Global Handprints

Inspire.

Global Handprints is a small Social Enterprise offering volunteer placements at grass roots projects in South Africa. We believe that opportunities to experience the culture, traditions, landscapes, people and wildlife that South Africa has to offer should be available for people of all ages and skillsets. 

Evolve.

Global Handprints has a social mission to inspire people to recognise their potential both at home, within their local community and in a wider, international context; empower them to achieve this and to evolve locally established projects and services to meet the needs of their communities.

Empower.

We have combined volunteer community work with journeying through rural South Africa to create Volunteer Road Trips. These Road Trips cater for first timers to Africa, seasoned travellers, frequent volunteers and those who want to get home from a holiday knowing they left their mark on the world.

Our Teachers teaching Teachers (TtT) placements and Volunteer Road Trips are created with you, the volunteer, at the centre of our ideas.
Global Handprints feels strongly that a volunteer’s individual skills, experiences and personality should be incorporated into their placements thus enabling projects to benefit directly from these.
We strive to provide volunteer placements for those who want to be immersed in a new culture and take an active role in uplifting a local community.

Teachers teaching Teachers

Our Teachers teaching Teachers (TtT) program has been designed with long term impact in mind. By providing a platform for teachers to share their strategies, pedagogies and skills with their international colleagues, we can bridge the skills gap between education in western and developing countries.

TtT placements are a professional development opportunity in rural African schools.

Volunteer Road Trips

We have combined volunteer community work with journeying through rural South Africa to create Volunteer Road Trips. These Road Trips cater for first timers to Africa, seasoned travellers, frequent volunteers and those who want to get home from a holiday knowing they left their mark on the world.

Join One of Our Programmes

2 weeks, £2,000/person

Teachers teaching Teachers Professional Development

Overseas Teachers spend time working alongside locally trained teachers in rural schools running workshops, observing lessons, modeling methods and strategies and sharing their skills. Both teachers are encouraged to identify their teaching strengths as well as areas that need developing.

The TtT project enables volunteer teachers to undertake volunteer placements that make use of their specific experience and training, making a long lasting impact on what happens in the classroom.

Have an impact on international teaching standards

Experience professional development in an alternative setting

Open to qualified and qualifying teachers

2 weeks, £1,300/person

Explore Amapondoland

The AmaPondo Land Trip explores KwaZulu-Natal province’s southern coastline, the Southern and Central Drakensberg as well as the Eastern Cape Province, also known as the Wild Coast Transkei. The regions visited will introduce Road Trippers to the Zulu, Pondo and Xhosa tribes and their cultures. Time will be spent meeting the locals and learning about the region’s communities, traditions, cuisine, ways of life, environment and wildlife.

The aim is to journey off main highways allowing a real off road adventure feeling when travelling through these amazing sceneries.

Spend time at local community development projects

Includes adventure and cultural activities

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All Inclusive

2 weeks, £1,300/person

Explore Zululand

While experiencing the endless beaches, game drives and colourful underwater life, this route also enables Road Trippers to get to know the Zulu people and their culture. A culture that’s rich with historical battles and combat between famous leaders making them the most well known sub-Saharan Bantu people.

The projects Road Trippers volunteer at on this itinerary are small, locally established therefore are in need of extra pairs of hands!

Spend time at local community development projects

Includes adventure and cultural activities

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All Inclusive

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