The Volunteer Centre

Come and meet us !!

Volunteer Centre is a non profit organization which is based in Cape Town, South Africa but has developed strong National and International Partnership over the past 32 years.

The Vision of the organization is “Helping Build a Nation that Cares” – and we believe that local and international volunteers can make a huge contribution in volunteering their time and skills in projects across all sectors – which include Children, the Aged, Environmental projects and many other interesting volunteering opportunities.

Each month our organization welcomes young student volunteers from various parts of the world or travel to South Africa as part of their global educational experience  – to connect with local youth – to experience community based volunteering and a true intercultural experience.

Our Mission

To motivate and develop effective volunteering through consultation, training, information and placement services for the benefit of all.

How it all began

South Africa’s first Volunteer Center (originally Voluntary Aid Bureau) started in Cape Town in 1979, as a project of the International Year of the Child. This office opened in 1980, first organised by volunteers. It soon became clear there was a great need for such a service. The Volunteer Center team includes a volunteer management committee, paid staff and many wonderful volunteers.

Link to the last Annual Report 2012.

Help us to maintain this incredible momentum of service in our community projects by contacting Volunteer Centre at :

Physical Address: 124, Belvedere Road, Claremont
Telephone Number: +27 21 674 5338