Volunteer Opportunities

Kwa Zulu Natal, the Zulu Kingdom, is famous for it's heritage and rich in culture and history. Our arts and aulture volunteer opportunities allow you to discover the unique traditional Zulu Cutlure and connect with local artists. The Durban Green Corridors works together with a lot of organizations which are related to arts and culture. Weather you are a musician, painter, sculpturist or a performing artist, you can share your skills and your knowledge and learn a lot for yourself!

Mary Steenbank Gallery

The site of Mary Stainbank Memorial Gallery is a restored wing of the headquarters of the global headquarters of the Wilderness Leadership School. The gallery is the focal point of the Ndaba Nkulu Heritage Hub in the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve in Yellowwood Park in Durban. This venue provides the unique opportunity for students of art and the general public to view this full private collection of the acclaimed artist, who is credited with bringing modernism to the fore in southern Africa, in a setting which marries art, culture, history and conservation in a unique juxtaposition.

The opening of the gallery is however, just the tip of the ice berg in relation to the enormous potential of this project that is the full development of the gallery and the Ndaba Nkulu Heritage Hub. Ongoing funding is required to ensure that a curator is given the opportunity to bring this collection to an audience where the public and schools and students of art are given the opportunity to view this important collection. The collection and the archives need to be digitally categorized. The collection itself is in need of restoration for some of the pieces and ongoing meticulous and professional preservation a priority with collections of this kind.

Main Tasks

  • This project requires a manager/curator to position this gallery as a arts venue of choice in the greater Durban area
  • The books and manuscripts need digital cataloguing

  • The catalogue needs to be designed for print

    Events management and planning

  • Establishment of artists in residence and allied programmes

  • Interaction with local arts colleges and schools to arrange for student tours

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $80/week
Food: self catering

Durban Green Corridor supports sport development projects in townships and aims to uplift disadvantaged communities. Sport is a particularly good way of engaging young people from informal settlements and rural communities and to encourage them to take part in organized activities. Very often schools, especially in rural areas, do not offer any extracurricular and organized activities so Durban Green Corridor's youth programs indeed cover a significant need.

Annually, we engage hundreds of school children in various youth development programs, sport activities and environmental education programs. Once the children come together, enjoyable outdoor activities are linked with ecological understanding and an appreciation of clean nature. Mountain Biking and Trail Running are the most developed youth programs so far as well as the DGC Environmental Club.

 

Coach - KwaDabeka

KwaDabeka runs a sport program three days a week. You will support the coaches by supervising and introducing new games to the children. You are free to teach them sport games from your country and have bike riding sessions on the pump track on site.

You as volunteer will support the sports development program for local school children in eNanda, a Projectsite of Durban Green Corridor. You will be engaged in youth empowering and sport projects, what will allow you to develop your leadership skills further. You also get the chance to practise your coaching skills within the sports program. Daily activities will be assisting as a coach in the existing sports program and teach the children new types of sport games. Right next to the Site is a big bike park/pump track where you can join our coached in the Bike Program. You will also get insights in the Site Management while assisting at the administration Office and you will help at the Durban Green Corridor Events if required. Part of the program is to experience the ecotourism activities for Durban Green Corridor. The eNanda Site offers Mountain Biking, Canoeing and Hiking Opportunities nearby. You will support the Durban Green Corridor Guides with the tours.

Coach - eNanda

Durban Green Corridor is proud of the MTB Youth Programme that has been established at the eNanda Adventure Park at Inanda Dam. At least 4 days per week, a regular group of children meet to grab a bike and get out on the surrounding trails to enjoy the rush of the sport but also the beauty of the natural surroundings. The bmx training on the recently established pumptrack is carried out 7 days a week.

You as volunteer will support the sports development program for local school children in eNanda, a Projectsite of Durban Green Corridor. You will be engaged in youth empowering and sport projects, what will allow you to develop your leadership skills further. You also get the chance to practise your coaching skills within the sports program. Daily activities will be assisting as a coach in the existing sports program and teach the children new types of sport games. Right next to the Site is a big bike park/pump track where you can join our coached in the Bike Program. You will also get insights in the Site Management while assisting at the administration Office and you will help at the Durban Green Corridor Events if required. Part of the program is to experience the ecotourism activities for Durban Green Corridor. The eNanda Site offers Mountain Biking, Canoeing and Hiking Opportunities nearby. You will support the Durban Green Corridor Guides with the tours.

iSithumba - Coach

iSithumba is a rural village outside of Durban. Every afternoon, children from the community come to the site to do various sport activities. You are free to teach them sport games from your country and have bike riding sessions on the pump track on site.

