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Volunteer in South Africa


Volunteer in Hangberg

At Meraki Bay we are looking for motivated and professional volunteers who want to come to Hangberg to develop one of our projects or develop their own in one of the 3 areas we work with: Childhood, women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship.

We have 3 volunteer profiles:

1. Volunteers that we need in the field to carry out a specific activity. For example, a dentist to check the oral hygiene of children of the youth group: Houties

2. Volunteers who want to make their contribution to an existing project. For example, a nutrition expert who wants to take the nutrition of the youth group: Houties.

3. Volunteers who want to carry out their own project in one of the 3 areas in which we work: childhood, empowerment of women and entrepreneurship. It can be an individual person or a group.

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What volunteer profiles are we looking for?

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    We are currently looking for the following profiles to come help in the already existing projects:

      – People with experience in international cooperation and project management.

        – People with experience in international cooperation for the development of projects.

          – People with health, medical or odontological training.

            – Soccer coaches who are capable of holding a training course for local people.

                Of course, anyone is free to come whenever they want to contribute something to an ongoing project or propose an interesting project.

                Do you sign up?

What is the cost?

The cost of the project is € 160 / week, it serves to cover accommodation, and breakfast from Monday to Friday. (Weekends are free, although accommodation is included)

Meraki Bay does not benefit at all from the volunteer project, all the money is entirely destined to cover the expenses during your stay and the project itself.

What includes
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Advice and follow-up before / during volunteering
  • Local support staff at destination
Details of the accommodation

The accommodation for the volunteers will be a house that is in Hout Bay, in the same area where the project is developed . All volunteers will live in the same house together with a local person.

The rooms are shared by 4 people.

Available dates

Volunteering is open all year.

The following dates are not advisable to come to South Africa as it is a holiday and may affect the development of the projects:

15 December to 15 January.

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Training and Previous Advice

Prior to arrival several meetings will be held depending on the type of volunteering that will be done.

These include a training session on Meraki Bay, the projects we carry out and the community itself.

Another / s session / s in which we will comment on the project to be carried out and the best way to channel it for the success of it.

Does not include

The following concepts are not included in the price:

  • Mandatory medical insurance (€ 1.62 / day per person) (This or that can be your particular)
  • Transport from / to the airport (We can coordinate a carrier that picks you up)
  • Airline tickets
  • Excursions or other trips in South Africa (Garden Route, safaris, bungee jumping …)
  • Requirements: person over 18 years of age and with minimum knowledge of English (B2 level) to be able to help effectively.
  • Visa: For most Spanish-speaking countries you do not need to ask for a visa (Except 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 be vaccinated. We recommend consulting with your medical center.
  • Other questions: Do not hesitate to ask us what you need to know.

If you are interested in coming to Volunteer, fill in this form, tell us how you think you could help and we will answer as soon as possible.

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