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Living by the beach and surrounded by Africa’s most magnificent wildlife, a life-changing experience in rural Zululand awaits you as you educate and support orphaned and needy children and families in an underprivileged remote village in South Africa. Working directly with the Chiefs of the village and the families living in poverty, African Impact and volunteers help support the young children and contribute to bigger and brighter futures for them!

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  • Get hands-on in the local pre-schools, providing care, education and fun for the village children that will contribute to a positive start in their schooling
  • Use your energy and enthusiasm to help an After School Club for orphaned children
  • Support and provide assistance to local Zulu families struggling with limited resources
  • Spend your weekends on safari, spotting elephants, lions or rhinos under the stars of the African bush or join in some of the many optional sightseeing tours this area has to offer
  • Live in the home of South Africa's largest population of hippos and crocodiles! St Lucia is a bustling tropical tourist town, only a short walk away from the beautiful and warm Indian Ocean, long stretches of beaches and surrounded by nature!
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

“Being able to impact the education of so many children and having fun doing it, is such a special thing. And knowing that my impact will continue for years to come and help the children of Zululand to achieve their dreams was life changing.” Sianne Pedder, Business Manager, St Lucia

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1459 GBP 874 EUR 1134 AUD 1545
3 Weeks USD 1852 GBP 1110 EUR 1440 AUD 1961
4 Weeks USD 2245 GBP 1345 EUR 1745 AUD 2377
5 Weeks USD 2840 GBP 1701 EUR 2207 AUD 3007
6 Weeks USD 3210 GBP 1923 EUR 2495 AUD 3399
7 Weeks USD 3581 GBP 2145 EUR 2783 AUD 3791
8 Weeks USD 3951 GBP 2367 EUR 3071 AUD 4183
9 Weeks USD 4322 GBP 2589 EUR 3359 AUD 4576
10 Weeks USD 4692 GBP 2811 EUR 3647 AUD 4968
11 Weeks USD 5062 GBP 3033 EUR 3935 AUD 5360
12 Weeks USD 5433 GBP 3255 EUR 4223 AUD 5752

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Manager's will be happy to supply this year's prices on enquiry. 

Project Start Dates

2016 Start dates:

17th and 31st January | 14th and 28th February | 13th and 27th March | 10th and 24th April 8th and 22nd May | 5th and 19th June | 3rd and 17th and 31st July | 14th and 28th August | 11th and 25th September | 9th and 23rd October | 6th and 20th November

 

2017 Start dates:

15th and 29th January | 12th and 26th February | 12th and 26th March | 19th and 23th April | 7th and 21st May | 4th and 18th June | 2nd, 16th and 30th July | 13th and 27th August | 10th and 24th September | 8th and 22nd October | 5th and 19th November 

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Work & Impacts

South Africa has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS anywhere in the world and it is impossible not to see the effects of this in the rural villages in remote Zululand, St Lucia. HIV and AIDS can cripple families and it is not uncommon for children to be orphaned at an early age and either taken in by wider families or homed in an orphanage.

African Impact has been working in these rural villages to combat poverty and HIV/AIDS-related issues since 2007, providing education, support and care for these orphaned and needy children and empowering whole families to lead brighter futures.

During your time volunteering you will meet many young village children and Zulu families and understand how they are dealing with the daily struggles of village life, while also giving a helping hand and making a lasting impact for future generations.

Day care centre

Day Care Centre

African Impact works with 9 different day care centres in the remote villages surrounding the area of St Lucia, each taking care of anywhere from 40 – 80 underprivileged and needy children each day. These centres are run by women with almost no formal training, but who have a huge passion and heart for providing any form of education to help the children get a step ahead.

Volunteers provide daily assistance to these day care centres in the form of fun, educational and interactive classes and activities to improve the children’s level of the English language, literacy, numeracy and early childhood development skills. With the support of African Impact staff, volunteer’s time spent at the day care centre contributes to a positive start to their schooling and helps their readiness for primary school.

Orphan after school club

Orphan After School Club

Each week volunteers visit a community orphanage in one of the most rural areas of the village to help run an After School Club. This visit is something both the children and volunteers look forward to, providing a much needed safe and fun environment for the kids to enjoy “just being kids”, and to forget about the hardships they have may experienced in their past. 

After School Club has given the orphaned village children a chance to meet many international volunteers from all over the world, improving their English language, knowledge and even their creative skills, looking to the volunteers as role models for how they can develop their own futures and is an inspirational afternoon for everyone!

