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Welfare Programme

Skills required: 

Social work, development work, counselling

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the welfare team in making proper assessments in order to offer the best assistance. Strongly recommend having knowledge of different African languages
  • Assist in solution finding for special case/emergency case clients (help in accessing hospitals or clinics, access through the Department of Home Affairs, finding available skills training and support groups, buying emergency supplies, or transport tickets. Some Special Case clients might need help processing their Disability Grant).
  • Referring clients to other sources for help, as appropriate (eg housing and accommodation support services, employment support services, medical health services, psychiatric services, social work services, legal services) using a written referral form
  • Consulting and liaising, as necessary, with other internal and external organisations and individuals to help effect change based on the issues raised by clients and when necessary to escort the client to an external organisation or government offices to ensure that the client is assisted. Therefore a driver’s license is a necessary tool.
  • Attend regular meetings with management / organisational teams
  • Keeping records of all client assessments, referrals, reports, and correspondence (Salesforce)
To apply or for more information please email

The volunteer will provide administrative support across the programme and will be supporting students 1-1 in the computer lab through in-lab technical support and tutoring. The volunteer will be assigned competencies to study related to their experience and may be required to develop and deliver workshops.

Must be available 2-5 days per week (M-F) 8:30-4:30 for a minimum of 3 months

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching and tutoring
  • Programme and administrative tasks (sending data, student of the month, update blackboard, open/close lab, sanitise, computer log updating)
  • Study degree competencies
  • AA and/or BA Curriculum design
  • Pre-degree teaching assistant (if applicable, depending on admissions cycle)
  • Innovations Project: to be determined based on the interests and skills of the volunteer and the current needs of the programme (e.g host an enrichment workshop series, assist on the creation of a UpLearn newsletter, contribute to photo project, student motivation prize initiative) – where there is capacity and time

Skills required: 


  • Undergraduate degree (or in final year) in with majors in the following: mathematics, humanities subjects (social science, anthropology, English, history), communications, natural science, commerce subjects (business, management, economics, marketing, HR, operations)
  • Teaching or tutoring experience (3+ months)
  • Passion for education and adult learning
  • Agile and able to step when needed
  • Tech savvy and a quick learner


  • Teaching qualification
  • Teaching or tutoring experience with adults (6+ months)
  • Postgraduate degree in mathematics, humanities subjects (social science, anthropology, English, history), communications, natural science, commerce subjects (business, management, economics, marketing, HR, operations)
  • Experience teaching in higher education institution
To apply or for more information please email
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