Rural Teacher Assistant Volunteer Program in South Africa

Overall rating: 9.6 based on 3 reviews

Program Description

There is a great need for help at the schools for teacher’s assistants during the week and at One Heart’s Rural Family Resource Center for weekend programs.
The helpers do not necessarily have to be teachers or teacher students, but it will be to a great advantage if they are.
Through this experience the volunteer can assist in helping the school and the foundation due to a lack of human resources.
What will be expected of the teacher assistant volunteer?
• To be a Teacher assistant in the school classroom
• To be a Volunteer to One Heart for Youth Outreach Programs that includes coordinating and facilitating of programs.
• To coordinate and facilitate Youth Outreach Programs that promote social emotional development with the following topics: Leadership, Taking Ownership, Social behaviour and social ethics, Sport and Health, Healthy living and eating

Highlights

International Good Deeds Day 2016 & 2017.
Supplied a whole school with winter rain jackets.
A volunteer taught 80 kids to play chess and arranged a chess tournament before she left.
A volunteer fundraised for a rural school to have a tumble dryer to dry wet clothes in the winter so that they don't have to learn in wet clothes.
3 Medical students did a 3 day art project with a whole school.
Volunteers learn new skills while helping others, like baking SA traditional milktart, cooking jam, target shooting.
Volunteers can go to local excursions over off weekends. We have Mother City Sky Diving 5 minutes away from our home base.

Qualifications

Graduated High School

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Program Fee = R5900.00 / $510 (once-off)

• airport pick up and drop off
• Orientation
• Work placement
• Coordinating activities
• Emotional Support & Counselling
• 1 Trip to a local excursion; entry fees, snacks or meals for your own account

Accommodation & Food & Transport to school placements= R7400.00 / $640 per month (minimum cost)

• Fully furnished shared accommodation for up to 8 volunteers on the premises of One Heart founders, Johan and Selene.
• 3 Meals per day with fresh fruit & water daily, tuck shop on the premises for your own account.
• Supper with the family at the main house , to get to know each other and share feedback about the day.
• Coffee & Tea available

Program Locations

Malmesbury, South Africa

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Overall rating 
9.6
Experience
10
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
10
Cultural Immersion
9.3
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
One Heart
Location
  • South Africa: Malmesbury
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
Afrikaans, English
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
$510 Program Fee once off and then $640/month for food and accommodation and travelling to program locations

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    Review this program
    I cannot speak highly enough of Selene and her family. So kind, generous, loving and inviting. We hit it off the second we met and it was difficult to leave. Selene's passion for helping others is so inspiring.
    The children at Rust Stasie were absolutely beautiful and I quickly formed bonds with many of them. They are such happy kids and always have big smiles on their faces. I volunteered at the school for two weeks and helped with maths, science and p.e. The children were so attentive and just wanted to absorb and learn as much as they could. I think Selene has really helped them to realise that their education is the best chance for them to live a successful life.
    They loved learning games from me such as uno, whats the time Mr. Wolf? and spud, playing with my hair, taking pictures with my phone, listening and dancing to my music and seeing all my travel photos. I had such a great time here and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to volunteer with a truly honest cause.
    Avatar Hailey Lambert

    Amazing host, incredible experience

    Review by: Hailey Lambert , On: 26 Feb 2018, Changed On: 26 Feb 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I cannot speak highly enough of Selene and her family. So kind, generous, loving and inviting. We hit it off the second we met and it was difficult to leave. Selene's passion for helping others is so inspiring.
    The children at Rust Stasie were absolutely beautiful and I quickly formed bonds with many of them. They are such happy kids and always have big smiles on their faces. I volunteered at the school for two weeks and helped with maths, science and p.e. The children were so attentive and just wanted to absorb and learn as much as they could. I think Selene has really helped them to realise that their education is the best chance for them to live a successful life.
    They loved learning games from me such as uno, whats the time Mr. Wolf? and spud, playing with my hair, taking pictures with my phone, listening and dancing to my music and seeing all my travel photos. I had such a great time here and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to volunteer with a truly honest cause.
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    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10
    I really loved working with students at the school and i could feel that im making a difference in there lives. One heart is doing a great job, and growing more and more every day.
    Its the best place to meet new people, give something to those who needs it a bit more. i would recommend one heart christian foundation to any one in South Africa and internationally if they want to give back to the community or apply for a good volunteering program.
    you learn more about yourself, about other cultures and a other way of living and giving back.
    Avatar Adriaan Labuschagne

    Volunteering through one heart

    Review by: Adriaan Labuschagne , On: 26 Feb 2018, Changed On: 26 Feb 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I really loved working with students at the school and i could feel that im making a difference in there lives. One heart is doing a great job, and growing more and more every day.
    Its the best place to meet new people, give something to those who needs it a bit more. i would recommend one heart christian foundation to any one in South Africa and internationally if they want to give back to the community or apply for a good volunteering program.
    you learn more about yourself, about other cultures and a other way of living and giving back.
    Overall rating 
    9.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10
    I had an amazing time! I helped a lot and i felt part of the family. I got to know everyone very well and i enjoyed it so much!
    I taught 80 kids how to play chess and every day was something new!
    I helped out with english class and computer skills. It was a lot of fun!
    Avatar Jente

    Felt at home right away!

    Review by: Jente , On: 23 Feb 2018, Changed On: 23 Feb 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I had an amazing time! I helped a lot and i felt part of the family. I got to know everyone very well and i enjoyed it so much!
    I taught 80 kids how to play chess and every day was something new!
    I helped out with english class and computer skills. It was a lot of fun!
    Overall rating 
    9
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    6
    Health and Safety
    10

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