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.

Weekdays

A normal day for a volunteer at a school in Walmer township

7 am
Wakes up
8 am
Leaves the house
8:15 amGets to the school, while the kids are having breakfast
8:30 amSchool begins. The kids first brush their teeth
9 am - 10 amMathematics class
10 am - 10:30 amBreak for 30 minutes
10:30 amEnglish class
12 pmLunch break
12:30 pmLife skills: every 2 weeks the school chooses a theme, such as music, dance, arts, history, biology…
2 pmChildren go home, so is the volunteer
2:30 pmThe volunteer gets home
2:30 pm - 7 pmChill at home with the other volunteers, studies, or go to the beach, etc.
7 pmDinner with the other volunteers (at the house, or in a restaurant)
8 pmChill again, at home with the other volunteers, or go out.

Weekends

While volunteers will be immersed in their projects during the week, we do assist volunteers with their weekend plans.

 

Examples of weekend outings:Surf Lessons Volunteers

Addo Elephant Park

Sand Boarding

Horseback Riding

Seaview Lion Park

Learn how to surf

Samrec: Penguin IslandAddo Elephant National Park

Ride a bike; go to the beach, etc.

Baviaanskloof

Jeffrey’s bay