Pre-School Teaching & Enrichment Project

Western Cape, South Africa



The Experience

Experience the beautiful Kynsa, South Africa and all its spectacular beaches, lagoons and forests and immerse yourself in a new Culture! Though this place seems to be a dream like paradise, there is still some major areas require your assistance therefore, come now and volunteer by providing the much needed teaching support and manpower to the local underprivileged pre-schools for children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. Work along and share new skills with teachers to help the children to have a brighter and promising future!

The Pre-schools that are located in the underprivileged communities currently have very basic facilities and limited funding. The project’s main goal is to work in conjunction with local education authorities to identify schools that are desperately in need of support. As such, you as a volunteer will be involved in in assisting with teaching fun and educational lessons. You’ll also be helping the local children to develop important language and mathematical skills.

Be part of this great cause and you can rest assured that your efforts will make a lasting difference in the lives you touch! Have the opportunity to live like the locals and experience a totally different way of life. Explore the beautiful beaches, try shark cage diving, wildlife viewing and so much more!


This Is Why

  • Give the local children a brighter future by assisting them to develop important skills.
  • Help provide a safe and inspiring learning environment for children from disadvantaged communities.
  • Work in close relationship with the local teachers and assist them by sharing your skills by painting and fixing school buildings and playgrounds!
  • Immerse yourself in South Africa’s niche cultures and heritage!

Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round however the project close in mid-December to mid-January. (Arrivals are every second Saturday)
  • Package Price

    02 Weeks: $1595.00 US$
    03 Weeks: $1995.00 US$
    04 Weeks: $2295.00 US$
  • Volunteer duration
    2 - 4 weeks (The project accepts long term volunteers and longer durations available on request)
  • Average Work hours
    You will work from 6:30 to 15:30 with a short lunch break. All volunteers work for half day on Fridays and enjoy a cultural activity in the afternoons.
  • Number of Volunteers
  • Volunteer accommodation
  • Housing Type
    Basic but comfortable volunteer house with amazing views.
    Internet Access
  • Available at the volunteer house.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Individuals who have a passion for teaching and a great interest in children, education and willing to give back to the community. Being hardworking, motivated, mature and initiative are some qualities you must possess and living in a remote area must be something you can handle. You must have a good knowledge of English and good communicating skills. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules of the project and the community is essential.

Fast Facts: 

Where? Knysa, South Africa

Country Size: 1,109 km2 
428 sq mile

Population density? 62/km2
160/sq mile

Country Famous for? Wildlife watching, Addo National Park, Elephants, Dolphins, beaches, lagoons, friendly people, great restaurants, shopping, bungee jumping, adrenaline sports

When to visit: All year round 

    • What's Included
      • Placement
        Pre-School Teaching & Enrichment Project
      • Accommodation
        Dorm style arrangement in a basic but comfortable volunteer house with amazing views.  There’s also Internet Access available at the house.
      • Meals
        Three meals a day will be provided.
      • Airport Pick + Drop off

        You can either fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town where you will catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ), the nearest airport to the project. The project coordinator will meet you and take you to the project. Upon your completion of the project, the project coordinator will take you to the airport. If you choose to take a bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg to have a better view of the area, we will help to arrange your bus ticket which will be at no extra cost.
      • Ongoing service

        If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
      • Tours

        Through our organization you have the possibility to book tours in South Africa after you have finished your volunteer project. The project is also willing to assist you in making any arrangements.
      • 24/7 Emergency contact
        If there are any problems during your stay in South Africa you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

      What's not included: International flights, Insurance

      Package Price: 
      02 Weeks: $1595.00 US$
      03 Weeks: $1995.00 US$
      04 Weeks: $2295.00 US$


      For a minimum of 2 weeks, we hope that with your help you can contribute towards empowering and educating the local children of Knysa’s underprivileged schools. Volunteers for this project support the teachers in whatever way they can and provide them with new skills. You will also be involved in some renovations and maintenance of the school facilities and developing teaching resources. Some of your responsibilities will include:

      • Assist with pre-school teaching/school enrichment.
      • Support the teachers in whatever way you can.
      • Provide new skills to the teachers.
      • Help to improve literacy and numeracy skills.
      • Ensuring to the local kids that schools are a safe & inspiring place to learn by assisting with renovating and maintaining school facilities and developing teaching resources.
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks.
    • Must have an interest in nature and conservation.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor, mature, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Must be motivated and be initiative.
    • Age: 18+
    • Must have a good knowledge of English and confident in speaking it.
    • Good communication skills
    • Required to have a medical certificate and required to have a police clearance or certificate of good conduct.
    • Must be able to work as part of a team or individually.
    • No animal allergies.
    • Must be polite and courteous to the public at all times.
    • Although not required, speaking French would be an advantage.
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics of the project.
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Knysa, South Africa
    • Area Famous For
      Wildlife watching, Addo National Park, Elephants, Dolphins, beaches, lagoons, friendly people, great restaurants, shopping, bungee jumping, adrenaline sports
    • When to visit
      All year round 
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in South Africa;
    You will arrive in beautiful Cape Town or Johannesburg where you will either catch a connecting flight to GEORGE (GRJ) or take a bus from Cape Town or Johannesburg to the project. This allows you to have a better view of the area. 
    For 2 - 4 Weeks – Volunteer at Pre-School Teaching & Enrichment project.
    For a minimum of two weeks you will be volunteering in Knysa, South Africa helping to educate the local children in the area! 
    Your last day
    - You will fly back home or take the opportunity to travel through South Africa. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country. 
  • Accommodation

    You will stay in a basic but clean and comfortable volunteer house with a dorm style sleeping arrangement. This house has great views over the mountains and you will have access to a communal kitchen and lounge area with TV/DVD player, hot water showers and electricity and free wifi and computer access. There is also a barbeque (braai) area and hammocks for you to enjoy. If you need, private and family rooms are available on request.

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream


    Meals are provided for three times a day.


    This project is located in Knysna, South Africa where you will have access to all amenities including wifi and electricity. Surrounded by magnificent beaches, lagoons and mountains, this location offers volunteers the chance to enjoy the many restaurants, markets and shops. There are many activities that are famous with the many tourists that you can participate in. These include visiting animal parks, game reserves, shark cage diving, bungee jumping and so much more!

Testimonials Coming Soon!



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