Family relief assistance program

Family Relief Assistance Program

With the high infection rate of HIV and TB in the rural villages, as well as limited access to medical and educational resources, many families are facing extreme hardships and require support that is not adequately provided in the area. Volunteers provide assistance where possible and get involved with a number of different families, whether it is home assistance in the form of building work, gardening, cleaning or refurbishment or in working with the young children to provide a better foundation for further education, work and generating income.

To date, this project has seen many successes, including the creation of safer and more efficient access to clean drinking water, sustainable gardens, bed frames and mattresses, additional rooms for homes, food parcels, assistance in registration for schools and school uniforms and clothing. 

Reading club

Reading Club

A favourite of all volunteers’ and staff, Reading Club takes place once a week in the Centre of the village at a donated (and brightly painted!) shipping container which has been converted into a library. Children of all ages and abilities come from across the village come to read with volunteers, learn new skills and improve their English. The children are very enthusiastic as they work towards their reading goals to reach Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum levels!

Reading Club has established a love of learning in these children, as well as improved their reading skills and confidence in speaking, which has an enormous impact in their schooling and future opportunities.

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Extra Activities

As well as the main volunteer activities you will be involved in each week, there are also a number of other important and on-going community development initiatives that you will have the opportunity to get involved in:

  • HIV/AIDS Primary School Education Classes
  • Mother and Child Support Groups
  • Building, farming and refurbishments of houses and schools
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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Fun evening activities

Fun Evening Activities

After your duties for the day are over, there is plenty to do around town and also the option of relaxing at the volunteer house, playing board games or having a movie night. If you are in the mood to explore the town, you can join a gym class, go for a Thai massage, have a glass of wine at the jetty as the sun goes down or even go for a hippo spotting drive.

The volunteers also have weekly quiz nights to raise funds for our charity The Happy Africa Foundation and some evenings are spent together in the lounge planning activities for the following day.

Wildlife

Wildlife

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park (only a short drive away!) is ideal for great game viewing, as well as nearby world-famous game reserves where you can go on endless safari's. Besides the regular game drives, you can enjoy a hippo and crocodile boat cruise up the estuary, go for a horse ride on the beach or go on a night game-drive at nearby Thanda Private Game Reserve.

Culture

Culture

Although your volunteer work will give you a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in Zulu culture, you can also watch Zulu Dancing, taste homemade Zulu beer, go on a Cultural Village Tour and for a traditional Zulu meal. There are also many curios and crafts on sale in the town, which is a five-minute walk from the base.

Extra trips and tours

Extra Trips and Tours

Weekend sightseeing options include a one-night trip with an amazing Elephant Interaction experience at Thanda Private Game Reserve. You can also take a two-day trip to Mozambique, where you will indulge in delicious seafood, swim, snorkel and soak up the sun. There are also plenty of places to head to up the coast for day trips.

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About St Lucia

About st lucia

About the Destination

St Lucia, Zululand, is a coastal paradise in South Africa, warm all year round, home to the largest population of hippos and crocodiles in the country and wildlife around every corner. Imagine waking up with monkeys rummaging through your breakfast cereals, spotting hippos dipping in the river before lunch and spending your evening under the stars, on a night safari drive through some of the most infamous Game Reserves in Africa and spotting everything from leopards to hyenas! In between all that, you still have time to meet some of the more interesting characters you’ll come across; the traditional Zulu villagers you’ll be volunteering with on a daily basis.

Zululand is an area still ruled by the Zulu Royal Family and surrounding the tropical tourist town of St Lucia are a number of villages, impoverished, underdeveloped and in desperate need of resources and this is where volunteers work each day, on our Education and Medical programmes.

Also surrounding the tourist town of St Lucia (In fact, one of the only towns in the world to be) is a stunning World Heritage Site made up of long stretches of untouched beaches, huge plains filled with Africa’s most magnificent wildlife and endless rivers and lakes, so whether you want to get out on the ocean to spot whales or turtle hatchlings or hit the safari vehicles to spot the elusive black rhinos, you have it all at your doorstep.

For the most adventurous volunteers, how’s about a trip to Mozambique to swim with wild dolphins, or diving into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to snorkel and scuba dive? Failing that, why not spend the night in the beautifully fully-furnished volunteer house having a traditional South African Braai (BBQ!), lying under the unpolluted and crystal clear skies and relaxing with your fellow volunteers and staff?

Oh, but keep an eye out for the hippos who come walking through town each night!

Meet the Team

Zululand team

The team here in St Lucia is filled with the most passionate, hardworking, caring and fun loving people you will ever meet. Everyone  brings something different to the team, but we all share a love for the people and the communities we work with. 

