You come thinking you are going to give back, but you go back with so much more. “


Since the village was founded in 2011, volunteers have always been a greatly valued part of village life and in supporting our vision to see our children rescued, restored, raised and released.

Volunteers have served in many ways over the years – from short-term trips to long-term missional roles. If you would like to explore how you may be able partner with us through volunteering, we invite you to find out more about our current volunteer opportunities below.

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Over the years, volunteering opportunities have seasonally looked different based on the emerging needs of our LIV family. Current placement in a volunteer role is based on the skills and experience of a volunteer, the specific needs of LIV departments as well as the duration of a volunteer’s service.

Short-term volunteer opportunities are currently limited as we are now able to offer intern roles to our growing number of ‘Released’ young adults, who have finished school or are enrolled in our training programmes to further their work experience.

To find out which current short-term and longterm volunteer roles are available, please see the current opportunites below. If you have any specialised skills or experience not listed, please do still get in touch with us – we may be able to identify specific opportunities from time to time.

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Groups or mission teams can consider joining us for a few days or up to two weeks, to support with kids programmes over the school holidays or various projects in the different areas of village life.

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We love welcoming corporate teams to our village. This is a great opportunity for team building and for your organisation to give back at the same time.

Projects vary depending on team sizes, budgets, and village needs, but you can expect a fun packed day of helping us make improvements in our school, homes, or other areas of the village.

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If you are feeling called to long-term missions, we would love to consider how you could use your skills and expertise to serve our mothers, children and the wider community of LIV.

Get in touch to find out more about longterm volunteer opportunities ranging from six months to a couple of years



We have various opportunities for Tutor's to facilitate lessons in Physics, Life Sciences, CAT, Mathematics and Natural Sciences available for Individuals

Registered Counsellor

This is an opportunity for a HPCSA registered counsellor to children and staff.


Our Marketing Department often needs new photos taken.

Campus Facilities

General maintenance in our LIV Durban homes and around the villages.

Online Class Assistant

The online classes are in need of an assistant to help with all learner needs

Admin Assistant

This is an opportunity to assist the School educators with office administration like printing, photocopying, typing.

Occupational Therapist

We currently have 2 x Occupational Therapist opportunities available to work with children between the ages of 4 and 16. HPCSA registration required.

Play Therapist

This opportunity is to work with children between the ages of 4 and 11.


Our Marketing Department often needs new video content produced.

Sports Coaches

Currently our Netball and U7 Boys Soccer teams are in need of coaches to assist with training on 1 or 2 days per week.

Educator Assistant

We currently have 5 assistant volunteer opportunities available in Grade 5, 6 and 8 classes.

Christian Counsellor

This opportunity is to work with children and adults. HPCSA registration required.


This opportunity is to work with children and adults. HPCSA registration required.

Speech Therapist

This opportunity is to work with children between the ages of 4 and 16.

If you would like to apply for a specific volunteer role, or bring a group, we’d love to hear from you at For individual volunteer opportunities, please reference the specific role you are interested in applying for in your email.

El Roi Baby Home Currently Closed

The El Roi Baby Home is currently closed as we are working fervently with DSD and our local municipality to re-register our home as a Child and Youth Care Centre. Please join us in praying for favour, provision, wisdom and peace as we wait on the process to be completed as soon as the Lord would allow. For more information about this process, please send us an email at