Township Youth Movement (ZAF-36)


Type: Youth, Sport/Leisure, Education, Children, Art/Culture - Country: South Africa

Brief description and main aims

Township Youth Movement is a youth operated organization situated at JL Zwane Church and Centre in Gugulethu. The organisation has an agreement with the centre to manage and coordinate the JL Zwane library which operates Monday – Friday. Between 9 – 3pm the library assists community members with access to information and resources they might need. From 3pm – 5pm we run a library program focusing on reading, writing, creative teachings and public speaking.

Main Activities

Township Youth Movement offers the following programs and services:
  • Library Program
  • School Holiday Program
  • Youth Engagement Activities Dialogues
  • Educational trips
  • Workshops
  • Fun/educational events
 

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include:
  • Assisting community members at the library
  • Researching opportunities and ways of developing unemployed people and youth
  • Updating the opportunity notice board and information table with information
  • Navigating platforms to develop youth in Gugulethu
  • Assisting in the library program; reading, writing, facilitating and reporting
  • Planning, organising and implementing youth engagement activities and school holiday program. 
  • Attending training, workshops and trips for personal development and for networking purposes > building relationships

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be between 18 – 35 years old
  • be willing to learn how we do things and operate
  • be able to organise and facilitate workshops
  • be open minded
  • be interested in youth development
  • have good reading and writing skills
  • feel comfortable in public speaking
  • be creative and demonstarte initiative
  • show leadership qualities
  • have strong project management skills
  • be able to do administration tasks such as report writing and computer literate

Location

Gugulethu, Cape Town

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