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A group of Portuguese school students volunteered in Chintsa for a week in June 2013. See pictures and read their blog about the experience with VA32 here>

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

The Other Half; Reflections on an Extraordinary Volunteer Experience in South Africa
When Andrew arrived in Chintsa to volunteer with a group of ten other International Student Volunteers (ISV) I'm not sure he was quite prepared for the extraordinary experience that he was about to embark upon. Read more>


Group Volunteer Projects in South Africa - student, special interest and church group projects

Ubuntu Building Project

A Group Volunteer Program

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Working Together to Deliver Immediate Measurable Change

Who should apply?

A wide range if groups - special interest, school, community, church, college or university - who are passionate about working to uplift and develop rural African school and community facilities, and willing to work hard physically.

Program Tasks

A short guide to possible tasks on this program...
- Building a jungle gym: laying out of the design, digging and laying foundations, planting poles, sawing wooden planks and attatching to framework, attatching swings and finishing work.
- Maintaining existing school/ community facilities: sanding down of existing walls, re-painting internal/ external walls, fixing leaks and/or problem areas, fixing fencing, building water drainage channels.

*Specific projects are designed taking into consideration current community needs as well as group requiements.


Volunteers work in various rural townships and schools in the wider Chintsa area.

Past Projects Completed

- Chintsa green space building project: the upliftment of a playground, building of market stalls & taxi shelters
- Bulugha Preschool refurbishment
- Chintsa Community Preschool refurbishment
- Chintsa Community sports field & netball court
- Building of additional classrooms at Sitatsha School
- Refurbishment of classrooms at African Angels Independent School
- Building of jungle gyms at several schools in the wider Chintsa area
...and considerably more!

Extend your volunteer experience with this awesome add-on tour:

Cape to Kei - Add-on Tour

- See Cape Town including Table Mountain, Robben Island and the penguins at Boulders Beach
- Go Shark Cage diving in Gansbaai
- Explore the Garden Route
- Visit the eles at Addo National Elephant Park
- Cross the Great Kei River and explore the Southern Transkei
- Enjoy the stunning beach village of Chintsa

Find out more...

Volunteers stay in shared accommodation in a serviced and catered house overlooking Chintsa beach.


- Shared accommodation
- Communal kitchen & living area
- Electricity
- Hot & cold running water
- Bath & shower room facilities
- All bedding and linen included

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Terms and Conditions of application:
- Volunteers must have a competent level of spoken English
- Payment must be received in full before placements can be confirmed