Monthly Archives: September 2011

Volunteer Programs in Africa

A volunteer typically performs a service for free, but the value that happens in the giving of a service often is beyond the measure of money. Learning new skills and discovering more about who you are and what you want … Continue reading

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Volunteers Direct Eventful Week

There is always plenty to do in your spare time in and around Cape Town but this past week has been particularly eventful for the international volunteers at Volunteers Direct. On Monday night we took the volunteers to the 12thAnnual … Continue reading

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Wonderful Weekend in the city

  The big added bonus for international volunteers working in Cape Town is the huge variety of activities to choose from over the weekends and in their spare time. Last weekend got off to a great start when Archbishop Emeritus Desmond … Continue reading

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Matt Ward – Testimonial

Thank you for the past 3 weeks. Learnt a lot from the experience but also loved every minute! Loved coaching the kids (who never ceased to impress with their skill and ball control) I’m definitely coming back out next year. … Continue reading

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Joel Dunston – Testimonial

Did the Cape Town Community Sports/Township Teaching project 3 summers ago and loved it! Would recommend it to anyone else. Joel Dunston, 22, English, 3 March 2010

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Madeleine Paine – Testimonial

I miss Cape Town so so so much. Saw the pictures of the Girl’s Home being redone, AMAZINGGG!!!!! It looks phenomenal. The girls must be so pleased. I’m planning on coming back to Cape Town sometime next year – hopefully … Continue reading

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Tricia Kenworthy – Testimonial

I enjoyed my time in Cape Town there so much – the best of my four voluntary service in Africa. I had wonderful experiences of everything – the sea, sightseeing and culture – while I was doing my bit for … Continue reading

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Emma Devenport – Testimonial

I’m missing cape town!!! Thank you for looking after me so well during my stay…I had a fab time, and I have loved getting to know you both…fingers crossed I make it back to Cape Town soon!! Emma Devenport, 35, … Continue reading

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Camilla Gregory – Testimonial

Had a fantastic time in Cape Town, Thank you again!! Karen and you are a great team making my time in Cape Town lots of fun. How are all the children? Hope term is going well. Look forward to getting underway … Continue reading

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Family Volunteering in Cape Town

FAMILY VOLUNTEERING CAPE TOWN (OR INTERNATIONALLY?) AUGUST 2011-08-25 Volunteers Direct and the children of Imizano Yetho township have just said a sad farewell to their first “family of volunteers”. Originally the father, Nick and eldest daughter, Kim, aged 18 had … Continue reading

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