Applications now open for 2018
Ballito is where it all started. Volunteers have been safeguarding matric in Ballito since 2005 and have build a great relationship with locals and are well known and loved by matrics each year. The dynamics of matric holiday in Ballito have changed over the years. But one things remains the same, the matrics just love hanging out with the Red Frog Crew. Ballito usually runs over an 8 night period with KZN Private schools usually dominating the first few days and then a huge mix, including a large Afrikaans contingent, in the latter stages. Each year thousands of matrics descend on Ballito, it's hotels, timeshare units, holiday homes, beaches and of course, its clubs.
You can be apart of safeguarding a generation of young people in Ballito by being a part of the Red Frogs Crew. You will also have the incredible opportunity to connect and build relationships with matrics in their accommodation, making free pancakes, cleaning up where there is a mess and of course, in Ballito, our legendary Pancake stand, which often has more people standing around it than those waiting to get into the clubs. What a vibe!
Many of our activities would not be possible without our legendary Support Crew who assist with general admin duties and vital support to the teams.
Volunteering for Red Frogs in Ballito is an awesome opportunity for you to get connected with others who have a like-minded passion for the next generation. From cooking pancakes to walking kids home in the early hours of the morning, we can guarantee you will leave Ballito knowing that you have made a difference in the life of someone else.
30th Nov - 8th Dec '18
30th Nov - 4th Dec '18
4th Dec - 8th Dec '18
*If you are applying to be a location leader you will be required at your location a day earlier. Full time registration is strongly encouraged, however some part time options are available.
** Please note, all Part Time Volunteers will be allocated a specific team, with a team leader and you will stay with your team for the duration of your time. Therefore accommodation and meals are provided and included in the overall cost.
*** If you want clarity around the date structure please email us - email@example.com
Team Members & Team Leaders
The Red Frog crew have a never say never attitude. As a volunteer you are part of a team of 4 or 5 people that stay together and are assigned a different hotel or accommodation facility to look after. You will also be rostered to certain shifts during the night where your team will be on the streets at night, either outside the clubs or walking matrics home. During the day, you’ll go with your team to your different pancake bookings, and there are stacks each day, hang out with matrics in their accommodation and get to build great relationships with them by making them free pancakes, perhaps cleaning up their mess (and there is lots usually) and chatting. Each team has a designated team leader as well as support from the location leadership; including a pastoral leader and zone support.
Matrics love and respect the Red Frog Crew, it’s incredible to walk down the street or into a hotel room and have a bunch of matrics run up to you and just want to hang out. It’s what Red Frogs is all about! As a volunteer you may be required day or night. Volunteering full time for Red Frogs is like going away to Mozambique on a mission trip, you’re away from your normal routine and comforts, you won't be able to volunteer for Red Frogs and do a regular job during the day. Trust us, the experience of staying on the coast and committing your all to the Matrics really does make it worthwhile.
Each Location has a designated and highly trained leadership team looking after the volunteers in their area. There are three roles in the location leadership team. The Location Leader is the person who oversees all activity in the area, they make the final decisions on volunteer activity, connect with partners and accommodation managers as well as local authorities. The Pastoral Leader is, well, the pastor for that area. Their role is to care and support all volunteers, to encourage them and give them guidance in difficult situations. The Assistant Location Leader is a support to both these people and helps with general admin with their area.
SUPPORT CREW: Logistics Crew
Enabling Red Frogs to operate during the duration of matric holiday requires a huge amount of resources constantly being accessed, distributed and management. If you like admin and helping behind the scenes, then this position would be ideal for you. Being apart of the logistics crew is a huge way to support and serve the teams as they endeavor to support the matrics, without our logistics crew, we would battle do support and serve the matrics as best as we can.
Just as you would raise money to go on a mission trip to help cover the costs of that trip, you will need to raise this money to help with the running costs. Your money will go towards; Kit (1x Shirt 1x Hoodie for you), Accommodation, Food (Dinners and Lunch) running costs (petrol, airtime, medical expenses). Please do remember to budget for your own breakfast, we suggest bringing a box of cereal.
Accommodation varies depending on what is made available to us. While occasionally you will get your own room and bed with sea view, some accommodation can include sharing a double bed, on a sleeper couch or mattress on the floor.
If you have any additional questions about the costs, please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Bird Registration
(Closes 1st October 2018)
(Closes 2nd November 2018)
R 2 900.00
R 3 500.00
R 1 950.00
R 2 600.00
NB: Please do not pay any amounts until your application has been approved.
* Cost Increase – Costs have gone up by 9% from 2017. This is to cover the increase in both food and accommodation costs and the increase in VAT.
Please read the Volunteer Policy and the Indemnity Form before you register.
* You will be required to sign an indemnity form at your volunteer training if you get accepted to be apart of the Red Frog Crew for 2018.
For all volunteer/registration related enquiries please email