Volunteer with Surfpop!

Would you like to give back and volunteer for a cool cause, while learning how to surf and exploring Cape Town? Join Surfpop as a volunteer and share the stoke and love for surfing and the ocean with the Surfpop children from Masiphumelele township!

Surfpop program

Children growing up in Masiphumelele township in Cape Town face many challenges and do not have the opportunity to experience nature in its truest form. Through a powerful formula of surfing, education and nutrition, Surfpop boosts the children’s happiness, confidence and physical health, makes them more resilient to the challenges in their township, improves their school outcomes and prepares them for decent employment, truly lifting them out of poverty.


As a volunteer you play an important role in the success of the Surfpop program. You assist the Surfpop children in the ocean with their surf sessions. When you are not coaching the children in the water, you assist them in the Surfpop classroom with their homework, guide them with their Maths and English courses and help Surfpop prepare and facilitate life skills and vocational workshops for the children. Do you have other unique skills that you would like to share with the children and with Surfpop, we are always eager to learn from you!

Surf and explore

Next to your volunteering, we make you feel at home in our beautiful surf hostel in Muizenberg, teach you how to ride waves, bring your surfing to the next level and take you on off the beaten track tours to explore all the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Would you like to find flexibility and inner peace, we offer yoga lessons too! Learn all about our different volunteer packages

What other volunteers say!

Since 2015, we have had over 100 volunteers who joined us from Europe, the United States and South America! Read some of their volunteer testimonials on our website or check out @surfpop_volunteers to follow the journey of our Surfpop volunteers and connect directly with them.


Ready for a last minute trip? If you book for September 2021, you receive a 20 percent discount 🙂

* COVID-19 policy: if you booked your volunteer stay with us, but you are unable to fly due to COVID-19 regulations, Surfpop will fully refund you.