About the local hosting organization
To be a community based, volunteer membership driven, people focused, self-sustaining and development oriented organisation which is youth centered and gender sensitive.
The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) will contribute towards the development of South African communities both urban and rural through local, national, regional and international volunteers to work together towards the cultural, economic, socio-political well-being of young people and marginalized persons or groups through empowerment work camps programs and promotion of sustainable development. The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association shall work and collaborate with other Volunteer driven organisation, Regional Work Camp Associations, and organisations. South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association is a member of Southern African Voluntary Network, Partner with Service Civil International (SCI) and Full member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS).
Aims and Objectives :
About the volunteer work
Contribute to improving the well-being of community through building project for a soup kitchen building at Phokelo Secondary School, Polokwane
The work camp activities will be construction of wooded building and gardening activities at marked arable land and plant food plants such as tomatoes, onions, carrots etc. and be able to do such community gardens to disadvantaged members of the community such as orphans and old peoples’ homes.
The work will be conducted in groups which will be given proper training from qualified people what we will expect from volunteers. Equipment and tools will be provided but we encourage volunteers to bring their own working gloves and comfortable working shoes for the work camp.
Accommodation will be in school classrooms at the project center and venue still to be confirmed. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and there is running water.
About the project location
The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.
About the leisure activities possible
Weekends are meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.
Qualification of participants :
Extra info about the project
The work camp participation fee is strictly Euro 200 and this covers simple accommodation, food and project expenses during the camp. Please note that this does not include travel expenses to and from the camp, so participants are asked to reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to Pretoria
What to bring :
Warm clothes, Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, working gloves and closed shoes are advisable. Rain coat, light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly; Torch or flash light;