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Volunteer at local primary schools

Help the Joburg Chev to help thousands of primary school pupils. You don’t have to be a teacher, writes TZIVIA GRAUMAN. “The aim of the Project is to recruit volunteers who can assist with literacy skills development and language enrichment of primary school children,” says Tzivia. Read more about it…
by TZIVIA GRAUMAN | Feb 18, 2014

The Second Innings School Project, a project of Chevrah Kadisha Social Services, has been reaching out to learners for the past 17 years assisting primary school children between Grades 1 and 5 in developing literacy and language skills.


During the 2013 school year, 75 volunteers assisted over 1,100 learners from previously disadvantaged communities with English literacy, in the following 12 primary schools:


  • Chev - School volunteersOrange Grove
  • Glenhazel
  • Lyndhurst
  • Bramley
  • Saxonwold
  • Houghton
  • Parkhurst
  • Johannesburg Preparatory
  • Jeppe Preparatory
  • Johannesburg Hospital School (at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital)
  • Cyrildene
  • Kensington Ridge Primary School 

The aim of the Project is to recruit volunteers who can assist with literacy skills development and language enrichment of primary school children. In addition to language development, enhancing reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills - the volunteers form valuable relationships with the children providing love, support and individual attention, which encourage improved development in every sphere, including numeracy, life skills, confidence and self-esteem. 

 Chev - School volunteers2

No formal teaching qualifications are required, but the importance of this volunteer work cannot be underestimated as it also provides a stable, consistent and secure relationship for the children. Training is offered to prepare volunteers for the programme.


Chev - School volunteers1This programme of the Joburg Chev is always in need of additional volunteers for the schools and is currently recruiting people for participation in this very meaningful and beneficial project.   


For more information or if you wish to volunteer please contact Darrin Wolberg at 011 532-9733 between 8.30 and 4 from Monday to Friday; or Grecia Gabriel on 011 532-9718 from 8.30 to 2.30 on Mondays to Thursdays.


  1. 3 Ian Flaskett 17 Nov
    Am a recently(July) retired man of 70 years and consider myself  literate in English/Afrikaans/Maths/Reading. Can make myself available 2 days(mornings) for the Parkhurst/Johannesburg hospital school/Lyndhurst areas if acceptable?

    Am looking to put something back into a volunteer org: so am researching 
  2. 2 sindisiwe 12 Dec
    hie I am a 32 yrs old lady who is fascinated by kids and would like to also contribute to their eduation. I'm literate in English,Mathematics and isiZulu. Iam available for the foundation phase for Kensington Ridge Primary School.Thanks
  3. 1 Thandeka 22 Jun
    Looking for job in teaching abet


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