Our missions

Work camps

and development programs in South Africa nationally throughout the year and regional and internationally throughout the world participation.


Conduct capacity building training and skills development for young people for a common objective of youth empowerment

Youth exchange

for volunteers North to South, South to North, and South to South volunteer driven work camps exchanges and developmental programmes

South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association

Project abroad

SAVWA represents South Africa for the Voluntary Service network in many occasions. These projects are the opportunity to gain new skills and include best practices in our organization. Our volunteers are welcome to join any of these projects to share and learn from our international partners.

Volunteer in South Africa

The main activity of SAVWA is to host and send volunteers from/all over the world. Our team developed strong skills in terms of International Voluntary Service projects and we are proud to be part of Coordinating Commity of International Voluntary Service.

Participate in events

SAVWA puts a priority in organising events to reach more volunteers and involve the local community in the different projects. These celebrations are the occasions to share about our projects and to spread our message dedicated to peace and mutual understanding.


South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association Covid 19 Pandemic Awareness & Campaigns on-going Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, borders are closed, flights are suspended and we are one of many organisations that have cancelled our work camps as countries are in lockdown. For this reason, SAVWA in 2020, without losing the focus on its values and principles embarked on a different course of action to the year. SAVWA Virtual Work Camp (Home Gardening Boot Camp) From the 13th to 17th April…

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South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association Youth Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa’s Context by Enock Pedze South Africa’s Social Entrepreneurship is a business model in which an enterprise exists to try and solve a social challenge usually that youth have gained through knowledge or skills  usually using entrepreneurial methods of planning and process. The youth are good at seeing and identifying a challenge and come up with a solution. Remember these youth we talking about fall under the radar of…

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Join our HOME GARDENING BOOTCAMP Dear Participants, Former volunteers and Friends, As quarantine goes on more and more of you are stuck at home and are unable to travel. For us the situation is no different and we are super bummed about the camps we had to cancel.But that doesn’t have to stop us!We teamed up with other volunteering organizations to create a virtual camp. You can participate from your computer at home and engage in a variety of workshops.…

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SAVWA at the Kick-off meeting of YSEEAM project

Youth Social Entrepreneurship Education for All with Moodle (YSEEAM) YSEEAM takes roots on the threshold of an approaching Fourth Industrial Revolution in which automation and massive digitalisation is predicted to radically alter the status-quo relation between trainers- trainees, youth workers – youths and their place in the learning process; as well as the future’s changeable Skills Demand. Entrepreneurship – Analytical thinking – Leadership and Social Influence are predicted by World Economic Forum (2018) to continue to be most essential skills…

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Go Abroad partners with SAVWA!

SAVWA just started a new collaboration with the well-known organization GoAbroad. GoAbroad will support the organization mainly for our program After School in Soshanguve in Pretoria. We are thankful for this new partnership which enables us to grow within the international community. SAVWA aims to raise awareness on International Volunteering in South Africa through different social and community projects. For more information about our projects, please CLICK HERE. Get more information about GoAbroad at https://www.goabroad.com/

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New website for SAVWA

SAVWA starts the year 2019 with an all-new website. We joined all our efforts to provide our volunteers and our partners with a new website, answering the digital needs of today. We hope that this website will reflect our motivation to adapt to the challenges we face in terms of communication, development. This new design also shows our will to provide our friends with a new platform gathering ideas, projects and new initiatives in our territories.

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