Volunteer Community Outreach Officer

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Program Description

The DAKTARI Outreach Program is an integral part of our work. This program reinforces the impact we have on the children that come to DAKTARI. We also expand our impact by empowering the local community members to lift themselves out of poverty. Your job will be to maximise this impact in ways that excite the students and community members.
This position allows you to get fully immersed in the local culture and help the communities tackle poverty. You and your local Outreach Manager will be working closely with members of the community and get to know them very well.

Your job will include
Traveling to a local secondary school and teaching the weekly Eco-Club (after school lessons on the environment)
Creating and updating lesson plans for the Eco-Clubs – they will need to be engaging and fun for the students
Coordinating the outreach campaigns and prepare engaging and impactful lessons for the students
Community empowerment activities, including job training workshops
Looking for ways to measure and analyse your impact in the community
Follow up our community impact statistics and analysis
Organise Village Tours and Home Stays

Highlights

You will gain meaningful work experience, work with people from all around the world, live in the bush surrounded by animals and children, whilst having fun!

Qualifications

Criteria
You must hold an international driving license
You must have good time and staff management skills and the ability to focus on several projects at once
You should be confident in preparing and teaching lessons to children
Experience teaching individuals whose native language is not English
Having previous intercultural experience

Internship Types

Education

What`s Included

You’ll get three delicious meals per day prepared for you
You will stay in your own room (when possible) with a bathroom shared with other long-term volunteers
You will have access to DAKTARI’s free WiFi through your work computer as well as on your personal devices
You will need to get a volunteer visa before you arrive in South Africa and we will provide you with an invitation letter from DAKTARI to support your application.
You will work Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm (lunch is 12:30 – 14:00).

Program Locations

hoedspruit, South Africa

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Program Details

Provider:
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Location
  • South Africa: hoedspruit
Language:
English
Term:
Throughout the year
Duration:
6-12 months
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
This is an unpaid position but food and accommodation are provided
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