You as volunteer will support the sports development program for local school children in eNanda, a Projectsite of Durban Green Corridor. You will be engaged in youth empowering and sport projects, what will allow you to develop your leadership skills further. You also get the chance to practise your coaching skills within the sports program. Daily activities will be assisting as a coach in the existing sports program and teach the children new types of sport games. Right next to the Site is a big bike park/pump track where you can join our coached in the Bike Program. You will also get insights in the Site Management while assisting at the administration Office and you will help at the Durban Green Corridor Events if required. Part of the program is to experience the ecotourism activities for Durban Green Corridor. The eNanda Site offers Mountain Biking, Canoeing and Hiking Opportunities nearby. You will support the Durban Green Corridor Guides with the tours.

Main tasks

  • Assist the sport coaches
  • Help at events at the sites
  • Assist in the Bike Program
  • Help with site administration and at Durban Green Corridor Events

Main tasks

  • Assist the sport coaches
  • Help at events at the sites
  • Assist in the Bike Program
  • Help with site administration and at Durban Green Corridor Events

Main tasks

  • Assist the sport coaches
  • Help at events at the sites
  • Assist in the Bike Program
  • Help with site administration and at Durban Green Corridor Events

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

The Durban Green Corridor offers various ecotourism activities to the public. Cultural tours as well as guided nature hikes, canoeing and mountain biking with the aim to deliver an authentic experience to tourists. Our Ecotourism volunteers will assist in developing and packaging tourism experiences in rural communities and along our routes and various other tourism related tasks. 

Marketing skills are desirable, because we are still developing new tourism products and market them via our website and social media accounts. The volunteer will also be involved in administrative planning at the site, helping with event organization and daily issues.

Ecotourism Packaging

Durban Green Corridor acts as a tourism agency to promote sustainable tourism around Durban. We offer various “Green Activities” on our sites and elsewhere around Durban. Volunteers will assist in developing itineraries and packages for clients as well as managing them in our booking system. S/he will also assist in consulting clients about our offers. IT/skills are desirable and a high interest in travel and tourism out of the mainstream.

Tourism Development

We always try to upsize our tourism product offerings. The volunteer would be assisting with product development and help to develop our tourism routes further. This involves making business plans and writing funding proposals. S/he will also be working with local communities helping them to earn money with tourism. We run homestay programmes within rural areas around Durban and offer coaching to families within the tourism business.

 

Graphic Design

Durban Green Corridor hosts numerous of events during the year. The Graphic Design Volunteer will assist with the creation of suitable marketing material for the events and our tourism products. S/he will also assist in terms of marketing and with the promotion of upcoming events via social media. The volunteer will also be involved in the preparation and the set up of our events.

Main tasks:

  • Developing tourism packages
  • Integrate packages in the booking system
  • Deal with clients on itineraries 
  • Event organization

 Main tasks:

  • Developing tourism packages and routes
  • Coaching local communities in the tourism business
  • Create business plans
  • Writing funding proposals
  • Event organization

 Main tasks:

  • Creating Marketing Material (Poster, Flyers, Brochures...)
  • Market our events and tourism products via social Media
  • Event organization and Set up

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Education is the key to a better future.

The youth programme allows volunteers the opportunity to support local teachers and students by aiding them with their school work beyond the classroom. In South Africa the educational and financial division has caused for rural children to be far behind, therefore hands from international qualified volunteers is a huge need in rural communities such as eNanda.

Life Sciences Teacher

Natural Science Subjects are very important to access higher education for the locals, but often purely represented at the local schools. You will cover this need with developing suitable afternoon schools concepts to fill the gap. Volunteers with additionally support the environmental education programme. If you have a passion for biology subject and working within the nature, you are perfect for the assignment!

Maths Teachers

The teachers in rural areas aren’t equipped enough to teach proper math to children in rural areas. Often, schools do not have access to the internet or actual teaching material and the children just learn the basics of math. Math is still compulsory; therefore, it is important that the children receive a proper education in this subject to pass a higher education. If you are passionate about explaining math in a practical and interesting way using creative concepts, you are perfect for this assignment!

Business Studies

In South Africa, Business Studies is a subject at school. Having an international volunteer adds a new perspective to this subject. South Africa has very high unemployment rates, especially in rural areas, therefore, there is a significant need for people with business skills. The volunteer will either support the youth in the field of business studies and will also work with the local community to support local businesses. If you a student in the field of business studies or management and have an interest to share your skills with high school children from the community, you are perfect for this assignment!

Main Tasks

  • Teaching local children
  • Develop teaching materials and concepts for specific subjects
  • Help with site administration and at Durban Green Corridor Events
  • Develop concepts for Environmental Education

Main Tasks

  • Teaching local children
  • Develop teaching material and concepts for specific subjects
  • Help with site administration and at Durban Green Corridor Events

Main Tasks

  • Teaching local children
  • Develop teaching material and concepts for specific subjects
  • Help with site administration and at Durban Green Corridor Events
  • Develop business concepts with people from the local community

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

Costs

Admin fee: $70
Accommodation: $45/week
Food: $35/week (optional)

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