Ians Volunteer Trip to South Africa

'Be the change that you wish to see in the world.'
- Mahatma Gandhi

I consider myself to be very lucky. I've had nothing but a good life to date and it's about time for me to give something back and 'pay it forward.' For those of you that are aware of my 'bucket list' you might know that on that list of 100 things, volunteering in Africa is very high, and finally I am going to check that one off in January 2018.

I have been accepted into the International Volunteer Headquarters program for 12 weeks in the Capricorn/Vrygrond community in Muizenberg, South Africa, which is approximately 30 - 40 minutes away from downtown Cape Town. The IVHQ South Africa program places volunteers in a variety of projects including teaching, orphanage/childcare work, surf/swimming outreach program, computer training and sports development in urban and suburban South Africa.

Everything is completely self funded (program fees, food, accommodation, vaccinations, etc.) and my goal is to try and raise $2000 for the school and for supplies when I get there (pencils, crayons, glue, paper, games, cards, learning toys, balls, clothes, tissues & wipes, medical supplies, etc). By buying the supplies when I'm there It's going to save me from carrying them in my luggage and it's going to support the local economy.

It goes without saying that a volunteer trip like this isn't cheap, so I'm asking for you to help me out if you can. Anything you have to give will be greatly appreciated, not just by me, but most of all by the kids in South Africa. I understand not everyone is going to be able to help me out financially, but even your moral support will mean the world to me!
  • Jason Barney 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Kate Brinkman 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Maureen McQuiggan 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Kay Hawley 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Joseph Cavanaugh 
    • $40 
    • 47 mos
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Ian Juaire 
Minneapolis, MN
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