Featuring the Volunteer & Service Organisations in Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn and Clovelly


ANCHORS AWAY WORKSHOP Simonstown, is a secure working environment for intellectually and physically challenged members of our community. It provides opportunities for becoming self-sufficient and working with pride and dignity. The workers undertake contract work and enjoy monthly outings. For any queries please call Fran Spencer-Smith 021 786 1321  or  083 357 5822


Disaster Management Volunteer Corps consists of professional and dedicated volunteers who have gained advanced skills and expertise in various fields of emergency service training, including fire fighting and medical. Officers are on duty 24/7/365. We attend to a range of incidents from mud slides to event standbys and assist other emergency services as an auxiliary backup. Anyone 16 – 60 yrs can get involved. Intake 2x a year, January and July. Email: DisasterManagement.Fishhoek@capetown.gov.za

DRIVE  MORE SAFELY: NPO on road safety

We empower people to be safe on the roads, educate road users and children. For further information see our web page (still under construction) www.drivemoresafely.co.za or drop me an email. Contact Alida Jones email : alida@drivemoresafely.co.za Cell: 081 311 3223


False Bay Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (FBVEMS) is celebrating 13 years of community service. FBVEMS consists of medically trained emergency care practitioners who live in the community in which they serve. FBVEMS has its own ambulance and two emergency medical response vehicles. FBVEMS became necessary as the nearest ambulance was based in Retreat and the response times to Fish Hoek were unacceptable. FBVEMS is a registered NPO (Non Profit Organization) relying entirely on donations to fund our community work. To activate the volunteer service in an emergency phone: 10177 Website: www.falsebayems.co.za.


In order to achieve a more unified, efficient, empowering and even distribution of foods, the local NGOs have developed centralized databases and processes. We request that you work through this forum when you consider to offer a new service to the community. For donations, offers of funding or to volunteer phone Work for Love- Vuyiswa: 021 785 4431 or e-mail info@workforlove.co.za.


FISH HOEK ELDERCARE is the umbrella organisation for Nerina Gardens Retirement Village and Carlisle Lodge Retirement Home.  Both establishments provide accomodation including Bedsits, Flats and full Frail Care with full 24 hour Security and CCTV.  Nerina Gardens also have Cottages. Our Community Outreach assists the Elderly of our area with grocery hampers, regular visits etc.  Ph Sister Sara Mills at Nerina Gardens on 021 782 6106


FISH HOEK-KOMMETJIE-NOORDHOEK WELFARE ASSOCIATION provides day care for children with special needs, Creative Stimulation Programmes, Therapy, recreational activities, Parent Support groups, Transference of care skills, Adult and Youth Support groups and counselling. For more information please phone/fax Lezanne de la Rey CEO FHKNWA Telephone: 021 785 5389 fhknw@telkomsa.net


help2read’s vision is for all children to leave primary school literate and enjoying reading. The organisation trains and places volunteer reading helpers in primary schools in Cape Town where they work with children who struggle to read. Volunteer reading helpers sit with the learners twice a week, providing priceless long-term, one-to-one care and support. Schools and volunteers are provided with free toolkits filled with beautiful books and games. Contact help2read to volunteer or donate books. Telephone: 021 671 0842   Email: info@help2read.org http://www.help2read.org/

HOKISA – Homes for Kids in South Africa

The focus of our work is caring for children living with and affected by HIV/Aids, full-time and in a family environment. When a child cannot be looked after by family members or neighbours, he or she is placed via the Magistrate’s Court at the HOKISA Home. A careful assessment of the situation of each child is part of the admission process. Where ever possible, family members are encouraged to keep in touch with the child. For more info contact executive director Robyn Cohen: robyn@freedom.co.za . www.hokisa.co.za


“It really saddens my heart to see the difficult social issues that most of the youth from communities such as mine in Ocean View in the Scenic South face. I wanted to initiate a project that encouraged and installed the value that “hard works pays” and motivate children and parents alike to dream BIG.” Find out more http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/07/mzansi-afrika-i-amich-bien/


Jungle Theatre Company’s vision is society that is environmentally, socially and culturally conscious and active. They use theatre and physical drama workshops as a medium for conveying key environmental and social issues to a diverse family audience.

JTC works closely with other organisations to promote community participation in cultural and environmental events and programmes. They develop and facilitate workshops to provide learners, educators, volunteers and groups the skills needed to create their own theatre that deals with issues relevant to their own lives. Shows and workshops link in with the national curriculum and they train actors from community theatre backgrounds in the style of JTC as part of a skills development and job creation programme.

