Having dedicated volunteers is what enables Izizwe Projects to have an impact in Walmer Township. Volunteers will discuss with the volunteer coordinator about what projects may best suit them. Furthermore, our volunteers are encouraged to take initiatives within their own projects. Please look under “Projects” tab for a view of all the different volunteer projects available.
A normal day for a volunteer at a school in Walmer township
|7 am||Wakes up|
|8 am||Leaves the house|
|8:15 am||Gets to the school, while the kids are having breakfast|
|8:30 am||School begins. The kids first brush their teeth|
|9 am - 10 am||Mathematics class|
|10 am - 10:30 am||Break for 30 minutes|
|10:30 am||English class|
|12 pm||Lunch break|
|12:30 pm||Life skills: every 2 weeks the school chooses a theme, such as music, dance, arts, history, biology…|
|2 pm||Children go home, so is the volunteer|
|2:30 pm||The volunteer gets home|
|2:30 pm - 7 pm||Chill at home with the other volunteers, studies, or go to the beach, etc.|
|7 pm||Dinner with the other volunteers (at the house, or in a restaurant)|
|8 pm||Chill again, at home with the other volunteers, or go out.|
While volunteers will be immersed in their projects during the week, we do assist volunteers with their weekend plans.
Examples of weekend outings:
Addo Elephant Park
Seaview Lion Park
Learn how to surf
Samrec: Penguin Island
Ride a bike; go to the beach, etc.