What is South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association?

SAVWA is a non-profit organisation, youth voluntary organization registered with the Ministry of Social Development of South Africa on 26 July 2012. It is an organisation willing to provide development programmes within South Africa and the International community at large.


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.

South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association is a member of Southern African Workcamp Cooperation (SAWC), Partner with Service Civil International (SCI), Full member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and Partner of Alliance of European Voluntary Service 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.