my hands and heart is South Africa’s youth volunteerism initiative by the NYDA, encouraging organisations to open their doors to youth in their communities.
It is as simple as sharing an opportunity on www.myhandsandheart.org. An opportunity is any volunteer need that you may have - a task or role that is simple enough for a young person in your community to do. You'll be providing youth with experience and at the same time gain a helping hand and heart that may become a long-term support or friend!
Examples of success stories, where opportunities were posted by organisations:
- Office admin assistance and data capturing - simple admin you don’t have time for
- Event admin and logistics - think about the helping hands you could have at an upcoming event
- Cooking for groups - we hope youth in South Africa can help you cook, if not, teach them the ropes and let them cook up a storm
- Facilitating workshops (eg. health education) - someone to take attendance, facilitate discussions and help keep the group focused
These are just examples of the value young people could add to your organisation and events - the list is endless! Join the movement to change the future of South Africa’s youth.
Email Tegan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like assistance and we will connect you with one of our volunteer ambassadors to help you manage your online profile.