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Volunteers sing "Wind the Bobbin Up" with preschool learners!

Read a series of blogs
written by Particia, a Brazilian volunteer who joined the Community Preschool Project:

My First Week Volunteering on the Community Preschool Project

My time as a volunteer in Chintsa,
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Volunteer with children and teachers in underpriviledged preschools and nursery schools in South Africa

Community Preschool Project

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Laying Foundations...Building Futures

Who should apply?

Anyone who loves small children (6 months - 6 years) and who wants to assist children and teachers in a traditional educational environment.


2 -12 weeks


Support teachers in the classroom with group and one-on-one interaction
Music, dance, art, song, structured play with the children
Resource development for the preschool

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Latest News from the Community Preschool Project

Preschool Volunteering Experience, Chintsa

My name is Tracy Rocero. I'm from Toronto, Canada and the reason why I wanted to volunteer at first was to make a difference in my life and change the life of others. That soon changed and made a huge impact on me when I first stepped into the the preschool in Chintsa.

When I first started out in the classroom I was very nervous but excited to know that I'd be doing something that I know how to do on a day to day basis (I am a teacher in Canada). Then, realizing I'm entering not just a classroom but a community - that was all new to me.

Read more>

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Volunteer in Schools in South Africa - The Bulugha School Concert...with a Twist!

A rendition of the famous Bulugha School Feeding Scheme concert - with a twist! Music is such an integral part of Xhosa and South African life - songs are passed through generations aurally as you will see here with tiny pre-school kids singing and dancing to the same song as the primary school choir :)


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Volunteering in Chintsa, South Africa by Lydia

Hi everyone!

I am writing a short blog about my time in Chinsta, South Africa, and the different experiences I've had in the schools I have been to and all the wonderful things that I have been doing whilst volunteering with VA32.

Community Pre-School Project: Bulugha Pre-School

I have been volunteering on the Community Pre-school Project in all of the schools that VA32 are involved with; my first two weeks were at Bulugha farm school, working with children from the age of 4-6. I had a very fulfilling time doing lots of activities with them to decorate their classroom in order to make it colourful, making it a more welcoming learning space. We made a butterfly wall where all the children coloured and decorated their own butterflies: part of the spring time butterfly project!

We later decorated the rest of the classroom, allowing the children to get artistic, and very, very messy!
The children really like singing and dancing so we made some shakers out of cups and stones and encouraged the children to produce different sounds and rhythms. The children in the pre-school don’t speak a lot of English but flash cards work really well. I concentrated on teaching fruit and spring time vocabulary and the children picked it up so quickly. Read more>

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Volunteers stay in shared accommodation in a serviced and catered house overlooking Chintsa beach (single accommodation available upon request and for an additional fee).


- Shared accommodation
- Communal kitchen & living area
- Electricity
- Hot & cold running water
- Bath & shower room facilities
- All bedding and linen included
- Washing machine available for volunteer use

Click here to see images of the volunteer house on flickr.

Project Fee:

2016 Rates


£ (GBP)

€ (EUR) $ (US)


2 weeks

£ 587

€ 807

$ 984 R 9 750
4 weeks

£ 1 000

€ 1 400

$ 1 591 R 17 500
Additional weeks

£ 227

€ 318

$ 361 R 3 975

*Above forex rates valid until 31st Dec 2016


- Shared accommodation in volunteer house
- Three meals per day whilst on project (prepared and served in volunteer house)
- Transport to and from project daily
- Support of our experienced on-site project co-ordinator
- Welcome Pack with all orientation and project information, meal and drinks vouchers for local Chintsa restaurants and bars, free wifi at the officel, free VA32 t-shirt
- Shuttle from East London airport upon arrival and departure (Mondays only)

Not included:

- Airfares and flights
- Travel Insurance

Project Start Dates:

Availability Key: Available Date
Unavailable Date

Start Date
Placement Duration Available
January 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th  
Monday 18th 2 - 9 weeks
Monday 25th 2 - 8 weeks
February 2016 Monday 1st 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 8th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 15th 2 - 5 weeks
Monday 22nd 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 29th 2 - 3 weeks
March 2016 Monday 7th 2 weeks
Monday 14th  
Monday 21st  
Monday 28th  
April 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th 2 - 11 weeks
Monday 18th 2 - 10 weeks
Monday 25th 2 - 9 weeks
May 2016 Monday 2nd 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 9th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 16th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 23rd 2 - 5 weeks
Monday 30th 2 - 4 weeks
June 2016 Monday 6th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 13th 2 weeks
Monday 20th  
Monday 27th  
July 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th  
Monday 18th  
Monday 25th 2 - 10 weeks
August 2016 Monday 1st 2 - 9 weeks
Monday 8th 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 15th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 22nd 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 29th 2 - 5 weeks
September 2016 Monday 5th 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 12th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 19th 2 weeks
Monday 26th  
October 2016 Monday 3rd  
Monday 10th 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 17th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 24th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 31st 2 - 5 weeks
November 2016 Monday 7th 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 14th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 21st 2 weeks
Monday 28th  
December 2016 Monday 5th  
Monday 12th  
Monday 19th  
Monday 26th  

*Please note that we request arrivals and departures to be on a Monday - alternative arrivals will incur an additional charge for transport.

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Terms and Conditions of application:
- Volunteers must be aged 18+ to take part in the project.
- Volunteers must have a competent level of spoken English
- Volunteers must provide a certificate to prove that a Police Check has been undertaken in their country of residence
- Volunteers must supply payment in full before placement can be confirmed