Welcome to Volunteering South Africa...
Please note that this is a free volunteering project.
Why we need you!
Oudtshoorn has an urgent need for volunteers to assist in the upliftment of the local poorer
community. There are hundreds of uncared for children wandering the streets, their only other
prospects being either an empty house or a "home" where violence and drunken abuse tend to be
Little children have to bear the weight of responsibilities that were never supposed to be theirs.
They are left to fend for themselves and more often than not are forced to care for younger
siblings, despite the fact that they are barely old enough to take care of themselves.
Our aim with this volunteering project is quite simply, to give these children the opportunity
to be just that...Children. To provide them with a safe little oasis of their own, where they can
learn and play, where they are loved, cared for, have a ear that listens and a
hand that assists when theirs cannot reach.
But in order for us to help these children we need
your help...because without any ears to listen, the plea of these children will not be heard.
Where will you be volunteering
The Centre is situated in the heart of Bridgton Township on a site of 7.5 hectares and is
accessible to all local children. Bridgton Township is part of Oudtshoorn town which is the
commercial hub of the greater Klein Karoo region and is situated just off the world famous
The Luigi Scrosoppi “Sorgsentrum” or Care Centre is a multiphase project encompassing many
aspects of care and pastoral work in our local community. It is a refuge where disadvantaged
children and youth can come to play, learn, and receive proper nutrition and healthcare in a
safe and secure environment.
At the St. Luigi Scrosoppi “Sorgsentrum” we offer children a haven from the world in which they
live so that they can grow up believing that beauty and goodness can outstrip the harshness of
their daily lives. At the Centre the child comes first - a child who has discovered his talents,
skills, strengths and weakness and ways in which to grow with these.
Information provided by St. Luigi Scrosoppi Care Centre
Why volunteer in Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is a small Karoo town nestled between the Outeniqua- and Swartberg Mountains.
Not only rich in culture and history, this little town is also known for its exceptional weather
and boasts over 330 days of glorious sunshine. It is therefore ideal for outdoor activities.
Although Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world, this is only one of the unique
and exciting attractions that will keep you entertained during your stay. Activities range from
the world-famous Cango Caves, cycling down the Swartberg Mountain Pass (also recognised as a
world heritage site) to walking with wild meerkats.
Whether it is adventure you are after, fine wines and cuisine or simply lazing under the sunny
Karoo sky, you'll find Oudtshoorn to be the perfect destination.