Volunteer Programme in Cape Town

Volunteer Programme in Cape Town

EC Cape Town is proud to offer a special Volunteer Programme in Cape Town for students looking to gain invaluable business English experience at a South African company, school or NGO. EC offers this Volunteer Programme in Cape Town to students who want to improve their CVs by gaining work experience in South Africa and/or want to practice their English skills in a professional environment. Volunteer Programmes do not only improve professional skills, but also language and communication skills because your colleagues will be English-speaking.


What can you expect on this course?

Study requirements to apply for the Volunteer Programme:

With the volunteer programme, students will gain:

Students may gain experience in the following areas:
 
Finance, international business, insurance, marketing, media, law, administration, secretarial work, industry, tourism, hotel industry, tourism, hotel industry, social work, ecology and environmental protection.

Requirements:
Before starting the Internship you have to take an English course with EC Cape Town for a minimum of 4 weeks on the course of your choice. In order to begin your placement, you must have reached at least an Intermediate level of English.

Placement Process:

Upon deciding to participate in the programme, you must supply EC with a C.V., a motivation letter, a completed questionnaire and a signed Statement of Understanding. Students should also submit any letters of recommendation. The submitted application information needs to be returned one month prior to course commencement and will be used to give you a placement.

Accommodation:

You can choose to stay at EC Cape Town's accommodation after your course, or you can find accommodation near your placement location.


Facts

Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Course Duration
4 weeks - 6 months placement (minimum 4 weeks English course not included)
Course start dates
  • Every Monday

Lesson
English Class: 45 minutes
Available In
  • EC Cape Town
Maximum in Class

Max. 15 students (average 12 students)

Placement fee: 700 Euros
Minimum Internship duration: 4 weeks
Minimum English course duration: 4 weeks
Minimum English level to get a placement: Intermediate
Minimum age: 18 years
Other Facts
  • Placement fee: 700 Euros
  • Minimum Internship duration: 4 weeks
  • Minimum English course duration: 4 weeks
  • Minimum English level to get a placement: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 18 years


This course is suitable for students who


Volunteer Programme:
Any student who participates in the EC volunteer programme will be working as an intern at your host volunteer site.  As an volunteer, you will be working in a professional environment and will be expected to work on a full-time basis (approximately 30 - 35 hours per week). 

General Volunteer Programme Aims:

Benefits:
The Volunteer Programme allow students to improve their English in a specific profession while gaining practical skills and increasing their awareness of international business practices. We provide the opportunity for students to gain unpaid internship experience in a wide range of industries and occupations including: finance, international business, insurance, marketing, media, law, administration, secretarial work, industry, tourism, hotel management, social work, ecology and environmental conservation. Any requests in other vocational areas will be always considered.


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