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"My first week here was amazing! I could never imagine I would have this much fun and learn that much from the kids. Everybody should do it once."

Victor, Brazil
Wild Coast Schools Project 2013

"It's not easy work because there are almost 14 kids everyday, but all the hard work is rewarded by their smiles and the excited "bye-bye" that I get everyday."

Patricia, Brazil
Community Preschool Project 2013

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Volunteer Projects in South Africa

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Browse our volunteer projects by catagory. All of the projects are based in Chintsa, South Africa and are run directly by Volunteer Africa 32 Degrees South (VA32). All projects and initiatives benefit the local community or environment in this area.

Project of the Month - April 2014

Wild Coast Schools Project

Volunteer in Schools in South Africa teaching computer literacyHelp children in the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa, to grasp the modern world of computers, in this technology driven world. Without these vital skills rural learners cannot compete in the world of employment once they have completed their school education.

Volunteer teaching computer literacy in rural primary schools every morning, spend the afternoons facilitating sports development and arts initiatives.

This project requires creativity and enthusiasm - make your mark, lead by example, make a difference.

Location: Chintsa, South Africa
Duration: 2+ weeks
Price: from $ 791 / £ 465 / € 565

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Latest News & Blogs

What's the Xhosa Word for Drama?

A Lesson in Translation and a Whole New Experience on the Wild Coast Schools Project in South Africa

By Charlotte

Last term I started drama club at Chintsa East. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. For several weeks I tramped up to drama to discover, a few, (if any) children...

Awonke's Grahamstown Science Fair Blog

Recently there was a National Science Fest. held in the creative little town of Grahamstown. The grade 4 learners from African Angels Independent School took this opportunity to get involved in a bit of science and a lot of fun! Having been taking part in some computer classes at school Awonke wanted to write about his time in Grahamstown for the vlog - here goes!

Checking in the the Wild Coast Schools & Preschools Volunteer Program

2013 End of Term Assembly

Last term ended with a BANG in Chintsa!

A celebration assembly at Chintsa East school was filled with songs, prezi presentations and certificates. This term we focused on Human Rights for our older learners in the Wild Coast Schools computer labs and Friendship and Responsibility for the younger learners in the foundation phase and preschool.

The VA32 Ambassador Project

On Friday 31st Jan the VA32 Ambassador Project was opened up to our entire network of friends and supporters. The Ambassador Project aims at securing volunteers for the Wild Coast Schoolsand Community Preschool Projects for 2014, through the help of our past volunteers, current supporters and interested parties who share their experiences of Chintsa and VA32 with their own networks of friends, colleagues, local schools and colleges, classmates, sports teams, students unions and more!

The Other Half by A. Hafnor - a volunteer who joined us in 2012 on a group volunteer project

"Winding the Bobbin Up" with
pre-school learners on the Community Pre-schools Project

Pre-Vet Students Volunteer in South Africa

December saw the arrival of two groups of Pre-Vet volunteers throughInternational Student Volunteers (ISV)who have shown huge support to VA32 projects throughout 2013. These groups were the first to take part in the new Pre-Vet Group Program designed for groups of students, schools and special interest groups looking to volunteer on a worthwhile program.


10 Reasons to Volunteer in South Africa by Adel Groenewald

Voluntourism is a term that was coined when more and more people started travelling the world to volunteer in foreign countries. Not only is it a great way to see a new country and really get stuck in with the culture and environment, but it’s also a great way to meet new people – especially if you’re travelling alone.