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Be part of a child’s life. Assist experienced staff to care for babies and toddlers (birth to 5 years).
At the home, they try hard to be more like a family than an institution - there is also a strong focus on trying to reunite the child with its natural family if possible. These children are wards of the state waiting to be adopted, either coming through children's court after having been removed from abusive families, or abandoned very young. This home can accommodate about 60 children, and they currently have more boys than girls. The spread of age groups is fairly fluid as there are constant changes - children get adopted and leave, and new children arrive.

Activities depend on the age of the children, but giving children positive attention and meeting them at their level is the biggest requirement.

The homes have limited resources and therefore are grateful for any help and all contributions. Having volunteers increases the ratio of children-adults, therefore enabling each child to receive more individual attention, and more chance of noticing and dealing with emotional problems before they escalate.

The babies and toddlers enjoy love and attention, and are in need of being changed, fed and held all through the day. The home has a lovely play area outside, as well as a crèche where the infants` learning can be stimulated.
Price per person 3,706 EUR
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Heart For Infants

Project Highlights

- Observe children developing and discovering new things
- Being present for babies' first words, and first steps
- Form friendships with children
- The joy of lots of love and hugs from small people
- Developing relationships and crossing culture barriers
- Altruistic feeling of doing something meaningful

Weekly Schedule & Activities

- Play simple games with babies and children
- Assist with feedings and afternoon nap times
- Read stories to the children
- Assist creche supervisor with keeping children busy and keeping creche tidy
- Assist with cooking, laundry and gardening (optional)
- Initiate and co-ordinate activities: sports, games, drama, art, music, story telling
- Arrange and take out children on outings
- Assist with administration work

Inclusions

- Airport transfers
- Cape Town Orientation Package: 3 nights' accommodation, orientation that covers everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from social skills to transport and safety), two meals per day, bus trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a train ride back to the accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday)
- All paperwork, placement and liaising with your volunteer program
- Appointed supervisor for the duration of program
- Accommodation
- Two meals a day (breakfast and dinner)
- Donation per month to the volunteer project to assist in their funding
- A South African SIM-card that works on a pay-as-you-go top up system
- Monthly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers (cost depends on social)
- Certificate & report on volunteer`s program should this be required for studies or other purposes
- FREE 2-hour surf lesson

Mandatory Volunteer Requirements

- Minimum age of 18
- Police clearance required
- Intermediate English
- Volunteer application form with your reason for choosing this project

Special Skills Required

- Relaxed and friendly with children, but also firm with the naughty ones
- Ability to comfort and calm distressed toddlers and babies
- Ability to play games and sing songs and be like a child
- Ability to communicate in a warm and simple way - meet children at their level
- Basic counseling and conflict management (for older orphanages)
- Assist with homework from school (older orphanage)
- Creativeness in regards to after school activities
- Good listening skills

Difficulty Level

- Easy to medium physical work
- Large emotional investment

Is There a Potential Risk?

The work itself is not dangerous. Children might be HIV+ but there is a non-disclosure policy in line with government regulations and laws, so volunteers need to exercise caution.

What Makes a Good Volunteer?

Volunteers need to be flexible and keep an open mind concerning their placements as situations can arise beyond our control which could require you to be placed at a different project than the one you have initially chosen. We will of course always do our utmost to fulfill your initial wishes but do remember that where you are going is quite different from where you are coming and as such one should be prepared for things not always going according to plan.

Volunteering and intercultural travel share a common trait: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. This program is designed for proactive individuals and groups that are prepared to adapt to the local environment and its current needs. Naturally, the scheduling and activities of our program are subject to change. Alterations in activities are mainly due to changes in local conditions, which we believe is part of what makes overseas programs the interesting adventure and incredible learning experience that they are.

How Long Should I Volunteer?

Our projects range from 1 week up to approx. 30 weeks. Projects have a specified minimum stay, then it’s up to you how long you can commit. In our experience the longer you stay the more you will gain, as your understanding of the project broadens and you take on more responsibilities. Every volunteer will be given a certificate of appreciation at the end of their stay as a symbol of volunteering stay.
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Accommodation

You can choose to be accommodated in a Volunteer House OR with a South African Host Family in local community (own room or shared room with another volunteer (same gender). The Volunteer House is a very nice backpackers hostel and the guests staying there are mainly volunteers.

Here is some additional info about your accommodation in the case of a Volunteer House:
- Shared rooms between 4-6 volunteers

Local transport

- Your airport transfers are included in the price.
- A You2Africa shuttle (door to door from host family/volunteer house direct to project) is included in the price.
- Volunteers can also hire a car (at their own cost; only with valid a driver's license).

Arrive Thursday for orientation, start volunteering Monday.

Meals

Breakfast is self service and provided by the volunteer house host/host family. Lunch at the volunteers' own cost. Dinner is a cooked meal provided by the volunteer house host/host family. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans and those with lactose or gluten intolerance, please just inform us at the time of booking. If you have more special dietary requirements, please be prepared to provide this for yourself.