Volunteer Teaching Blitz


Teaching blitz 2017 is fully booked. Applications for Summer 2018 are now open.

Please register for July/August 2018 in the application form below.

Work in schools side by side with our South African teachers in township communities. We’re dedicated to educating 100,000 impoverished African Children. To make this possible we need somebody like YOU.

A Summer To Remember

This August, 50 qualified teachers from the UK & Ireland will travel to work alongside local teachers in the schools supported by Mellon Educate in the townships of Cape Town.

Volunteering has been a crucial element to the success of Niall’s housing initiative and we see this as essential in our work with teachers and schools. The charity has been in existence since 2002, building, in conjunction with the South African government, over 25,000 houses for impoverished communities in South Africa, thanks entirely to our loyal army of volunteers. Our mission in the years ahead is to improve the education for 100,000 of the world’s poorest children.

What’s Involved

In volunteering, teachers will resolve to:

  • Commit to two weeks in Cape Town in August 2017
  • Work in schools alongside teachers in their classrooms
  • Support the teacher in a variety of tasks
  • Share experience and mentoring good practice
  • Share planning notes and teaching material
  • Stay in touch thereafter with the teacher partnered with

Fundraising Targets

Irish Teachers: €2,500
UK Teachers: £2,200

Dates & Duration

2 Weeks

29th July – 12th August 2017

Transport & Accommodation

Mellon Educate’s team will be on the ground to welcome you in Cape Town and support you throughout your stay. We will arrange your transport from your hotel to school each day. You will stay in a centrally located hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Further info?

Contact Us

2018 Registration Form