As long as we take the view that these are problems for women alone to solve, we cannot expect to reverse the high incidence of rape and child abuse. Domestic violence will not be eradicated. We will not defeat this scourge that affects each and every one of us, until we succeed in mobilising the whole of our society to fight it. – Nelson Mandela

MAKE EVERY DAY A MANDELA DAY

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As the country gears up to a day dedicated to taking action and inspiring change, the Vital Foundation would like to play its part by rallying volunteers around South Africa to spend their Mandela Day at an organisation fighting woman and child abuse.

Below are organisations around South Africa seeking volunteers on Mandela Day, all you have to do is select an organisation of your preference and fill in the form.

Follow these three steps to volunteer

Find an Organisation

 Make a difference this Mandela Day by volunteering your time at an organisation fighting woman and child abuse. 

Complete the Volunteer Application

Once you have selected an organisation near you, complete the on-line form and click submit. The organisation of your choice will be notified.

Await Reply

The selected organisation will respond to your request via email and confirm your attendance.
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Alta du Toit Aftercare

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

Alta du Toit is a haven where intellectual disabled adults live and work.  The center is situated in Boston Bellville in the Western Cape.  The center caters for all communities and is fully BBBEE compliant.  We provide physical and nursing care to these adults and they take part in an established skills development program under…

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Amcare

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

A faith-based centre which empower communities to change their lives. Our mission – educating, informing and caring for the vulnerable in the communities in which we serve. To assist poor and vulnerable people that are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic abuse and people over 60 through social work services. Give training to…

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Badisa Kuilsriver

60% Volunteers /4 Volunteers To Go

Badisa is a faith based social welfare organisation that provides professional social services. We provide social services to ALL in need, irrespective of their age, gender, nationality or religion making it inclusive to all. BADISA was founded on 1 April 2003 and is a values driven organisation built on the four pillars of their values;…

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Child Welfare Durban & District

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

The primary aim of the Society is to provide Child Protection Services to children between 0 and 18 years of age. We provide a wide range of services to children, their families and communities in the Durban and Umlazi areas. Our social work services are offered from centres located throughout the Durban and Umlazi areas. These…

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Community Provision and Social Services (Compass)

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

Community Provision and Social Services (Compass) in Gauteng, is a non-governmental organisation focusing on providing services to women and children by registered counsellors and mental health practitioners. We offer child protection and has has children’s homes in Pretoria, Edenvale and Johannesburg. We care for abused women and abuse or abandoned babies and children. We offer shelter, food, clothing, medication, education, counselling and related services. We also provide a training and development program to support abused and homeless women and their children.

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Families South Africa (FAMSA) Highveld Ridge

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

Vision: To be the national leader in services that enhance relationships. Mission: To support individuals, families, organisations, communities and society to build, restore, and sustain functional relationships.

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Heaven's Nest Child Care and Recreation Centre

33% Volunteers /20 Volunteers To Go

Heaven’s Nest serves as an emergency foster facility for children who have been subjected to abuse, neglect or have either been affected or infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.   Our vision is to alleviate the plight of mission is to try to alleviate the plight of such children, by providing nurturing care and building self-confidence so…

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House Andrew Murray

30% Volunteers /14 Volunteers To Go

House Andrew Murray (HAM) Child and Youth Care Centre, cares for 150 children on a daily basis. These children had been orphaned or placed into a place of safety by the Court. In order to fully cater for the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, psychological needs of these children, we are dependent on assistance from the…

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James House

88% Volunteers /1 Volunteers To Go

James House takes the lead in modelling best-practice child protection and early intervention strategies for other CYC organisations. James House works to provide best practice care, support, protection, and opportunity for vulnerable children and young people who are in need or at risk as a result of poverty, HIV/AIDS, abuse, neglect, or abandonment, mostly in…

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KZN CMD Morester Child & Youth Care Centre

30% Volunteers /14 Volunteers To Go

Residential care for children in need from birth to 18 years

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Lifeline Zululand

75% Volunteers /1 Volunteers To Go

Lifeline provides a 24-hour telephone counselling service with the national toll-free number 0861 322 322. as an organization we wish to promote emotional wellness for communities and individuals in the southern africa region through the provision of lay counselling, life skills training, lay counsellor development and facilitating related capacity building.

