Settlement Upliftment Program

Settlement Upliftment Program

Settlement Upliftment Program

Trip Details:

Operator:   SAVE Volunteering
Price From: 775 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

Join a program with the fulfilling mission of uplifting a community and working towards poverty prevention, education, employment and more. 

You’ll work alongside amazing programs such as “Winter Hope” who helps to provide winter clothing to children, blankets to their families, as well as, assisting with resources to fix leaking roofs, and winterizing homes. Other programs include agriculture education where the communities are educated about vegetable gardens, growing their own food and working in existing gardens. 

As a volunteer, you will be immersed in these communities helping to provide motivation, social upliftment, and organizing exciting activities, sporting events and other outings. The schedule is flexible and you should be prepared to take initiative and run parts of the program on your own. 

A few exciting highlights you can look forward to are: 

  • Work with educare centres
  • Work in settlements with the families
  • Create educational programs 
  • Support & help provide skills training to adults
  • Learn what it takes to run a non-profit organization
  • Gain a world of experience working with adults, kids and groups
  • Learn about South African cultures, languages and way of life
  • Make new friends from all over the world!



Duties at this volunteer program may vary depending on the needs of the project. Here's an idea of what a typical itinerary may look like: 

Morning: Educare

Afternoon: Weekly Meeting/Training


Morning: Educare

Afternoon: Vegetable Garden


Morning: Educare

Afternoon: Cleaning resources (chairs, tables, toys)


Morning: Educare

Afternoon: Fundraising


Morning: Fundraising

Afternoon: General Duties


Morning: Day off or Activity Day with Children

Afternoon Off.


Day Off

Take today to explore the local area or join an activity of your choice. Choose from:

  • Surfing Lessons
  • Kitesurfing Lessons
  • Windsurfing Lessons
  • Cape Point Tour
  • Wine Route Tour
  • Township & Robben Island
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Quad Biking
  • Abseil Table Mountain
  • Shark Cage Diving

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

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Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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