Volunteer Program

Educare & Grade R Assistants

We are accepting applications for classroom assistants in the Educare and Grade R (Reception class). Volunteers with a solid background (be it practical or educational) in Waldorf-based learning and/or primary education are preferred; however, those with instructional skills (i.e. music, art) or leadership experience (i.e. camp counselor) also make for attractive candidates. These volunteers will work alongside the permanent teaching staff, infusing the classroom with creative energy to encourage the development of the children. Educare assistants are asked to serve a minimum of six months to one year.

Children’s Home

Volunteers play an instrumental role in assisting our staff with the daily running of the children’s home. This includes helping with household chores as well as engaging the children in various activities such as play time and homework time. Baphumelele accepts direct¬†applications from volunteers who are able to serve for a minimum of six months.

International volunteers seeking a shorter stay are welcome also and may contact Baphumelele directly for further information on volunteer options.

We also host groups of local volunteers who assist Baphumelele in other ways. Any interested group or person should contact Baphumelele to learn about our current needs. We typically need assistance with the following: tutoring children in Maths and English; helping with the sports and activity programmes, cooking and cleaning and other daily duties. In addition, we are always looking for skilled volunteers who can help us with the general upkeep including carpenters, plumbers, computer experts and electricians.

Please note that Baphumelele unfortunately cannot offer any stipend for volunteer services. For questions about any of these volunteer positions, please contact Baphumelele.

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