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Feedback from our volunteers

Sarah Cooke, UK

I can't even begin to explain how amazing my time with the St. Lucia team was. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable, and an absolute laugh! I had a great group of volunteers to work with, from all over the world. It was so rewarding teaching the children every day and seeing them learn and respond, playing the hilarious apple game!

I got to help teach English to adults within the community, partake in gardening, as well as having the absolute joy of working with and seeing the growth of Inkanyezi Crèche and a look in at what the medical volunteers get up to in the clinic. It was the most insightful and -as cliché as it is- life changing experience to date.

It opened my eyes to so much and really broadened my prospects and aims for the future. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be coming back. I cannot recommend African Impact enough. 10/10 '

Kasey Wolstenholme, UK

Its a lifechanging and thought provoking experience involving a rollarcoaster of emotion. Best thing you'll do.

Pat O'Shea, Australian

'I had a lot of reservations about volunteering in St Lucia. I'm pretty sceptical when it comes to humanitarian volunteer work in general. But St Lucia proved to be one of the most rewarding, worthwhile things I've ever done. I left there knowing my work was beneficial and my time was spent well.

The program is really well set up; it can easily rotate volunteers on a weekly or monthly basis through ongoing projects. I feel as though I played my small part in something very worthwhile.'

Karen Hayre, UK

I feel like the projects have been so rewarding. Again, seeing the progress of kids at crèche within such a short time is an amazing feeling. I would definitely do something like this again, without a doubt. I also feel like the projects have inspired me to undertake a career with children. There has been so many positives from this trip, including meeting amazing people, both in the villages and the volunteers and staff.

Chelsea Ruocco, UK

In my 3 weeks here, I have listened and gained wisdom from some of the strongest women I have ever met, I learned to garden, and learned how to build a crèche

Charlotte Stewart, UK

'I will definitely be leaving South Africa with a new set of eyes. I will be taking home with me so many memories of my time here. Until you are out here you don’t realise just how lucky you really are.'

Carole Ann Ferguson, UK

‘I have been able to experience local life and customs which I could never have done if I had just come as a visitor. I have also made new friends and pushed myself into doing things that I thought I would not have had the confidence to do. My whole time here has been brilliant and it is one of the best things I have ever done! Thank you all for making it so enjoyable.’

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Orphan Day Care and Community Support, Zululand

South Africa

how would you like us to contact you?
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Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
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start a live chat instead

Living by the beach and surrounded by Africa’s most magnificent wildlife, a life-changing experience in rural Zululand awaits you as you educate and support orphaned and needy children and families in an underprivileged remote village in South Africa. Working directly with the Chiefs of the village and the families living in poverty, African Impact and volunteers help support the young children and contribute to bigger and brighter futures for them!

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  • Get hands-on in the local pre-schools, providing care, education and fun for the village children that will contribute to a positive start in their schooling
  • Use your energy and enthusiasm to help an After School Club for orphaned children
  • Support and provide assistance to local Zulu families struggling with limited resources
  • Spend your weekends on safari, spotting elephants, lions or rhinos under the stars of the African bush or join in some of the many optional sightseeing tours this area has to offer
  • Live in the home of South Africa's largest population of hippos and crocodiles! St Lucia is a bustling tropical tourist town, only a short walk away from the beautiful and warm Indian Ocean, long stretches of beaches and surrounded by nature!
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

“Being able to impact the education of so many children and having fun doing it, is such a special thing. And knowing that my impact will continue for years to come and help the children of Zululand to achieve their dreams was life changing.” Sianne Pedder, Business Manager, St Lucia

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1459 GBP 874 EUR 1134 AUD 1545
3 Weeks USD 1852 GBP 1110 EUR 1440 AUD 1961
4 Weeks USD 2245 GBP 1345 EUR 1745 AUD 2377
5 Weeks USD 2840 GBP 1701 EUR 2207 AUD 3007
6 Weeks USD 3210 GBP 1923 EUR 2495 AUD 3399
7 Weeks USD 3581 GBP 2145 EUR 2783 AUD 3791
8 Weeks USD 3951 GBP 2367 EUR 3071 AUD 4183
9 Weeks USD 4322 GBP 2589 EUR 3359 AUD 4576
10 Weeks USD 4692 GBP 2811 EUR 3647 AUD 4968
11 Weeks USD 5062 GBP 3033 EUR 3935 AUD 5360
12 Weeks USD 5433 GBP 3255 EUR 4223 AUD 5752

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Manager's will be happy to supply this year's prices on enquiry. 

