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 and 11th to 15th May 2020, South Africa Volunteer Work Camp joined the Alliance through IBG and CCIVS in the first virtual free work camp online. Exciting 5 day work camp activities were shared with various participants from around the globe and what a challenge it presented to the participants to keep up with working in the garden in the lock down period. We are grateful for the invitation to host something new online and also reach many participants in the world.

SAVWA Food Distribution Efforts in Soshanguve, Pretoria


The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

SAVWA would like to extend their generous support from The Character Company, Go Abroad Foundation, Food Forward SA and local volunteers who made it possible to reach to more than 200 families in much needed groceries, sanitisers, face masks and books for the children especially with schools closed for a longer period it was our civic duty to try do our part in this Covid 19 pandemic period.

Further more actions: 13 to 18 July 2020

SAVWA Mandela Day Drive to raise food hampers for the affected in Soshanguve.

MANDELA DAY 2020

South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) is having a One Week Drive to raise food hampers for affected people in and around Soshanguve. There are many ways for you to get involved: spend your 67 minutes fundraising for the cause or baking an item towards the less fortunate, sponsor items e.g. refreshments, donate items, help us pack bags, etc. All details on the graphic.

Due the Covid 19 pandemic, we cannot have too many volunteers at the event. You can  drop the items at 277 Block NN, Soshanguve, Pretoria.

Cash donations with the reference “Mandela Day” can be made as follows: South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association, Nedbank, Current account number 1129698068, Branch Code: 162145