volunteering http://www.ngopulse.org/term/feed/528/0 en My Time In Brazil http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/my-time-brazil My experience with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as many others I am sure, began with a desire to do more than just live for myself, as a desire to give back to the community. But what I did not expect was the desire and passion that would follow.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Nearing the end of my studies in 2012 I had the desire to put myself outside of my comfort zone and also do something that would be for the benefit of someone other than myself.&nbsp;<br /> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/my-time-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/my-time-brazil#comments children christian homeless ngos volunteering Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:26:59 +0000 Michael Allen 37099 at http://www.ngopulse.org NMF Calls Volunteers on Mandela’s Birthday http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/nmf-calls-volunteers-mandela-s-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Nelson Mandela Foundation is hoping that volunteers around the world will donate 67 minutes of their time when South Africa&#39;s former president turns 95 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Nelson Mandela Foundation is hoping that volunteers around the world will donate 67 minutes of their time when South Africa&#39;s former president turns 95 on 18 July 2013.<br /> <br /> Mandela remained hospitalised in critical but stable condition for a recurring lung infection from 8 June 2013.<br /> <br /> The foundation&#39;s Twitter feed is asking people to join in the volunteer-day initiative. The Twitter feed often shares quotes from the man who spent 27 years in prison during white racist rule in South Africa.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Citizen </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/nmf-calls-volunteers-mandela-s-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nelson Mandela Day Social Media volunteering Civil society Governance and democracy Poverty Home page Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:25:45 +0000 Intern 32592 at http://www.ngopulse.org Mobile Language Application for Zambia http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/mobile-language-application-zambia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peace Corps volunteers, working closely with Zambian software developers, have developed a mobile application, which translates English words and phrases into seven Zambian languages </div> </div> </div> <p>Peace Corps volunteers, working closely with Zambian software developers, have developed a mobile application that will translate English words and phrases into any of seven languages spoken in Zambia.<br /> <br /> The Peace Corps say &lsquo;Bantu Babel&rsquo;, which is intended to help Peace Corps volunteers, international aid workers and host-country nationals communicate more effectively, is now available for Android-compatible devices in the Google Play store.<br /> </p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All Africa </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/mobile-language-application-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aid apps software volunteering Zambia Technology Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:36:34 +0000 PhumlaM 30498 at http://www.ngopulse.org Benevola: Volunteer / Classroom Assistant http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunity/benevola-volunteer-classroom-assistant <div class="field field-type-date field-field-opportunity-start-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">07/03/0013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation-name"> <table id="sn-announce-organisation-name" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Benevola </div> </div> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div id="opportunity-expired">Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.</div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-opportunity-closing-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Opportunity closing date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">07/05/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-opportunity-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Opportunity type:&nbsp;</div> Employment </div> </div> </div> Benevola is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to raising awareness of environmental issues in Africa through radio programmes and the latest mobile phone technology (pilot).<br /> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunity/benevola-volunteer-classroom-assistant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benevola education environment volunteering Western Cape Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:09:41 +0000 benevola 30140 at http://www.ngopulse.org Creativity of Thought and Ideas: How we can change the State of the Nation http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/creativity-thought-and-ideas-how-we-can-change-state-nation <p>With the State of the Nation Address and the 2013/14 Budget speech behind us, we now more than before have a gripping awareness that the South African reality is one that will need a lot more input before it is what we as South Africans need it to be.<br /> &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/creativity-thought-and-ideas-how-we-can-change-state-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/creativity-thought-and-ideas-how-we-can-change-state-nation#comments blogging hiv/aids Make a difference refugees Twitter volunteering youth Governance and democracy Budget 2013 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:03:51 +0000 @AnnekeScheepers 29951 at http://www.ngopulse.org What Does Sustainability Mean and What Does it Require? http://www.ngopulse.org/article/what-does-sustainability-mean-and-what-does-it-require <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this article, Caroline Lowings, defines sustainability, factors that contribute to sustainability and possible ways in which business can contribute to sustainable initiatives within communities </div> </div> </div> My dad used to say, &lsquo;you can&rsquo;t just take take take, you gotta give something back!