Volunteer in South Africa



Volunteer Meraki Bay

Being a “Meraki volunteer” is more than just a social experience. We are looking for proactive profiles who want to change the world. Creative minds that implant their own model. Alternatives that look for a type of interaction adapted to the contemporary world. Use non-formal education to transform society. We’re looking for people. Human beings who completely break the current educational paradigm. That they belong to that sector of the restless population, that is not happy with things and does to change them. Do you see yourself capable?.


What I am gonna do?

Your volunteering will be divided into three parts within a timeline:

Stage 1 (3/4 days)

You will pass as a mere journalist through each and every one of our projects soaking up our methodology, creating constructive feedbacks and learning through the observation of our culture and coat.

Second stage (1 week):

You will choose the project that best suits your profile and spend most of your time developing it. You will train the local coach in everything you can bring to him and give him the leadership to be the one to execute what you have created as a team. You won’t fly, he’ll fly thanks to your wings.

Third stage (Rest of volunteering):

You will create your own project. You will look for something that we do not have, that we need and that you know how to implement. You’ll choose a capable local person. Together you will develop the new project from scratch, little by little, thinking in the future about offering a job to a local person. You will look for a space, a schedule, a local company that can finance the necessary material, a small salary for the local person, a future maintenance looking for viability so that, when you are gone, someone can continue to live thanks to your initiative.

Don’t think too big. Examples of this have been dental project, training in Yoga, Goalkeepers Clinics, Marketing for local businesses, recycling gasification, etc.

¿Are you in?

    What is the cost?
    Meraki Bay does not benefit at all from the volunteer project, all the money is entirely used to cover the expenses of the stay and the project itself. The price is € 200 / week accommodation and meals included . Weekends are free, although bed and breakfast is included. The cost is reduced as the weeks of stay increase: for three weeks it would be € 190 / week, for four weeks at € 180 / week, 5 weeks € 170 / week and 6 weeks € 160 / week

    In addition, at that price you have to add an Administration Fee of € 100. This rate is used to cover the costs of volunteering management as well as the staff that is in the destination coordinating the project.

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    What is included?
    • Accommodation.
    • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) all week. Weekend meals and dinners are not included.
    • Advice and follow-up before and during volunteering.
    • Local support staff at destination.
    What doesn’t volunteer include?
    The following concepts are not included in the price:

    • Compulsory medical insurance (€ 1.62 / day per person – It may be that or your particular).
    • Transportation to / from the airport (We can coordinate a carrier).
    • Airline tickets.
    • Lunch and dinner at the weekend
    Available dates
    Volunteering will resume from June 2021

    Check-in day is Sunday and check-out day is Saturday.

    The minimum stay is two weeks, but the minimum stay we recommend is four weeks. Priority will be given to those applications that want to be the full month.

    The maximum time is 12 weeks (per visa you cannot stay in the country longer)

    Details of the accommodation
    The accommodation of the volunteers is an apartment located in Hout Bay, in the same area where the project is developed. We are in front of the school where we do our activities.

    Volunteers are in shared rooms for up to four people and the maximum number of volunteers in the house is six.

    Food will be provided by a local person with proximity food. The breakfasts and dinners will be purchased at the supermarket and cooked by yourselves (the apartment has an equipped kitchen).

    The connection with nature, a developing community, a group of committed people and a common mission make the home a testing laboratory of humanitarian excellence.

    Training and Previous Advice
    Several meetings will be held prior to arrival depending on the type of volunteering to be done. These include a training session on Meraki Bay, the projects we carry out and the community itself. In addition to this, we will hold as many meetings as necessary to discuss the project to be carried out and the best way to channel it for its success. Our goal is for volunteers to be safe at all times in their work and develop it in the most comfortable way possible.
    Complementary activities
    Volunteering is created so that from Monday to Friday we share our life with a local community and on weekends we do tourism, both without ceasing to develop project.

    It is true that on weekends the time is free to carry out all kinds of activities but from the organization we give you a wide range of activities to carry out where you continue building project in your experience. Among them we find routes of animal sanctuaries, eco-biological festivals, visits to communities similar to ours, recycling routes and cleaning beaches, etc.



    • Requirements: person over 18 years of age and with minimum knowledge of English (level B2) to be able to help effectively.
    • Visa: For most Spanish-speaking countries, you don’t need to apply for a visa except for Mexico.
    • Vaccines: If you intend to visit the Kruger National Park you must take the malaria pills. If not, in principle it is not necessary to get vaccinated. We recommend consulting with your medical center.
    • Other questions: Do not hesitate to ask us what you need to know.
    Dental volunteering
    Between February 9-22, 2020, dental volunteering will take place.

    Maximum 4 people

    Total cost: € 400 for two weeks

    Minimum requirement: Graduates in dentistry or in the last year of the degree

    For more information download the PDF or fill out the application