Volunteer

Join Surfpop for an experience of a lifetime!

Join Surfpop as a volunteer and share the stoke and love for surfing and the ocean with the Surfpop children from Masiphumelele township, while learning how to surf and exploring all that Cape Town has to offer!

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!

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. For those who would like to find more strength, flexibility and inner peace, we offer yoga lessons too. Learn all about our different volunteer packages, each one designed to give you an epic experience. 

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Surfpop volunteer packages

At Surfpop we are creating a family, and deliver a very real, personal and intimate experience for the children and for you as a volunteer. Keen to join and help our Surfpop family, while learning how to surf and exploring Cape Town? Find our different volunteer packages below. Would you like to know more? Download our volunteer information leaflet and get in touch!

*If you book your stay with us, but due to COVID you cannot fly to South Africa, we will reimburse the full amount (minus bank transfer costs) to you. 

€1600 - for 4 weeks

Basic

Airport transfer
Welcome dinner in true South African style
Accommodation in our beach house
Healthy breakfasts Monday to Friday
Unlimited wifi
Local guidance and support
24-hour emergency number
Donation to the Surfpop Foundation
Orientation and training on project activities
Fundraising toolkit
Electronic volunteer certificate
Weekly social activities
4 epic tours around Cape Peninsula
1 weekly surf lesson by our experienced surf instructor, 4 in total
Unlimited surf gear rental
€2100 - for 4 weeks

Surf Pro

Airport transfer
Welcome dinner in true South African style
Accommodation in our beach house
Healthy breakfasts Monday to Friday
Unlimited wifi
Local guidance and support
24-hour emergency number
Donation to the Surfpop Foundation
Orientation and training on project activities
Fundraising toolkit
Electronic volunteer certificate
Weekly social activities
4 epic tours around Cape Peninsula
3 weekly surf lessons by our experienced surf instructor, 12 in total
Unlimited surf gear rental
1 surf tour around the Cape Peninsula
Surf video analysis
Surf photo package
Complementary online surf course by South African pro surfer
Delicious dinners Monday to Thursday
€2100 - for 4 weeks

Surf & Yoga

Airport transfer
Welcome dinner in true South African style
Accommodation in our beach house
Healthy breakfasts Monday to Friday
Unlimited wifi
Local guidance and support
24-hour emergency number
Donation to the Surfpop Foundation
Orientation and training on project activities
Fundraising toolkit
Electronic volunteer certificate
Weekly social activities
4 epic tours around Cape Peninsula
2 weekly surf lessons by our experienced surf instructor, 8 in total
Unlimited surf gear rental
2 weekly yoga lessons by our holistic yoga teacher, 8 in total
Yoga and meditation experience in nature
Introduction to aryuveda
Delicious dinners Monday to Thursday

What our volunteers say!

Keen to learn more about how our previous volunteers enjoyed their surf, yoga and volunteer experience with Surfpop? Join our Surfpop Volunteers social media pages and connect directly with them.

  • Volunteer testimonial Fabian Key – Germany

    Hi, my name is Fabian and I am a 28-year old PhD student from Germany. I took two months of unpaid vacation to support the @surfpopafrica project as a volunteer in 2019. It was one of the best decisions of my life. For me, the project offered the perfect mix between helping children from disadvantaged […]

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  • Volunteer testimonial Fanny Livijn – Sweden

    Hi, my name is Fanny and I’m from Sweden. Volunteering with Surfpop is an experience that will without any doubt last a lifetime. I had some amazing weeks, full of laughing, seeing the most breathtaking places and learning how to surf with the most funny and charismatic children. I got up every morning with a […]

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