south africa
intermediate english
From 2 to 12 weeks
16 years old
Surf Instructor in Cape Town

Surf Instructor in Cape Town

This project is a great way for volunteers to gain experience working with children and groups. Learning new outdoor activities such as swimming, boxing, spike ball surfing and skateboarding – volunteers receive lessons so they can help teach the children.

Surf Volunteer Project

The project is run as a weekly curricular activity for disadvantaged youth from one of the local schools. The main goal is to keep the children occupied and off the streets after school. Volunteers help us teach them valuable life lessons through adventure activities, teamwork, educational classes and sports. For most of the children this is the highlight of their day, which is why it is also used as an incentive for them to do well in school, giving them a better chance at a brighter future. Those that turn up for school every day, behave themselves in class and study hard are rewarded by being given the chance to attend this after school sports activities.

Volunteer Tasks

Teaching kids how to swim, surf & skate

Assist teaching sports programs

Run fun days and challenges

Assist with computer lessons

Assist in the edu-care centers with basic skills teaching

Be a good role model encouraging good social and emotional skills

Surf Instructor in Cape Town



Airport pick up + 2 day Cape Town orientation
Three meals a day on weekdays
Transport to the project
Weekly social events
24-hour support and supervision

Not included

Surf lesson 4 days (1.5h/day) (optional)
Meals on weekends
Return transfer (except for minors)

Dates and prices

Every Saturday during school term
Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
1026 €
3 weeks
1326 €
4 weeks
1626 €
5 weeks
1976 €
6 weeks
2276 €
7 weeks
2576 €
8 weeks
2876 €
9 weeks
3176 €
10 weeks
3476 €
11 weeks
3776 €
12 weeks
4076 €

A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18. For further information, please visit the youth area.


Animateur de surf à Cape Town
I easily integrated into a small group! My project went really well, and I was delighted with my days and the children.



Volunteers will be staying in one of our volunteer houses with bedrooms sleeping 2-5 people. All houses are facilitated with electricity, WIFI, hot water, a kitchen, communal bathrooms (with shower & toilets), beds with linen and a pillow (no towels). Male and female volunteers will share rooms unless otherwise requested. Upgrades to private single or double rooms are available at an extra cost.

Volunteers are responsible for keeping their own room and volunteer house tidy. Bathrooms are cleaned every day by cleaning staff, and linen is changed once a week. The volunteer houses are walking distance from shops, restaurants, entertainment, bus stops, and the beach.

Additional information

During the school holidays, our projects run differently and according to the holiday club schedule. The activities are dependent upon the weather, length of holiday and number of attendees. The aim of the holiday club program is for the kids to have fun and to keep them off the streets. The activities during this time are less structured and more focused on the enjoyment of the children.

Please note: if a holiday club activity requires the payment of an entrance fee, volunteers will have to pay for themselves. The programme fee is used to cover the entrance for the children only, however, we do try to plan as many free events as possible.

School Holidays 2020:

First Term: 19th March – 01st April

Second Term: 17th June – 08th July

Third Term: 23rd September – 30th October

Fourth Term: 5th December – 07th January

School Holidays 2021:

First Term: 29th March – 12th April

Second Term: 28th June – 19th July

Third Term: 04th October – 11th October

Fourth Term: 09th December (starts)


– CV/Resúme

– Police clearance

– Basic in English

– Copy of return flight itinerary

– Ability to swim

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Animateur de surf à Cape Town
I easily integrated into a small group! My project went really well, and I was delighted with my days and the children.