Volunteering is for everyone. If you want to give of your time, effort, expertise or experience, there is most likely an opportunity available for you to volunteer in Cape Town. People of all ages are welcome to apply, from school leavers to retirees. Older generation volunteers are especially valued due to their wealth of experience and knowledge.
Many professionals choose to take a sabbatical at a point in their career and allocate some of their time off to volunteering. If this is you, Orange Intern can help match you with a volunteer organization that could benefit from your skills and expertise. This is great way to take a break from the corporate rat race and give back to communities.
Volunteering is the most flexible of Orange Intern’s programs. The same application process, structure, professionalism and support is available to people enrolling in Orange Intern volunteer programs. You can volunteer for a week, a month or for set periods of time during your stay in Cape Town.
There is a vast need for volunteers in the many non-profit organizations in the Western Cape. However, at the same time there is a moral obligation to these organizations to provide volunteers that are committed and effective. For this reason there is a detailed volunteering application process that takes place before you can be allocated to a project.
Some volunteering environments can be more challenging than others and suit different personalities. Your specific skills, interests and expertise will be taken into account when placing you with a particular volunteer project.
Sectors for volunteering opportunities in Cape Town, South Africa:
- Public Health
- City Planning
- Conflict Resolution
- Human Rights / Legal
- Gender based programs
- Environmental concerns
- Sports based programs