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Volunteer Opportunities Oct 24-Nov 14
Posted September 20th, 2011 - 4:17 pm by from Baltimore, United States (Permalink)
I am traveling to Cape Town on the 24th of October and leaving on the 14th of November. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management and Business Administration. I'd LOVE to do volunteer work during my time there, hopefully something sports-related. I did some research and most of the volunteer work I found for kids was through a pay program.

Does anyone currently living in Cape Town or previously lived there know any organizations I may be able to volunteer for? Alternatively, does anyone there want to do something while I'm there?!

Thanks in advance,
Kelly xx

Posted September 24th, 2011 - 10:42 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi Kelly,

Great to see your message!! Both Sifiso & myself have been traveling, but will def. be kicking off this group officially in October with our first get together =)

Ana Houston (http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/ana-in-the-air/) just posted a msg about a new Volunteer website :

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www.forgood.co.za

Its a website where NGO's can list events that are happening where you can commit to helping every day for a week/once a week for a month or just once off depending on your time. Also you are able to find something that interests you - from painting and building, playing with kids or environmental issues.

Its a new website, so please spread the word. the more people that use it, the more worthwhile it is for NGO's to list their events, and thus the more likely you are to find something to suit your time and interest.

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I will be compiling a list of local volunteer orgs I am aware of around Cape Town next week too! So keep an eye out on this space =)

Lisa

Posted September 24th, 2011 - 1:13 pm by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hello Kelly

I work as a volunteer at a school in the inner city. You will be most welcome at the school. Check out their blog
http://www.facebook.com/goodhopejuniorschool

There is only one condition: You need to be quite specific about the times and dates that you want to volunteer at the school.

You will be most welcome to put together a sports/physical education programme. This part of the curriculum is some what neglected because of the shortage of teachers.

Mail me, should you require more information, as I coordinate their volunteer programme (which is free).

Best Regards
Saths

Posted October 13th, 2011 - 10:48 pm by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hey Kelly

Emailed details of a school in Cape Town....the kids will love you.

Regards
Saths