The majority of JTC’s work is with school age learners in historically disadvantaged communities. They strive to develop a diverse multicultural audience and, therefore, engage privileged schools through twinnings programmes to unite underprivileged and privileged learners. Contact: info@jungletheatre.co.za or fax to 021 788 5643


Are you interested in helping others? Meeting new people? Making an impact at home, and around the world? Lions Club members use their time and talents to provide hands-on assistance to enhance their communities. Through these experiences, members acquire new skills, cultivate lasting friendships, meet challenges head-on and learn a lot about themselves in the process.

Lions clubs are dedicated to meeting their communities needs. Worldwide, the association’s major service initiative is serving the blind and visually impaired.

If you are interested in assisting us, in what ever way, please contact the club president Ewen Smith at 021789 0541(a/h) or visit the Fish Hoek Lions Club website at http://www.fishhoeklionsclub.org.za for further information or to be invited to one of our bi-monthly club meetings.


The Living Hope Trust provides support through a range of programmes for the communities of Masiphumelele, Ocean View, Redhill, Mountain View, Overcome Heights and Capricorn Park. Their programmes include: Health Care Ministry,  Prevention of HIV & AIDS, Economic empowerment, Homeless Ministry and Addiction Ministry.  The Living Hope Trust is based on Kommetjie Rd. diagonally opposite Masiphumelele.  Tel: 021 784 2800  Fax: 021 785 2414   Email: office@livinghope.co.za      www.livinghope.co.za


MASIPHUMELELE CORPORATION AND TRUST – We are a NPO/charity dedicated to help the people of Masiphumelele. Since we began our work 11 years ago we have: built 23 houses, 2 community centres, 2 crèches and a library where we support 19 education programmes; sponsored over 30 students with bursaries for secondary and tertiary education; supported the primary school with a sports coach and sports equipment; assisted budding entrepreneurs in business start-ups in the township; built up a committed team of over 80 volunteers who deliver all the above programmes. Contact Jill Stirrup, Director, on 021 786 3149  Email: jstirrup@telkomsa.net     Website: www.masip.org


Three-course lunches are prepared at the premises in the False Bay Hospital grounds and are delivered to 40 recipients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A charge is levied. Volunteer cooks and deliverers give of their time and energy once a month. Additional volunteers welcome. Ph Peter Cooper 021 783 5394 or Pat Thompson 021 787 0265


MISSION OF MERCY known as MOM or TRAUMA assists the Police Stations’ Trauma Centres and the aged although we don’t turn any appeal away without consideration. Any donation of unused items is appreciated. Tel Samantha or Charmaine  021 782 2460 or 072 759 6626

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHES in the Scenic South Peninsula

Click here for a list of Neighbourhood watches and contact details: http://scenicsouth.co.za//civic-index/police-neighbourhood-watch/


NSRI is manned by 920 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers – men and women on standby day and night throughout the year. Apart from sea-going and shore-based crew running the rescues there is also need for volunteers as coastwatchers ie retired people who have a good view of the sea to act as spotters. Special training and equipment is supplied. We also value “mothers” who ensure that there is coffee and dry towels for the crew when they come back tired, wet and cold. To volunteer email merielb@searescue.org.za or sms her on 082 994 7555

In an emergency call 021 449 3500


Origami For Africa is  training  more volunteers to teach origami in various places. We have taught origami in Fish Hoek library, Masiphumelele Library, Polsmoor Prison, Soetwater refugee’s camp, Organic markets, birthday parties etc. It brings happiness and creative fulfilment is good for the development of hand-eye coordination and developing mathematical concepts. If you would like to become an Origami volunteer or to help with your admin skills, please contact Kyoko. Email kyoko@telkomsa.net. See



SISTERS INCORPORATED WOMEN’S SHELTER is open to women and their children who are victims of rape and domestic violence and pregnant women considering adoption. Our residents come from all communities. We offer counselling and teach our women crafts, jewellery making and various life skills to empower them. Over the past year we have started a highly successful jewellery business whereby residents are paid for the jewellery they make which is mainly exported overseas. We have also built a large new crèche. We need assistance with running costs, food, toiletries and clothing as some residents arrive with only the clothes they are wearing. Volunteers always needed! Telephone: 021 797 4190 021 797 4190 sistersinc@telkomsa.net http://www.sisters.org.za/


