Celebration of Arts and Cultural activities and skills development of South African history and communities.
Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers will be tasked with general hands activities such as figure sculpture cleaning, ground maintance, painting and general care of area.
An opportunity to learn about making of art sculptures and share cultural activities, making beads and learning South African history and communities.
What to bring: Warm clothes, Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, working gloves and closed shoes are advisable. Rain coat, light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly; Torch or flash light;
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in Fountains Valley camping grounds in tents of the Reserve. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple common bathroom with shower and there is running water. The accommodation and work place have flushing toilets and do not have electricity.
Language: The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.
South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association and Maropeng Visitor Centre, Cradle of Humankind
The work camp participation fee is strictly Euro 220 and this covers simple accommodation, food and project expenses office running/administrative expenses, certificate of participation during the camp, communication prior to, during and after the camp. Please note that this does not include travel expenses to and from the camp, pick up from airport so participants are asked to reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to Pretoria.
Leisure Activities: Weekends are meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.
Requirements: Qualification of participants: – Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background – Positive attitude – Willing to share his/her experiences – Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions – Flexible to eat local food – Ready to do heavy manual work on the project and No experience needed