As a volunteer you can help in a variety of ways.
Most of our volunteers get involved in two or more of these areas which gives them a variety of meaningful experiences:
Early Childhood Care – You can volunteer in a creche or daycare centre with the very young children and help them by talking to them and playing with them.
Teacher’s Assistant – As an assistant you will be based in the classroom in one of the township primary schools. You will work alongside and support the teacher helping with literacy and numeracy skills and other subjects in the curriculum.
One to one coaching - You will spend time working with individual children in the primary school who may be struggling to access the curriculum and your input will benefit them greatly.
IT Skills – You will spend part of your day in the Computer Room helping children to learn basic IT skills and access online educational programmes.
Sports Coaching – There are many areas in which your sporting talents can be utilised.
After Schools Activities – You can also be involved in the many programmes which run in the afternoons. These range from sport and music to art, dance and a homework club. The more the children are occupied in healthy and self-esteem building pursuits out of school, the less likely they will be to turn to high risk behaviour.
- You will be working alongside other PP volunteers and you can request to be placed with your friends.
- There will be 24/7 support for you from Pippa and her team while you are in Plett.
- Pippa will be supporting you as you volunteer in the creches, day care centres and schools.
- On arrival you will be given a welcome meeting and an orientation trip around the town.
- To help you prepare for your first day volunteering, Pippa will give you a training programme in day care and classroom assisting, local township life and provide you with lots of other useful information.
YOU WILL BE HELPING TO FULFIL NELSON MANDELA’S VISION
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant worker can become a doctor, the son of a mineworker can become head of the mine and the child of a farm worker can become president of a country.”
All you need is enthusiasm, self-discipline, energy, a hands-on approach, a sense of humour and a desire to be a worthy role model to these children.