Volunteers at Kreeffees

Finding a suitable job in South Africa is a difficult mission to accomplish lately. Having a qualification isn’t an adequate amount of job creation and the more people graduate, the harder it will be to find a job. It is not enough that you are qualified but you also need the relevant experience to be a game changer in your field. Sadly, that is the story of every graduate. African Sunrise Volunteers is a Cape Town based company that assists students and graduates who are willing to come and volunteer in South Africa.
The first thing any student or graduate thinks about after completing their studies is the amount of money they going to make. It is good to think about ways of earning ends meet but sometimes things don’t go as planned and you need to be open to other options. Yes, the years of hard work gave you every reason to push harder but what if you don’t get a job right away?
With the rapid increase of graduates, it is common that former students may find themselves in a job they didn’t study for. This should not demoralize you; we all have to start somewhere.

It was at last years Kreef Fees where I met up with a group of girls from Sweden who were taking part in a volunteering project in Cape Town.

Volunteering is another option you can consider. Most people find volunteer work as boring but it is actually a very active job.
If there are no openings to the jobs you are applying for, you can volunteer to work for companies instead. Some companies just cater for transport money and food while some nothing at all. This is not how you should be looking at volunteer work. It is a way of grooming you and uplifting your career in the best way possible.
Also, it gives you bonus points in your resume when you apply for jobs because this gives companies a sense a commitment from your part. This alone gives you a head start in your career path and shows the type of dedication you have. It some cases, volunteering can land you a permanent job so it all depends on how you perform on your set projects.
The monetary benefits are nothing compared to required experience in your designated field. If you have an open mindset and are willing to learn all that you can, volunteering might turn out to be the best decisions you have done in your career path.
Volunteering is not only about you and what you would like to achieve out of the program. It is about helping other people embrace their diversity and growth. If you were to volunteer in a Children’s Home in Cape Town for instance, you would realize the joy it gives you to be able to help a child.
Cape Town offers a wide range of volunteering programs and at the end of the project, it is satisfying to know that you were able to impact another child’s life. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to be a mother, father, brother or sister to people who deserve it most. It is one of the best feelings to know that you are part of the change that is happening in a child’s growth.
If you have a heart of gold, a willing spirit and an uplifting soul, being a volunteer South Africa is definitely something you might enjoy doing. Accommodation is normally included in your price package so you won’t have to worry about where you going to sleep after a long day of playing God Mother. Children are such a precious gift and they only need love and somebody who believes in them.
Pretty easy to do right? Yes. A thousand times yes. The joy of serving the younger generation to be greater pioneers is worth every moment you are going to share with these future leaders! Live your life not because you just living but live it to change the lives of others.

Time to kill in Cape Town before The Kreef Fees ?

If you’re on you way to the Kreeffees and happen to find yourself hungry in Cape Town, here are a few great suggestions . The Mother City is famous for a lot of things including its cuisine. For all the food lovers and the ones who are always open to trying new recipes, here is a list of foods you can enjoy when visiting Cape Town:
•    Fish and Chips: Everybody loves fish and chips and Capetonians are no different. A simple yet tasty meal that leaves you craving for more is always on the list of foods to eat by Cape Town residents. The cost effective is another reason why fish and chips are always a mouthwatering option. Kalky’s in Kalk Bay and Snoekies in Hout Bay are a definite visit to enjoy this delicate yet crunchy meal.
•    Gatsby: Have you ever wanted to be creative with your sandwich but were never given the chance? Don’t worry, impossible is nothing when you are boarding in Cape Town. A Gatsby is pretty much the ultimate dream of a sandwich. You can fill it with anything you want from Vienna’s to steaks. The stomach is yours so the choice must also be yours to make. The Golden Dish, Cosy Corner and Mariam’s Kitchen are just a few Gatsby restaurants you can visit.
•    Bunny Chow: The bunny chow is a famous quick meal that doesn’t the stomach with any void. Filled with chips, Russians, cheese, polony or Vienna’s, adding some extra hot sauce to this bread definitely won’t hurt. It is made of a quarter of a load of bread and the fillings are inserted inside. It is also a cost-friendly dish so that only means more money for your next meal.
•    Biltong: Who would say no to a bite of nice spiced biltong? I don’t think anybody would disagree to enjoy some pleasant homemade biltong. Cape Town doesn’t comprise, every biltong sold in Cape Town will make you want some more. Made with a range of spices such as beef, vinegar and salt and pepper, you are going to lick your fingers afterwards!
•    Waterblommetjie Bredie: If you are a lover of plants, you may have no problem having some delicious Waterblommetjie Bredie. It is a flower uniquely based in Cape Town that cultivates in ponds. If trying new things is something you enjoy doing and you want to embrace your adventurous side even more, trying this Waterblommetjie Bredie will be easy as breathing fresh air for you!
•    Sharing Plates at Asoka: If you enjoy eating in big crowds, sharing plates at Asoka is something you might delight in doing.  Located in the all the rage street of Kloof in Cape Town, Sharing Plates at Asoka has left lots of people in pure marvel with their menus. Ranging from fish and platters, there is a variety of food choices you have the opportunity of indulging in.

Never thought Cape Town had such amazing treats huh? It is not called the Mother City for nothing. The list above is just a small number of cuisines in store for you when you grace the soils of Cape Town. There are a lot of other foods in store for your pleasure.
The beach fronts and ocean views are not the only things that are exciting about a holiday in Cape Town. The day to day life of a Capetonian in the famous Cape Flats or Khayelitsha is also something you might be interested in finding out about.
You can’t visit Cape Town and get just a piece of the Mother City pie right? The best way of enjoying your stay in Cape Town is to visit every area so that you can finally experience the life and times of growing, living and eating in Cape Town.