To be a community based, volunteer membership driven, people focused, self-sustaining and development oriented organisation which is youth centred and gender sensitive.

The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) will contribute towards the development of South African communities both urban and rural through local, national, regional and international volunteers to work together towards the cultural, economic, socio-political well-being of young people and marginalised persons or groups through empowerment work camps programs and promotion of sustainable development.
The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association shall work and collaborate with other Volunteer driven organisation, Regional Work Camp Associations, and organisations.

Aims and Objectives
– To conduct voluntary based work camps and community driven development programmes in South Africa nationally throughout the year and regional and internationally throughout the world participation.
– To conduct capacity building training and skills development for young people.
– To facilitate youth exchange for volunteers North to South, South to North, and South to South volunteer driven work camps exchanges and developmental programmes.
– To establish a volunteer work camp site in South Africa self-sustaining and youth oriented establishment.

How long has your Organisation been operational?

8 years.

Is your Organisation a registered entity? If so, please list your registration details below for eg: NPO Number, PBO Number, NPC Number etc

NPO: 103-758
PBO No. :930047971

Do you have a Wish List? If so, please post it below:

Building Materials: Cement, Timber, Window frames, Tiles, Paint for our After School Programme building
Books/Materials for After School Programme in Soshanguve
Resources such as Computers Printers and anything useful for our volunteer programmes
Camera and camera equipment for volunteer project development
Any other material that can be used in our volunteer development programme

Where can we find your Organisation online? Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

Our After School Programme in Soshanguve
We have managed to reach almost 70 children every day With the growing HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in urban and rural communities, a number of child-headed households have emerged in Gauteng areas. Policies at both city, regional and national levels has excluded youth and children, those living in the streets and in the stigmatised or poverty-stricken communities. Most parents have died living their children without money for school to which has raised the school dropout rate. This is a challenge to the South African government which has to mobilise their resources in all areas and sectors of society to address the plight of child-headed households, youths and women in order to attain better social life.

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