Are you looking for NGO volunteer opportunities nationally where you can help contribute to the long term goals and success of local non-government organizations?

The Collen Mashawana Foundation’s affordable NGO Volunteer Support and Social Development projects are ideal for people looking to gain national work experience, while sharing and developing their own skills to help further the reach and impact of NGOs in communities nationally.

The Collen Mashawana Foundation offers affordable and impactful NGO volunteering programs across South Africa.

  • Choose from our NGO Support programs across South Africa.
  • Suited to volunteers who want to gain career experience while making a positive impact

  • Support a diverse range of NGO initiatives that uplift communities in need

  • Gain project management experience, communication skills and an insight into how non-profits operate


What to expect from NGO volunteering

NGO volunteer jobs are a great option for enthusiastic and flexible volunteers who want to experience a diverse selection of projects. Placements can range from Elderly Care, Housing Developments, Disability Care & more. Where you are placed is decided based on a mixture of your skills and interests, and where there is the most need for help at the time.

The Collen Mashawana’s NGO Support projects enable you to take on a range of tasks. These can include marketing, photography, grant writing, research, fundraising events, team building, community development, outreach activities,  and general administration.

CMF’s social development  projects give you the opportunity to work with an NGO and use your technical and marketing skills to create campaigns that encourage the local community to take action in their own surroundings.

Learn more about our NGO volunteer opportunities available in the campaigns page.



Frequently Asked

To the right are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we hear about the Collen Mashawana Foundation, click on the question to reveal the answer and more resources on each topic. 

The CMF team searches for NGOs doing great work in South Africa. The NGO is checked to make sure everything is in place, and a specific project is identified with a determined budget and time frame. Marketing strategy, graphic design and project audience is ascertained and developed. Finally a project page is created by CMF

Please note we are currently not accepting any other NGO applications until further notice.

At CMF we believe that stable homes provide an important platform for thriving communities, some of the nation’s largest organisations have joined forces with CMF, to create a collaborative effort at ensuring that the elderly, those living with disabilities and child-headed homes across South Africa who have no or have no means to afford safe, stable homes may be proved with the integrity and safety of a home that has running tap water, proper sanitation facilities and electricity.

When determining our audience and network there are three levels we target.

1. First Degree of Contact

These are the contacts in our organisational database. We leverage off our email database, and those in our social network (Facebook, instagramand Twitter) as initial contacts for funding the project. These contacts could also be those close to you, such as friends and family.

2. Second Degree of Contact

These are contacts that we find through affiliate organisations who may support you. These could be other NGOs who support you, clubs, churches and businesses.

3. Third Degree of Contact

These are contacts we may gather through advertising and media promotion. Examples would be boosting Facebook posts, small advertising campaigns and getting the word out through Twitter.

the end of the funding period, the project will be closed, and the money transferred to the organization. The next project in line will then be added to CMF.

We will make every effort to reach the funding goal of a project but if, at the end of the funding period, only part of the funding has been obtained, the Collen Mashawana Foundation and the project partner will try to adjust the project scope to the amount raised. Should this not be possible the donors will be informed and may choose to:

1. Reallocate the donation to another project via the Collen Mashawana Foundation; 
2. Have the donation refunded.