Events Management Work Experience

Setting up for community talent contest
Events Management Work Experience

Through this programme you will have the valuable experience of planning and running your own event (or events) from start to finish!

You will be given a basic brief by EDGE of AFRICA, but you will be responsible for planning all the logistics of the event, including securing necessary sponsorship, marketing the event, completing risk assessments and managing any team members.

Past events have included sports tournaments, talent competitions and community awareness events. Events organised through this programme must always be in line with EDGE of AFRICA’s ethos and must benefit the community and/or assist in promoting EDGE of AFRICA’s various projects.

  • Gain practical experience in the exciting field of events management
  • Develop your CV to compete in the job market
  • Gain valuable leadership skills
  • Work alongside people from different cultures 

Location

Knysna is based in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Stunning views, impressive mountain passes, lush green forests and white sandy beaches.

Knysna itself is nestled on the shores of the Knysna estuary - or Knysna Lagoon, as it is more commonly known. It's the most biologically diverse estuary in South Africa and home to the Knysna Seahorse, the most threatened seahorse species in the world. Knysna is also an avenue to the Tsitsikamma Forest, which stretches from just west of George to the Tsitsikamma River near Humansdorp. This indigenous forest is home to numerous fauna and flora. The forest also houses the worlds's most southerly elephants. Sadly, with only a handful of elephants left, the forset elephants are rapidly becoming part of Knysna's history, rather than Knysna's nature.

Schedule

The working hours vary but your day may start as early as 8:30-9:00 and finish at 15:00-17:00. You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days to explore the area.

Example Timetable:

 

MORNING

AFTERNOON

 

Saturday

Arrival

Arrival

 

Sunday

Free Day

Free Day

Monday

Orientation/Training

Event Planning

Tuesday

Event Planning

Event Planning

Wednesday

Event Planning

Event Planning

Thursday

Event Planning

Event Planning

Friday

Event Planning

Cultural Activity

Saturday

Excursion

Excursion

Sunday

Free Day

Free Day

Accommodations

The Knysna volunteer house is basic but comfortable and cleaned daily by our hardworking House Manager. It is full of character and has spectacular views.

Facilities include:

  • Hot Water Showers & Electricity
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge Area with TV/DVD Player
  • Comfortable Dorm Style Sleeping Arrangements
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi and computer access
  • Outdoor braai (barbeque) area
  • Private & Family Rooms Available on Request

Cost Breakdown

This program may have a Reservation Fee, which is included in the total cost. Your Reservation Fee is due once you commit to the program, with the remaining Program Fee balance due 30 days before your arrival date.

2 weeks:     $1,533 Longer:     +$609 per

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Note: All listed prices are in US Dollars.

How To Sign Up

Signing up is a three-step process:

  • Fill out an Inquiry Form. Please note: submissions must be made at least 4 weeks prior to your prospective start date.
  • A member of the Volunteer Global team will get in touch with you to confirm program availability for your chosen dates, and schedule an interview if needed.
  • Once your interview is complete, you will be notified to submit your Reservation Fee to reserve your program and schedule. Your final Program Fee is due at least 4 weeks prior to in-country arrival in order to reserve your placement.

Important Note

This is a pilot program. As part of our program development process, we ask our first groups of participating volunteers to provide additional feedback to assist us in ensuring the most rewarding experience possible in cooperation with EDGE of AFRICA for their associated programs.

Registration must be completed at least one month prior to your program start date, so...let's get started!

Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
Partner: EDGE of AFRICA
Country: South Africa

Duration: 2 weeks or longer
Fee: From $1,533
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Your Program Fee Covers:

  • Registration and pre-departure interview
  • Volunteer handbook (when available)
  • 24/7 U.S.-based staff support
  • In-country housing and certain amenities
  • Training and guidance from host group
  • Host program needs, such as tools or supplies for your project
  • Post-trip thank-you packet
  • Monthly newsletters

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, it does not cover your flight, passport/visa, vaccinations, transportation while in country, exit fees, meals, or personal expenses. Click here for full details about your program costs!