Social Volunteering
Supplementary Course

Social Volunteering

Discover the impact you can have on different South African communities after you've finished your English course!

Recommended for

students and recent graduates who would like to contribute in different areas of the social development in South Africa.

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What is this programme about?

LAL Study and Social Volunteer Programme gives you a unique opportunity to combine your General English course with a Social Volunteer Experience by interacting and supporting local communities in various sectors:

Childcare: Kindergartens, Crêches

Education: Primary schools, Secondary schools

Healthcare: Local community clinics

Social Welfare: Homes for children, Child and Youth Care Centre, HGO’s and other organisations

Documents Required

  • Application form
  • Motivational letter
  • CV
  • Police clearance
  • Passport copy
  • Flight ticket

Sample Tasks

  • Feeding, teaching and playing with children
  • Meal preparation
  • Making educational toys and learning aids
  • Assisting teachers in the classroom
  • Volunteers with skills in music, art and sports could greatly contribute to the schools
  • Assisting children with homework
  • General tidying up
  • Assisting with planned activities
  • Focus on special awareness and information programmes
  • Observation
  • Assist within administrative department

What is included?

  • Placement within a local project (supervised placement)
  • Orientation (it takes place on first day)
  • Certificate

What is not included?

  • Accommodation, transport and meals

Why LAL?

  • We offer a quality volunteering experience set in the scenic beauty of South Africa.
  • We have a wide range of projects in different social sectors.
  • We provide you with the opportunity to take part in a variety of tours and excursions.
  • We give you all the information you need, prior to arrival in South Africa.
  • Although tours and activities are not included, we can arrange them for you!


Key Facts

Minimum Age:
18+ years old
Minimum English level:
Intermediate (B1+)
It must be combined with LAL General English course. Student must attend minimum two weeks of English tuition at LAL

Lesson Schedule

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