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Township Volunteering Program in Port Elizabeth

Trip Highlights

  • Placed in Walmer Township, volunteers in this project work for the local community, especially children 
  • Plagued by Poverty, and loss of parents due to HIV/AIDS, children live with their grandparents and can utilize some help for their education and day-to-day errands
  • Participate in the Dancing, Preschool, Primary School and Sports Program 
  • Teach, Play and Spend Time with Kids 
  • Meet some amazing people from different parts of the world and work for a common cause
  • Travel and explore the city during weekends 
  • Live at a beachfront accommodation and experience the authentic South African lifestyle
  • Take Safaris and pay your reverence to the “Big Five”


Volunteering Solutions provides affordable and meaningful opportunities for those who are keen on volunteering with children in the Port Elizabeth region of South Africa. The program is located at the Walmer Township, a relatively calm and easily accessible area. Poverty, child neglect, alcohol abuse and a high unemployment rate are some of the many challenges this community faces on a day-to-day basis. The diversity of needs and great lack of services for this community shows in terms of a shortage of educational institutes. There are only 2 primary schools and 1 high school available to the children of Walmer.

Being a volunteer for the childcare project, you'll be playing a crucial role in the lives of the little ones who have to deal directly or indirectly with HIV/AIDS. They are for example orphaned and are living with family members (e.g. grandparents) because their parents died of AIDS-related diseases. The number of absentees at school is high due to a lack of guidance, family support, and financial means. Volunteers are expected to guide and support these children through mentorship and social support.

While this would be a challenging task, it'll be equally satisfying as well. Shower the children with utmost love and care, teach them basic lessons, help them dream and also guide them to live a happy & healthy life.

This volunteering program would be perfect for high school and college students as well as gap year travelers and backpackers who are eager to be a part of social change through some active contribution.

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