Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are amazing people who provide essential support in our programmes, events and offices throughout South Africa and of course you'll be playing a vital role in helping us to save children's lives!

We value the support of every single volunteer. Without them, it wouldn’t be possible to achieve the outcomes that we have for children in South Africa.

Why you should volunteer for Save the Children

Volunteering is a great way to meet lots of new people and become a vital part of a community committed to saving children’s lives. It's also a good way to improve your career prospects. Through training, guidance and employee support, Save the Children supports all of our volunteers.

Register for volunteer opportunities

Complete our online application form to register your interest with us. Please include your skills and availability. We will keep your details on record and contact you if anything suitable comes up. Positions change frequently, so this is certainly worth doing.

Other ways to volunteer

There are so many ways to volunteer your time with Save the Children South Africa that we have opportunities for almost everyone. If you’re looking to lend your skills or build team morale you may be interested in corporate volunteering. If organising a fundraiser, or taking part in an adventure challenge overseas or in South Africa is more your style, find out more about opportunities in our fundraising and events section.

Help give children a better future. Become a Save the Children volunteer today.

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Our core focus

Child Protection

Child Protection

South Africa is marked by high levels of violence and exploitation of children in places where they should be safe. All children should thrive in a safe environment.

Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition

No child under the age of 5 should die from preventable disease and all our children deserve long-term good health.

Children's Rights

Children's Rights

Insufficient resources prevent children from achieving their rights as enshrined in the South African Constitution. We are campaigning for a strengthened child-rights system.

Education

Education

The quality of education in the foundation years has a lasting impact and we are working hard to ensure that every child receives quality basic education.

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