Community Hours

Volume Ninety Three 

Ready Steady Volunteer

Mandela Month
Edition 1

Welcome to the first of our Feature Editions - Make Everyday a Mandela Day. Over Mandela Month we will be bringing you 67 volunteering opportunities. The volunteering opportunities featured are not only available on Mandela Day but available during Mandela Month. Each opportunity offers you a unique experience, there are opportunities all over Jozi (and we have included Pretoria and other provinces too!) and something for everyone. Keep an eye on your inbox to be sure you receive all 67 opportunities.

 SAVF - A dynamic family care organisation

Spend your 67 minutes sorting and packing donated goodies into 900 individual parcels for young expectant parents. The SAVF needs 20 volunteers to assist them on Mandela Day
• Date: 18th of July - Mandela Day
• Time: 9h00 - 13h00 on the 18th of July
• Address: 41 Hospital Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Email to book yourself a spot.



Kid’s Haven
Kid’s Haven

Kid’s Haven has teamed up with Jean Veitch from Fun-A-Galore to offer exciting cooking classes for Community Hour’s volunteers. Volunteers will be preparing a range of main courses to serve as a dinner at Kid’s Haven together with some sweet items that Kid’s Haven can use for lunchboxes or treats for their children.
The afternoon session from 13h00 - 16h00 will be for Grades 8-12 only. Volunteers will be involved in making hearty, nutritious meals and snacks which will be donated to Kid’s Haven at the end of the session. To participate in the cooking classes costs R 200 per day OR R500 for 3 days. All of the meals prepared will go to Kid’s Haven. Volunteers will enjoy a meal prepared by themselves during the session to eat for their own lunch and snack.

Spend your 67 minutes by volunteering at the Fun-a-galore cooking classes
• Date: 11th, 12th and 13th of July
• Time: 13h00 - 16h00 (on all 3 days)
• Address: Arklow Rd, Miele Building, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

Email to book yourself a spot. Please let Jean know which day you would like to book for.

 JYB Non-profit

JYB Non-profit would like your assistance at Rising Stars Day Care in Lawley. JYB brings you the exciting opportunity to help them with some painting work at their various crèches. Volunteers will be divided into teams to help paint and clean six of JYB’s local non-profit early childhood development centres. Volunteers will be guided by the JYB volunteer facilitators.

JYB needs various paint supplies such as 20L paint - any colour, brushes, rollers, sandpaper, and cloth. The number of centres that will be repainted will depend on donations of paint supplies that JYB is able to collect.

Volunteers need to please bring along their own gloves, and overall / old clothes to paint in.
• Date: 18th of July and 22nd of July
• Time: 11h00 to 14h00
• Address: Walter Rd -

Email to book yourself a spot. Please include if you will be attending on the 18th or 22nd of July when booking.

JYB Non-profit

 Breast Health Foundation

Breast Health Foundation
Breast Health Foundation

One of the largest projects the Breast Health Foundation is involved in includes the Breast Health Clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. For Mandela Month TBHF would like to re-paint the patient’s ward, counseling rooms, nursing station and waiting area and they need your help. The Breast Health Foundation needs paint (shades of pink or pastel colours). Their requirements are 120L paint, painting materials such as brushes, rollers, paint sheets, and overalls.

• Date: 12th of July OR 18th July from 08h00 - 17h00
• Wed 19th of July 2017 from 09h00-12h00, is patient day and the renovated clinic will be celebrated with those being treated on that day. Please let The Breast Health Foundation know if you would like to contribute/be involved in this celebration.
• Address: 1 Perth Rd, Westdene, Johannesburg, 2092

The 12th of July is limited to 12 volunteers and the 18th of July is limited to 20 volunteers so booking is essential. To RSVP as a volunteer, please email or contact Colleen on 0823451367 to book yourself a spot.

 EPIC Foundation

The EPIC Foundation has the perfect opportunity for you for Mandela Month. To you it might be a bag with items of toiletries, for a survivor at a point where they feel at their lowest having experienced the worst day of their lives, and most vulnerable, receiving a bag with comfort items makes a huge impact in the healing process.

What you can do for you 67 minutes:
1. Put out bins in your classroom/at school to collect items
2. Arrange a packing day at school with the items collected
3. Donate content items to the EPIC Foundation or completed content bags

• Date: From today until the 18th of July
• Time: 09h30 - 15h00
• Address: Unit K3, Supreme Industrial Park, Cnr Heidelberg and Southern Klipriversberg Roads, Steeledale

Item list:
Facecloth, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, body lotion, deodorant, tissues, wet wipes, sanitary towels, bottled water, sweets & chips, colouring books & crayons, soft toys, shampoo, hairbrush, lip balm, notebooks & pen, underwear for women/men/children (boys and girls)

Please do let the EPIC Foundation via email or a call if you will be joining their cause on the day - or 082 940 6230.

