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Children & Adults with dissabilities

Volunteering Program in South Africa

Building brighter futures in the Overberg: Supporting Individuals with disabilities. Established in 2009, this program empowers children and adults with disabilities in rural Overberg communities. Recognizing the scarcity of resources, the program focuses on two key areas: Empowering families by equiping them with the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional care for their loved ones with impairments and building a support network.

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Project overview

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Important information

  • Trip duration: 2 weeks – 12 months
  • Minimum age requirement: 18
  • Arrival days: Saturdays
  • Tour add-ons available: Yes

Price information

  • Starting from: 765€ | 659£$825
  • Included: Transfers, accommodation, meals, and all volunteer-related activities.
  • Excluded: Flights, insurance.

What you should know

This program offers a rewarding opportunity to directly impact the lives of people with disabilities in rural South Africa.

About the Program:

  • Established in 2009 to address the needs of people with disabilities in Overberg communities.
  • Aims to educate families, provide emotional support, and empower individuals with disabilities.
  • Offers daycare for children and skills workshops for young adults to create income and build self-worth.
  • Provides a glimpse into South Africa’s diverse cultural landscape.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Assist with arts and crafts projects for fundraising.
  • Lead physical activities for children in the daycare.
  • Assist with administrative tasks (filing, social media, documents).
  • Accompany staff on home visits to identify individuals with disabilities.
  • Help with office maintenance and fundraising events.
  • Plan and execute programs for children and young adults.
  • Distribute donated food and clothing.
  • Accompany disabled clients on outings.
  • Assist with building wheelchair ramps for accessibility.

Program Details:

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday (9:00-5:00), occasional weekends/evenings (time off provided).
  • Requirements: 18+, police clearance certificate, motivational letter, open-minded, kind, patient.
  • Capacity: 8 volunteers.
  • Languages: Afrikaans & English.

Free Time Activities:

  • Whale watching (seasonal)
  • Shark cage diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Wine tasting
  • Sandboarding
  • Exploring Cape Town (2 hours away)

This program is ideal for you if:

  • You are passionate about disability support and empowerment.
  • You enjoy working with children and adults in a caring environment.
  • You are eager to learn about South African culture and contribute to a meaningful cause.

Host family accommodation:

Staying with the host family will provide you with the chance to experience South African living at its core. The host family is an older couple with Christian values.

Host family accommodation includes:

  • Own bedroom with access to a private bathroom.
  • The kitchen & lounge area in the main house is shared.
  • laundry -and cleaning services are included in the fee.
  • The family offers volunteers 3 meals per day of which one is a packed lunch. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

How our booking process works:

Ready to start planning your adventure? We’re thrilled to have you on board as a travel partner! To get started with booking your trip, simply complete our free, no-obligation application form. You can exit the process at any point before signing our final agreement.

1. Complete application form and confirm booking details

  • You complete our free application form below.
  • One of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours and confirm the details of your desired booking
  • Once all details are confirmed, we process your application and provide provisional booking confirmation.

2. Provisional confirmation, invoice, and contract

  • Once your placement is provisionally confirmed, we send your invoice and contractual agreement.
  • A deposit payment is required and the completed contractual agreement needs to be sent back to us before we can confirm your booking.

3. Booking confirmation

  • Once we receive your booking deposit and completed contractual agremeent, we’ll provide an updated invoice (reflecting your deposit payment), confirmation letter confirming your trip details, and volunteering handbook.
  • We’ll also provide guidelines on how you should book your flights and, if required, any additional transport required during your stay.

4. Balance payment, flights, and insurance

  • The balance of your invoice is payable once month prior to your arrival.
  • You also send us a copy of your flight details and insurance before you start your trip.
  • You’ll also have access to Claim Victory’s support team WhatsApp number before you depart.

Need more information? Get in touch!

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Community members at the project in South Africa
Volunteer spending time with the kids at the community project in South Africa
Volunteer working in the classroom of the community project in South Africa
Kids at the community program in South Africa

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