This is a registered non-for profit Volunteer/Community driven initiative that aims to address social issues/ills in the Mzingazi, Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Children have the right to be loved, protected, respected, and heard, a right to proper nutrition, a right to good developmental education and the right to enjoy just being kids.
The small community of Mzingazi embodies the lines of social inequality in South Africa with poverty levels exceeding the national average. Majority of its inhabitants earn less than $1.25 a day, below the aimed targets of the Millennium Development Goals. Most families survive on child and elderly government social grant.
We aspire to produce young people who are empowered, able to realise their full potential and understand their roles and responsibilities in making meaningful contribution to the development of their immediate community and the country.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Computers / internet
We are looking for volunteers with skills with various skills from building and construction work, sewing, bead making and crafts in general. Volunteers could help maintain the garden and plan and undertake construction work.
Furthermore, they can assist in our after School programme with home work, giving extra classes, coaching and teaching sports and generally helping with extra mural activities.
They will learn that differences are not weird or strange they are just different to what they know.
Zulu and English
Our volunteers will be hosted in families until our building is complete which will have extra rooms that will be used as volunteer quarters
Coastal with beautiful beaches and lovely sunny weather all year round. Volunteers can go hiking and also do safaris in the neighbouring towns to see wildlife.
We are charging a small fee of 5 dollars a day, as we need to rent a room for our volunteers as long as we do not have our own facilities yet and the little money we have is needed to maintain this place. However, depending of the length of your stay and the current situation, the amount is negotiable.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.