Whatever your skills and experience, and however much time you can offer, we have a volunteering opportunity for you. You’ll get support and training if you need it, you’ll meet lots of new people and you'll make a real difference to the lives of children.

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.

To become a volunteer, you will need to attend a compulsory Volunteer Information Session. The sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning at 18:30 until 19:30.The sessions will take place at the Home of Hope offices, 3 Fairbridge Road, Table View and all aspects of volunteering are discussed. Volunteer Application Forms will be given out and the various processes and volunteer options will be explained. No Volunteer Application Forms will be given out, without the attendance of a Volunteer Information Session first. To book a seat at a Volunteer Information Session, e-mail operations@homeofhope.co.za

The following documents are required when applying to be part of our volunteer programme:

  • Completed Volunteer Application Form
  • Three contactable references
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A valid police clearance certificate

International Volunteers

There is a separate recruitment process for international volunteers. Please contact operations@homeofhope.co.za directly for more information.


Meet some of our volunteers:

Stefan Klinge


My name is Stefan Klinge, I am 25 years old and am busy as an applied psychology student at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen in The Netherlands.

With the help of my study and the department of internships abroad I came in contact with The Home of Hope in Cape Town. Because of my specialization in Health Psychology, my interest in the development and implementation of trainings and coaching session and my motivation to work with children, the Home of Hope represented a perfect place for an internship.

I believe in the strengths and capabilities of people and am convinced that every human, whether considered ‘normal’ or influenced by physical or mental diseases, has the chance to grow up to a well functioning and positive part of the community.

I experienced the work at the Home of Hope as one of my most challenging and educational adventures in my career. To work in a team of employees who are willing to do everything for the welfare of the children was inspiring and exemplary.

I fully enjoyed my time in Cape Town and in the organization with a great team, awesome children and an improvement of my own knowledge and skills as a future applied psychologist.

Adrian Boehnke


My name is Adrian Boehnke and I am 23 years old.

I came to the Home of Hope as an intern for my study as an Applied Psychologist.

The work is challenging as no day is the same when working with the kids. Thanks to the special atmosphere the Home of Hope feels like so much more than just a place to work! Here you can really mean something to somebody and help to change the children's lives.

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