VOLUNTEERING AT INDIGO SKATE CAMP
We have noticed through the years how the excitement rises at our facility when foreigners arrive. Monitoring and evaluation has proven that our participants are more likely to attend our programs when volunteers are around. It's the social interaction that our children crave, the chance to say a few words in English and exchange smiles.
Our after school day care centre has many activities which volunteers can easily assist in coordinating to ensure our participants have a fun colourful afternoon.
An introduction to being an Indigo Volunteer: Activities for volunteers:
Music and dance
English empowerment sessions
Theatre and role playing
Maintaining hiking / biking trails
Assistance with admin
On average we have approx. 5 volunteers staying with us at a time.
The following provides a brief outline of where our organization is and how you may participate as a volunteer:
Indigo Youth Movement is our non-profit organization, which has been formed from the work of Indigo Skate Camp. After years of ground work we have refined our after school day care activities at camp, and stand now prepared to delegate responsibilities to capable volunteers. Our children are humble, respectful and hungry for your guidance. We are certain you will enjoy your interaction with the Zulu children aged between 5 and 17.
A typical day as a volunteer:
9am Group meeting to discuss day's game plan
10am General up keep around our facility, gardening to cleaning
1pm Lunch is served
2pm General preparations for the after school activities
3pm Children arrive at the camp to receive a hand full of fresh fruit and then begin the day's activities by gathering on the ramp for a stretching / yoga class
4pm Food and fresh fruit juice is served
4:15pm Children are split into groups according to age / learning ability and convene in designated areas for instruction from Indigo staff / volunteers
5pm Free skating / fun and games
5:30pm Children encouraged to return home before dark falls.