VolunteerJoin YearBeyond and make a positive difference

YearBeyond is calling on young people under 25 to give a year beyond their matric or tertiary studies to help expand the educational horizons of learners in township schools.

At the same time you will be given the chance to gain valuable life and leadership skills, expand your social and economic networks, access bursary and work experience opportunities, acquire a leadership qualification and make a real contribution towards positive change in South Africa.

The programme targets high performing, motivated and committed individuals who have:

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Good academic results and competencies in Maths, Science, Technology and English
  • A track record of community involvement
  • Problem solving skills
  • An ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation

Each volunteer will need to submit an application and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and then security checked.

NOTE: YearBeyond offers a small travel stipend to remunerate volunteers for transport costs incurred through their participation in the programme. Volunteers are NOT salaried employees and the stipend offered is not sufficient to support dependants. Volunteers do not receive any benefits that salaried employees receive.

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What's in it for you

In addition to the work you’ll be doing to support learners in schools, as a volunteer you’ll be building your personal profile and setting yourself up for success in the long term.

The Volunteer Development Programme has been crafted to support you in your efforts in schools, and also to prepare you for the world of work and tertiary studies.

Short courses at Stellenbosch University, skills development, networking events and facilitated personal growth sessions will set you in good stead to take on any opportunity that will cross your path after Year Beyond!

Volunteer Applications

Applications for 2018 are now open.

Apply now

  • "The programme has been amazing, especially seeing how dedicated the learners are - coming to the programme every day; being so eager to learn. It’s been an invaluable journey and made me rethink my future."

    YearBeyond Volunteer

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What our volunteers think about YearBeyond

 
  • "The programme has been amazing, especially seeing how dedicated the learners are - coming to the programme every day; being so eager to learn. It’s been an invaluable journey and made me rethink my future."

    YearBeyond Volunteer

  • 1