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Drapeau de Afrique du SudAfrique du Sud: Building / Renovation Project
Date: du 2017-09-11 à 2017-09-25
Code de projet: ZA--SAVWA 0025
Type de projet: Projet de construction,Projet de renovation
Frais de participation au projet: 200 EUR
Documents du projet: SAVWA -Projects List 2017-SVI.pdf ;
Descriptions :

About the local hosting organization

Vision :

To be a community based, volunteer membership driven, people focused, self-sustaining and development oriented organisation which is youth centered and gender sensitive.

Mission :

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 :

  • To conduct voluntary based work camps and community driven development programs in South Africa nationally throughout the year and regional and internationally throughout the world participation.
  • To conduct capacity building training and skills development for young people.
  • To facilitate youth exchange for volunteers North to South, South to North, and South to South volunteer driven work camps exchanges and developmental programs.
  • To establish a volunteer work camp site in South Africa self-sustaining and youth oriented establishment.

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.

Local accommodation

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 : 

  • Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background
  • Positive attitude - Willing to share his/her experiences
  • Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions
  • Flexible to eat local food
  • Ready to do heavy manual work on the project
  • No experience needed

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;

(Note: Vous êtes logé(e) par notre partenaire local pendant le projet. Au cas où vous arrivez avant le debut du projet, vous pourrez réserver une chambre ici.)

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