Thanks again, it was wonderful making this trip through IVHQ.
You can expect to teach swimming to any children who cannot yet swim, assist with water safety and teaching surfing to children who are competent swimmers as well as teaching children how to skateboard.Volunteers who cannot yet surf or skate will be provided a minimum of 1 lesson per week by our local instructor.Another option is to purchase a wetsuit while in Cape Town which you can then donate to the program if you do not wish to take it home with you.The Surf, Swim and Skate project will close for the school holidays which typically fall in January, April, July, October and December.As volunteers work with the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, you do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate.
However, we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, like a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course.
On the Kindergarten project volunteers are placed in pre-primary schools in disadvantaged communities which are facing these issues.
You can expect to assist the local teachers and staff with teaching and caring for children who range in age from 1 to 6 years.
You must be a competent swimmer to take part on this project, however you do not need to know how to surf or skate.
You are advised to bring your own wetsuit if you have one as the wetsuits provided by the program for volunteer use tend to be in a poor condition due to the better wetsuits being allocated to the children.
You can also expect to assist with the feeding programs within the schools, supervising children, feeding babies, assisting with nap time and cleaning/chores.