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Primary School Volunteering

Volunteering Program in South Africa

Make a lasting impact by volunteering at a vibrant primary school in the coastal region of South Africa. This school welcomes children from diverse backgrounds, and you’ll be a part of their daily lives, from classrooms to the sports field. Just as Nelson Mandela believed, education is a powerful tool. As a volunteer, you’ll directly contribute to the development and well-being of these young minds. This program is only available during South African school terms.

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Project overview


Important information

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

Price information

  • Starting from: 879€ | 745£$945
  • Included: Transfers, accommodation, meals, and all volunteer-related activities.
  • Excluded: Flights, insurance.

What you should know

Do you have a passion for children and a desire to make a lasting impact? This South African volunteer program is searching for enthusiastic individuals to assist teachers in local classrooms.

Become a Champion for Education:

Support in the Classroom: Help create a positive learning environment by assisting teachers with various tasks.

  • Supervise students during lessons and activities.
  • Provide individual assistance to students who need extra help.

Playtime Powerhouse: Ensure the safety and well-being of children during playtime, reporting any incidents to the teachers.

Sports Superstar (Optional): Help coaches lead after-school sports teams, fostering a love of physical activity in students.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Monday-Friday Schedule: Work hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, allowing you plenty of free time on weekends to explore and relax.
  • Weekends of Adventure: The program will provide you with exciting options to make the most of your free time (details will be provided).
  • Independent Spirit: You’ll need the ability to work independently while collaborating effectively with teachers and students.

This volunteer opportunity is perfect for anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the lives of children in South Africa. If you have a passion for education and a love for kids, we encourage you to apply!

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)

School terms 2024:

Term Dates
Term 1 17 January – 20 March
Term 2 03 April – 14 June
Term 3 09 July – 20 September
Term 4 01 October – 11 December

School terms 2025: (Subject to change)

Term Dates
Term 1 15 January 28 March
Term 2 08 April – 27 June
Term 3 22 July – 03 October
Term 4 13 October – 10 December

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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Children playing at school
School children reading books
Child learning in the classroom
Children playing at the school

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