Vrijwilligerswerkbetrokkenheid in West-Kaap, Zuid-Afrika

Verken Zuid-Afrika en cultuur door vrijwilligerswerk. Reis zonder toerist te zijn. Vrijwilligerswerk biedt de unieke mogelijkheid om bij te dragen aan een lokale gemeenschap en tegelijkertijd een diepgaand cultureel inzicht te verwerven.
Voor sommige vrijwilligers is het ook de kans om iets terug te geven aan de gemeenschap of een verschil te maken voor de mensen om hen heen. Voor anderen biedt het de mogelijkheid om nieuwe vaardigheden te ontwikkelen of voort te bouwen op bestaande ervaring en kennis. Magister assisteert bij vrijwilligerswerk in Kaapstad, Somerset of Stellenbosch en helpt bij projecten als dierenredding, natuurobservatie, kinderprogramma's, jeugdontwikkeling, natuur en natuur, gemeenschapsontwikkeling, anti-aidscampagnes en nog veel meer.
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Local and international volunteers helping in human rights organisations, which also provides para-legal advice to disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities. The organisation works through provision of legal services, research, legislation monitoring, publication, training, campaigns and networking. There are several Offices in South Africa, situated in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Grahamstown, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elisabeth and Pretoria. The aims of the Centre are to promote the constitutional entrenchment and protection by law of human rights for all; equal access to justice for all; the establishment of democratic and accountable government; an awareness of the roles of civil society as well as the state in the achievement of social and economic justice and monitor infringements of political and socio-economic rights and how the rights of women are effected. The organisation focuses largely on social security rights, especially retirement provision, child support benefits, unemployment provision and disability provision. They provide education and advice to approximately 40'000 people annually, who are part of the most disadvantaged. Organisation services are focused to respond to the need of the poor, especially women, the unemployed, the children, the disabled.


This institution is a human rights and youth empowerment organisation that works with citizens, refugees and migrants to prevent conflicts, enhance social cohesion and promote socio-economic development. It was formed in 2001 in response to violence against asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in New Cross Roads, in Nyanga a sprawling, impoverished, predominantly black townships on the outskirts of Cape Town in the Western Cape. Initially part of IDASA (the Institute for Democracy in South Africa) AU became an autonomous, registered organisation in 2004. Underpinned by its organisation slogan, “Building Human Rights communities” AU programmatic focus is on building the knowledge and skills of Human Rights Peer Educators, facilitating reciprocal learning exchanges with communitybased and migrant led structures, and creating a platform for intercultural exchange and dialogue between local, refugee and migrant communities in South Africa. Towards the fulfillment of these goals, AU has consistently sought to build partnerships with like minded organizations committed to using rights based participatory strategies as a means of building peaceful, sustainable communities. The Programmes  run are Human Rights for Social Cohesion: to build local capacities for conflict prevention and promotion of social cohesion. Hear Me: to give voice to African youth, through the promotion of intercultural exchanges and skill sharing. Singamakhalipha: to provide holistic, psycho social support, including after school care, to South African and migrant child headed households and community violence, including xenophobic-related violence.

Human rights peer education
Business Development
Capacity development
Social dialogues
Psycho social counseling
HR and training development of skills development projects in the townships
Implementing of a variety of Business Procedures as well as educational and practical programmes that help prepare youth to face the challenges of living in South Africa while also being agents of change within communities themselves.