Services offered: 1. The loan of patient mobility aids e.g. crutches, walking frames, commodes and such like on a donation basis. 2. The rental of wheelchairs. 3. Training courses in all levels of First Aid, Home Care, CPR as well as talks for the public sector. 4. Eye Clinic for affordable eye care and fashionable eye wear. Eye-testing R60. Service available to all who do not have the privilege of a medical aid. 5. Basic nursing services e.g. dressings, bedbathing & counselling. 6. Care-giver relief by volunteers for an hour or two. 7. Seniors Health Care Clinic – toe-nail cutting, blood-pressure testing and massages. 8. First Aid Kits for sale. 9. Regular jumble & book sales. Donations of books, clothing, bric-a-brac etc. welcome. Contact Heather Baker  Tel: 021 782 3306  Fax: 021 782 1793  Email: Heather.Baker@stjohn.org.za 50 Kommetjie Rd, Fish Hoek       www.stjohn.org.za


Our Office at the False Bay Hospital  is open every weekday from 9am – 12.30.  Phone 021 782 7696 during these hours. Our Sisters are highly trained in the skills of Palliative medicine.This is the care of a person with a terminal illness, who is treated for the control of pain and associated symptoms, greatly enhancing the quality of life. We also advise and empower family members and carers to assist the patient at home, giving support to those who are facing a unique set of circumstances for which they possibly feel ill-prepared. Hospice is about the quality of Living.

To support our work we operate The Village Shoppe (next to the Fish Hoek Clinic on Recreation Road) selling good quality second-hand clothing, crockery and bric-a-brac. Open Tuesday and Saturday 9am – 12 and Fridays 2pm -4. Volunteers and donations gladly welcomed! False Bay Hospital, 17th Ave , Fish Hoek


The Chaeli Campaign is the only NPO in SA founded by children who are active members of the Management Committee. In the past 5 years over 400 children have received assistive devices varying from hearing aids to wheelchairs, laptop computers as well as therapies. An outreach therapy programme supports the needs of children in Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Red Hill and at Stikland Hospital, as well as at the Therapy Centre at Chaeli Cottage. An inclusive education programme also impacts differently-abled individuals, their families and their communities. At the 2007 Proudly South African Homegrown Awards The Chaeli Campaign was acknowledged as Nation Builder of the Year, and in 2009 were awarded the Mayor’s Medal for service to the community. Telephone: 0861 CHAELI (242 354) 0861 242 353 http://www.chaelicampaign.co.za/


The ECC offers a FREE 24-hr emergency response service. Ph 021 782 0333 for any problem or emergency in the Southern Peninsula. The area we cover is from Lakeside / Muizenberg down to Cape Point and back up to Noordhoek.  Our trained and dedicated team of 70 volunteers have been providing this unique service to the community of the Southern Peninsula for the past 10 years. We receive an average of 250 calls for help each month.The control room is based in the Fish Hoek Police Station.The ECC is a registered non-profit organisation and is financed solely by donations. If you would like to help make a difference to your community, why not join our team of volunteers or make a donation to the ECC. Phone Bob Hahndiek 021 782 4219


The FALSE BAY HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION assists the Hospital in giving quality care to those in need. Tea is served to waiting outpatients Mon-Fri. At Christmas a special dinner is provided usually for the staff. Indigent and maternity bed patients are supplied with toiletries as needed. Patients are now being transferred from Groote Schuur Maternity Wing. We give money to enable in-patients, from all around the Peninsula, to get to their homes. Our regular donation enables the hospital to supply nutritional food to those desperately in need of sustenance. We need volunteers, donations and help with fund-raising projects. Ph Neil Raymond 021 782 5078  or  082 768 8674


THE FLAME LILY FOUNDATION aims to promote, further and  secure the interests of  former residents of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and to give help particularly to the aged, disabled and dispossessed. Teas are  held monthly in the FH  library activity room. Various social events are held during the year. Ph Avril  021 785 5620  Email: avrilf@polka.co.za


The Joyce Chevalier Centre for the Mentally Disabled operates a protective workshop from our premises at 23 Upper Kinrae Crescent, Fish Hoek. The Workshop provides work for our ‘students’ (people with mental disabilities) such as assembling an assortment of products for a variety of local businesses. They receive a nominal amount as pocket money for their efforts which gives them a sense of accomplishment.

Our centre manager is Odile Brink, our tel. no. is 021 782 2126.


We undertake contract work such as the assembling, packaging, sorting and finishing off of piece work as well as collating and folding items for mailing. We also do macramé, shoe repairs and leatherwork and hold classes in craft, knitting and computer literacy. We operate a recycling project. Recycling, donations of computer equipment, knitting wool etc. welcomed. Cnr Draco Rd & Caster Way, Ocean View. Tel/ fax 021 783 1274


Club meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 6-30pm for 7-00pm at the St James Retirement Hotel on the Main Road opposite the St James Railway station.

http://www.thevalley.co.za/rotary/rotary.htm or contact us via email: SecretaryRotaryCOGH@gmail.com Alternatively phone Jean Smythe on +27 84 646 0095 or Marge Upfold on +27 82 456 7453.

