Cape Town

South Africa

Childcare Worker in South Africa

Program Category:

Child Care

Volunteering in the Childcare sector involves working with children between the ages of 0-6yrs, in various crèches, day-care centers and kindergartens in Cape Town city and its surrounding local communities. With minimal monthly fees being charged to parents, and little help from the government, funding is always a problem and these facilities are often under-staffed and operate with extremely limited resources (food, books, stationery, educational toys, etc.)! The care of children, of this age group, also requires a lot of individual attention and it is for this reason that volunteer help is truly valued and appreciated.

This program is designed for

At least 18 years old, creative and hard worker and must have a go-get attitude.

Volunteer Responsibilities

As a volunteer, your tasks include but are not limited to: Assist the main teacher with daily duties and lessons Assist with food preparation and feeding Creativity is key – songs, educational games, painting, drawing, etc. Cleaning and/or Admin duties Supervision during free playtime and nap times Assist with coordinating annual events

Program Specifications

Program Cost

Registration Fee:  US $249

1 Week Program Fee:



Extra Per Week:



Program Duration

2-week minimum

Program Availability

All year

Language Skills

English Required

Volunteer Hours

4 to 5 hours a day


Cape Town

Program Formats




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Ways To Join

It takes a lot of courage and determination to come out of your comfort zone to get involved into noble service of another. Choose if you want to go solo or in a group


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Group Volunteering

When you volunteer as a group, not only are you helping those in most need, but you’re helping yourself as well.

What is included in My program fee?


We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.

In-Country Orientation

From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.


Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.

Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations

Monetary donation

A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.


You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!


Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

Airport pickup

Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.

Mentorship & SUPPORT

Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan. 

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