Project Start Dates

2016 Start dates:

17th and 31st January | 14th and 28th February | 13th and 27th March | 10th and 24th April 8th and 22nd May | 5th and 19th June | 3rd and 17th and 31st July | 14th and 28th August | 11th and 25th September | 9th and 23rd October | 6th and 20th November

 

2017 Start dates:

15th and 29th January | 12th and 26th February | 12th and 26th March | 19th and 23th April | 7th and 21st May | 4th and 18th June | 2nd, 16th and 30th July | 13th and 27th August | 10th and 24th September | 8th and 22nd October | 5th and 19th November 

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Work & Impacts

South Africa has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS anywhere in the world and it is impossible not to see the effects of this in the rural villages in remote Zululand, St Lucia. HIV and AIDS can cripple families and it is not uncommon for children to be orphaned at an early age and either taken in by wider families or homed in an orphanage.

African Impact has been working in these rural villages to combat poverty and HIV/AIDS-related issues since 2007, providing education, support and care for these orphaned and needy children and empowering whole families to lead brighter futures.

During your time volunteering you will meet many young village children and Zulu families and understand how they are dealing with the daily struggles of village life, while also giving a helping hand and making a lasting impact for future generations.

Day care centre

Day Care Centre

African Impact works with 9 different day care centres in the remote villages surrounding the area of St Lucia, each taking care of anywhere from 40 – 80 underprivileged and needy children each day. These centres are run by women with almost no formal training, but who have a huge passion and heart for providing any form of education to help the children get a step ahead.

Volunteers provide daily assistance to these day care centres in the form of fun, educational and interactive classes and activities to improve the children’s level of the English language, literacy, numeracy and early childhood development skills. With the support of African Impact staff, volunteer’s time spent at the day care centre contributes to a positive start to their schooling and helps their readiness for primary school.

Orphan after school club

Orphan After School Club

Each week volunteers visit a community orphanage in one of the most rural areas of the village to help run an After School Club. This visit is something both the children and volunteers look forward to, providing a much needed safe and fun environment for the kids to enjoy “just being kids”, and to forget about the hardships they have may experienced in their past. 

After School Club has given the orphaned village children a chance to meet many international volunteers from all over the world, improving their English language, knowledge and even their creative skills, looking to the volunteers as role models for how they can develop their own futures and is an inspirational afternoon for everyone!

Family relief assistance program

Family Relief Assistance Program

With the high infection rate of HIV and TB in the rural villages, as well as limited access to medical and educational resources, many families are facing extreme hardships and require support that is not adequately provided in the area. Volunteers provide assistance where possible and get involved with a number of different families, whether it is home assistance in the form of building work, gardening, cleaning or refurbishment or in working with the young children to provide a better foundation for further education, work and generating income.

To date, this project has seen many successes, including the creation of safer and more efficient access to clean drinking water, sustainable gardens, bed frames and mattresses, additional rooms for homes, food parcels, assistance in registration for schools and school uniforms and clothing. 

Reading club

Reading Club

A favourite of all volunteers’ and staff, Reading Club takes place once a week in the Centre of the village at a donated (and brightly painted!) shipping container which has been converted into a library. Children of all ages and abilities come from across the village come to read with volunteers, learn new skills and improve their English. The children are very enthusiastic as they work towards their reading goals to reach Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum levels!

Reading Club has established a love of learning in these children, as well as improved their reading skills and confidence in speaking, which has an enormous impact in their schooling and future opportunities.

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Extra Activities

As well as the main volunteer activities you will be involved in each week, there are also a number of other important and on-going community development initiatives that you will have the opportunity to get involved in:

  • HIV/AIDS Primary School Education Classes
  • Mother and Child Support Groups
  • Building, farming and refurbishments of houses and schools
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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Fun evening activities

Fun Evening Activities

After your duties for the day are over, there is plenty to do around town and also the option of relaxing at the volunteer house, playing board games or having a movie night. If you are in the mood to explore the town, you can join a gym class, go for a Thai massage, have a glass of wine at the jetty as the sun goes down or even go for a hippo spotting drive.

The volunteers also have weekly quiz nights to raise funds for our charity The Happy Africa Foundation and some evenings are spent together in the lounge planning activities for the following day.

Wildlife

Wildlife

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park (only a short drive away!) is ideal for great game viewing, as well as nearby world-famous game reserves where you can go on endless safari's. Besides the regular game drives, you can enjoy a hippo and crocodile boat cruise up the estuary, go for a horse ride on the beach or go on a night game-drive at nearby Thanda Private Game Reserve.