EPIC Foundation
EPIC Foundation
EPIC Foundation

 Kingsmead College Make and Donate A Sleeping Bag



To celebrate Mandela Day, you are invited to join hands to make a positive change to the lives of homeless people as they face the bitter Gauteng winter on the streets.

• Date: 18th of July
• Time: There are 8 shifts available for you to choose from to join - in the morning starting at 09h00, every hour on the hour. In the afternoon - starting at 12h30 with the last shift scheduled at 15h30. Shifts end 67 minutes after they have started. When you confirm your attendance, do specify which time slot works best for you.
• Address: Kingsmead College, 132 Oxford Road (Entrance in Tottenham Avenue), Melrose

A donation of R67 per person is required - this will cover the cost of all materials, team leaders to guide you through the process, and instruction sheets. To book your place, please email as well as which slot you will be attending and how many people you would like to book for.

 Klein Jukskei Greenbelt Initiative

The KJGI and IQ Business are hosting a Mandela River Cleanup on the banks of the Klein Jukskei River. Gloves and bags will be provided. This is a Community Hours supported event so spend your 67 minutes cleaning up the environment this Mandela month.

• Date: 15th July
• Time: 09h00 - 12h00
• Address: 54 Hornbill Road, Bryanston

Email to book yourself a spot.


Klein Jukskei Greenbelt Initiative
 Ark Animal Centre

Ark Animal Centre
Ark Animal Centre

Mandela Day is a global call to action that everyone has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. This day will be for the dogs, Ark Animal Centre wants to spoil them and make it special for them. Ark Animal Centre are simply asking you to start with 67 minutes.

What's on for the day:
1. Volunteer by spending 67 minutes loving the dogs and pups. You will spend your time walking, brushing, playing or just loving. Treats are always welcome to bring along. If you would like to make a day of it, pack a picnic basket and take a special pup for some TLC under the trees in the walk park at Ark Animal Centre.
2. Get physical - Ark has tasks for the few that want to roll up their sleeves such as painting & gardening.
3. Donate R67 and get a lock and key. You will place the lock on a fence at Ark, but keep the key. This will serve as a reminder of your contribution to keeping the shelter alive and the lives of all the pups and dogs that pass through the doors of Ark.

Eats and Drinks - Boerewors rolls, hamburgers, hotdogs, cold drinks and snacks will be available for sale. Everyone is more than welcome to bring along their own picnic basket to enjoy in the walk park

Ark’s wishlist for Mandela Day:
Puppy food pellets and tins, soft toys and treats for the puppies, chew toys and treats, office stationery (scissors, pens, or tippex), cleaning products (bleach, washing powder, dishwashing liquid, Handy Andy, dustbin bag), trees, plants and greenery, pavers, cobbles for the garden and around the kennels, spray bottles, or wood pallets.

• Date: 18th of July
• Time: 09h00 - 16h00
• Address: 17 Howard Avenue, Chartwell, Gauteng, South Africa 2191

Email to book yourself a spot at Ark for Mandela Day

 Joshua House

Donate your time, talents or much-needed goods to Joshua House, a list of needs can be found at The truth is you don’t need to be a Rockefeller to donate something valuable. Your time and talent can make a huge difference in the lives of the Joshua House babies. Spend your 67 minutes at Joshua House.

Volunteer to help with the day-to-day tasks, spend time loving and connecting with the little ones or offer a specialized service based on your own unique skill set: design a pamphlet, offer some website tips, write a press release that could help to create more awareness for Joshua House.

• Date: Anyday this Mandela month or on 18th of July (it is important to note Joshua House is not open to volunteers on Sundays)
• Time: 09h00 - 15h30
• Address: 174 Columbine Avenue, Mondeor

Email to book a spot to volunteer your 67 minutes.

Joshua House
Joshua House

 Paws R Us

Paws R Us


Paws R us know we live a rushed life in a modern world, but here is an easy way to help for those who cannot donate their time this Mandela Day/Month.

Let Paws R Us (SA) make it easy for you to “do your bit” this Mandela Day/Month and help you make a real difference in the quality of life of a furry orphan.

For R67.00 you can spoil a Paws R Us (SA) rescued dog with a new blanket, yummy tin of soft food and delicious chew treat. You get to choose the orphan you would like to bless this year! Paws R us will even send you a photo of your “virtual” fur baby enjoying their blessings on the day.

Date: Any day this Mandela month or 18th of July
Time: 09h00 - 17h00
Click here to choose the fur baby you want to spoil: Email Linda on for more info!


"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." - Nelson Mandela


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