Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town is home to some 9000 inmates. This is one of South Africa’s most notorious prisons. Here gangsterism, drug use and other serious crimes are a daily occurrence. We work with young men between the ages of 15 and 21, teaching leadership and life skills. We have a project within the project called Inside Out, where inmates make toys for disadvantaged kids. We also take to the playing field on occasion to have a game of soccer or touch rugby. We aim to bring hope and a sense of self worth to the young men so that they can turn over a new leaf when they are released. This is the only volunteering project of its kind in SA.
Please note that places in this project are limited. Volunteers must commit to at least 2 months and book well in advance. A letter of motivation, police clearance as well as copy of passport are needed. This project is mainly for Social Work students or graduates, but applications will be considered on a case to case basis.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will be remembered for life.