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Loeriehof Old Age Home

20% Volunteers /8 Volunteers To Go

Loeriehof Old Age Home is a non-profit organization that provides residential care for 72 elderly and/or disabled people in Knysna.

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NICRO Pretoria

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

NICRO provides services to adults and children offenders who are in conflict with the law. NICRO’s service streams include: Diversion: where offenders are diverted away from the courts and do not receive a criminal record; Non-Custodial Sentencing: an alternative to serving a sentence in prison, where the offender serves his sentence in the community; Offender…

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NISAA Institute for Women's Development

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

NISAA is an organization, opposed to all forms of oppression, exploitation and violence against women. NISAA focuses on the prevention of gender violence and the empowerment of women who have been abused by their partners. Tshireletsong is a place of safety or a shelter. Nisaa promotes women’s and children’s rights through: Counseling and shelter services…

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Partners in Sexual Health (PSH)

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

Partners in Sexual Health is an evidenced based nonprofit public benefit organization that provides Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR () services to men and woman and particularly young people of South Africa.

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Qunu community advice office

50% Volunteers /4 Volunteers To Go

Human rights based organisation conducting human rights education in surrounding areas. Assisting community to grants, victimisation of the community (women and children)

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SOS Childrens Village Port Elizabeth

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

We provide Family Based Care for 81 children/youth; who have lost parental care, Family Strengthening Programmes to assist 421 children/youth at risk of losing parental care, to prevent separation from families of origin and exploitation of children. We help children access education, counselling and therapeutic services, health and other essential services for their development. We assist women with dependents to generate an income and help break the cycle of poverty with our…

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Stanza Bopape Community Development Centre

14% Volunteers /43 Volunteers To Go

Stanza Bopape Development Centre is a non-profit organisation providing platforms for both men and women, unemployed, and disabled people. We are dedicated to being a community development centre through the achievement of excellence to bring out the maximum potential of our community members.

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The Equinox Trust

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

The Equinox Trust is a non-profit organisation with Public Benefit Organisation status offering empowerment, support and therapeutic programmes to communities, individuals and groups in need, utilising a unique and internationally recognised methodology which uses horses.

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uMephi Child & Youth Care Centre - Ubuntu House

90% Volunteers /1 Volunteers To Go

Providing temporary safe care for newborn abandoned babies and others where the biological parents do not have the means to provide for baby and give them up for adoption

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Umtata Child Abuse Resource Center

33% Volunteers /2 Volunteers To Go

Umtata Child Abuse Resource Centre (UCARC) is a non profit organisation (NPO), which strives to prevent child abuse, neglect and exploitation. It is a child’s right advocacy organisation.

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Victim Support Centre Modimolle

0% Volunteers /7 Volunteers To Go

Victim support centre. Cater to victims of crime and abuse. Focusing on woman and children. Psyco-social support, counselling and debriefing. Refer them to the relevant stake holders. Overnight stay for 0-7 days. Outreach programs; prevention programs; legal advice; support groups.

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Where Rainbows Meet

100% Volunteers /0 Volunteers To Go

Where Rainbows Meet – Training & Development Foundation ’s target areas were all informal settlements in the South Peninsula. Vrygrond, Overcome Heights and Hillview have been the main focus areas of our organisation for the last three years. Due to the expansion of infrastructures and resources as well as good word of mouth advertising, more…

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Tweets from 2014

If you are an organisation addressing issues of woman and would like to be included in this initiative, click here and complete the form and submit it to the Vital Foundation.  The closing date for participation is 15 June 2015.

Organisations involved