

Many of the children are severely malnourished or bare the brunt of their mothers abusing alcohol during pregnancy leaving them with permanent mental limitations.

As a volunteer, you will take part in helping these children, and help the staff with various aspects at the facility to ensure that each aspect is taken care of.

Important information:

  • Arrive and depart from Cape Town
  • Minimum age requirement of 18
  • Volunteer 8 weeks
  • Airport transfers included
  • 1 Night in Cape Town included
  • All project transport included
  • Accommodation provided
  • Price starting from 986€ (8 Weeks) 

Booking information:

Booking Process:

  • Applications are free!
  • 250€ Deposit confirms your booking
  • Balance payable 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Volunteer Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if your trip is affected by COVID-19 related reasons.
  • Cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to arrival: 100€ Cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 4 weeks or less prior to arrival: 200€ Cancellation fee

 

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  • Personal Care (Children)
  • Enrichment
  • Emotional support

About the project:

The project is a medical facility that provides holistic care to babies & children (ages birth – 6 years). It has been operational since 2015. Many of the small patients are abandoned, abused or neglected & require special care and attention. Children that are removed from their care-giver’s care are always placed in safety at the project with a legal process. The project does not only offer excellent care to the babies & children but also offers their caregivers support through education & shared involvement in the care of their children. The last-mentioned being a special point to mention as the project believes that all children have the right to belong with a family.

Children at this project come from various backgrounds & some may face life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses. Many of the children are severely malnourished or bare the brunt of their mothers abusing alcohol during pregnancy leaving them with permanent mental limitations.

Tasks include: (not limited too)

  • Spending individual time with the babies & children (Reading; Listening to them as they tell stories & engaging in play with the children)
  • Assist with the nighttime routine (Bathing, dressing, putting to bed)
  • Assist with the morning routine (Breakfast, dressing, etc.)
  • Assist at feeding times
  • Cuddling & Holding the babies & children
  • Bonding with the babies & children
  • Provide some extra assistance to staff when the babies & children need to attend clinic/hospital/court visits
  • Being of assistance where there is a staff shortage
  • Assisting in the goodwill shop with stock take; pricing stock & assisting customers
  • Any other tasks that they might need assistance with

Working Hours:

  • Volunteers work shifts from 07:00am – 16:00pm or 09:00am – 18:00pm

When is the best time to volunteer?

  • Volunteers are required throughout the year.
  • A minimum stay of 8 weeks is required

Some important information:

  • How many volunteers can the project accommodate? 4 Volunteers at a time
  • Languages being spoken at the project: Predominantly English
  • The nearest City to this project in Cape Town – 50 km – 45 minutes by car

An apartment connected to the main building has been allocated to volunteers to rent while they are spending time at the project. The apartment has two bedrooms with 2 beds each & a bathroom with a shower which is shared between the volunteers. The apartment also has a small kitchen with the basic appliances & utensils to prepare meals. There is a lounge area which volunteers can use to watch movies or enjoy a few board games during their time-off.

 The project provides the volunteers with a meal per day, but breakfast & dinners a self-catering. Volunteers usually share cooking duty amongst them.

The following will be included during your time at the project:

  • Shared accommodation in a 2 bedroom apartment (2 volunteers per room) located at the project
  • Internet access
  • Lunch on weekdays (Mondays – Fridays)
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

Every volunteer will receive the following when arriving at the project:

  • Bedding provided

Please note: Volunteers will have to bring their own towels.

The prices:

2020 & 2021:

You can choose any start month you wish, you only need to book and start between 01 June 2020 – 30 September 2021 to qualify for the discount!

Combine this project with the 2 Week Road Trip and we will drop you off at the project at the end of your tour for FREE!

No of Weeks Price
8 1130€
9 1215€
10 1300€
11 1385€
12 1470€
Extra weeks 85€ per week

 You can stay for a maximum of 12 months. Should you want to stay longer than 3 months, a volunteer visa will be required. We assist you through the whole process.

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Our services:

Before departure:

  • Placement at project personally visited & approved by a Claim Victory member.
  • Detailed information & service package with all needed information
  • Flight advise & checking of travel insurance
  • List of fellow travelers who will be joining you at the project

On-site:

  • Airport transfers (Pick up & drop off) at Cape Town international airport
  • 1-night accommodation in Cape Town (including breakfast)
  • All project-related transport
  • All project-related costs (Accommodation, some meals & activities)
  • Dedicated volunteer coordinator located on-site at the project
  • 24/7 Local emergency assist number of Claim Victory

After return:

  • Feedback/Debriefing (Optional)
  • Certificate of volunteering (Optional)
Tours:

Want to get the most out of your visit to South Africa? Why not add a tour to your adventure!

 

Trip Name: Price: Link:
Cape Town Explorer 425€ Click here
SA Road Trip 899€ Click here

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