Combine volunteering with an English language course
If you are not a native English speaker, you can combine your volunteering experience with an English language course.
It is important that you can communicate well and understand instructions. This is not only important for your safety and those around you, but also important to make your volunteering experience a great one.
The minimum English requirements differ slightly from project to project (see project details), but usually a minimum of Upper-Intermediate [B2] is required.
If your level is not sufficient or you want to brush up your skills, attending a course before you start volunteering is a great option. This also allows you to get used to the country - its climate, food and other circumstances - before you start volunteering.
Some of our Hout Bay based volunteer projects are also suited to combine volunteering with a language course. You can stay at the same accommodation throughout your entire stay and continue to be in touch with the friends you made during your language course while you volunteer.
You can do the language course before you volunteer, or even while you are volunteering. To find out at which volunteer projects you can volunteer while doing a language course at the same time please contact us.