Go Volunteer Africa’s Eswatini Childcare volunteer project will see you working alongside fellow volunteers and local staff in a community run day care centre and kindergarten in Eswatini.
If you’re someone who loves working with children and is happy to provide support wherever your assistance is most needed, you will be well suited to this Eswatini childcare volunteer project. As a volunteer on this project, you will assist the local staff in the day-to-day running of the centre and ensure it operates effectively.
Volunteering with children in Eswatini is a popular choice for those seeking a meaningful experience in this lovely small traditional kingdom. The children benefit from skills and knowledge you pass onto them. Providing emotional, social and educational support to underprivileged children in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) makes a positive impact on their lives and potentially shapes their future for the better.
- Be a part of shaping a child’s future
- Plan and run games and sports activities
- Work within a community childcare care system
- Get a deeper understanding of the Eswatini culture
- Get to know more about Early Childhood Development
- Learn directly from the professional teachers and caregivers
- Ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in childcare or teaching
- Gain vital experience and new skills for your CV or university application
- Comprehensive pre-departure support and assistance with all aspects of your trip
Children are the hope for a better future in every community. Volunteers participating in our Eswatini childcare volunteer project will contribute to preparing kids for a bright future by engaging in activities such as playing games, serving meals, and providing essential one-on-one attention and love.
Piggs Peak: is a town in northwestern Eswatini. It was founded around gold prospecting in 1884, but its main industry is now forestry. Piggs Peak is located approximately 70 kilometers north-east of the capital city of Mbabane. The town is also located 40 kilometers from Matsamo boarder (the gateway to Mpumalanga Province in South Africa).
Piggs Peak is named after an early resident, William Pigg, who discovered a gold reef here on 26 March 1884. The town’s name is often Africanized in local parlance to ‘Spiggy-Speegy’, or even just ‘Spiggy’.
The town is also known for its large hotel and casino, splendidly situated on the crest of a ridge 10km north of town and is just a few kilometers away from the old mining town of Bulembu, the ancient rock pantings of Nsangwini, and Phophonyane Nature Reserve.
The Peak Fine Craft Centre, just to north of the hotel, is indisputably Eswatini’s most scenic handicrafts outlet. It centres upon the workshop and boutique of Coral Stephens Hand Weaving, an impressive family enterprise, whose mohair curtains, carpets and other products are exported worldwide. Other craft outlets include sisal-weaving (Tintsaba), jewellery, ceramics and stone-carving. The craft centre has a restaurant offering spectacular views over the surrounding area.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at King Mswati III International Airport in Manzini city. A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers. Eswatini has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer trip orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Eswatini you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing and the adventures.
Our childcare volunteer program in Eswatini main activities is to make sure that there is equal opportunity to education and social welfare of disadvantaged and orphaned children. We support children by providing quality education, food, accommodation, clothes to all children especially orphans and others from poor families.
The project provides a safe and healthy place for vulnerable children in Eswatini. If you are a professional teacher or social worker then you are very lucky because you working alongside little children eager to learn and explore. We will be very excited to have you in our team. Volunteers have the opportunity to work at the school in the morning and then dedicate their afternoons to offering care, necessary support, mentoring, or engaging in games with the children.
Working as a childcare volunteer in Eswatini is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences you will ever have. Whether you play with the children, teach them a few words of English or paint a picture, there are so many ways to brighten their lives! Your volunteer work is so valuable, because the children need love, affection and care.
Contribute to the Eswatini Childcare Volunteer Project, mentor them in social skills and basic hygiene. Teach and encourage them one-on-one. Stimulate their young minds and bodies. Co-create arts and crafts, read storybooks, play with toys, help with hand washing with soap and water, teeth brushing and more. Their daily needs are simple, and every time you show them you care, you improve their self-esteem and confidence.
Other activities include playing therapy and games, cleaning, reading stories, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, as well as assisting with feeding and daily chores. Your tasks will vary depending on your season of arrival, but generally involve providing personalized attention, mentoring, basic educational support, playing games and assisting with day-to-day operations.
You don’t need specific childcare skills or qualifications on this Eswatini childcare volunteer project but those with experience are most welcome. A willingness to help where needed, a genuine enthusiasm for working with children and completion of a police background check are all that are required to become a childcare volunteer.
No particular experience required to get involved in our volunteer work in Swaziland. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on our volunteering Eswatini Program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Eswatini. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
For volunteers participating on our Swaziland trip, accommodation will be provided in farm volunteer house which is basic but comfortable surrounded by green country side. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared and you have access to a kitchen to prepare your meals. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone sixteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accept volunteers of 15+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 18years. Volunteers under 15 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Eswatini unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries can obtain a visa on arrival at all border posts or from one of the Swazi diplomatic missions. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Eswatini. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax in the camp and surroundings, watch the marine-life, read or sit around the beach socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
|Project open all year round
|Minimum 2 weeks commitment
|Minimum 16yrs or older for solo travelers.
|Families are encouraged to apply
|Flexible start and end dates
|One day before the start date
|Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
|Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
|Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
|Host Family or volunteer house
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
|Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Eswatini with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Swaziland are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Africa. All volunteer programs in Eswatini are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Swaziland. Most volunteer projects in Eswatini are located Piggs Peak and few in Mbabane.
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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.