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Volunteers Direct Report Card 2011

In South Africa, December marks the end of the school year, the start of the long summer holidays and the festive season all rolled into one. Many of our past volunteers will remember Nandipha and Abigail from Oranjekloof Primary. They … Continue reading

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How to Volunteer

Whether it’s teaching, arranging a doctor’s visit or cooking a meal for the homeless, many opportunities exist to help the lesser-able individuals or groups. Usually, people believe volunteering will consume their free time, which makes them hesitant of offering up … Continue reading

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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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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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Teens and Volunteerism

Benefits of teen volunteerism Encouraging teens to do volunteer work is one of the most important things you can do for them as a parent. And the amazing thing is, once they get a taste of it, teenagers love to … Continue reading

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Volunteers Direct and Google +1

We have now added a Google +1 button to our blog, please go to our blog and click on the button!  

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International Volunteer Work

More and more people are seeking International Volunteer work. Such an adventure means they will have quite a lifestyle change, and will need to get used to new people, surroundings, customs and probably languages. Leaving a job or putting schooling … Continue reading

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Volunteer in Africa

Becoming a Volunteer in Africa is a new trend that is rising throughout the world. Many people are looking to Africa and finding ways to help local communities. Should you become a Volunteer in Africa you are provided with a … Continue reading

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