Our community development projects give you the opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to a local community, at the same time as gaining valuable hands on experience should you wish to pursue this area of study at university.
There are community development volunteer projects in the following destinations:
Students will be based in Buenos Aires and travel to some of the poorer areas of the city to do a variety of volunteer work with a local NGO. The work will vary according to what the NGO is involved in at the time. The work may involve the following:
- Teaching basic English
- Assisting with homework assignments
- Working at a soup-kitchen
- After-school programs
- Recreational activities
- Work at a community centre
- Volunteer with HIV-affected children
More details: Volunteer in Argentina
Famous for its African wildlife and incredible tribal diversity, Tanzania is rich in beautiful beaches, diving sites, and medieval ruins. The project work in both Moshi and Zanzibar is largely focussed on teaching and community work. You will be working alongside local teachers to provide fun interactive classes to teach basic English vocabulary, handwriting, reading and teawork skills. You will also have the opportunity to help raise awareness around HIV /AIDS in the local community by working alongside organizations and groups who specialize in HIV/AIDS education
More details: Volunteer in Tanzania
Africa Combo (Swaziland, Mozambique & South Africa)
By volunteering in Swaziland and South Africa you get the chance to make an impact on the lives of young disadvantaged children. In Swaziland, a large proportion of the children have been affected by HIV/AIDS in some way. You can help in their day-to-day activities by teaching basic English, conducting arts and craft workshops, and just playing with them. At the end of your placement you will spend time in Cape Town, South Africa. Here, you are based in the Yethu Township of Hout Bay, a disadvantaged area of the city. You will be helping with basic life skills training, teaching and support for young children and adults.
More details: Volunteer in Africa Combo