Volunteering to Celebrate Freedom in Cape Town

Visitors and locals can be part of the continuous transformation of Cape Town, by embracing the spirit of ubuntu and volunteering. This African term describes the ultimate notion of humanity; “I am what I am because of who we all are”, and this is the founding principle of African culture. Step into this space with any number of volunteer opportunities in Cape Town.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, South Africa, provides volunteers with the opportunity to give of their time, sweat and energy to work side-by-side with homeowner families to build new homes. In a country that was forcibly divided for many years along racial, cultural and religious lines, Habitat for Humanity South Africa offers an opportunity for transformation. There are many ways in which individuals and groups can support the development work of HFHSA. Building opportunities are available for corporate, church and school groups as well as individuals. Specific volunteer opportunities in fundraising, administration, training and capacity building become available from time to time.
http://www.habitat.org.za/

ColourIkamva
ColourIkamva seeks to stimulate learners and educators by transforming schools into inspiring places. In a six month intervention the organisation will focus on collaborating with students and educators to create new environments conducive to life. Donate money to buy supplies or help transform schools by giving of your time. Become an Ikamvanite by volunteering to tutor matric subjects, mentor a grade twelve learner, run career guidance and life skills workshops, teach computer literacy, or become an admin intern.
ColourIkamva is an officially recognised project of World Design Capital 2014.
http://colourikamva.co.za/ and http://ikamvayouth.org/get-involved

The Haven Night Shelter
The Haven Night Shelter Welfare Organisation provides temporary shelter, physical care, social welfare and family re-unification services to adult homeless persons typically described as "street people" or "vagrants”. Donate or Volunteer - to be a Haven Night Shelter Volunteer and give some of your time, laughter, and energy to the community.
http://www.haven.org.za/

Mandela Day
On the 18th July  every year, the citizens of South Africa and the world are called on to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to doing charitable work in celebration of Mandela’s legacy.  This is called Mandela Day.
http://www.mandeladay.com/

For long term visitors and locals, have a look at lengthier voluntouring options through:
Abang Africa
http://www.abangafrica.com/
AVIVA South Africa
http://www.aviva-sa.com/
Kickstart
http://www.kickstart.co.za/
Volunteering Solutions
http://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/

 

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Released for Cape Town Tourism by Rabbit in a Hat Communications, Tammy White, +27 21 671 2640, +27 73 202 5041, tammy@rabbitinahat.co.za.

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