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
Empowering volunteers with Leadership and Community development skills. An intensive work camp program with lots of work involved and involvement of volunteers in activities in Johannesburg.
Volunteer task :
Participants will get first hand leadership and community development skills training and be able to implement these skills in different areas of their work camp period and even when they return to their respective homes.
The activities include full week training in Johannesburg, where there will be fully trained lecturers who will give participants activities to conduct. The training will also include on hands activities which will involve the volunteers conducting voluntary services in less developed areas in Johannesburg. Training starts at 9am until 4 pm and breaks in between will be accommodated.
Accommodation will be in a hall and venue still to be confirmed both in Johannesburg. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and there is running water. The accommodation and work place have flushing toilets and do have electricity.
About the project location
The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Ndebele, Zulu, and other local languages.
About the leisure activities possible
The Weekend is 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 Johannesburg.
What to bring :
Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, 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 and arts and cultural items.