For info on the  club’s activities see http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/04/rotary-club-cape-of-good-hope/


The UP spreads joy through training UP volunteer Care Clowns & JOY ACTIVISTS nationwide who in turn share joy with the children, parents and staff of their local hospitals or children’s homes every week. There are over 75 volunteer Care Clowns in Southern Africa, with a monthly JOYful UPliftment of approximately 3500 people. Join the joy movement – The UP – www.theup.org.za. Contact Nicola Jackman 083 300 2177

See also http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/07/nicola-jackman-actress-voice-artist-joy-activist/


Our projects include providing cheer and provisions to residents at various centres for children, the elderly and disabled. We provide clothing for the children at False Bay Hospital, serve tea to the out-patients and provide bottles and other requirements to AIDS babies in the area. Donations welcomed. Monthly meetings: Fish Hoek  Branch 2nd Monof each month at 2.30pm at St Kiaran’s Church Hall. Sun Valley Branch 2nd Sat. afternoon of each month at members’ homes. Ph Milly Merrington  021 785 1582


Valley Development Projects is an NGO operating in the communities of Masiphumelele and Ocean View. Using a developmental approach the  Organisation works at bringing about change and improving the lives of vulnerable children, youth and adults living in these communities through the following projects:

The Open Door Community Development Programme which works at empowering youth and adults in Ocean View and Masiphumelele

The Social Work Programme that provides a social work service in the communities of Ocean View and Masiphumelele

The Early Learning Support Programme which promotes and supports early childhood development initiatives in Ocean View and Masiphumelele

The Nceda Nani HIV Support Project operates in both communities

The Eye on the Child Project in Ocean View and Masiphumelele

The Green Curtains Preschool Ocean View

The Masakhane Educare Masiphumelele

The Family and Community Motivation Project Masiphumelele

Contact Lynne Lamb  021 785 7039  or    Sherine Arendse  021 783 2292   www.valleydevelopment.co.za email vdpadmin@netactive.co.za

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA is a BEE social entrepreneurship volunteer and travel company that provides holistic programmes that positively affects and impacts the lives of volunteers and improves the sustainability of projects with the ultimate aim of benefiting communities. Our 3 key services are: 1.Volunteer Programmes (placemant of international volunteers within projects as well as continuous mentorship support) 2. Travel Support (bookings for accommodation, car hire, flights, tours and adventure tours) 3. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives (our close network with organisations and communities allows corporates an unique experience). Contact Chantel Daniels , Programme Manager+27 (0)83 591 5574 info@volunteermzansiafrika.com http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/pages/Volunteer-Mzansi-Afrika/138426352870553


WHEAT Women’s Fund aims to empower grassroots women and build local communities. We grow and manage this sustainable women’s fund to provide training grants to women-led community based initiatives and thereby bring women into the economy. Over the last 11 years we have given grants to over 600 groups for women’s leadership development, home-based care, HIV and AIDS education and counselling, crafting and gardening, etc. We aim to raise awareness of the importance of a culture of giving to increase support from the South African national community. To support WHEAT or apply for a grant, call 021 762 6214 or email info@wheattrust.co.za

WORK FOR LOVE NPO, Masiphumelele and Ocean View

Work for Love is a community benefit organisation that is active in connecting and uplifting our local communities through initiatives focused on education & health care. Our programmes include the Wellness Morning and the Siyakhula Waldorf Educare Centre. Wellness Morning in Masiphumelele (Pink House) is open on Tuesdays from 9:30-noon and in Ocean View(Catholic Church Hall) on Wednesdays 9-12. Please drop donations (food, clothes, blankets, kitchen items etc) off Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm at Office 2 at the Pink House and we will insure it goes to the most deserving cause we are aware of through our networks.  Ph Vuyiswa on 021 7854431  Email: info@workforlove.co.za              www.workforlove.co.za; www.facebook.com/pages/workforlove

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WORDWORKS is a non-profit organisation whose primary aim is to support the literacy and language development of young children in disadvantaged communities. We also strive to develop children’s psychosocial skills as an extension of our literacy projects. Since 2004, we have been working with parents, volunteers and children in libraries and schools in the Cape Town area. We aim to build stronger bonds between the home and school, to empower parents/guardians to support their child’s learning, to develop materials and a sense of hope. We train volunteers and teachers to carry out our programmes. You can help by sponsoring a child or becoming a facilitator of our programmes, running in Vrygrond/Capricorn, Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Kalk Bay. Ph Dr Ilse Appelt 021 785 5921 or Dr Shelley O’Carroll 021 788 9233 . Telephone: 021 788 9233 (Office)

For details of non-government organisations working in Masiphumelele see