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Volunteer in South Africa with GapGuru and support community projects near Cape Town

Friday 12th November 2010

South Africa is a country of extraordinary natural beauty and diverse culture, making it the ideal destination for gap year travel. GapGuru offers volunteer placements at a community project just outside of Cape Town, where gap year volunteers can help to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

While the Winelands region of South Africa’s Western Cape is more famous for its sweeping mountain scenery and world-class wines, it is also home to a number of poor farming communities, who struggle against social and economic hardships.

Gap year volunteers can make a real difference in these areas by providing childcare and teaching support at local community projects. Our volunteers work in play schools and day centres, sharing music, art and games with underprivileged children and helping them to learn English.

The children are always excited to see new faces and South Africa volunteers provide the kind of one-on-one attention that many children are deprived of. Within the community volunteer project there are also opportunities to get involved in sports activities and counselling sessions for local women.

Volunteering in South Africa is a great way to experience the best of the ‘Rainbow Nation’, while doing something meaningful on your gap year. With this project located just outside of Cape Town, volunteers are perfectly placed to visit Table Mountain, the beach and many other local attractions.

To find out more about gap year volunteer work in South Africa please visit www.gapguru.com or call 08000 32 33 50.