&rsquo; At the time he was referring to my (lack of) maintenance and care for my Volkswagen Beetle, but I often think of it as my first lesson in sustainability&hellip; about looking beyond the present moment and considering the longer term.<div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/2013/456549401_aa36e4fd50_m.jpg" alt="" title="" width="180" height="123" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> <a href="/person/caroline-lowings">Caroline Lowings</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/what-does-sustainability-mean-and-what-does-it-require" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/what-does-sustainability-mean-and-what-does-it-require#comments corporate social investment CSO sustainability volunteering Civil society Economic justice Governance and democracy Home page Community Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:24:06 +0000 Adam 29919 at http://www.ngopulse.org Accelerating CSI: Transnet Employee Volunteerism Programme http://www.ngopulse.org/article/accelerating-csi-transnet-employee-volunteerism-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Diepsloot, an informal settlement north of Johannesburg, will benefit from the Transnet Foundation&rsquo;s Volunteers for Villages Programme for the next three years </div> </div> </div> <p>The increasing socio-economic conditions faced by many South African communities call for corporates to start channelling adequate resources into their corporate social investment (CSI) programmes. Apart from increasing their CSI spend, utilising the skills at their disposal (their staff) in partnership with the beneficiaries to implement the programmes will add value to the investments they are making in communities.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> <a href="/person/butjwana-seokoma">Butjwana Seokoma</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/accelerating-csi-transnet-employee-volunteerism-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/accelerating-csi-transnet-employee-volunteerism-programme#comments CSI ngos volunteering Civil society Economic justice Fundraising Poverty Home page Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:10:59 +0000 Adam 23662 at http://www.ngopulse.org Building Youth Volunteering Culture: Getting CSOs on Board http://www.ngopulse.org/article/building-youth-volunteering-culture-getting-csos-board <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa should work towards creating a culture of promoting youth volunteering to enable young people to play a role in finding solutions to some of the development challenges affecting communities. </div> </div> </div> The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) hosted the Knowledge Network seminar under the theme &lsquo;Increasing Youth Volunteering in South African Civil Society&rsquo;, from 24-25 January 2012 in Benoni, east of Johannesburg. The event was attended by approximately 100 delegates from civil society organisations, student-led organisations and funding institutions, among others.<br /><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/2012/images778.jpg" alt="" title="" width="180" height="135" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> <a href="/person/phumla-mhlanga">Phumla Mhlanga</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/building-youth-volunteering-culture-getting-csos-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/building-youth-volunteering-culture-getting-csos-board#comments Community Development ngos volunteering youth Civil society Economic justice Governance and democracy Youth Home page Wed, 01 Feb 2012 09:44:11 +0000 Adam 22961 at http://www.ngopulse.org Is South Africa Still A ‘Nation of Givers’? http://www.ngopulse.org/article/south-africa-still-nation-givers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In this article, the author takes a closer look at philanthropy and giving behaviours in South Africa. The country&rsquo;s poor ranking on the World Giving Index 2011 does not mean that South Africans are not involved in giving and or volunteering&nbsp; </div> </div> </div> <p>In December 2011, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF UK) released the second edition of a world survey on giving and voluntarism. The &lsquo;World Giving Index 2011&rsquo; shows that the United States of America is the most charitable country, while Ireland is ranked second and Australia third.</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-image"> <div class="field-label">Additional article images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.ngopulse.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/default_thumbnail/images/2012/receivingh.jpg" alt="" title="" width="180" height="133" class="imagecache imagecache-default_thumbnail"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-refers-to-person"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Author(s):&nbsp;</div> <a href="/person/colleen-du-toit">Colleen du Toit</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/article/south-africa-still-nation-givers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ngopulse.org/article/south-africa-still-nation-givers#comments donors giving philanthropy volunteering Civil society Fundraising NGO Management Home page Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:49:52 +0000 Adam 22928 at http://www.ngopulse.org Vodacom is changing the world http://www.ngopulse.org/press-release/vodacom-changing-world What would you do if you could Change the World? Imagine making a difference working for a charitable organisation without the worry of having to make financial sacrifices? Sounds a bit far fetched...or does it?<br /> <br /> Vodacom today launched a ground breaking initiative called &quot;Change the World&quot; that will give 10 people the opportunity to work at one of 10 South African-based charitable organisations, for six months, and get paid for it.<br /> <br /><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-published"> <div class="field-label">Date published:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">21/10/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vodacom Foundation </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/press-release/vodacom-changing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> volunteering Civil society Home page Community Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:05:01 +0000 David Barnard 16881 at http://www.ngopulse.org