SOUTH AFRICA: Volunteer Teaching German

Volunteer Teaching German South Africa
Volunteer Teaching German South Africa

Volunteer teaching German in South Africa. Go Volunteer Africa is looking for volunteers to teach German language at our partner local high schools and Language Training centre in South Africa. This is an enriching and satisfying experience where the volunteer get the opportunity to teach children, youth and adults who are eager to improve their conversational German skills.

Our partner operates schools and a language training center in South Africa. The volunteer teaching German in South Africa will work primarily as an instructor of German in a local high school or language center.

The volunteer teaching German in South Africa will be required to teach 5 days a week. Saturday and Sunday are days off for the volunteer to enjoy some free time and there are occasional public holidays during the school term. Depending on school size, class numbers vary from 15-60 in a class.


  • Teaching German classes in high school or Languages Training Centre
  • Planning activities and producing resources to help students improve their German
  • Introducing/sharing Germany contemporary culture through classroom and extra-curricular activities

The South Africa German teaching volunteer placement consists of teaching the subject of German language to school children for 2 lessons of a day, with each period running for 45 minutes and one evening lesson for 1hr to adults and youth at the language training center in South Africa.


Cape Townis a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.

Port Elizabeth: a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. A major port, it’s also known for its numerous beaches. The Donkin Heritage Trail takes in the Old Hill neighborhood’s Victorian landmarks. Coastal boat tours spot whales and rare seabirds, while wildlife reserves outside the metropolitan area are home to elephants, rhinos and other big game.


After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth International Airport in Port Elizabeth, this largely depends on your project site. A member of staff from our local partner organization in South Africa will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. These airports services numerous international carriers. South Africa 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 orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.


A local teacher will assist you in conducting classes during your first week to address any language barriers or concerns that may arise. You will be asked to run the class once the students become familiar with you.

Traveling to South Africa and teach as a volunteer on our program is an amazing opportunity. You get to experience South Africa’s cultures, explore exciting places and escape from the normalcy of everyday life. The South Africa  German teaching volunteer project gives you the chance to learn more about education in South Africa, to see how students in other countries learn, to explore different methods and gain teaching experience most educators don’t have.

All of our volunteer projects in South Africa need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. Our partner in South Africa do not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience.


  • Opportunities to use your own creative freedom to bring fun and creativity in classroom
  • Developing your leadership and teaching skills
  • Gaining an understanding of education systems in a third world country
  • Experience working in a diverse team of people
  • Working in an environment where your development is actively encouraged
  • Immerse yourself in a different culture
  • Gain international work experience
  • Learn a new language
  • Make a difference in the lives of people around the world


No particular experience or skills required to get involved in our volunteer work in South Africa. 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.


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 South Africa volunteering program.


Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in South Africa. 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.


Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Friday. The accommodation is neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. 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. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.


Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 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 South Africa must obtain a visa from one of the South African diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries, in which case they get what is called a “Port of Entry Visa”. Visitors who require a visa must apply in person and provide biometric data. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 1 month after departure and with one blank page (two if a visa is required). South African Government announced that an e-Visa system would be introduced in February 2021.

Nationals of the following countries/territories who hold valid national passports are not required to obtain South African visas for visits of up to 90 days: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America


You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.


Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that South Africa has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!


Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ——————-
Start Dates: 2nd or 16th of the month
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: South Africa
Language: English


1 Week
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off can be arranged on request
Apply Now
4 Weeks
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off can be arranged on request
Apply Now


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. Have an inquiry? Contact Us