Work Teams wanted by 'Gateway' in South Africa


Teams wanted for community renovation projects in South Africa. Project Gateway, based in Pietermaritzburg, is looking for teams of Christian volunteers to help with practical work such as renovation and building work for various poverty - alleviating projects. Cost for one month: £2000. Reductions for groups. The total cost includes air fares, visa, insurance, accommodation, subsistence and a donation towards the cost of Christians Abroad administration. Please be aware that air fares vary according to season.

Skilled workers- builders, carpenters, electricians and plumbers or even a handy DIY group would be most helpful, although most important is a serving attitude and an openness to learn. Visits can be from a week to several months, depending on people's availability. Teams are provided with accommodation, catering, materials and transport. Teams stay in the renovated cell block accommodation on the site of The Old Prison where Project Gateway is based. Built into the programme are opportunities for volunteers to visit Lesotho, game parks, or take part in activities such as sky diving, hiking or other activities. Teams can also get involved helping in Gateway Christian School, one of our rural creches, or helping with feeding schemes in the local community. Gateway can organise a three day safari beach or river trip for an extra £200 – very popular!

Christians Abroad has not yet been able to recruit volunteers for this project but is confident that it is a well run organisation.