Winter School Programme

Availability during the winter holidays (June and July)

IkamvaYouth is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, dynamic self-starters to volunteer as tutors, mentors and workshop facilitators with high school learners. Volunteers will be required to contribute to the administrative tasks and general running of the branches. They will be involved in a wide variety of tasks and need to be flexible in their approach to the role. They will have limited supervision from full time office staff and existing volunteers.

Depending on your availability, we are looking for:

  • Tutors who're available for tutoring in the mornings during the two weeks
  • Workshop facilitators who're available on an ad-hoc basis for running or assissting with afternoon workshops
  • Interns who're available for 2-3 months on a full-time basis to assist with preparation, coordination and wrap-up of the winter school

What does the role involve?

  • Designing and/or facilitating workshops on a variety of subjects and topics from drama, creative writing, debating and photography to leadership, entrepreneurship, health and social justice during a two-week Winter School i.e. 25 June – 6 July
  • Tutoring at secondary school level: Maths, Science, English, Economics, Accounting, Business Economics, Life Science, Geography and History 
  • Administrative tasks: creating student cards, photocopying, preparing worksheets, creating evaluation forms, thank you letters, data capturing of attendance records and grades etc.
  • Dealing with telephone and walk-in enquiries  
  • Supporting the Branch Co-ordinator to organise branch events such as outings / excursions, talent shows, sports days, photography exhibitions, tutor appreciation events and barbecues
  • Learner co-ordination and supervision on excursions
  • Behaving in a courteous and helpful manner towards fellow staff, learners and donors at all times
  • Any other admin tasks that may be required.

Will the role suit me?
Yes, if you...

  • Show evidence of good communication, a high level of spoken and written English, and have genuine interest in empowering the youth
  • Work calmly under pressure, as well as in a team
  • Are reliable and confident, and have a sense of humour
  • Maintain boundaries and confidentiality
  • Have an awareness of South African conditions with regards to education, social development, diverse cultures and economics
  • Will enjoy the experience of working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment
  • Are passionate about IkamvaYouth’s aims and objectives 

What will I get out of it?

  • Training and support (provided you arrive in time for training)
  • Chance to work with talented and highly motivated disadvantaged youth 
  • Opportunity to use and share your existing skills, as well as to build new skills and experience 
  • Experience in youth development and a taste of the unique IkamvaYouth organisational culture 
  • Challenge of working as part of a team of dedicated volunteers from diverse backgrounds to assist disadvantaged learners to pull themselves and each other out of poverty through education