Culture

Culture

Although your volunteer work will give you a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in Zulu culture, you can also watch Zulu Dancing, taste homemade Zulu beer, go on a Cultural Village Tour and for a traditional Zulu meal. There are also many curios and crafts on sale in the town, which is a five-minute walk from the base.

Extra trips and tours

Extra Trips and Tours

Weekend sightseeing options include a one-night trip with an amazing Elephant Interaction experience at Thanda Private Game Reserve. You can also take a two-day trip to Mozambique, where you will indulge in delicious seafood, swim, snorkel and soak up the sun. There are also plenty of places to head to up the coast for day trips.

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About St Lucia

About st lucia

About the Destination

St Lucia, Zululand, is a coastal paradise in South Africa, warm all year round, home to the largest population of hippos and crocodiles in the country and wildlife around every corner. Imagine waking up with monkeys rummaging through your breakfast cereals, spotting hippos dipping in the river before lunch and spending your evening under the stars, on a night safari drive through some of the most infamous Game Reserves in Africa and spotting everything from leopards to hyenas! In between all that, you still have time to meet some of the more interesting characters you’ll come across; the traditional Zulu villagers you’ll be volunteering with on a daily basis.

Zululand is an area still ruled by the Zulu Royal Family and surrounding the tropical tourist town of St Lucia are a number of villages, impoverished, underdeveloped and in desperate need of resources and this is where volunteers work each day, on our Education and Medical programmes.

Also surrounding the tourist town of St Lucia (In fact, one of the only towns in the world to be) is a stunning World Heritage Site made up of long stretches of untouched beaches, huge plains filled with Africa’s most magnificent wildlife and endless rivers and lakes, so whether you want to get out on the ocean to spot whales or turtle hatchlings or hit the safari vehicles to spot the elusive black rhinos, you have it all at your doorstep.

For the most adventurous volunteers, how’s about a trip to Mozambique to swim with wild dolphins, or diving into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to snorkel and scuba dive? Failing that, why not spend the night in the beautifully fully-furnished volunteer house having a traditional South African Braai (BBQ!), lying under the unpolluted and crystal clear skies and relaxing with your fellow volunteers and staff?

Oh, but keep an eye out for the hippos who come walking through town each night!

Meet the Team

Zululand team

The team here in St Lucia is filled with the most passionate, hardworking, caring and fun loving people you will ever meet. Everyone  brings something different to the team, but we all share a love for the people and the communities we work with. 

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Feedback from our volunteers

Sarah Cooke, UK

I can't even begin to explain how amazing my time with the St. Lucia team was. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable, and an absolute laugh! I had a great group of volunteers to work with, from all over the world. It was so rewarding teaching the children every day and seeing them learn and respond, playing the hilarious apple game!

I got to help teach English to adults within the community, partake in gardening, as well as having the absolute joy of working with and seeing the growth of Inkanyezi Crèche and a look in at what the medical volunteers get up to in the clinic. It was the most insightful and -as cliché as it is- life changing experience to date.

It opened my eyes to so much and really broadened my prospects and aims for the future. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be coming back. I cannot recommend African Impact enough. 10/10 '

Kasey Wolstenholme, UK

Its a lifechanging and thought provoking experience involving a rollarcoaster of emotion. Best thing you'll do.

Pat O'Shea, Australian

'I had a lot of reservations about volunteering in St Lucia. I'm pretty sceptical when it comes to humanitarian volunteer work in general. But St Lucia proved to be one of the most rewarding, worthwhile things I've ever done. I left there knowing my work was beneficial and my time was spent well.

The program is really well set up; it can easily rotate volunteers on a weekly or monthly basis through ongoing projects. I feel as though I played my small part in something very worthwhile.'

Karen Hayre, UK

I feel like the projects have been so rewarding. Again, seeing the progress of kids at crèche within such a short time is an amazing feeling. I would definitely do something like this again, without a doubt. I also feel like the projects have inspired me to undertake a career with children. There has been so many positives from this trip, including meeting amazing people, both in the villages and the volunteers and staff.

Chelsea Ruocco, UK

In my 3 weeks here, I have listened and gained wisdom from some of the strongest women I have ever met, I learned to garden, and learned how to build a crèche

Charlotte Stewart, UK

'I will definitely be leaving South Africa with a new set of eyes. I will be taking home with me so many memories of my time here. Until you are out here you don’t realise just how lucky you really are.'

Carole Ann Ferguson, UK

‘I have been able to experience local life and customs which I could never have done if I had just come as a visitor. I have also made new friends and pushed myself into doing things that I thought I would not have had the confidence to do. My whole time here has been brilliant and it is one of the best things I have ever done! Thank you all for making it so enjoyable.’

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