Events Management Work Experience in South Africa

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Program Description

If you want real life experience in events management, then this is the right programme for you since this Work Experience Programme allows you to learn about planning and running events including budgeting, marketing, and team management.

While EDGE of AFRICA will brief you, the responsibility for planning all the logistics of the event, including securing necessary sponsorship, marketing the event, completing risk assessments and managing any team members will be on you. You will have the valuable experience of planning and running your own event from start to finish! Events organised through this programme must always be in line with EDGE of AFRICA’s ethos and must assist in promoting EDGE of AFRICA’s various projects. Past events have included community awareness events, sports tournaments, and talent competitions.

You also have the option of combining your Work Experience Programme with any of our Knysna based Community or Conservation Volunteer Programmes! Please inquire for more information.


-Gain practical experience of planning your own events
-Develop your CV to compete in the job market
-Gain valuable organisation and leadership skills
-Immerse yourself in the local culture


Specific qualifications are not required for this placement, although those studying or working in the field of events management would benefit from this experience.

You will need to be hard working, motivated and able to show initiative. Volunteers also need to be confident with speaking English.

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What`s Included

- All project operating costs, equipment, tools and resources
- Return Bus Ticket from Cape Town, Jo'burg or PE to Knysna
- Pick up & drop off from arrival points (George/ Knysna)
- 24/7 emergency support
- Orientation & Training
- Accommodation in our Volunteer House
- 3 Meals a day
- Project Related Transport
- Project T-shirts
- Dedicated coordinators to assist you daily
- Project support and feedback sessions throughout your stay
- Assistance with optional activities and tours
- Assistance obtaining a local SIM Card for your phone
- Additional cultural and outdoor activities on Friday afternoons (and some evenings)
- Free, unlimited Wi-Fi and computer access in the voluntee

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Program Locations

Knysna, South Africa

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Program Details

  • South Africa: Knysna
Throughout the year
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
$1095 for 2 weeks, $1895 for 4 weeks, $450 per additional week
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