Kwakhanya Mathanzima is a 5th Grade learner who studies in EwB’s after school program. 

"I am attending EwB because it helps me to learn new things about Maths and English. My favourite subjects are Math, English and Social Science. After joining EwB, I have learnt new words in English and do the column method in Maths.

I live in Khayelitsha in Mandela Park with my family. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor in a government hospital".



The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers

                                          Edward Marmor

    Our volunteers are a valued group of diverse individuals committed to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk children.  Rewarding opportunities exist in Canada and South Africa.  ​    


Education without Borders needs caring and committed people who are available for short-term and longer-term commitments.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year - such as event planning, fundraising. 

Contact us at or phone +1(604) 224-3077 to learn more.


Volunteer Assistant Site Coordinator

The volunteer would be responsible for facilitating and managing ongoing and new projects at the schools. These projects could include, involvement in an after-school Mathematics/English/Science/Life Skills tutoring program, the organization and ongoing operation of a school library, and other projects as determined with EwB staff.


Applicants should have prior travel, leadership and overseas work experience.  Applicants must also be mature, open minded and flexible.  An ability to be resourceful, take initiative and adapt to new situations is a requisite.  Letters of reference are required.





Volunteer Teaching


The volunteer would be expected to be involved in the after-school tutoring program where the primary focus is Grade 8-10 Mathematics/English/Science/Life Skills at Fezeka, and similar programming in Grades 1-7 at Mseki. The volunteer would also collaborate with other teaching staff and work within the schools in various capacities.


Applicants do not need to have a teaching degree but prior teaching experience is considered an asset.  Applicants must also be mature, open minded and flexible.  An ability to be resourceful, take initiative and adapt to new situations is a requisite.  Letters of reference are required.



Volunteer Curriculum Development Advisor

The volunteer would assist our Curriculum Advisory Team with curriculum development, tutor training, evaluation, and other related initiatives.


Applicants should be experienced teachers; employed or retired.  Letters of reference are required.




Program Locations

Both Fezeka Senior Secondary and Mseki Primary Schools are located in Gugulethu on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.  Known colloquially as Gugs, it is a black township (pop. 300,000 approx.) that is poor and overcrowded.


Nobantu, an after-school community centre daycare, is located in Mfuleni township, about 40 km from Cape Town.  Mfuleni (pop. 52,000 approx.) is a relatively new, predominantly black township that faces pressures such as a high rate of unemployment.



A detailed orientation will be provided by an EwB representative in Cape Town. The orientation will include assistance in organizing transportation and lodging, as well as guidelines for personal conduct and safety. A local EwB representative will always be available to the volunteer if s/he has any questions or concerns throughout their assignment.


Financial Information

Education without Borders is unable to support volunteers with respect to airfare, lodging, transportation and food. The total necessary for yearly living expenses in Cape Town is approximately $20,000, excluding airfare. Education without Borders will assist volunteers with regard to social supports in Cape Town, supervision, advice about to lodging, security, etc.




Interested applicants should submit their resume to Education without Borders. Fax to (604) 732-5913 or mailed to:


Cecil Hershler

Education without Borders

104 – 2786 West 16th Ave.

Vancouver, B.C.

V6K 3C4




We encourage you to contact EwB with any questions that you may have about this opportunity. Email us at or call +1604 224-3077





Education without Borders

104 – 2786 West 16th Ave

Vancouver, BC V6K 3C4


Just $360 (less than a dollar a day) allows one student to complete one year of EwB’s after-school program, and provides them with a meal every day.

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