Volunteer Fees All Volunteers South Africa
What happens to your fees, why do you
have to pay to volunteer your time in South Africa helping by donating
Why do I pay to do volunteer work ?
This is a frequently asked question which we hope to
answer to your satisfaction below:
Many of our volunteer projects are community based.
These townships and rural villages desperately need the assistance
of educated volunteers who are willing to give a hand; unfortunately
they are in no financial position to accommodate, transport and feed
volunteers. All Africa Volunteers was established to help meet
the needs of these communities that lack the resources to attract
much-needed aid. The need for the assistance of capable volunteers
is ever increasing and your time spent here can make a great impact
on the lives of the local community. Your skills and creativity as a
volunteer are always met with enthusiasm. As a volunteer, if you see
a need that needs to be met during your time on a project, speak
with one of the members of the All Africa Volunteers team, who will
discuss the steps to be taken in order to realize your goal.
Due to high costs of fuel, vehicle
maintenance and driver costs this is often one of the most expensive
costs to the volunteer organisation.
We have established our sister
company “J Bay Cabs” which transports our volunteers between the Airport
and our projects. By establishing this company we were able to employ a
persons from the local community who was previously unemployed. Our
friendly driver, Shane, has now been with us for seven years and is an
important part of the All Africa Volunteers family.
J Bay Community volunteers: A self-help breakfast is
supplied for volunteers in the morning. Delicious, home-cooked meals
for lunch and dinner may be provided from a set weekly menu; however
there is a small, reasonable charge in order to cover the cost of
Please note on some of the projects all meals are
All Africa Volunteers has a lodge situated two
minutes walk from the main beach, grocery store and town center. The
volunteers which work in our community projects are accommodated at
this lodge. During the building of the lodge, we were again able to
create employment for the local community.
We currently employ
a fulltime gardener, security guard, maintenance worker, cleaner,
cook and a lodge manager and your staying at this lodge makes it
possible for us to employ these people. Our volunteers fall in love
with the welcoming atmosphere and sense of family at the
All Africa J Bay
Lodge, which will feel like a second home.
As a registered Close Corporation
and VAT vendor All Africa Volunteers has to pay 14% VAT and other
government taxes which are included in your fees.
Other fees and commissions
In order to keep our fees as low as
possible we do not charge commissions between 15% - 50% as is the
industry norm. We do all the bookings ourselves and also offer support
to the volunteers ourselves as this leads to a cost cut which we then
pass on to the volunteer.
Donations to the projects
With our community projects in
Jeffreys Bay the full amount (100%) after our expenses have been
deducted is put back into the project as we feel this is our companies
social responsibility. Our sister company “Enchantment
Tours” also donates a percentage of each tour booked to our new
We hope this information has been
useful to you and we hope to see you at one of our projects in the near
Some Completed Projects
Below you can find some examples of
the work we have done for both the Townships and wildlife projects in